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Promotional Brochure - RCA Theremin, c. 1930's

RCA Theremin Advertising Brochure

Promotional Brochure, RCA Theremin publisher, c. 1930's, New York City. Titled "The RCA Theremin - Not a Radio, Not a Phonograph",

Art Deco design with photographs. "An absolutely new unique musical instrument anyone can play" or so the brochure claims.

Interesting promotional pamphlet for one of the world's first electronic musical instruments. Much detail promoting the Theremin's range and simplicity of play.
Invented by Leon Theremin in the late 1920's and produced by RCA in the 1930's, the Theremin was the only musical instrument played without touching the actual instrument. Later the Theremin were used by The Beach Boys at the beginning of "Good Vibrations". It was also featured in the movie "Forbidden Planet" and many other Sci-Fi features.

Rear panel depicts young woman playing "high pitch" note.
 
Height is 7 in. (17.8 cm.), 4.5 in. (11.4 cm.) width folded, smooth finish, medium-weight paper, monochrome print. Excellent Condition.

Item # 472
 
$500.00

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