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    Titles read: 'Pathetone - presents - MARTIN TAUBMAN and HIS ELECTRONDE in "MUSIC FROM THE AIR"'.

    Probably Pathe Studio, London.

    Amazing act where Martin Taubman literally plucks a tune from the air by putting his hand before the electric waves coming out of his Electronde machine. It sounds something like a Hawaiian-style electric guitar. Martin uses some foot pedals to control the sound of the machine. Identical shots of Martin are superimposed in a montage. Brief shot of a woman doing an ice-skating spin is superimposed at the bottom of shot towards the end of the piece.

    Note: this is probably a theremin.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    40677
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1180.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:03:00 / 01:41:50:00
    Canister:
    PT 455
    Sort Number:
    PT 455
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  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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