27 June 2010


after Soundies but before music videos came the Scopitone.

originally a product of France these short films featurd stars such as Brigitte Bardot & Jeanmarie. Claude Lelouch was a prolific director of Scopitones including a couple starring Petula Clark. when it crossd the pond there were films by James Darren   Lesley Gore   Peggy Lee. even Joi Lansing. & Robert Altman directd one with Herb Alpert.

here's an example from Barbara McNair with some campy choreography:

1 comment:

durlx said...

Wow! The choreography is vampy campy!
The song was one of my favorites as a young boy (I preferred the Ann-Margaret version); surely a tell tale sign of something.