Film Series: ‘Rarely Seen Music Videos 1962-70’

| September 29, 2011
The Kinks

The Kinks

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, the Webster Film Series presents Rarely Seen Music Videos 1962-70.

Music video collector Spike Priggen (of the Bedazzled.tv, Scopitones.com blogs, and Dumptruck) will present a program of rarely seen music video clips from his collection, including “Scopitone” videos — the precursor to modern music videos — as well as early live videos from famous classic groups such as The Who and Sonny & Cher.

RARELY SEEN MUSIC VIDEOS 1962-1970 (Various, 1962-70, International, 90 min.)

First up is a program of “Scopitones”, the almost forgotten pre-cursor to the modern music video, shot on 16mm film and shown on an early type of “Video Juke-Box.” Scopitone machines were usually located in bars and lounges, allowing for a slightly more “risque” feel than one could see on TV or in the movies at that time.

The second half of the program will feature newly unearthed footage originally broadcast on French TV, including early live footage of bands such as The Kinks, The Who, The Yardbirds, Them, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Otis Redding, The Moody Blues, The Pretty Things, & The Spencer Davis Group as well as clips of Nancy Sinatra, The Shirelles, Dion, Screaming Lord Sutch, Dusty Springfield, Sonny & Cher, The Electric Prunes and much more.

For more information please visit: http://www.webster.edu/filmseries.

Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors (60 +), students from other schools and Webster alumni, $4 for Webster University staff and faculty unless otherwise noted, and FREE to Webster University students with proper ID.

Winfred Moore Auditorium, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency.

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