Scopitones, anyone?

Live from, here are some Scopitone* videos for your Valentine’s Day viewing pleasure:

*What’s a Scopitone? According to Wikipedia:

In the 1960s, French technology developed for the aerial photography during the war was adapted to create the Scopitone, a modern visual jukebox. The Scopitone was a hit in France with fairly primitive scenes of bands playing, but when it was introduced into the US, the videos took on a vivid quality, with crooners wandering through crowds of girls in bikinis or “jungle” furs. The Scopitone also was a hit, but involvement of organized crime led to its demise, just as rock and roll was being revitalized, too late for Scopitone.

Thanks again to Beancounter Pam for finding, maybe the best thing to hit the Internet since Max Raabe.

4 responses to “Scopitones, anyone?”

  1. Sam

    I really liked “Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles” by Francoise Hardy.

  2. Evan

    So, what do you think of Socialism?

    (Sorry, that is straight from a character in a movie I saw yesterday. It was his non-sequiter to . . . everything.)

  3. Becky

    Socialism is a red herring.

  4. Sassy J

    Becky–these are hilarious! I need to know if these were made pre-implant days? When did women start getting implants? Calendar Girls was also hilarious–one bombshell could not dance at all–others were quite good.