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  • Title
    Sound technicians setting up the turn-table and amplifiers for the first "talkies" in Australia (Warner Brothers' "Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson, at the Lyceum) (The sound was recorded on a synchronized disc.)
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  • Call number
    Home and Away - 7666
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  • Date

    [ca. 1928]
  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1 glass photonegative
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    The Jazz singer was made in 1927 and was the first talkie shown in Sydney in 1928 at the Lyceum Theatre -- Reference: Wesley Mission website (online)
    Digital order no:hood_07666
    Man crouching at left of photograph is Harry Waghorn. The photograph was probably taken in late 1928 in preparation for the first screenings in January 1929.

    Information supplied by Paul Thomas, grandson of Harry Waghorn, October 2017
  • Alphanumeric designations

    Original item no. DG ON4/7666
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