Mechanical Man Amazes ‘Frisco (May, 1931)
Mechanical Man Amazes ‘Frisco
A MECHANICAL man almost nine feet tall is frequently seen parading the streets of San Francisco. He talks, he walks, he sings songs, and he tells amazed pedestrians all about the local movie shows.
This robot, however, is all a delusion and a snare. In truth, he is not a robot at all, but a real man all dressed up in a metal suit, who “talks” through a big loud speaker mouth.