[78-L] RCA 16" Electrical Transcriptions MGM movies

Sammy Jones sjones69 at bellsouth.net
Sun Jul 28 20:53:03 PDT 2013

I'll echo "great find," too.  I have an Andy Hardy air trailer (can't 
remember which film right now).

Here's one on eBay for a film version of Tom Sawyer:

And speaking of film-related 16-inchers...I finally did my duty and donated 
a bit to Ron Hutchinson's excellent Vitaphone Project.  Got a few gift CDs 
in the mail.  One contains the prelude for a 1928 film called Warming Up. 
It features Billy Murray in a baseball-themed medley.  The other CD is the 
complete set of soundtrack discs to Fanny Brice's feature, "My Man."  Great 
stuff.  Here's the latest Vitaphone News if anyone's interested in reading 

Sammy Jones

David Lennick wrote:
> Some contain only music, like a disc Selznick issued with 13 minutes of 
> the
> dl
> On 7/25/2013 6:59 PM, neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com wrote:
>> Great find Bob!
>> joe salerno
>> On 7/25/2013 5:38 PM, Robert Shirer wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I came up with a pile of transcriptions today, along with a machine to 
>>> play them on.  Lots of Armed Forces stuff from the fifties.  The most 
>>> interesting are 16" one-sided discs on Vitrolac, recorded at 331/3, with 
>>> musical and bare-bones plot synopses from 30"s MGM movies.  I have 15 of 
>>> them, and I've never seen such things before. Everything from "Let 
>>> Freedom Ring" to "Love finds Andy Hardy"!   I assume they were from 
>>> radio shows that plugged MGM movies.  Anybody know how many of these 
>>> were done.  The ones I have each have an RCA envelope and most have a 
>>> needle attached.  They look almost mint.  Grateful for any further info.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Bob Shirer

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