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Some of the first talkies were produced here...

May 15, 2014, 12:27 PM

HOLLYWOOD—The 1927 Warner Bros. film The Jazz Singer is widely credited with ushering in the era of movie sound. Although not the first Hollywood picture to feature sound—that honor goes to Don Juan, released a year earlier—it was the first to include synchronized dialogue and its enormous success touched off a mad dash among movie studios and production companies to jump on the talkie bandwagon.

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