December 12th, 2008


The Photo Player

Along with the Wurlitzer, The Calliope, the Nickelodeon, and the various splendid circus fairground organs {both steam and air; which one can also peruse through with the various choices when the video above concludes}, this fantabulous contraption named the photo player provided both the music and sound effects for silent films {manned and unmanned - the former is a spectacle in itself!}, as well as the archetypal "haunted piano" in so many ghost scenes in films, many times combined and/or precluded with the theremin.