Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hal Roach And The Vitaphone System

Hal Roach oversees work on a sound projector with a synchronized record player. This was the system in use in the early days of sound. Within a few years they replaced it with a sound on film system.

Randy Skretvedt: That's John G. Harrison at extreme left and Elmer Raguse in the middle, both recent arrivals in Culver City from the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, New Jersey. They're installing two sound-on-disc projectors as Hal Roach watches. This would be between October 1928 and May 1929.


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