Shindig! was a rock and roll tv show that ran from September 1964 until January 1966 on the ABC network. It was the first of its kind featuring non-stop music, a house band starring Billy Preston on organ, backup singers The Blossoms featuring Darlene Love and go-go dancers accompanying most of the acts. The host was Jimmy O'Neil, a deejay from Los Angeles. Here's a terrific tv special about Shindig!.
These are Scopitones. They're video jukeboxes that were invented in France in the early 1960s and were made from surplus WWII airplane parts. They only lasted a few years. This site has a bunch of Scopitones. The colors were very vivid and the costumes and dancing were somewhat risqué, as evident in one of the most well-known Scopitones: Nancy Sinatra performing Boots.
Check out the Scopitones at 1:58 in the video above.
This is my all-time favorite Scopitone. Whoooooooooaaahhhh!
This scene is from the 1948 film The Snake Pit. I watched it in my
Psychology Through Media class.
A woman goes into an insane
asylum and comes out
completely cured. Isn't life
great?! Mrs. Howell from Gilligan's Island plays the mother.
Here's more info on the film.