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Volume 15 Number 1!
Spring/Summer 2019

VITAPHONE PROJECT FOUNDER RON HUTCHINSON PASSES AWAY


Ron Hutchinson holding a beloved Vitaphone sound disc

Vitaphone co-founder Ron Hutchinson passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2019. As Ron was the driving force behind many of the disc finds and film restorations, his loss is a blow to The Vitaphone Project and it's future direction.


CINECON TRIBUTE TO RON HUTCHINSON

Cinecon is held every year in Los Angeles at the Egyptian Theater during the Labor Day weekend. This year, on Saturday, August 31, 2019, they did a tribute to Ron Hutchinson and The Vitaphone Project. Website/Facebook Page/database contributor Patrick Picking flew from Detroit to participate. For the first time he met with Project co-founder Sherwin Dunner, who started The Vitaphone Project with Ron Hutchinson, David Goldberg, & John Newton back in the Fall of 1991 (See our first issue - http://www.picking.com/vitaphone11.html)

Here is the video of the tribute, which was streamed live at Cinecon - https://www.facebook.com/318809389544/videos/1546669368808410/

Vitaphone Project fan Peter Flynn created the great video tribute to Ron Hutchinson, which was shown in the link above.

https://vimeo.com/353489864?fbclid=IwAR363gHTAS0UhFgSSF4GI-bAKV12K-1YhAFtyFkuFVZDLpZ0fSJvyOBXPQs


RON-A-THON
A 2 DAY SALE OF THE RON HUTCHINSON COLLECTION

From Ron Hutchinson's family - "Please invite those interested. We will be selling off the prodigious collection of Mr. Vitaphone himself - Ron Hutchinson. Endless 78s, posters and various other oddball stuff. A real mountain of materials all at prices everyone can afford. Note that no Vitaphone discs will be sold (all have been entrusted to the archives).

To go on Saturday, October 5th, and Sunday, October 6th, 2019 (both from 9:30 am - 4pm). Please check event on FaceBook prior to coming for updates. https://www.facebook.com/events/3015585151848733/

Refreshments and background tunes are FREE to all who come!"


DISC-OVERIES


Ron Hutchinson finds Vitaphone Discs!

While no new discs have been found, Ron Hutchinson's discs have been sent to a safe place:


PEOPLE

I thought I'd give a little information on the people who started and joined The Vitaphone Project over the years.


JOIN THE PROJECTíS FACEBOOK PAGE

The Vitaphone Projectís Facebook page now boasts 3,076 members and has multiple new posts every day. In addition to film clips, stills, posters and discoveries, the site also announces new DVD releases and inquiries from its members. With the ending (or postponement) of The Vitaphone News website, the FaceBook page is the best source of current and up-to-date informaiton on anything Vitaphone Project related.

Join us at this link if you are already a Facebook member: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vitaphoneproject/


VITAPHONE ON E-BAY

One never knows what Vitaphone items will be found on E-BAY. See all the current Vitaphone auctions here: http://www.ebay.com


VITAPHONE FAQ's ANSWERED

Friend us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vitaphoneproject/


ON SALE NOW!

Movies and books related to Vitaphone can be purchased through Amazon.com by clicking on the items here!


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VITAPHONE NEWS ISSN 1066-5951
Corresponding Secretary & Editor Ron Hutchinson 5 Meade Court
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Database: Patrick Picking patrick@picking.com
Co-Founders: John Newton newtonjj2@aol.com
Sherwin Dunner sherwindunner@yahoo.com
Vince Giordano vincegiordano@optonline.net
Vitaphone Project Web Page Designer Patrick Picking
patrick@picking.com
Vitaphone Project Web Page http://www.vitaphoneproject.com patrick@picking.com
Jeff Cohen's "Vitaphone Varieties" Site http://vitaphone.blogspot.com
Leonard Maltin's Site http://www.leonardmaltin.com
Talkie King http://talkieking.blogspot.com
Nitrateville http://www.nitrateville.com
"The Vitaphone Project"
OVERSEAS PROJECT EMMISSARIES
UK: Malcolm Billingsley
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: Paul Brennan
SCANDANAVIA: Jonas Nordin

Sound insulated camera booth, to keep the noise of the camera from being picked up by the microphones



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