WRIGHT FIELD Construction of . In 1926, steam shovels break ground for in Ohio. Two years later Orville Wright raises flag for dedication ceremony. Also in attendance are Secretary of War Davis, Air Corps Chief Patrick, and others who watch gun salute and air squadrons passing in salute.
VARIETY HEADLINES Sound movies are only a fad say the experts in this CU of The Daily Variety news headline from the release of Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer. Also included is a night shot of a lit up billboard over the Warner's theater, advertising The Lights Of New York, the first all talking pictur
ON THE SET IN 1926 Excellent footage of 1920's movie sets highlight this clip on the development of sound in early films. Great shots of an early movie set with a man in a day coat and top hat, another movie set with its crew and lights in silhouette, a 1920's open windowed sedan with passengers standing on the curb next to the car and traffic passing behind, a photo montage of the four Warner Brothers and an outdoor photo shoot with the cast, crew and equipment. Nice shots on the photo shoot include the cameraman in a booth looking out at the actors, the actors posing and the sound man adjusting the microphone and walking back to his mixing table with the reflecting panels
WILL HAYES & THE PHILHARMONIC Will Hayes introduces the New York Philharmonic in this clip highlighting the orchestra's soloists: violinist Mischa Elman, guitarist Roy Smeck, opera singer Marion Talley, violinist Efrem Zimbalist and pianist Harold Bauer in a duet. Opera singers Giovanni Martinelli and Anna Case. Outside vintage cars drive on the street with crowds on the sidewalk. There is also a shot of a couple in the audienc
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