Shaw and Lee in their 1928 film debut, the Vitaphone one-reeler The Beau Brummels...
Shaw and Lee, “The Beau Brummels”
B&W : One reel
Directed by (unknown)
The Vitaphone Corporation production; distributed by [?] Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated? / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / Vitaphone production number 2686. / Full-sound film.
Survival Status: Print exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive [35mm preservation positive].
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Vaudevillians Al Shaw and Sam Lee take to the stage in identical ill-fitting suits with bowlers and bow ties. Standing shoulder to shoulder facing the camera, they begin and end with comic songs; between the songs is a string of jokes and quips. The first song is a parody of "In the merry, merry month of May" and the concluding song is a song about a song. At the end, they throw in a bit of tap dancing. The camera doesn't move.
And in 1949 in Hollywood Varieties.