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Paramount Pictures Corporation Information Systems -- Television Group, Product Rights and Availability System (PRAS), 95363

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Computerworld Magazine.  Search this
Collection Source:
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Container:
Box 17 (Series 17), Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
The Computer World Smithsonian Awards, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Computer World Smithsonian Awards
Computer World Smithsonian Awards / Series 8: Awards / 8.7: Media, Arts & Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Paramount Pictures, undated

Collection Creator:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Erol's Video Club.  Search this
Container:
Box 74, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but boxes 1-83 are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. Standard copyright restrictions apply to all copyrighted material.
Collection Citation:
Video Press Kit Collection, 1935-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Video Press Kits Collection
Video Press Kits Collection / Series 5: Varied Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0748-ref124

Crazy Feet

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0004
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1903-1964
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 1718f., b&w, a compilation reel created by Ernie Smith

1. Three teen-age "street boys"

Descriptive Summary: silent

Copyright: 1903

2. Cakewalk

Descriptive Summary: silent

Copyright: 1903 (see also 491.1(2))

3. "Tiger Rag"

Copyright: 1929

Performer(s): James Barton

4. Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life, (excerpt from 491.29)

Copyright: 1935

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures

Producer: Adolph Zukor

Director: Fred Waller

Performer(s): Snake Hips Tucker, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra incl. Greer, Hodges, Whetsol and Jenkins

Song Title(s): "Merry-Go-Round", part Four-Harlem Rhythm

5. "Harlem Harmony"

Copyright: 1932

Performer(s): Cab Calloway, introduction by James Wallington

Song Title(s): "Harlem Harmony"

6. Snow White (see also 491.187)

Copyright: 1933

Corporate Creator: Fleischer Studios, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Producer: Max Fleischer

Director: Dave Fleischer

Performer(s): Cab Calloway, voice of Betty Boop is Mae Questel

Song Title(s): "St. James Infirmary Blues", vocals by Calloway and Questel

7. "Christopher Columbus"

Copyright: 1937

Performer(s): Stringbean, Jimmy Lunceford and His Orchestra, (Willie Smith on alto sax)

8. "Nagasaki"

Copyright: 1934

Performer(s): Red and Struggie, Lucky Millinder's Orchestra

9. unidentified clip

Copyright: ca. early 1940s

Performer(s): Slick and Slack, (bass drum reads Chris and Crew)

10. "Solid Sending Soft Shoe Specialist"

Copyright: 1944

Performer(s): Rubberneck Holmes

11. Stump and Stumpy

Copyright: 1948

12. "Ain't Misbehaven"

Copyright: 1948 Performer(s) Patterson and Jackson

13. Raymond Kaylund

Copyright: 1941

Performer(s): Jimmy Lunceford and His Orchestra

Descriptive Summary: Same setting as #7, but noted as 1941

14. A Bundle of Blues, excerpt

Copyright: 1933

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures

Performer(s): Bessie Dudley and Florence Hill, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra personnel: Hardwick, Hodges, Bigard, Carney (reeds), Whetsol, Williams, Jenkins (trumpets), Nanton, Tizol, Brown (trombones), Ellington, Guy, Broad, Greer (rhythm)

Song Title(s): "Bugle Call Rag"

15. "Bugle Call Rag"

Copyright: 1938

Performer(s): Miss Harris

16. "It Don't Mean A Thing" and an unidentified musical number

Copyright: 1939

Performer(s): Miller and Rhodes, unidentified young female

17. Follow the Boys, excerpt

Descriptive Summary: An excerpt from a George Raft film.

Copyright: 1944

Corporate Creator: Universal Films Producer(s): Charles K. Feldman, Albert L. Rockett

Director: A. Edward Sutherland Performer(s):

Song Title(s): "Sweet Georgia Brown"

18. Al Minns and Leon James; Playboy Club Show, excerpt

Descriptive Summary: an excerpt from 491.5

Copyright: 1964

Corporate Creator: Playboy Magazine/Enterprises

Producer: Dan Schuffman

Director: Dan Schuffman

Performer(s): Al Minns and Leon James

Song Title(s): Camptown Races, "Charleston", "Stompin' at the Savoy", "One O'Clock Jump", "How High the Moon"

19. The Berry Brothers

Copyright: ca. late 1940s, early 1950s

Performer(s): Introduced by Phil Silvers, The Berry Brothers

20. Three scat-singing unidentified male dancers

21. Two unidentified male dancers

22. Jump rope dancer

Corporate Creator: Vitaphone, Warner Brothers

Video reference copy
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 1: Ernie Smith Presentation Reels
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1206

Ellington Program I, 1933-1949

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0027-1
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 770f., b&w, a composite reel created by Ernie Smith

1. A UM & M Pictorial, March 1933, featuring three numbers: a. "Stardust" & "Echoes of the Jungle", performed by Baron Lee and His Blue Rhythm Band b. "Sophisticated Lady" excerpt, "Creole Rhapsody" excerpt, performed by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Personnel: Hardwick, Hodges, Bigard, Carney (reeds), Whetsol, Williams, Jenkins (trumpet), Nanton, Tizol, Brown (trombones), Ellington, Guy, Braud, Greer (rhythm) c. Cab Calloway and His Orchestra performing an unidentified number

2. Murder at the Vanities, excerpt

Copyright: 1934

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures

Producer: E. Lloyd Sheldon

Director: Mitchell Leisen

Performer(s): Duke Ellington and His Orchestra and an unidentified female vocalist. Personnel: Hardwick, Hodges, Bigard, Carney (reeds), Whetsol, Williams, Jenkins (trumpet), Nanton, Tizol, Brown (trombones), Ellington, Guy, Braud, Greer (rhythm)

Song Title(s): "Ebony Rapsody"

3. An RKO Pathe Jamboree

Copyright: 1943 Performance Date: June, 1943

Corporate Creator: UM & M TV Corp. Producer Frederick Ullman, Jr.

Director: Jany Bonafield

Performer(s): Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Personnel: Hamilton, Hodges, Nat Jones, Webster, Carney (reeds), Nance, Jordan, Wallace Jones, Baker, (trumpet), Nanton, Tizol, Sandy Williams (trombones), Ellington, Guy, Raglin, Greer (rhythm)

Song Title(s): a. "Mood Indigo" b. "Sophisticated Lady", piano solo by Ellington c. "It Don't Mean a Thing", vocals by Ray Nance and Taft Jordan, instrumental solos by Nance and Webster d. "Never No Lament", instrumental solos by Ellington, Hodges and Nanton

4. "Dancers in Love", from The Perfume Suite (excerpt from 491.20), Ellington, Wendall Marshall, Greer

Video reference copy
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1312

A Bundle of Blues

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0028
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 330f., b&w, an excerpt from the short film of the same name

Copyright: 1933

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures, distributed by UM & M TV Corp.

Producer:

Director:

Performer(s): Duke Ellington and His Orchestra; personnell; Hardwick, Hodges, Bigard, Carney (reeds), Whetsol, Williams, Jenkins (trumpets), Nanton, Tizol, Brown (trombones), Ellington, Guy, Braud, Greer, (rhythm), vocals by Ivie Anderson, dances by Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley

Song Title(s):

1. "Lightnin'" excerpt

2. "Rockin' in Rhythm"

3. "Stormy Weather", vocals by Anderson

4. "Bugle Call Rag"

5. Reprise of "Lightin'"

Video reference copy
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1318

Symphony in Black

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0029
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 345f., b&w

Copyright: 1935

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures, distributed by UM&M TV Corp.

Producer: Adolph Zukor

Director: Fred Waller

Performer(s): Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, personnel: aumented orchestra includng: Hardwick, Hodges, Bigard, Carney;, Whetsol, Williams, Jenkins; Nanton, Tizol, Brown; Ellington, Guy, Braud, Greer, vocals by Billie Holiday, dances featuring Snake Hips Tucker and Bessie Dudley

Song Title(s): "Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life"

1. The Laborers - solos by Brown, Hodges

2. A Triangle: Dance, Jealousy, Blues - solos by Brown, Cootie, Barney, Nanton; Tucker and Dudley, vocals by Billie Holliday

3. A Hymn of Sorrow - solo possibly by Cootie Williams

4. Harlem Rhythm - Merry-Go-Round, solo by Jenkins, dancing by Snake Hips Tucker

Video reference copy
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1321

Stan Kenton, "Southern Scandal"

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0038
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 710f., b&w, a compilation reel created by Ernie Smith

Copyright: 1946

Corporate Creator: Soundies

Producer: William Forest Crouch

Director: William Forest Crouch

Performer(s): Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, Ed Szafranski on bass

Song Title(s): "Southern Scandall"

Descriptive Summary:

2. Untitled 1938, three Puppetoons produced by Phillips Broadcast featuring Ambrose and His Orchestra in: a. "A Jacket of Blue" b. "Harbor Lights" c. "The Rhythm's OK in Harlem"

3. Hoagy Carmichael featuring Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra with Meredith Blake

Copyright: 1939

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Director: Leslie Roush

Performer(s): Hoagy Carmichael, Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra, Meredith Blake

Song Title(s): a. "Two Sleepy People" b. "I'm Wrong", vocals by Blake c. "Washboard Blues", vocals by Carmichael d. "Lazy Bones" e. "Small Fry - Talking Blues" f. "Rockin' Chair", vocals by Carmichael g. "Star Dust" w/ verse, vocals by Blake

Video reference copy
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1345

Copa Cabana Review

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0040
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 912f., b&w, a composite reel created by Ernie Smith

1. The Copacabana Review, excerpt

Copyright: ca. 1950s

Corporate Creator: Thunderbird Films/Paramount Pictures release

Producer: Film Institute, Inc.

Director: Leslie Roush

Performer(s): Pancho and His Orchestra, The Six Samba Sirens (female dancers), Don Loper and Barrat (male/female dance team), Los Hermanos Williams (male dance team), and Juanita Juarez

2. Copacabana, excerpt

Copyright: 1947

Corporate Creator: United Artists

Producer: Sam Coslow

Director: Alfred E. Green

Performer(s): Andy Russell, Steve Cochran, Gloria Jean, The Original Copa Girls, Groucho Marx, Carmen Miranda, Maxine Fifi

Song Title(s): a. "We've Come to the Copa", performed by The Original Copa Girls b. Unidentified female singer-dancer c. Song and dance routine between Miranda and Andy Russell d. A number by Fifi e. "My Heart Was Doing the Bolero", Miranda, Fifi and Russell

Video reference copy
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1351

Too Late Blues

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
3 Motion picture films
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0143-1,2,3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: reel 1: 1285f., reel 2: 1290f., reel 3: 990f., b&w

Copyright: 1961

Copyright: 1961

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures

Producer: John Cassavetes

Director: John Cassavetes

Performer(s): Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Milt Bernhart, Benny Carter, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, ? Rasey, Jimmy Rowles Song Title(s):
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1694

College Queen

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0170
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 713f., b&w

Copyright: 1946

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures

Producer: George Templeton

Director:

Performer(s): Song Title(s):
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1777

Betty Boop Cartoons

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0187
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: An Archives Center compilation reel:

1. The Old Man of the Mountain

Copyright: 1933

Corporate Creator: Fleischer Studios, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Producer: Max Fleischer

Director: Dave Fleischer

Performer(s): Cab Calloway, voice of Betty Boop is Mae Questel

Song Title(s): "Old Man of the Mountain", vocals by Calloway and Questel

2. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You

Copyright: 1932

Corporate Creator: Fleischer Studios, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Producer: Max Fleischer

Director: Dave Fleischer

Performer(s): Louis Armstrong, voice of Betty Boop is Mae Questel

Song Title(s): "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You", vocals by Armstrong and Questel

3. Snow White

Copyright: 1933

Corporate Creator: Fleischer Studios, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Producer: Max Fleischer

Director: Dave Fleischer

Performer(s): Cab Calloway, voice of Betty Boop is Mae Questel

Song Title(s): "St. James Infirmary Blues", vocals by Calloway and Questel

4. I Heard

Copyright: 1933

Corporate Creator: Fleischer Studios, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Producer: Max Fleischer

Director: Dave Fleischer

Performer(s): Don Redman, voice of Betty Boop is Mae Questel

Song Title(s): a. "I Know a Girl Named Betty Boop", vocals by Redman b. "How'm I Doing?", vocalsy by Redman c. "I Heard", vocals by Redman and Questel

5. Rhythm on the Reservation

Copyright: 1939

Corporate Creator: Fleischer Studios, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Producer: Max Fleischer

Director: Dave Fleischer

Performer(s): The voice of Betty Boop is Mae Questel

Song Title(s): "Rhythm on the Reservation", vocals by Questel

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1843

Soundies: Misc. III

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0192
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 1075f., an Ernie Smith compilation reel, not all entries are Soundies:

1. "If You Only Knew"

Performer(s): Valaida Snow & Ali Baba Trio, (g, b, accordion)

2. Patience and Fortitude

Copyright:

Corporate Creator: MGM

Producer: Ben Hersh

Director: Dave Gould

Performer(s): Valiada Snow with the Ali Baba Trio

Song Title(s): "Patience and Fortitude"

3. Mama, I Want to Make Rhythm

Copyright:

Corporate Creator: Soundies

Producer: William Forest Crouch

Director: William Forest Crouch

Performer(s): Patterson and Jackson

Song Title(s): "Mama, I Want to Make Rhythm"

4. Rug Cutters Holiday

Copyright: 1943

Corporate Creator: L.O.L. Productions, Inc.

Performer(s): Freddie Slap Snap and Flo Happy Snappy, male dance team

Song Title(s): "Struttin' With Some Barbecue", instrumental

5. Pudgy Boy

Copyright: 1942

Descriptive Summary: Male "scat" singer sings in an exercise room setting with female admirers accompanied by a big band.

6. Unidentified Movie Excerpt

Copyright: 1944

Performer(s): Delta Rhythm Boys

Song Title(s): "Is You or Is You Ain't My Baby"

7. Unidentified Movie Excerpt

Performer(s): The Four Spirits of Rhythm introduced as "Tom Tom the elevator man and his comrades in rhythm . . . ."

Song Title(s): "Tom, Tom"

8. "He's a Real Gone Guy"

Performer(s): Nellie Lutcher

9. "Papa Niccolini"

Copyright: 1942

Performer(s): Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra, unidentified male vocalist

Song Title(s): "Papa Niccolini"

10. Bundle of Blues

Copyright: 1933

Video reference copy available.

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures

Producer:

Director:

Performer(s): Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, dances by Bessie Dudley and Florence Hall Dudley

Song Title(s): "Bugle Call Rag"

Descriptive Summary: See also 491.28, an excerpt from the movie of the same name, POOR COPY.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1864

The Big Broadcast

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0200
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 625f., b&w, an excerpt

Copyright: 1932

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures

Producer: Adolph Zukor

Director: Frank Tuttle
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1888

Artie Shaw's Class in Swing

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0206-1
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 770f., b&w

Copyright: 1939

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures, Inc.

Producer:

Director: Leslie Roush

Performer(s): Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Buddy Rich on drums, Helen Forrest

Song Title(s):

1. Opening theme

2. "I Have Eyes", vocals by Forrest

3. "Shoot the Liquor to Me, John Boy"

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1906

Second Chorus

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF206-3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: an excerpt from the movie of the same name

Copyright: 1940

Corporate Creator: Astor Pictures Corporation & Paramount Pictures

Producer: Boris Morros

Director: H.C. Potter

Performer(s): Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Billy Butterfield on trumpet Song Title(s):

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1912

Soundies: Cab Calloway

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0215
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 690f., b&w, an Archives Center compilation reel:

1. "Blues in the Night"

2. "We the Cats Shall Hep Ya"

3. "Blow the Blues"

4. The Old Man of the Mountain

Descriptive Summary: see also 491.187

Copyright: 1933

Corporate Creator: Fleischer Studios, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Producer: Max Fleischer

Director: Dave Fleischer

Performer(s): Cab Calloway, voice of Betty Boop is Mae Questel

Song Title(s): "Old Man of the Mountain", vocals by Calloway and Questel

5. "Minnie the Moocher", 1942

6. "Skunk Song",, 1942

7. "Smokey Joe"

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1942

Soundies: Mills Brothers

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0224
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 915f., b&w, an Archives Center compilation reel:

1. Lazy Rhythms Starring the Mills Brothers - A Musical Film Review

Copyright: 1944

Corporate Creator: The New Official Films

Producer:

Director: William Forest Crouch

Performer(s): The Mills Brothers

Song Title(s): a. "Lazy River" b. "Rockin' Chair" c. "Til Then"

2. Movie Newsreels Presents Diving Exhibitions - Santa Barbara, Calif.

Copyright: ca/ 1944-1948

Performer(s): Margie Gastring (sp?)

3. "Rockin' Chair" (Same as #1-2 above.)

4. I Ain't Got Nobody

Descriptive Summary: a cartoon short featuring the music of the Mills Brothers who sing and scat "Tiger Rag" while images of members of various ethnic groups (Chinese, African, Mexican, American Indian) engage in stereotypical behavior as viewed on a television set. This is followed by a "sing-along" of "I Ain't Got Nobody".

Copyright: 1932

Corporate Creator: Fleischer Studios, distributed by Paramount Pictures

Producer: Max Fleischer

Director: Dave Fleischer

Performer(s): The Mills Brothers

Song Title(s): a. "Tiger Rag" b. "I Ain't Got Nobody"

6. "Tiger Rag"

Descriptive Summary: introduced by a radio announcer

Performer(s): The Mills Brothers

Song Title(s): "Tiger Rag"

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1969

Bill Robinson: Misc.

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0225
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 980f., an Archives Center compilation reel:

1. It's Swing Ho - Come to the Fair (Jazz at the World's Fair")

Descriptive Summary: Crowd scenes relating to the 1939 New York World's Fair, with brief shots of musical celebrities; Glen Gray, Eddie Duchin, Hal Kemp, and Bojangles

Copyright: 1939

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures

Producer: Paramount News

Director:

Performer(s): narrated by Bill Slater, Glen Gray, Eddie Duchin, Hal Kemp, and Bojangles

2. Unidentified (Symphony Orchestra

Descriptive Summary: Robinson dances along with the accompaniment of a symphony orchestra, there are two identical clips.

Performer(s): Bill Robinson

3. Hooray for Love, excerpt

Copyright: 1935

Corporate Creator: RKO Radio Pictures

Producer: Felix Young

Director: Walter Lang

Performer(s): Bill Robinson and Jeni LeGon, Fats Waller

Song Title(s): a. "I'm Livin' in a Great Big Way", Robinson, LeGon and Waller b. Unidentified, Robinson and Waller

4. Rural Kids & Robinson

Descriptive Summary: Two children dancing on a cart.

5. "My Old Kentucky Home"

Descriptive Summary: "Bojangles" dances his staircase dance Performer(s): Bill Robinson

Song Title(s): "My Old Kentucky Home"

5. Hooray for Love, excerpt

Descriptive Summary: same as #3 above

Copyright: 1935

Corporate Creator: RKO Radio Pictures

Producer: Felix Young

Director: Walter Lang

Performer(s): Bill Robinson and Jeni LeGon, Fats Waller

Song Title(s): a. "I'm Livin' in a Great Big Way", Robinson, LeGon and Waller b. Unidentified, Robinson and Waller

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1972

Cab Calloway: Harlem Hoofers

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0241
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 498f., an Ernie Smith composite reel:

1. George "Shorty" Snowden and Dancers

Copyright: 1929

Performer(s): Chick Webb's Orchestra, George Snowden, dancers

Song Title(s): "Sweet Sue"

Descriptive Summary: dance contest, Snowden as emcee, three couples dance, see also 491.7-1

2. Paramount News: Harlem Hoofers Fry Their Corns

Descriptive Summary: dance contest in Harlem, no sound track

3. Cotton Club

Performer(s): Cora LaRedd and the Claude Hopkins Orchestra, Nina Mae McKinney, Milton Berle

Song Title(s): a. "Everybody's Truckin", LaRedd and Hopkins Orchestra b. Male comedy dancer c. "Good for Nothing Joe", vocals by McKinney d. Milton Berle e. Female dance routine

4. Cab Calloway's 'Jitterbug's Party'

Copyright: 1935

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures, UM&M TV Corp.

Producer: Adolph Zuckor

Director: Fred Waller

Performer(s): Cab Calloway

Song Title(s): a. "'Long About Midnight" b. "Call of the Jitterbugs"

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref2020

I Wished on the Moon, featuring Abe Lyman and His Californians

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0271
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: b&w, "a Max Fleischer Screen Song with the Famous Bouncing Ball", a mixture of live and cartoon

Copyright: 1935

Corporate Creator: Fleischer Studios, Paramount Pictures, UM&M TV Corp.

Producer: Max Fleischer

Director: Dave Fleischer

Performer(s): Abe Lyman and His Orchestra

Song Title(s): a. "California Here I Come" b. "I Wished on the Moon", unidentified female vocalist

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref2111

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