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Soundies And Jukebox Shorts of the 1940s

Special guest Mark Cantor will be presenting "

" on Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00 AM at the Hollywood Heritage Museum. This is one of two alternative programs at The Barn during Cinecon!


The 1940s saw a brief if audacious experiment in mass entertainment: a jukebox with a screen. Patrons would insert a dime, then listen to and watch a three-minute musical short. Our special program explores this long-forgotten niche in entertainment and cultural history with a variety of both Soundies as well as the products of its many competitors. Among the films that will be shared in this program are several rarities, some one-of-a-kind. Join us for 90 minutes of entertainment and delight in the music of such artists as Nat “King” Cole, Duke Ellington, Merle Travis, Louis Jordan, Henny Youngman, Kay Starr, and many more. Hosted by jazz-on-film expert Mark Cantor, whose forthcoming essay The Soundies will undoubtedly be the definitive reference book on this subject when it is released this fall.


Tickets $10.00 each: Available at the door.

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