Thanks, Uncle Dave! I appreciate your insights on this. It's a tough one.
Chuck Howell, CA
Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture
Hornbake Library, U of MD
College Park, MD 20742
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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Lewis [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 5:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audio of silent comic Max Linder?
Certainly no radio recording of Max Linder survives, from the USA or
elsewhere. However, Max did work for Gaumont, and in the early 1900s they
made Chronophones which were early sound films.
Some were in direct sound, and others were simply synched to records. I
think Max was such a big star that he could hardly have avoided appearing
in a Chronophone. Research in this area in its infancy,
and none to my knowledge have been found with Max Linder. He made so many
films that it may be difficult even to figure out which ones he made were
done in that format, but it may be out there.
Uncle Dave Lewis
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Chuck Howell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Please excuse the cross-posting.
> Here's a request I thought the collective minds of ARSC and AMIA might
> shed some light on - Though he committed suicide in 1925, making radio
> audio doubtful, did Max Linder, the French comic of stage and screen, ever
> make any recordings? Original query is below.
> Chuck Howell, CA
> Collection Leader
> Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture
> Hornbake Library, U of MD
> College Park, MD 20742
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> Somebody sent you an email using the contact form on your website. This is
> what he entered:
> Company: Zanzibar Producciones Audiovisuales
> Name: Elio Quiroga Rodriguez
> City: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
> State: Islas Canarias
> Country: Espa$BC1(Ba
> Phone: +34 609535442
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> Message: Hello,
> I write you from Spain. We are working on an independent documentary about
> French silent film star Max Linder, who lived in USA in 1917-1928 and
> 1921-1922. We are looking for any recording of Max voice; he was a big star
> i his time and maybe some radio recording may survive. Our research has
> been unsuccessful for now. We have found your website address through
> Nitrateville; may you help us? Do you have any reference about any Max's
> voice recording?
> Best regards,
> Elio Quiroga.