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This photograph, taken by Buzz Aldrin, shows a teary-eyed Neil Armstrong after he completed his first steps on the lunar surface. Image credit: Apollo 11 / NASA.

 

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Just read in the news today that People magazine is issuing a new book of celebrity pics inspired by this famous "side-eye" photo of Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield

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On 9/8/2017 at 4:23 PM, MovieCollectorOH said:

This photograph, taken by Buzz Aldrin, shows a teary-eyed Neil Armstrong after he completed his first steps on the lunar surface. Image credit: Apollo 11 / NASA.

 

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Yes, but this is more than just tears. there is an ebullient exhilaration.

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Holding a rare 16 inch Vitaphone disc.  Takes a wide turntable and is played inside out.  Speed is 33 1/3 - thanks to the Rose Marie short, never could have figured that out.

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Some more Vitaphone photos.  Notice the long tonearm and where he's placing it - near the center at the <Start> mark that is inscribed on the disc.  Projector had to been threaded to the <Picture Start>.  The slightest mistake will cause the movie to be out of sync, the major drawback of the technology.

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Dual mode projector can play both Vitaphone and optical sound on film. Notice the front mounted shutter (careful with one's fingers...ouch)

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Closeup of optical sound head, notice the selector switch

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Cutting lathe (hate those watermarks)

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Lab perfecting the system.

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Hard to find photo of a Western Electric Disc Reproducer (simply a record player).  Tone arms are shorter versions of those used in the Vitaphone system.

Trivia...one can be seen in "Dora's Dunking Donuts" but it's barely noticeable.

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This is Bill Garity operating a Powers Cinephone sound camera.  This is the very unit that recorded the soundtrack for "Steamboat Willie" (1928).

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There has been so many variations of sound on film since it's introduction.

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Far as standard optical soundheads go, haven't change much since the late 1920's...

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The lens / slit aperture that focuses the fine slit of light onto the soundtrack.

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All this changed when Dolby developed digital sound.

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On 11/10/2017 at 10:15 AM, hamradio said:

Some more Vitaphone photos.  Notice the long tonearm and where he's placing it - near the center at the <Start> mark that is inscribed on the disc.  Projector had to been threaded to the <Picture Start>.  The slightest mistake will cause the movie to be out of sync, the major drawback of the technology.

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like the guard rail so clods doan bump into it.:D

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Steve McQueen and his buddy, movie stunt-rider and fellow motorcycle racer Bud Ekins, discussing the chase scene in The Great Escape between takes.

(...due to movie execs and insurance concerns about McQueen attempting the famous barbed wire fence jump, it would actually be Ekins you'd see performing the jump in the finished film) 

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