Thursday, November 15, 2007

Gus Visser and his Singing Duck

The performer? Mr. Gus Visser, vaudevillian extraordinaire, and his incredible Singing Duck. While, at first glance, just a bizarre oddity of the early sound era, this film clip is of actual historical note. It was made by Theodore Case in 1925 as a proof-of-concept for the sound-on-film process he was shopping around an all silent Hollywood… a process that would eventually lead to the birth of the talkie in 1929’s The Jazz Singer.

(via Ectoplasmosis)

1 comment:

Candy Rant said...

How would it be possible NOT to fall in love with a man named Gus Visser, with or without his duck?