A Mills "Panoram" movie jukebox,  American,  1939,
Lot 437W
A Mills "Panoram" movie jukebox,
American, 1939,
£14,000 - 18,000
US$ 24,000 - 30,000
Auction Details
A Mills "Panoram" movie jukebox,  American,  1939,
Lot Details
A Mills "Panoram" movie jukebox, American, 1939,
complete with 16mm film projector and sound system with six speakers developed by RCA for Mills, the "never ending" film loop features seven film clips promoting various famous artists, each clip runs for three minutes and costs 10 cents, all wood veneer casing, speaker cloth and mechanism is original, fully restored 79 by 34 by 28in (201 by 86 by 71cm)

Footnotes

  • Panoram jukeboxes were meant to entertain people at nightclubs, bars, restaurants and lobbies; they contained a never-ending film role with seven three-minute music film so called Soundies.

    Soundies were produced between 1940 to 1946 and was specially made for the Panoram jukeboxes, in order to reach the widest distribution the Soundies played a variety of music styles everything from country and western to Russian balalaika music, tenors singing Irish folksongs, the big band swing music of Stan Kenton and Tommy Dorsey and jazz greats Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole.

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