24 June 2012 @ 07:32 pm
Movie Jukeboxes / Video on demand before videos!  
Cinebox (Scopitone), 1963 (US)

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Learn a whole lot more about Scopitone movies and Cinebox at this amazing site: HERE.
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E♥whoseline_wlsc on June 25th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
That is pretty neat!
Monika: soledadergotismus on June 25th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
If you'd like, post this at my tiny Scopitone/vintage music video community, Cinebox.
Gordon: Great World Warbaron_waste on June 25th, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)

You can find a scattering of these at Youtube, along with “Soundies,” an even earlier expression of the concept (and still often fun to see).

Pseydtonnepseydtonne on June 25th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
I once took a Soundie box apart. Really gorgeous stuff...
pikkewyntjiepikkewyntjie on June 25th, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Great idea--but poorly executed, IMO. Who wants to stand there and watch a full-length movie (especially if it also required you to hold your arms up like that!)? If the screen were more at sitting level, it might have been a good idea for airports and bus stations--wherever people need to wait a long time.

I never heard of Scopitones, either. I had no idea there was such a thing as these.
Man Writing Slashwrite_light on June 25th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
They had short music videos, like old MTV. More short term like a jukebox.
donnalee_kissdonnalee_kiss on June 25th, 2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
Seriously those boobs are scary!
Sarah: GenuineGenericLJIcontresjolie9 on June 25th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Just saying that this post triggered a brief obsession with those things, and 50s/60s music last night.
Catty Feministjocelmeow on June 25th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
There are a bunch of Scopitones on YouTube, which is pretty much the Scopitone of the future. A few of my kitschy favorites, a couple of which are mostly thin excuses for girls in revealing outfits:





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