• Short Summary

    Lucille Ball demonstrates a method of making sounds from records into words.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MACHINE MADE VOICES!"

    Hollywood, California, United States of America.

    In a Hollywood CBS recording studio we see American film star actress Lucille Ball telling us she has just travelled cross-country by train. She holds two small amplifiers against her throat and mouths some words. The amplifiers transform the sound of a steam train coming from a record into 'steam train words' picked up by Lucille's larynx. I cannot make out all of them - the last are "Hello everybody".

    Three technician men sit at a table wearing headphones and making notes. Lucille does another demonstration - this one seems to be 'cow words' - very difficult to decipher. I guess it was still in the early stages!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1196.10
    Media URN:
    41304
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:10:00 / 01:17:15:00
    Canister:
    PT 496

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