Cinema: Variations Jul. 29, 1929

Dishonest Ear. Through a fold of cloth which covered without concealing it, the metal ear of a sound device at Mills Field, San Francisco, recorded against the noise of airplane motors the following dialog between Colonel Charles Lindbergh and a fellow who had shambled toward him:

"Isn't that a microphone you have hidden there?"

"Yes."

"That's not honest. Why didn't you approach me with the microphone in plain sight?"

"Well, if I bring the 'mike' out, will you say a few words?"

"No, I will not, because you have not been fair about this matter. You...

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