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    "Frankenstein" Sound Disc. Released in theaters during the early days of the sound era, Frankenstein -- and many other films -- made use of the Vitaphone system that played the soundtrack off of records such as this one, which is matched to reels 2 and 4 of the horror classic. When the projector rolled, the phonograph turned at a fixed rate and played sound in sync with the film. Vitaphone discs were played at 33-1/3 rpm to increase the playing time so that it matched the running time of a reel of film. Also unlike most phonograph discs, the needle on Vitaphone records moved from the inside of the disc to the outside. This particular disc is well worn, a common factor with the system, with snatches of dialogue audible over the surface noise, as well as some quite audible yells from the Monster. A fascinating piece of film history.

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