Production Reel No. 4939-4 Vitaphone record

United States, c. 1930

ACMI Collection

Object Equipment On display
Photograph by Egmont Contreras, ACMI.

Vitaphone was a sound film system used for feature films and nearly 1,000 short subjects made by Warner Bros. and its sister studio First National from 1926 to 1931. Vitaphone was the last major analog sound-on-disc system and the only one which was widely used and commercially successful.

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Collection

In ACMI's collection

On display until

21 June 2024

ACMI: Gallery 1

Credits

production company

Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation

Production places
United States
Production dates
c. 1930

Appears in

Group of items

Vitaphone discs

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

E000268

Curatorial section

The Story of the Moving Image → Moving Pictures → MI-05. Sound and Colour → MI-05-C02

Measurements

410mm diameter

Object Types

Audio equipment/Film and television equipment

Materials

Vinyl, Paper sleeves

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