George Groves The Movie Sound Pioneer

The Story of the Oscar-Winning Soundman from St Helens, England

The Story of the Oscar-Winning Soundman from St Helens, England

Part 20 - George Groves Movie Sound Downloads

On this page are a number of documents relevant to this website. Most of them were collected by George Groves during his 46 year career with Warner Bros. I believe all these items are public domain and are made available for educational and historical purposes. Download / View by clicking the document title.

Part 20 - SOUND DOWNLOADS

On this page are a number of documents relevant to this website. Most of them were collected by George Groves during his 46 year career with Warner Bros. Download / View by clicking the document title.

The 13 page programme for So’s Your Old Man, the dormitory revue of the Central Branch of the YMCA of Brooklyn, NY. The young George Groves was responsible for the orchestrations and conducting the 15 piece orchestra for the shows held on February 5th & 6th 1926.
The sixteen page theater programme for Don Juan from August 1926 with profiles of Warner Bros. and the engineering staff plus critiques of Vitaphone. There's also biographies of the artists involved in the seminal film and the six short subjects which accompanied its screening.
A four page colour programme from January 1927 which accompanied the screening of Don Juan at the Schubert Lafayette Theatre in Detroit.
A four page article also from January 1927 that was published in National Magazine. Includes a picture of George Groves at Bell Labs.
A Warners Bros. chronology of the development of sound motion pictures. The six page document is undated but ends in December 1929.
A six page report on the First Motion Picture Unit of the American Air Force. This was published in 1946 in Hollywood Quarterly magazine.
A paper that George wrote for the Society of Motion Picture Engineers in March 1947 on the practice of being a sound recordist and mixer.
An article entitled Playback Records In Motion Picture Production which Groves wrote for International Sound Technician Magazine in June 1953.
A seven page article on the making of My Fair Lady in the September 1964 edition of International Photographer magazine.
An eight page photocopy of the press release sent out in 1973 promoting the newly-opened Burbank Studios.
A document that details all the Hollywood-based Vitaphone staff in May 1930.