Illinois Public Media News marks 94th anniversary of sound on film

ECE News

Julia Sullivan, ECE
6/10/2016 11:46:07 AM

Story Highlights

On June 9, 1922, movies were changed forever when University of Illinois Electrical Engineering Professor Joseph T. Tykociner showed how movies could talk in a public demonstration and lecture. Illinois Public Media News marked the anniversary with a radio story that includes audio of Tykociner's voice.

"The sound quality, as heard when engineers for the Motion Picture Association of America attempted a playback of the film in the 1950’s, was marred by background noise, but the result was unmistakable. Tykociner had made movies talk," the story said.

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