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Film, Video The family album : portraying notable descendants of Tel E. Phone Variant title: Family album : featuring notable descendants of Tel E. Phone

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Title

  • The family album : portraying notable descendants of Tel E. Phone

Other Title

  • Variant title: Family album : featuring notable descendants of Tel E. Phone

Summary

  • "Tel E. Phone (a telephone) shows a group of reporters the members of his family who inherited his basic transmitter and receiver characteristics. The members of his family include the radio twins ("Mike" the microphone, and "Speakie" the loud speaker), the Public Address (P.A.) system, the electrical stethoscope ("Stethie"), and the talking motion picture ("Talkie"). The song "Ring Ting a Ling" is featured, sung by a quartet of telephones."--denvernightingale.com.

Names

  • Barrell, Charles Wisner, screenwriter
  • Terry, Paul, 1887-1971, animator
  • Moser, Frank, 1886-1964, animator
  • Murray, Billy, narrator
  • Scheib, Phillip, composer
  • Western Electric Company, sponsor
  • Audio-Cinema Incorporated, production company, contributor

Created / Published

  • [1929]

Headings

  • -  Telecommunication--Technological innovations
  • -  Sound--Equipment and supplies

Genre

  • Animated films
  • Sponsored films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  Narrator: Billy Murray.
  • -  Musical score, Philip A. Scheib.
  • -  At head of film: A Bell System Picture. Frame may have been added after initial release.
  • -  Incomplete: ends abruptly. End titles and part of picture lacking.
  • -  Sources used: Prelinger, R. The field guide to sponsored films, 2006, p. 31 viewed online October 30, 2023 via Internet Archive; denvernightingale.com, viewed October 30, 2023.

Medium

  • 1 video file (incomplete) (digital) (approximately 9 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • Prelinger Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023600642

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Barrell, Charles Wisner, Screenwriter, Paul Terry, Frank Moser, Billy Murray, and Sponsor Western Electric Company. The family album: portraying notable descendants of Tel E. Phone. composeds by Scheib, Phillip, , produceds by Audio-Cinema Incorporateduction Company, Contributor [1929] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023600642/.

APA citation style:

Barrell, C. W., Terry, P., Moser, F., Murray, B. & Western Electric Company, S. (1929) The family album: portraying notable descendants of Tel E. Phone. Scheib, P., comp, , Audio-Cinema Incorporateduction Company, C., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023600642/.

MLA citation style:

Barrell, Charles Wisner, Screenwriter, et al. The family album: portraying notable descendants of Tel E. Phone. comp by Scheib, Phillip, , prod by Audio-Cinema Incorporateduction Company, Contributor [1929] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023600642/>.