Gary - Possibly due to plastic memory the Victrolac discs might have sounded
better just after they were embossed with the audio signal. Maybe if they
were stored at absolute zero for the last 90 years they would have survived
From: Gary A. Galo
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audio recordings of Dr. Annie Besant!
Right, Micky. A few pieces of an all-Wagner concert with Toscanini and the
NYP-SO from 1932 survive on pre-grooved Victrolac discs recorded off the
air. Not surprisingly, the sound is pretty rough.
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Dennis - The pre-grooved RCA recordable discs came along before 1933 I
From: Dennis Rooney
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For someone who died in 1933, the likelihood of any audio recordings is
doubtful. Instantaneos recordings at that time only survive as aluminum
discs. She missed the introduction of lacquer surfaced discs by one year,
and wire recording did not come into use in the U.S. before WW2.
On Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 12:49 PM Chris Brady <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Try asking on the Old Time Radio Researchers group on Facebook and also IO
> Groups. CJB
> On Thursday, 3 November 2022, Hari <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > Dr Annie Besant, A world renowned activist lived between 1847 and 1933!
> > was most definitely recorded visually , but it has become an impossible
> > tasky, trying to locate any surviving audio tapes of hers...
> > I have already reached out to dozens of archives around the world! Even
> > library of congress has no records...
> > I am reaching out to you all for any advice regarding the same! Any help
> > would be greatly appreciated!
> > This is her 175th anniversary and I am trying to locate her original
> > for a documentary!
> > Sincerely,
> > Hari Varma
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