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Classic Audio Innovation Films Of The 1940s & 1950s - 8 Vintage Films Packed Into 4 Historic Hours On 1 Dual Layer All Regions DVDs!
*7/11/12: Upgraded From A Standard Format 2 DVD Set To A Single High Quality Dual Layer DVD For Easier Storage, Lower Cost And Best Performance In All DVD Players, And Manufactured Using Genuine Verbatim Brand Dual Layer DVD+R Disc Stock, The World's Best!
A REVOLUTIONARY NEW TRIUMPH IN TAPE (1958, 14:54)
Before there was the diminutive audio cassette, there was this enormous predecessor, which for all its obscurity laid the technological groundwork for high quality miniaturization of future audio components and formats. But first, a showing of LIVING STEREO, featured later on in this DVD, introduces the subject of hi-fidelity sound.
A VISIT TO WURLITZER (1950, 40:19)
The classic color manufacturing film of the cold war era, giving the viewer a tour of the famed Wurlitzer "coin-operated phonograph" (a.k.a. "jukebox") factory of North Tonawanda, N. Y. and showing off its facilities, location and manufacturing processes.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (1942, 18:58)
Made at a time when the 78 RPM phonograph record was in its heyday and serving worldwide to keep morale high during the Second World War, this extraordinary film illuminates exactly how phonograph records were created, starting from the recording studio through the creation of master discs all the way to the the finished phonograph product on the factory floor.
HOW TO LISTEN TO...NEW DIMENSIONS IN SOUND (1957, 17:44)
RCA proudly unveils its innovation in audio, stereo sound and hi-fidelity reproduction. What we nowadays consider to be the audio quality that makes a recording sound "modern" originated in this extraordinary technological advance. The last 3 1/2 minutes of this film was intended to be projected while one of the new stereo audio systems being promoted in this film played the audio track separately.
LIVING STEREO (1958, 7:42)
Take a ride through a record groove as the grooviness takes you up, down & all around another filmed example of the pride of RCA circa late 1950s, the stereophonic recording.
THE SOUND AND THE STORY (1956, 58:50)
RCA's lucid, detailed explanation on how the long playing 33 1/3 "LP" vinyl record recording, the medium through which the world first heard high-fidelity a.k.a. "Hi-Fi" sound, was produced, recorded, and manufactured.
SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION (SOUND ON FILM) (1943, 10:39)
An excellent explanation of how sound recordings are put onto motion picture film with plenty of great and easy-to-understand diagrams and clever animations.
WANNA BUY A RECORD? (1951, 29:58)
A beautiful color film starring the famous voice of Bugs Bunny and many other cartoon characters Mel Blanc, the famous TV theme music composer Billy May (Batman, Batgirl, The Green Hornet , Naked City, etc), with special appearances by Bozo the Clown, Les Paul and Mary Ford, and Dean Martin, wherein the makings of a phonograph record within the domain of the Capitol Records company are shown from their initial recordings in Hollywood, California to their manufacture in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the purposes of motivating the label's executives, never having been shown to the public. A rare gem!
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