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The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930
by Scott Eyman

Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 1999, 432 pages 

A readable and entertaining book that captures the tenor and the terror as panicked studio executives and theater owners made the investment in sound, huge stars underwent humiliating voice auditions, and technicians searched for ways to conceal microphones and otherwise adjust to the new technology.

 The Speed of Sound : Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930 is avaible at Internet bookstores as Amazon 
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