Sunday Scopitone: Barbara McNair



In the Scopitone production of Irma La Douce.


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  1. I thought your description was a pun, but no, this is a thing that exists.

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  2. I thought it wouldn't get odder than the judge - and then the man in the July 14 sandwich board strolled by.

    As always, though, the question these Scopitones leave me with is: did the lead have to bring her own dresses, or were they on purpose? If so, is really comme il faut to go strapless in La Madeleine?

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    1. The Scopitone flair for literal interpretation knows no bounds.

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    2. I suppose most Scopitone machines were installed in the MidWest, where they have no idea France even exists.

      Scopitone was a learning tool for some people...Jx

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    3. Scopitones actually started in France, then spread from there. Here's an interesting post about the differences between French and American Scopitones. Either way, they weren't very successful, and their heyday only lasted a few short (but gloriously tacky) years.

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    4. Ah yes, many are the gratuitous up-skirt shots... Jx

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    5. "Many" and "gratuitous" are both understatements, to be sure!

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  3. It's like Dark Shadows On Ice! NO RETAKES!!

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