Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rage against the machine

When moving pictures became "talkies", the practice of having a group of live musicians at theatres to play during the movie started to die out.

The movie-theatre musicians didn't like it.

So they started a fascinating but ultimately futile ad campaign against recorded music!

Talking pictures were described as a "monstrous offspring of modern industrialism

 Hat tip to Mrs. Angus


Tununak said...

When I was a member of the American Federation of Musicians back in the 70s, their motto was "Live Music is Best".

Anonymous said...

I would love a poster of that in my living room. A little bit ironic, political pop art.

Unknown said...

Great looking urban art. I am so glad to get a peek at it!