MOVIETONE NEWS; LINDBERGH’S FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS
Voce: Lowell Thomas. P.: Fox-Movietone News. 35mm.
Movietone was presented for the first time on January 27th 1927 at the opening night of What Price Glory. It was a sound system that used a soundtrack on the film and was destined to compete with the Vitaphone system and eventually surpass it. The system was used for documentary films, which came out regularly. The most successful was certainly that of Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight that made a big hit throughout the United States (June 12th 1927). From October 28th 1927 on Movietone News started to be distributed regularly. It was a regular newsreel that met with extraordinary success, demonstrating itself to be more practical than Vitaphone. It’s the beginning of the long road that will bring the advent of optical soundtrack and the disappearance of the Vitaphone records.