Crowd waits for opening of silent movie
January 25, 2013 | 1:00 a.m. CSTThis 1926 image shows crowds posing outside Warner Theatre in New York for the opening of John Barrymore in "Don Juan." The silent film's synchronized score led directly to the breakthrough talkie, "The Jazz Singer," the following year. In the 1930s, silent films were being replaced by talkies, and musicians who played in movie theaters across the country were losing work.
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