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Lauste Film Clip

  • Aired: 07/12/2010
  • 17:22
  • Rating: TV-G
Our contributor has a collection of photos, letters and scrapbooks that belonged to a man named Eugene Lauste. Most compelling was a rolled strip of film and an article from 1928 featuring a photo of a similar film strip with the caption, "The First Talking Picture: A section of a talking picture made in 1913 by Eugene Lauste." Could this film be a piece of the first talking picture?
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How is this odd strip of film connected to the invention of talking movies?
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