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Don Juan (archive footage)
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Tommy Powers (archive footage)
Anna Case ...
Singer (archive footage)
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Thomas A. Edison (archive footage)
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MPPA President (archive footage)
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Jack Robin (archive footage)
Giovanni Martinelli ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Rico (archive footage)
Roy Smeck ...
Guitar Player (archive footage)
Marion Talley ...
Singer (archive footage)
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Jack Warner (archive footage)
Efrem Zimbalist Sr. ...
Violinist (archive footage)
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This short was made for the express purpose of noting the 20th Anniversary of Warners Vitaphone sound-on-film process, and was also made to be released concurrently, and shown on the same bill, with Warners' 1946 release of "Night and Day." And that is what happened. If a theatre-goer saw "Night and Day" on first-run in any theatre, they also saw "Okay for Sound." Unless they arrived lat, and then didn't stay for the "Extra Added Attractions." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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(RCA Sound System)

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Vitaphone production reel #1492A See more »

Goofs

The program shows Mischa Elman will play "Humoresque", but later says the selection is "Gavotte". See more »

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Features Nora Prentiss (1947) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during the studio montage
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Jazz Singer Disc 3
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

OK For Sound (1946)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Entertaining 20-minute documentary covering the 20th anniversary of sound films. This here starts off talking about the early history of cinema as the likes of Edison tried to mix images with sound but failed. We then get to the 1920s as we hear about where the technology was at this time and how it eventually developed into THE JAZZ SINGER. From here we see how every picture went to sound and then we get a demonstration of how it works on a film like NIGHT AND DAY. I think this short does a pretty good job at talking about the history of sound in motion pictures even though silent buffs might not like a couple of the jokes aimed at silent pictures. Of course, in 1946 silent films were looked at something rather old-fashioned and there's no way those people could have known that these silent pictures would be viewed in today's time.


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