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Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
Description: A singer in 18th Century period dress performs Victor Herbert's "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life!" to a theater audience.
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Clip #: TFA-258F
Length: 3:27
Year: 1929
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Subject: Performers
Original: 16mm
1920’s, Naughty Marietta, operetta, Victor Herbert, singer in 18th Century period dress looking at flowers on arbor, audience seated in theater applauding, singer performing "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life,” audience seated in theater applauding, singer bowing to audience and exiting stage

An attempt at home talkies, the DeVry Corporation's Cine-Tone system, was announced in January 1929, coupling a synchronized turntable to a 16-mm projector. At $250 per unit, it was not a success.

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