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The Princess, a prestige live theatre of Melbourne, turned to talking pictures in August 1929, beset by the same
               pressures to give the public what it wanted as were the silent picture houses on nearby Bourke Street.
               Top: Jim Lawrence, first projectionist at the Princess, holds the screen speaker which will go into the sound horn.
               Above: The team, with Jim Lawrence (centre) assembles the equipment in the bio box. The projector is a Simplex
               projector on a Universal base, the sound head is Western Electric and light source is a Hall and Connelly arc.
               Images by kind permission of Malcolm Lawrence, son of the late Jim Lawrence.
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