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Talking Pictures


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Written and presented by Barry Norman
A ten-part series which tells the story of Hollywood from the coming of sound to the present day.
The Coming of Sound
In 1927 Al Jolson sang and spoke in The Jazz Singer and the sound era had officially arrived. Hollywood was in panic. How would the silent stars adapt to the new medium? Broadway actors moved west in droves. For a while the sound man was king. With the primitive sound equipment words dominated the action.
But by the end of the decade the transition was complete. With
Charles 'Buddy'
Rogers Helen Hayes , Ralph Bellamy Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Mae Clarke , Esther Ralston and Hal Roach
Unit manager JANINA KOLODZIEJ Videotape editor JAMES TIMOTHY Film editor GRANT MUTER Producer JUDY LINDSAY
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Talking Pictures
Barry Norman 's book, looking at the great stars and studios, is now available, price E14.95


Presented By: Barry Norman
Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Rogers Helen Hayes
Unknown: Ralph Bellamy
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: Mae Clarke
Unknown: Esther Ralston
Unknown: Hal Roach
Unknown: Janina Kolodziej
Editor: James Timothy
Producer: Judy Lindsay
Unknown: Barry Norman

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