[78-L] Radio Poets

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
Thu Jun 14 12:06:44 PDT 2012

Of course these Victor records had nothing to do with broadcasting. 
Most major radio stations in 1922 had licenses that forbid mechanical
reproductions including player pianos as well as phonographs.  That
changed by 1924, but any station playing one of Edgar Guest's records
would be completely coincidental to the existence of the records.  The
most interesting note in the list is the movie soundtrack MVE-46206,
probably from a listing in the newly re-discovered "Movie Book" ledger. 
It does note, however, that the speaker is Bradley Barker.  This disc,
like almost all in the book, is a post-sync disc made after the film had
been made as a silent.

Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com

-------- Original Message --------
From: Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com>
On 6/13/2012 9:04 PM, Thomas Stern wrote:
> http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/61020/Guest_Edgar_A._author

Wow, thanks for this. So there really was an entire series of records. 
I can only imagine how exciting it was for radio fans to actually hear 
their favorite poet on the air!

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