SYSTEM INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1926

Vitaphone

Warner Brothers introduced Vitaphone, a sound film system, in New York with
the release of the silent feature Don Juan starring John Barrymore. The film 
had been retrofitted with a symphonic musical score and sound effects.

  
  

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VitaphoneDemo

A Vitaphone projection setup at a 1926 demonstration. Engineer E. B. Craft
is holding a soundtrack disc. The turntable, on a massive tripod base, is at 
lower center.

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