Curious to know how to find out if some particular Vitaphones shorts have indeed been restored. I've searched the internet high and low trying to find out if they've been restored. All I've managed to locate however are some still photographs at the University of Chicago, for which I've submitted a copy request but have not yet received.
My Great Grandfather was a member of the Mexican Tipica Orchestra during the US Tour in 1928 . In January of 1929 the orchestra stayed behind in NY to do some recordings.
The Vitaphone files I am interested in finding out about are: "Lerdos Mexican Orchestra" #705 & "Mexican Tipica Orchestra" #707 .
I, as well as my family, would absolutely LOVE to be able to see video of the orchestra in action.