Thursday, August 02, 2012
"...accessible day or night to all the bores he knows..."
We have a number of books in our catalog about the early days of radio, movies and the music industry. Article databases like America: History and Life would be good for secondary source articles, and the New York Times Historical database would have articles from the time on such events as the debut of Al Jolson in the Jazz Singer, the first full length "talkie." The American Memory site at the Library of Congress has a section on music and film, including for example a collection of early Edison sound and film recordings.