• Short Summary

    Good footage of HMV studios in 1932.

  • Description

    Filmed at HMV studios, London.

    Titles read: "VOICE GRAFTING - the latest miracle of 'sound' science ('Pagliacci' excerpt reproduced by courtesy of Ascherburg, Hopwood and Crew).

    M/S of man standing next to gramophone player. He says the most wonderful voice the world has ever known is that of Carruso (?). The man plays one of his records on old gramophone ('On With the Motley' ?). Good M/Ss of recording engineers at work in sound room, various large dials and buttons on display. M/S of man in white coat on telephone. He says, "Already Douglas, going down." The man lowers a small lever. M/S of man with earphones on, he turns knob. M/S of orchestra playing in studio to Carruso's record. M/S of man standing next to new record player. He plays the new version of record which is much clearer. C/Us of the record spinning on turntable and M/S of man listening intently.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1602.07
    Media URN:
    51398
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1932
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    4k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:22:00 / 01:15:21:00
    Canister:
    PSP 768

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