Soundies Jukebox Films and the Shift to Small-Screen Culture (Techniques of the Moving Image) (Hardcover)


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Soundies Jukebox Films and the Shift to Small-Screen Culture (Techniques of the Moving Image) (Hardcover)

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Soundies Jukebox Films and the Shift to Small-Screen Culture is the first and only book to position what are called “Soundies” within the broader cultural and technological milieu of the 1940s. From 1940 to 1946, these musical films circulated in everyday venues, including bars, bowling alleys, train stations, hospitals, and even military bases. Viewers would pay a dime to watch them playing on the small screens of the Panoram jukebox. This book expands U.S. film history beyond both Hollywood and institutional film practices. Examining the dynamics between Soundies’ short musical films, the Panoram’s film-jukebox technology, their screening spaces and their popular discourse, Andrea J. Kelley provides an integrative approach to historic media exhibition. She situates the material conditions of Soundies’ screening sites alongside formal considerations of the films and their unique politics of representation to illuminate a formative moment in the history of the small screen.  
ANDREA J. KELLEY is an assistant professor of media studies at Auburn University School of Communication and Journalism in Alabama.
Product Details ISBN: 9780813586342
ISBN-10: 0813586348
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: June 28th, 2018
Pages: 194
Language: English
Series: Techniques of the Moving Image
“A compelling read from beginning to end, Soundies Jukebox Films and the Shift to Small Screen Culture opens up an entirely new way to think about moving images, music and the technologies that made them part of our everyday lives.”
— Haidee Wasson

"Chronicle of Higher Education weekly book list," by Nina C. Ayoub
— Chronicle of Higher Education

"[Kelley] admirably succeeds in describing the business methods, aesthetic attributes and social history of the coin-operated “Panoram” machine and its black-and-white 16mm musical shorts, called Soundies."
— CineMontage

“A compelling read from beginning to end, Soundies Jukebox Films and the Shift to Small Screen Culture opens up an entirely new way to think about moving images, music and the technologies that made them part of our everyday lives.”
— Haidee Wasson

"Chronicle of Higher Education weekly book list," by Nina C. Ayoub
— Chronicle of Higher Education

"[Kelley] admirably succeeds in describing the business methods, aesthetic attributes and social history of the coin-operated “Panoram” machine and its black-and-white 16mm musical shorts, called Soundies."
— CineMontage