Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

Time Machines

Clip: Season 2 | 6m 5s

Michael Feinstein visits film collector Mark Cantor who demonstrates his Panoram machine, which was used to play 'Soundies' in the 1940s. Soundies were the original music videos, a kind of motion picture juke box installed in bars and restaurants that offered short musical films of all the popular talents of the era.

Aired: 02/03/12

Rating: NR

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Funding for Season Two provided by Sara P. Carruthers, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and Lewis B. Cullman, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Irwin Helford, The Lizzie and Jonathan M. Tisch Foundation, Peter O. Hanson, Susan and Hank Scherer.