Monday, July 11, 2011

Before MTV there were Scopitones

A Scopitone is a “film jukebox”. They were developed during World War II in France. Their popularity began in Europe in the early 60’s and by 1964, approximately 500 machines were installed in the USA.  The Scopitone’s popularity waned by the late 60’s and the last film was made at the end of 1978.

You can find lots of Scopitone films and websites by doing a Google Search. Ken and I have been watching a lot of them recently. Here are some of our favorites.

Dick and Dee Dee – Where Did All The Good Times Go?
The Exciters – Tell Him

Freddie Bell & Roberta Linn – Tweedle-Dee

George McKelvey – My Teenage Fallout Queen

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