Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Transcription Mystery Disc # 57

This one came with the disc from "Studio d'Enrigistrement."It has even less information and in it's own way poses a greater mystery. It's in somewhat better condition but is engineered differently making it not possible to date one with the other with any certainty.

This disc is one-sided, and playback is center start. The blank is made by Radiodiffusion Francais. There are front and rear labels but both are damaged and at least the remaining label is blank. the recording is wholly in English and the presumably American interviewer Beth is asking Danielle about acting. Danielle is from Paris and the interview gives the impression she is not yet very accomplished.
The audio is very good, but there were no clues in the content. Only the maimed label tells me anything. Radiodiffusion Française (RDF) was the French public radio and Television Broadcasting from 1945 to 1949. After 1949 it was called "Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française" (RTF.) This makes the manufacture date of the blank to that 4-year time frame. But as well all know a blank can be recorded on decades after it's made. But generally the wear and palmitic discoloration makes me believe it's as old as it seems.