Soundies

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Soundies were three-minute musical films, produced in New York City, Chicago, and Hollywood, between 1940 and 1946, often including short dance sequences, similar to later music videos. The completed Soundies were generally released within a few months of their filming; the last group was released in March 1947. The films were displayed on the Panoram, a coin-operated film jukebox or machine music, in nightclubs, bars, restaurants, factory lounges, and amusement centers. — from the Wikipedia article

(above) Dorothy Dandridge in  A Jig in the Jungle (1941)

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  1. cynthia
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 00:24:59

    thank you.

    Reply

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