Crying fo the Carolines May 12, 2012 1:55 PMSubscribe
Before Leon Schlessinger produced the classic animation series Merrie Melodies, there was another series of shorts created to feature contemporary pop hits. Combining live-action musical performances with an art deco-influenced set design, only 6 episodes of Spooney Melodies were ever produced. Today, only one short remains – Crying for the Carolines, considered by many to be the first ever music video. The featured organist in the clip is Milton Charles, a well-known theater organist throughout the silent movie era. Obituary.