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 Vitaphone -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Vitaphone was a (Motion-picture film with sound effects and dialogue recorded on it) sound film process used on several features and shorts produced by (Click link for more info and facts about Warner Brothers) Warner Brothers in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Vitaphone was the last of the so-called (Click link for more info and facts about sound-on-disc) sound-on-disc processes, and its technical imperfections led to its retirement early in the sound era.
The last Vitaphone shorts were produced in 1933.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/v/vi/vitaphone.htm   (769 words)

 Guido Deiro: Vitaphone Sound Film
Vitaphone #2968, titled GUIDO DEIRO: The World's Foremost Piano-Accordionist was filmed in Burbank, California at the Warner Brothers studio in 1928.
The Vitaphone of Warner Bros. -- developed by Western Electric and Bell Labs -- was the first talking picture system to be put into commercial use and was simply an evolution of the old-style phonograph method of projecting sound pictures.
Vitaphone synchronized the soundtrack portion on 16 inch shellac record discs with the picture portion on 35mm film in a single projector.
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 Encyclopedia: Vitaphone
These innovations notwithstanding, the Vitaphone process lost the early format war with sound-on-film processes for many reasons: Lee De Forest patented a three-electrode version of the Audion.
Audion may be the name of a wireless signal detector device invented by Lee DeForest in 1906, see vacuum tube media player for Apple Macintosh [1] an indie rock band from Columbus, Ohio This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the...
In technology (especially computing), backward compatibility has several related but differing meanings: A system is backward compatible if it is compatible with earlier versions of itself, or sometimes other earlier systems, particularly systems it intends to supplant.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Vitaphone   (1188 words)

 Projection Booth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Vitaphone equipment was the first form of practical motion picture projection to include sound and was installed in the Loew’s projection booth when the Theatre opened.
Vitaphone worked by having a large wax record playing in sync with the film; this system was called “sound on disk.” It’s said that a good Vitaphone projectionist was expert at nudging the phonograph stylus along so as to keep it in sync with the moving image.
Called “sound on film,”; this system proved superior to the old Vitaphone equipment, and was the movie industry standard until it was replaced by a magnetic strip in the 1950s, which has only recently been phased out by the introduction of digital sound and, even more recently, digital imagery.
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 Making Money Out Of Mobile: Vitaphone, the phone for grandpa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But, if you are elderly, usually you are also technofobic and despite the fact you might need a mobile phone to manage your life, you avoid the "devil's technology" just because it's too difficult to use.
Today I welcome Vitaphone, a new phone model which doesn't send SMS, nor takes pictures.
Vitaphone, launched in Germany, is sold by Vodafone for 99.90 Euros.
www.mmoom.com /archives/002611.htm   (289 words)

 Vitaphone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Vitaphone was a sound-on-disc system using multiple discs developed by Bell Telephone Laboratories and Western Electric.
The life of the Vitaphone lasted for 6 years, from 1925 until 1930.
It was in 1930, they creaters realized that it was more benficial to record sound on film rather than on disc.
web.bryant.edu /~history/h364proj/sprg_01/griffin/vitaphone.htm   (80 words)

 Vitaphone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Vitaphone was a sound-on-disc system developed by Bell Telephone Laboratories and Western Electric.
The system was first embraced by the Warner Brothers and over 100 short subjects were produced at the Warner Brothers-First National Studios in the mid 1920s.
The result was a thunderous ovation for the new Vitaphone process and the sound film.
www.uflib.ufl.edu /spec/belknap/exhibit2002/vitaphone.htm   (275 words)

 The Vitaphone Project!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Vitaphone Project was formed to accomplish this goal as well as to partner with the studios (particularly Turner/WB), film archives (UCLA, LOC, BFI), and private collectors worldwide in order to get these films restored and seen again.
Of particular interest were the nearly 2,000 talkie short subjects, featuring vaudevillians, bands, opera singers, and comedians made by Vitaphone from 1926-1929.
Since its inception The Vitaphone Project has located over 3,000 12- and 16-inch shellac soundtrack discs in private hands, has assisted on the restoration of over 35 shorts and 12 features, and has developed nearly $300,000 in private funding for restorations.
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 Motion Picture Sound - part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
1926 - One of the first Vitaphone shorts was made with Bryan Foy in the Manhattan Opera House in New York, with subway noise frequently interrupting the recording, according to mixer George Groves.
Vitaphone used a 12-inch or a16-inch disc on a turntable geared to a projector with a Western Electric 4-A pickup, at 33-1/3 rpm for 9-10 minutes, from inside to outside, on one side only, with a lateral-cut groove.
Vitaphone discs had a needle force of 3-6 ounces and frequency response of 4300 Hz.
history.acusd.edu /gen/recording/motionpicture1.html   (2107 words)

 Moviefone: Vitaphone Musical Shorts Movie
The NY Times review of Vitaphone Musical Shorts, a film starring and.
Vitaphone Musical Shorts movie trailer, showtimes, tickets and reader reviews are...
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 Vitaphone GmbH | Products | vitaphone 1200 | order vitaphone 1200   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
* With active location by the Vitaphone Service Center, unlike with "passive" location, the client's location is established by a special process.
In this case, the owner of the vitaphone 1200 does not have to do anything towards facilitating location providing the vitaphone 1200 is switched on and the GPS active.
For "passive" location, the owner of the vitaphone 1200 sends details of his location to the Vitaphone Service Center with the emergency call.
ftp.vitaphone.de /en/Products/Emergency_Phone/Order_1200   (199 words)

 HistoryLink Essay: Sound motion pictures debut in Seattle at the Blue Mouse on March 18, 1927.
Vitaphone was developed by the Western Electric Co. and used a 16-inch disc rotating at 33 1/3 rpms.
Calling the synchronization of sight and sound “uncanny,” Everhardt Armstrong of the Post-Intelligencer was quite impressed with the Vitaphone, as were others who attended the new show at the Blue Mouse.
p Vitaphone was eventually replaced by sound-on-film technology, which quickly became (and remains) the Hollywood standard.
www.historylink.org /output.cfm?file_id=2483   (427 words)

 ipedia.com: Vitaphone Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Many early talkies, such as The Jazz Singer, used the Vitaphone pr...
This allowed the sound off the phonograph to be played to a large audience at a comfortable volume.
Synchronization - Vitaphone had severe and often-mentioned synchronization problems.
www.ipedia.com /vitaphone.html   (619 words)

 SH Forums - Vitaphone studios
We have a Vitaphone Theater near my hometown (actually just across the river from where I live).
The Smoot Theater almost became a parking lot, but some folks got together and saved it and restored it to the Warner Brothers colors and interior (which they had on file at Warner Brothers) and they also repainted the Vitaphone logo on the side of the building.
It had the original "Vitaphone" shorts program (including a very stiff introduction by Will Hays) from Carnegie Hall on it along with the film.
www.stevehoffman.tv /forums/showthread.php?t=16319   (1152 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Vitaphone Films: A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The headline of the Variety extra on October 27, 1926, proclaimed "Vitaphone Thrills L. A.!" Vitaphone, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. formed in association with Western Electric, was one of the major producers of talkies, even though its sound-on-disc technology barely lasted four years.
The Vitaphone features and shorts that have survived intact, or have been carefully restored, preserve much of show business history that might have been lost with the advancements in movie making.
This book is a catalogue of Vitaphone features and shorts.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786412798?v=glance   (501 words)

 Motion Pictures: Bob Hope and American Variety (Library of Congress)
However, because the majority of movie theaters in the U.S. were affiliated with the major Hollywood studios, Lee de Forest experienced great difficulty in finding venues for his system and the company declared bankruptcy in 1926.
Western Electric's sound film system was called Vitaphone, and, unlike the Phonofilm, it recorded sound onto sixteen-inch discs.
In contrast to conventional records, the grooves in a Vitaphone disc were less rigid in order to enhance sonic quality.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/bobhope/mopic.html   (2377 words)

 Vitaphone offering Mobi-Click @ PhoneMag.com
Vitaphone to offer Mobi-Click cellphone to the elderly and disabled individuals a very simple handset with only three buttons.
The three buttons on the Mobi-Click can be pre-programmed with the numbers of relatives or friends and the other to dial emergency services.
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 Vitaphone - compare prices, reviews and buy at NexTag - Price - Review
Vitaphone Films: A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts
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Title: Looney Tunes Year: 1936 Studio: Vitaphone Featured Star 1: Porkey Pig Size and Orientation: 11" x 17" Portrait State-of -the art DIGITAL presses print eye popping...
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 Vitaphone Video Early Talkies 1925-1935 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Field Guide To Titles And Credits
It is believed the onscreen numbers were a remnant of the old Vitaphone sound-on-disc shorts program, where the number onscreen corresponded to the correct number of disc that should be playing for proper sound sync.
This numbering system actually began to be used onscreen in 1943 (at which time WB ceased assigning "Vitaphone numbers" as the entire industry converted successfully to optical sound on film), with a hyphenated number denoting series entry number and the number of season.
Unlike Vitaphone numbers, these numbers were exclusive to the cartoon studio.
www.davemackey.com /animation/wb/fieldguide.html   (1751 words)

 Train of Thought - 1926 Sound Motion Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Originally, sound for a motion picture was recorded on disks, then replayed on a large turntable that was synchronized with a film projector.
Warner Bros. became the first studio to adopt the new technology, calling it "Vitaphone." In 1926, Warners premiered Don Juan, the first full length Vitaphone film, and the first with a synchronized sound track of music and audio effects.
A year later, The Jazz Singer became the first feature with synchronized singing and dialog.
www.research.att.com /history/26talkie.html   (114 words)

 Leo F. Forbstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She Had to Say Yes (1933) (conductor: Vitaphone orchestra)
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
The Road to Singapore (1931) (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
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 The Vitaphone Kiddies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Discuss this person with other users on IMDb message board for The Vitaphone Kiddies
Find where The Vitaphone Kiddies is credited alongside another name
You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers.
www.imdb.com /Name?Vitaphone   (79 words)

 Crash.Net: Vitaphone, Alzen and Bartels win again.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Dominating the race from the start, the #5 Vitaphone Racing Team Saleen S7 of Uwe Alzen and Michael Bartels took its second win of the year today [Sunday] at Brno, surviving a last-hour scare when it lost a wheel.
The fl and green Saleen crossed the finish line almost 30 seconds ahead of the #17 JMB Racing Ferrari 575 M Maranello of 1999 Champion Karl Wendlinger and his new team-mate, Jaime Melo of Brazil.
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 www.vitaphone.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I can be reached over email at ahall@vitaphone.net.
If you got here looking for information on Vitaphone films or cartoons, you might try these sites:
See also Birth of the Victrola clones, which mentions an earlier, unrelated Vitaphone company that made phonographs circa 1912.
www.vitaphone.net   (260 words)

 Ruth Etting :: Film Credits
Singer Ruth Eton, of the singing team of Eton and Farrell, is told by her agents to get rid of her partner if she wants to advance her career.
Features Ruth singing "The Kiss Waltz" by Johnny Burke and Al Dubin, "If I Could Be With You" by Craemer and Johnson and "Don't Tell Her What Happened To Me" by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Bown and Ray Henderson.
Etting sings "The Right Kind of Man" by Gilbert and Baer and "From the Bottom of My Heart" Directed by Murray Roth and featuring Ruth Etting, Joan Blondell and Humphrey Bogart in his very first film role.
www.ruthetting.com /films/index.asp   (965 words)

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