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Soundies were the granddaddies of music videos: single-song musical movies that played in special jukeboxes during the 1940s. Some of the biggest musical stars (and stars of the future) appeared in these films: Louis Armstrong, Spike Jones, Liberace, Fats Waller, Stan Kenton, Cab Calloway, and many others. Thanks to Soundies, hundreds of unique musical performances were photographed for posterity. These mini-musicals were originally nothing more than a ten-cent novelty. Today, to film and music fans, they're a priceless part of history. Scott MacGillivray and Ted Okuda, authors of the landmark resource book The Soundies Distributing Corporation of America, now offer this revised and expanded guide to the Soundies musicals. This all-new book picks up where the original left off: more than 1800 titles are classified by performer, title, and date-many with new, individual annotations and all with new cross-references for easy reading and consultation. There is also a historical account of the prolific Soundies production companies, a look at Soundies' many competitors and descendants (including telescriptions and Scopitones), a checklist of the dozens of Soundies home-movie editions, and a listing of alternate titles to help collectors identify the films more easily. All in one handy volume: The Soundies Book,

Product Details

ISBN:
9780595864058
Publisher:
iUniverse, Inc.
Subject:
Musical films - United States
Author:
Okuda, Ted
Author:
Macgillivray, Scott
Subject:
Performing Arts : Film & Video - Reference
Subject:
Performing Arts : Reference
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference

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