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ProQuest:     Article Title:    The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931 Author  A J Dutka;  Periodical  Choice;  Date  Nov 2005;  Volume  43;  Issue  3;  Page  446 In the late 1920s, as movies began to have sound, the film industry was faced with producing  products that could quench the film-going public's thirst for the new medium.  The sound short, usually less than 15 minutes, filled the void and complemented the longer feature  productions.  One may draw a comparison between the early sound era and today's world of the Internet/reality TV  and find that in media and pop culture, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Then as now, there was a diverse audience with a huge appetite for entertainment and a nascent  industry looking to make a quick buck by fulfilling the fickle public's need for entertainment.  How much difference is there between early talkies such as "Hail the Princess," "Too hot to Handle,"  "Beauty Secrets from Hollywood," or "He-Man Hockey," and today's "Dancing with the Stars," "Wife  Swap," or "I Want to Be a Hilton"?       Article Title:    The Coming of Sound: A History Author  George Potamianos;  Periodical  The Journal of American History;  Date  March 2006;  Volume  92;  Issue  4;  Page  1472 The transition to sound was neither chaotic, confused, nor hasty, but the result of careful planning  and managed risk taking initiated by Warner Brothers and Fox, but eventually taken up by all of the  major companies.  The failure to develop a cost-effective and practical system to synchronize prerecorded sound with  moving images prior to the early 1920s made the largest corporations, Paramount and 
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