Sheet Music featuring silent films and performers

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PostTue Apr 08, 2008 6:40 pm

This is the one I have (second one referenced in your post)

http://cgi.ebay.com/1916-IVE-LOST-YOU-S ... 18Q2el1247
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PostTue Apr 08, 2008 9:57 pm

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PostFri Apr 11, 2008 10:57 pm

I have queue sheets for College, Son of the Sheik, Metropolis and HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME but no scanner.

I am willing to send someone laser copies but only if you promise to post scans of them here.

Contact me at [email protected]
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PostMon May 19, 2008 7:21 am

rudyfan wrote:
Harlett O'Dowd wrote:don't forget the parodies, etc., including "The Sheik of Avenue B" recorded by, among others, Fannie Brice.


oh, that is one I do not have! Gotta go hunt ebay now!


watching the Vitaphone shorts last night on the Jazz Singer DVD - I remembered another Sheik-y reference:

Adele Rowland's jaw-dropping "Little Too Shy is the Vamp of Shanghai Now."

Was this ever published or recorded???
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PostWed Jun 11, 2008 10:45 am

Here's one I bought cheap at an antique store this last weekend, with Corinne Griffith and Robert Fraser on the cover. It is from 1919...

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PostThu Jun 12, 2008 11:15 pm

How about this tango from 1925; the scan is incomplete on purpose:

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The composers were husband and wife, a popular comic radio duo in those pioneering year that left a series of recordings for Victor, which I don't have.

It can be purchased at http://cgi.ebay.com/TANGO-SERA-CASUALID ... dZViewItem

But I would be satisfied with a xerox.
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PostFri Jun 20, 2008 8:57 pm

The cover is lifted from the seller of an original in eBay:

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The actual score (lifted from todotango.com), is my own reconstruction of the poorly scanned sheet music. I don't exactly care for the covers (if they are available, great... if not, we use whatever is available with frustration)... the important thing are not the covers but, always, the score itself (which is the reason why I offer them too).

This tango became Osvaldo Fresedo's signature melody when he was introduced in radio shows.

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PostMon Jul 28, 2008 4:59 am

These are wonderful, thanks to all for the posts. There is a lovely utility that converts PDF files to MIDI:

http://convert-pdf-to-midi.qarchive.org/software.html

so you can listen to any sheet music you have by scanning, creating a PDF file and then pressing a button. Really works!

Best

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PostFri Oct 31, 2008 1:02 pm

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Alice Joyce is on the cover of this 1919 tune, but there is no tie-in to any of her films.
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PostFri Oct 31, 2008 5:52 pm

By the way... what's the name of the software that allows you to convert PDF files to MIDI?
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PostSat Jan 29, 2011 7:50 pm

I just got "Little Mother" from Four Sons this week. And a few more...

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Vilma Banky from Two Lovers (1928)

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Catherine Calvert

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Colleen Moore in Lilac Time (1928)

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Mary Pickford in Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)

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Mabel Normand in Molly O (1921)

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Eyes of the Soul (1919) with Elsie Ferguson

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"Freshie" for Harold Lloyd's The Freshman (1925)

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The Red Lantern (1919) with Alla Nazimova
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PostSun Jan 30, 2011 10:46 am

I just bought one of those "pigs-in-the-poke" lots that was labeled "silent films and early talkies." Lots of duplicates but these stood out for me:

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