Chic kitsch
April 25, 2005 1:01 PM   Subscribe

The Scopitone, the 1960s French video jukebox, has been mentioned before on MeFi, but I don't think this site from New York's Spike Priggen was up and running then. He's collected many Scopitone and Cinebox vids from the likes of Nino Ferrer, Francoise Hardy, Procul Harum and - naturellement! - Serge Gainsbourg. It's a marvellous well of '60s chic kitsch. (Navigation can be a tad confusing as there are numerous sections to the site and many links are duplicated throughout, but it's well worth clicking away to see where you end up.)
posted by TiredStarling (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Spike's other site, Bedazzled has the scopitones, plus a lot of other multimedia goodness as well.
posted by jonmc at 1:09 PM on April 25, 2005

Ooh, that's fun, thanks!

Francoise Hardy is particularly cool - love that Ye-Ye sound. I have a cover of Eileen, one of those girls doing "These Boots Are Made For Walking" in French - it's divine. Looking forward to exploring this site!
posted by livii at 1:38 PM on April 25, 2005

Shabamm! Pow! Pop! Whizz! (the Brigitte Bardot Comic Strip one) : >

i love these--thanks, Tired!
posted by amberglow at 4:01 PM on April 25, 2005

Great find! All it needs is some Francoise Hardy and I'll be really happy.
posted by ciderwoman at 5:04 PM on April 25, 2005

See, that's what you get for listening to the Francoise Hardy track while you post. Give me France Gall, France Gall.

Doh. The beer isn't helping either. Well, it is, but not in typing.
posted by ciderwoman at 5:09 PM on April 25, 2005

omg--Teenage Fallout Queen
posted by amberglow at 5:20 PM on April 25, 2005

What a great post! Music videos post-penny arcades but pre-MTV. ;)
posted by mosspink at 4:28 AM on April 26, 2005

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