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Last updated May  2010

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 For Vaudeville, including such acts as Smith and Dale, Bob Hope, A. Robins (the Banana Man), jugglers, animal acts, and many more,
also for historical films on Coney Island and other amusement parks, various Circus shows
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Early Americana


 For the greatest comedians of all time,
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Laurel & Hardy

 From Georges Melies and Thomas Edison, to Pathe'-Freres,
 D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. Demille and many other giants,
Click here fo

PIONEER CINEMA

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For the greatest silent era comic of all time as well as selected talking era and TV work
Click here for Buster Keaton

For vintage music from the 20's through the 60's,
click here
MUSICAL

For sight-gags and slapstick comedians such as Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Ben Turpin, Charley Chase, Billy Bevan, Mack Sennett, The Keystone Cops, Lupino Lane, Mabel Normand, Larry Semon, Little Rascals and more
Click here for

SILENT COMEDIES

 

For vintage Baseball greats such as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and more
Football, Basketball, Hockey, etc,
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Vintage Sports

 

For comedy, live TV, variety including such greats as Jack Benny, Ed Sullivan,
Abbott and Costello, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Ernie Kovacs, and more,
Click here for
CLASSIC TELEVISION Comedies & Variety

For both live and filmed children's entertainment like Andy's Gang, Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody and many more,
click here for
Children's TV & movies

For classic era live TV dramas, filmed anthology dramas, action and adventures and mystery shows, click here
TV Dramas, Mystery & Adventure

 

Cartoons, TV specials and films with a holiday edge,
click here for

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT

 

For Documentaries, Newsreels on subjects from early days of entertainment to World War 2 and Viet Nam, Click here for
Documentaries & Newsreels

From Animated cartoon commercials
to Toy commercials, automobiles, Coke, Dodge ,Wurlitzer and others
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Click here for
EARLY ADVERTISING

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From Bing's early short films to TV Specials featuring him at great  guests like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee and others, the King of Crooners,
Click here fo
r The Rat Pack & Bing Crosby

For fast-paced dialogue and situation comedy in the vein of Clark and McCollough,
 Leon Errol, W. C. Fields, Edgar Kennedy, Andy Clyde,
Bob Hope, and many more,
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TALKING COMEDIES

 

For great works by the master directors, and unforgettable stars,
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SILENT CLASSICS


Silent Era FALL CINESATION watch this!
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Variety of films from the 30's through the 50's,Click here for

HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN AGE



From Sherlock HOLMES  to Bulldog DRUMMOND
and More,

Click here for MYSTERY & THRILLERS


 


From silent horror to schlock "B's,
Click here for

Science FictioN - Fantasy - EXPLOITATION

 

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Animation

Felix The Cat


From Antique Autos to Race cars, and old advertising commercials on cars,
click here for

Automobiles

For a great selection of Trains and Trollys,
click here for

Railroads

For movie and TV Western adventure click here

WESTERNS
 

 

 




CLICK HERE for Other Sales-PRODUCTS-COLLECTIBLES
all the different categories of films, books, collectibles,
autographed items, audio archives, etc.

 

 Movie Posters
Books, Magazines, Photographs, pressbooks,
and more

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from Blackhawk Films, Castle Films, Columbia Pictures
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16mm, 8mm and Super 8mm films, and equipment
Categories include Action-Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Sports, Animation,
 Documentary and Newsreels , Laurel and Hardy , Little Rascals, Science Fiction & Horror,
Silent Era Comedies, Talking Era Comedies, Miscellaneous , Pioneers and Primitives,
Silent Era Features, Silent Era Shorts (non-comedy), Television.

OTHER PAGES IN THIS SECTION INCLUDE;
Books & Periodicals
, Autographs
Old Time Radio,
Historical Audio recordings
Stock footage ,
Antique Toys & Collectibles from movies & TV


 
 

 

For those of you new to this web site, A-1video.com  specializes in collector videos on various subjects from first half of
the 20th century. With the recent anniversary of the cinemas first 100 years, there has been a renewed interest in it's origins
and development. Early motion pictures not only bring us a true to life record of our history, culture, fashions and trends
but also reflect what was important subject matter to the general population at a given time in history. Our politics, social
concerns, morality and our sense of humor all can be evaluated by the types of movies our ancestors paid their nickels to see.
   The scientific and technical advances can also be accounted for and analyzed. The events of history have affected early
cinema and its development. France, Great Britain, Italy and Germany all played early key roles in the development of film in
its various technical and artistic forms only to have wars intervene and allow other countries, mainly America to forge ahead
and break new ground.
   Sadly, much of this rich heritage has all but vanished forever due to the instability of nitrate film stock which was made at
the time. What survives is, in most cases, less than perfect quality and incomplete. Thankfully, through the efforts of restoration facilities such as The Eastman House, The Library of Congress as well as private companies such as Dennis Atkinson's "Encore Entertainment" , Michael Agee's "The Nostalgia Archive", and Larry Urbanski's "Moviecraft", we can still enjoy a portion of this unique art form.
   A-1 Video specializes in the collecting of these early efforts through special arrangements with various facilities (listed elsewhere in this web site). Many titles are cross-listed in more than one category page due to the multiple interest range.

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