The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930

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"The Speed of Sound is the epic story of the transition from silent films to talkies, a turbulent time in Hollywood history. Myth has it that it happened overnight, that Al Jolson said a few words in The Jazz Singer and the talkies were born, that stars with weak or inappropriate voices either killed themselves or went into seclusion, that the movie industry simply refitted itself and went on with business. The truth, however, is more involved--not to mention sinister, colorful, and entertaining. Certainly sound marked the ...

The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930 2015, Simon & Schuster

ISBN-13: 9781501103834

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The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930 1997, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780684811628

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