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Magicians of India

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 11:14 am
by Conrejour
Have a look at this short presentation called “Magicians of India “ it’s truly fascinating and amusing when one hears the clipped tones of the English narrator .....From Archieve .org .....

https://archive.org/details/MagiciansOfIndia

Re: Magicians of India

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 1:03 pm
by Daniel Z
Great find. Thanks.

Re: Magicians of India

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 1:25 pm
by Conrejour
Daniel Z wrote:Great find. Thanks.




You’re welcome :)

Re: Magicians of India

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 11:08 am
by Richard Hatch
Conrejour wrote:Have a look at this short presentation called “Magicians of India “ it’s truly fascinating and amusing when one hears the clipped tones of the English narrator .....From Archieve .org .....

https://archive.org/details/MagiciansOfIndia


The narrator sounds American to me. Strangely, the initial and final shots do not appear to be of Indian performers, but Arab (and described as such at the beginning), possibly Egyptian. A strange hodgepodge, but some great footage, nonetheless. Thanks!

Re: Magicians of India

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 3:17 pm
by Conrejour
Richard Hatch wrote:
Conrejour wrote:Have a look at this short presentation called “Magicians of India “ it’s truly fascinating and amusing when one hears the clipped tones of the English narrator .....From Archieve .org .....

https://archive.org/details/MagiciansOfIndia


The narrator sounds American to me. Strangely, the initial and final shots do not appear to be of Indian performers, but Arab (and described as such at the beginning), possibly Egyptian. A strange hodgepodge, but some great footage, nonetheless. Thanks!



Maybe he is American I thought he sounded very British the type of accent one heard on old news reels .

I did think it strange that Egyptian wonder workers were lumped in with their Indian counterparts but maybe that was the way during these times .

You’re welcome :)

Re: Magicians of India

Posted: January 12th, 2019, 7:11 am
by Daniel Z
Probably just an example of what in the film industry, at least, was called a mid-Atlantic accent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_accent

Re: Magicians of India

Posted: January 12th, 2019, 8:19 am
by Conrejour
Daniel Z wrote:Probably just an example of what in the film industry, at least, was called a mid-Atlantic accent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_accent



Thanks for that Daniel that makes perfect sense very interesting indeed