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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Why Is All The Paper Soggy In "The Cocoanuts"? (Marx Bros, 1929)(video)

In 1929, sound recording was still an ongoing problem. 

The Marx Brothers comedy "The Cocoanuts" had its sound problems...including a loud crackling noise every time someone handled paper.

To solve the problem, all paper used in the film was soaked in water.

So every time you see paper, it's soggy and limp.

The humor may be dry, but the paper isn't.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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