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Brown cloth cover. Black and whit photos of movie still, actors, and actresses from 1927 to 1958, arranged by year. Includes index.
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Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons: NY. Condition: Very Good. . Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # N20G-00065
Book Description Spring, 1958. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. First edition. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Edition: First Edition. No dust jacket. Detached spine. Hinges weak. Seller Inventory # BBI2199840
Book Description Spring Books, 1958. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. No jacket. Large book with marks on the boards. Ink Inscription. Illustrated in monochrome. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Seller Inventory # 099128
Book Description Spring Books, 1958. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable Jacket. 318 pages. Illustrated in monochrome. Jacket has multiple sellotape repairs. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Seller Inventory # 151087
Book Description Spring Books, 1958. Condition: Used: Good. NO DUSTWRAPPER - AGEING AND FOXING TO SPINE- very nice reference copy-sent tracked by courier ref360w 1958 ed. Seller Inventory # LPH-3RY-HQZ
Book Description Optimum, 1982. Condition: Gut. 411 S.; sehr zahlr. Illustr.; 31 cm; kart. Gutes Ex. - Englisch. // Mit Register. - In April of 1926, Warner Brothers were licensed by Western Electric Company to produce talking pictures under its system of patents. Warners decided to use the disc method, since abandoned, and called their device Vitaphone. "Don Juan," a silent film starring John Barrymore, was in production at the time. It was chosen to have a synchronized musical accompaniment by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Henry Hadley. With their own Warner Theatre in New York equipped for Vitaphone, on August 6, 1926, Vita-phone was premiered. In addition to the feature film, Will H. Hays made an introductory speech from the screen; Giovanni Martinelli, Marion Talley and Anna Case, assisted by the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, sang; and Micha Elman and Efrem Zimbalist played their violins. The event was a sensation. The industry was interested, but not convinced. The following year. October, 1927, Al Jolson not only sang but actually spoke from the screen in "The Jazz Singer." The success of this feature film was the signal for sound. Talkies were on their way. William Fox, with his Fox-Movietone, was the first to join the bandwagon. On July 15, 1928. Warners released "Lights of New York." the first all-talking feature film ever made. By the fall of 1929, nearly five thousand theatres in the United States were equipped with sound. By 1930, with few exceptions, silent films were a thing of the past. The outstanding holdout was Charles Chaplin who released "City Lights" in 1931 and "Modern Times" in 1936 - both silent films with synchronized sound effects. It was not until 1940 that Chaplin bowed to the inevitable and made his first talking picture, "The Great Dictator." Except for the Chaplin films, the last silent film of any importance to be made was Garbo's "The Kiss," released in November of 1929. It was the last silent picture Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ever made. The following year, billboards across the country were headlining the event in bold type: GARBO TALKS! Garbo was M-G-M's greatest box-office attraction. Garbo had a thick Swedish accent and a low throaty speaking voice. Could she conquer sound? There was a great deal of needless anxiety among the M-G-M higher-ups. Garbo's talkie debut in "Anna Christie" was a great success. The' "Talkies" were not as kind to many of the other silent stars. John Gilbert was. a glaring example. Prior to sound, he was the great lover of the screen. His high, squeaky voice was ludicrously alien to his strenuous love-making and the audiences laughed at him. Clara Bow, Corinne Griffith. William Haines, Norma Talmadge, Colleen Moore. Vilma Banky and Billie Dove were some of the other stellar lights who could not surmount the advent of the "Talkies." and, after valiant struggles, soon faded from the microphones. (S. 11) ISBN 0600342964 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000. Seller Inventory # 1090994