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Scopitone: the Visual Jukebox of the ’60s

In the 1960s, music videos were shown in coin-operated machines from a French company called Scopitone. Strange and somewhat exotic visuals were added to pop songs to draw viewers to the machines, which were introduced to the US in 1964. Collector’s Weekly talked to Scopitone film collector Bob Orlowsky, who not only gives us the history of these “visual jukeboxes,” but also shares some of the videos from those days. Link

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September 23rd, 2011

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