The Soundies helped launch the careers of Doris Day, Nat King Cole, Liberace, and Dorothy Dandridge, among others. Viewed for a dime through a special machine called a Panoram, a movie jukebox, these forerunners to the music video could be seen in nightclubs, roadhouses, restaurants and other public venues across the U.S. ~Chris Lamson (www.imdb.com)
This short video found on web, is probably the trailer of the documentary film:
"Soundies: A Musical History (hosted by Michael Feinstein)"
There're quotes from Cab Calloway, Doris Day, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Helen O'Connell Jimmy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong; and more.
More information about "Soundies" » ~www.soundies.net