..to sound film, that is. The first Vitaphone program premiered on Aug. 17, 1926. It was Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in Don Juan (which had no talking, just syncronized sound effects and a recorded score), preceded by shorts of performing artists of the music world. Bob Kosovsky Graduate Center -- Ph.D. Program in Music(student)/ City University of New York New York Public Library -- Music Division bitnet: [log in to unmask] internet: [log in to unmask] Disclaimer: My opinions do not necessarily represent those of my institutions.