• Short Summary

    A look at the history of the gramophone.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Immortal voices.

    M/S of Thomas Edison stood in a garden, M/S of his workshop. M/S of part of a gramophone. M/S of people dancing to the music, M/S of a man covering up his ears, the camera pans to couples dancing to gramophone music on the floor above. C/U of the needle, M/S of the man with his fingers in his ears. M/S of the gramophone, M/S of a man recording his speech and replaying it.

    Various shots of early gramophones, M/S of sound box of paper and a pin. Diagrams show how sound is picked up and distributed. Various diagrams showing how it all works. Various studio shots supposedly showing its popularity all over the world. M/S of Hawaiian ladies in grass skirts dancing on a beach, one bends down and puts a record on. M/S of a man wearing a big turban sat in a 'harem' with a wife on either side, they look contented listening to the music. M/S of an arctic scene with a man putting on record in blizzard and clapping his hands. M/S of two pretty girls listening to their gramophone on the beach. M/S diagram of old gramophone and aeroplane and modern day designs to show how far they have come.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:24:00 / 01:26:00:00
    PT 340

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