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Scopitone: '60s Music Videos You've Never Seen

By Gerard @presurfer
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A Scopitone is a type of jukebox featuring a 16 mm film component. Before MTV mid-1960s American hepcats gathered around 500-pound, 7-foot-high contraptions to watch 16-millimeter Technicolor films of B-list pop stars gyrating to their latest hits.
The contraption in question was usually a Scopitone, one of several audio-visual jukeboxes found primarily in bars. Their reign, if you can even call it that, was brief, and by the end of the decade, the novelty of these then-high-tech devices had faded entirely.
(thanks Ben)The Presurfer

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