Lillian Roth dances for 32-line Baird video

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Lillian Roth dances for 32-line Baird video

Postby chris_vk3aml » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:37 pm

For those who wondered exactly how much the BBC audiences around 1930 could see of dancers in long-shot, this should give some idea. An extract from the only musical film ever directed by Cecil B DeMille, featuring the ill-fated Lillian Roth, whose battle with the bottle was documented in a Susan Hayward film many years later.

Enjoy!

Chris Long VK3AML (there is a little high-frequency ringing at the bottom edge of the picture - unavoidable without a lot of extra work, I'm afraid.)
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Postby nbtv » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:20 am

Thank you for uploading this. It looks great on my Televisor. It is stable from beginning to end and is fun to watch.

Where did you get the original film from?
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Re: Thanks

Postby Andrew Davie » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:47 pm

nbtv wrote:Thank you for uploading this. It looks great on my Televisor. It is stable from beginning to end and is fun to watch.

Where did you get the original film from?


Chris abandoned this forum several years ago. You will have to contact him privately to answer this question.
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Re: Thanks

Postby nbtv » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:15 am

Never mind. Thanks for the info anyway.
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Re: Thanks

Postby gary » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:07 pm

nbtv wrote:Where did you get the original film from?


I am pretty sure that the song is "Low down" from the movie "Madam Satan".

You may find it somewhere on the web, but, as a radio and movie Historian, Chris has access to archives not generally available.
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Postby DrZarkov » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:44 pm

In this case it was much easier to find: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWVojP9G ... 2AC42CE0F9

There always two most obvious sources for old movies: Youtube and www.archive.org.
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Postby gary » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:57 am

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