Talking Motion Picture
See a movie! Hear a movie! Enjoy a movie!
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 1920 poster by Paramount Pictures available to public domain
Al Jolson in Rhapsody in Blue trailer by Trailor Screenshot available to public domain
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The Jazz Singer by Stef48 available to public domain
The Sheik Poster by Henry Clive available to the public domain
Dream Street by Heritage Auction Galleries available to the public domain
- Leopold Fregoli began the act of talkies by talking and making sound effects behind the screen.
- Thomas Edison's kinetophone helped spark the idea of projecting sound on screen.
- Western Electric helped Warner Brothers create one of the first "talkies" with the use of their sound-on disc system.
- Fox's Movietone system was the ultimate boost in the future of motion pictures.
Fox Movietone by Twentieth Century Fox available to public domain