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History Detectives | Lauste Film Clip | PBS

Duration: 17:22
Program: History Detectives #803
Broadcast Date: Jul. 5, 2010

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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Post Date: May 16, 2011