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Lennington Shewell - Theremin player employed by RCA to demonstrate its instrument ( - )

Lennington Shewell ( - )

Theremin player employed by RCA to demonstrate its instrument

Lennington Heppe Shewell (opposite, in the centre), was employed by RCA to travel around the USA demonstrating the theremin as part of its marketing campaign. The older gentleman standing behind him is G. Dunbar Shewell, his father, and vice-president of RCA at the time. He was also an accomplished pianist and songwriter.

The picture is part of a film made in the living room of the Shewell family home in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. This must be one of the earliest filmed demonstrations of an RCA theremin and was probably filmed between 1931 and 1932 - approximately two years before Clara Rockmore's 1934 Town Hall debut.







Media

In a Monastery Garden
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You're Driving Me Crazy (1930)
MP3 2844 KB
Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
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