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The Scopitone makes its debut in the midwest, 1964.

The Scopitone makes its debut in the midwest, 1964.

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Scopitone Party 2 

When: Wed., June 22 2016
About 15 years ago, vernacular photo collector Nicholas Osborn was rummaging through a flea market in Wisconsin when he came across a bunch of 16-millimeter reels. They featured kitschy performances by B-list 1960s music acts, formatted in a way that resembled the modern music video: one was of singer-songwriter duo Dick and Dee Dee poorly lip-synching their tune "Where Did All the Good Times Go" while a bevy of scantily clad dancers moved clumsily behind them on the Santa Monica Pier; another captured platinum-blonde model Joi Lansing singing the torch song "Web of Love" while ensnared in a giant spiderweb. Continue reading >>

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