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   Jack Foley(1891-1967)  Who is Jack Foley? ã Creator of ‘Foley art’ ã Born in New York, 1891. ã Worked on the docks in New York and playedsemi-pro baseball. ã In the early 1900’s he moved to Californiaworking as a stunt double. ã During WW1 he moved to Bishop to serve hiscountry. ã Jack lured filmmakers to the area.    Early Career in Cinema ã Bishop become predominately known for being ideal for Western’s ã Sold scripts to Universal, such as ‘Kid’s Clever’ (1929) ã During his free time he directed inserts ã Through his contacts, Foley became director to Benny Rubin (actor/writer) in ‘The Pilgrim Papas’ (1929) ã Foley used his brief experience with Western Electrics telephone company, claiming as radio experience towork in the newly formed sound department.  “Show Boat” ã Released in 1929, directed by Henry A. Pollard ã Originally a silent film. ã First Foley session was born. ã The Vitaphone was first used in 1926 by Warner Brothers.Notably used in the film ‘The Jazz Singer’ released in 1927. ã ‘Show Boat’ was Universal’s response to ‘The Jazz Singer’. ã Universal used the ‘Movietone’.
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