The Paramount Theatre in Syracuse NY promoted Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as having Stereophonic sound. I wonder if this was just ballyhoo or some stereo prints were sent out to theatres that requested it.

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Joe Caps

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This film could not be stereo.
Before The Robe, Fox had never recorded anything on a mag yet.
 

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I have no direct knowledge, but anything is possible. If the film was run in stereo, it would have been an early example, as it's a 1952 production, and the format would have been via dubbers and a separate track.

One would have to research the Fox post-production logs.

Of course, the alternative is that the theater got it wrong, and perpetuated a question for fans 60 years later.

The demo scope version of Diamonds was finally seen publicly in the doc Marilyn (1963.)
 

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It's entirely possible that the theater, having invested in a new stereo system, decided that everything would be in stereo.
I shudder to think of the aspect ratio it played in on their "new panoramic giant-sized screen"
 

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I would like to see that again. It's been so long ago, I probably saw it on TV in pan and scan. Or maybe they swapped in the original version of the song for TV.
I saw it when it first came out and I've never seen it since, not even on TV. I'd like to see it again. (I'd also like to see again that sleazy exploitation film Goodbye Norma Jean)
 

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I believe Edith Bunker had relatives there ...;)!
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That's another LP I played so much that I wore it out and had to buy another one. Loved the songs from River of No Return which I couldn't find anywhere else. Jane Russell's tracks in her duets with Marilyn were removed and Eileen Wilson dueted with Marilyn in the Blondes songs.
 

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This was early for stereo in theaters--maybe the local theater didn't even realize you couldn't call it stereo just because you had five speakers!