Cinema: Variations Aug. 12, 1929

¶ Because audiences, made critical by the increasing efficiency of the sound device, can always tell when the star player moves his or her lips while an unseen person does the singing, officials of Warner and First National advised their studios last week to allow no more doubling.

¶ At Hollywood one Guinn Williams, one-time football player working for First National, felt a horse kick him, returned the kick, made the horse sick for two days.


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