Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Sounds for the Silent Drama -- August 30, 2022

Photoplay, August, 1922

"Celluloid drama isn't always silent." This article explains some of the devices that were used to produce sound effects. This carried on a tradition from the theater, which then went on to radio.

Motion Picture News, 05-August-1922

A showing of the Universal-Jewel production of The Storm at the Central Theater in Newark, New Jersey was enhanced by forest fire noises played over a nearby radio station. I'm not sure that would be of much use.

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