Science: Telephoned Voice

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture Corp. is showing in Manhattan & elsewhere a "talkie" adaptation of Paul Armstrong's Alias Jimmy Valentine.* It is a "sellout." But "sellout" or no, company directors last week felt that to attract more discriminating, intelligent patrons a certain silent scene would be improved by inserting the spoken words "Is that so?" The actor to speak, William Haines, was in Hollywood; the film to be improved, in Manhattan. Actor Haines spoke at a sound box; his three words were transmuted to a jiggly streak of light on a photograph film; the film...

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