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Hit the Deck

Performer:
Powell, Jane  Search this
Martin, Tony  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Damone, Vic  Search this
Miller, Ann  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 6 in; 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
program
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Edith Lauren
ID Number:
2018.3033.023
Nonaccession number:
2018.3033
Catalog number:
2018.3033.023
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1890044
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Good Morning

Lyricist:
Freed, Arthur  Search this
Depicted (sitter):
Kelly, Gene  Search this
O'Connor, Donald  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Maker:
Chappell and Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/16 in x 8 1/2 in; 28.09875 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
ca 1952
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
ID Number:
2017.3021.389
Nonaccession number:
2017.3021
Catalog number:
2017.3021.389
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Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1862205

(Love Is) The Tender Trap

Depicted (sitter):
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Maker:
Barton Music Corp.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1955
ID Number:
2015.0215.0163
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.0163
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Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1761310

Hits from Finian's Rainbow

Recording artist:
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Martin, Dean  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Crosby, Bing  Search this
Davis, Jr., Sammy  Search this
Maker:
Harmony  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1969
ID Number:
2015.0215.0801
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.0801
Maker number:
HS 11286
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1801439

Guys and Dolls

Recording artist:
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Crosby, Bing  Search this
Martin, Dean  Search this
Stafford, Jo  Search this
Shore, Dinah  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Maker:
Reprise Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: California, Burbank
Date made:
1964
ID Number:
2015.0215.1055
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.1055
Maker number:
FS-2016
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1801752

Guys and Dolls

Recording artist:
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Martin, Dean  Search this
Davis, Jr., Sammy  Search this
Crosby, Bing  Search this
Shore, Dinah  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Maker:
Harmony  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1969
ID Number:
2015.0215.1056
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.1056
Maker number:
HS 11374
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1801753

South Pacific

Recording artist:
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Stafford, Jo  Search this
Davis, Jr., Sammy  Search this
Shore, Dinah  Search this
Crosby, Bing  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Maker:
Reprise Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: California, Burbank
Date made:
1964
ID Number:
2015.0215.1078
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.1078
Maker number:
F-2018
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1801810

The Tender Trap

Depicted (sitter):
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
lobby card
Date made:
1955
ID Number:
2015.0215.1406
Maker number:
55-456
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.1406
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1806000

The Tender Trap

Depicted (sitter):
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
lobby card
Date made:
1955
ID Number:
2015.0215.1407
Maker number:
55-456
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.1407
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1806002

The Tender Trap

Depicted (sitter):
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
lobby card
Date made:
1955
ID Number:
2015.0215.1408
Maker number:
55-456
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.1408
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1806003

Debie Reynolds Coloring Book

Publisher:
Whitman Publishing, LLC  Search this
Associated institution:
MGM  Search this
Illustrator:
Anderson, Betty  Search this
Depicted:
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Maker:
Whitman Publishing, LLC  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 11 in; 38.1 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Coloring Book
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Date made:
1953
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald E. Grepke in memory of Carolyn Grepke
ID Number:
2001.3007.30
Nonaccession number:
2001.3007
Catalog number:
2001.3007.30
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1292089

Debbie Reynolds Coloring Book

Publisher:
Whitman Publishing, LLC  Search this
Associated institution:
MGM  Search this
Illustrator:
Anderson, Betty  Search this
Depicted:
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Maker:
Whitman Publishing, LLC  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 11 in; 38.1 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Coloring Book
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Date made:
1956
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald E. Grepke in memory of Carolyn Grepke
ID Number:
2001.3007.38
Nonaccession number:
2001.3007
Catalog number:
2001.3007.38
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1292097

French Heels; Tammy

Recording artist:
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Manufacturer:
Coral  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.3826
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Label number:
65529
Catalog number:
2000.3053.3826
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1026813

Mother Earth and Father Time; Charlotte's Web

Recording artist:
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Composer:
Sherman, Richard M.  Search this
Sherman, Robert B.  Search this
Manufacturer:
Paramount  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.4437
Catalog number:
2000.3053.4437
Label number:
PAA-0220
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1027424

Bundle Of Joy

Recording artist:
Fisher, Eddie  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Manufacturer:
RCA Victor  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.0436
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Label number:
LPM-1399
Catalog number:
2000.3053.0436
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1023422

Tammy; French Heels

Recording artist:
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Manufacturer:
Coral  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1957
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.06465
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
Label number:
9-61851
Catalog number:
1996.3034.06465
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1010885

Am I That Easy To Forget; Ask Me To Go Steady

Recording artist:
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Manufacturer:
Dot  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles, Hollywood
Date made:
1959
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.06466
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
Catalog number:
1996.3034.06466
Label number:
45-15985
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1011481

Norman and Sally Coe Scopitone Film Collection

Donor:
Coe, Norman  Search this
Musician:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Singer:
Anka, Paul  Search this
Bach, Vivi  Search this
Carr, Vikki  Search this
Damone, Vic  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Ennis, Ethel  Search this
Greco, Buddy  Search this
Hallyday, Johnny, 1943 -  Search this
Lansing, Joi, 1934-1972  Search this
McNair, Barbara  Search this
Morgan, Jane, 1920 -  Search this
Rawls, Lou  Search this
Reese, Della  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Riley, Billy Lee, 1933-  Search this
Rydell, Bobby  Search this
Sedaka, Neil  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, Jr., 1944-  Search this
Starr, Kay  Search this
Vee, Bobby  Search this
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Vocalist:
Darren, James  Search this
Gore, Lesley, 1946-  Search this
Composer:
Legrand, Michel, 1932 -  Search this
Extent:
141 film reels
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Film reels
Music
16mm motion picture film
Date:
circa 1962-1970
Summary:
Scopitones are three minute long 16mm films that were viewed on a Scopitone machine, a jukebox-like player. A precursor to music videos, Scopitones -- both the films and the machines -- were popular in the United States from around 1962 to 1968. The films featured sets, costumes, and dancers in support of well-known performers singing a single song. The collection includes Scopitone films from the United States and Europe.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises approximately one hundred and forty 16mm color composite magnetic track motion picture prints produced to be played on a Scopitone juke box. These films were produced in Europe and the United States.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into one series. The order follows the original catalogue/distribution numbers.

Series 1, Original Films, 1962-1970
Biographical / Historical:
Referring to both the films and the machines that played them, a Scopitone is song-length film viewed on a juke-box like machine with a screen. Introduced in the late 1950s in France, and based on technology developed during World War Two, the Scopitone machine offered a selection of up to thirty-six titles. Patrons would insert coins (twnty-five cents per play in the United States), press the button for the film desired, and the film would appear on a small screen that formed the top of the machine. The Scopitone films were three minute-long 16mm composite magnetic track prints that featured performers singing popular songs of the time. Like their predecessor, Soundies, and paving the way for music videos, Scopitones included basic sets, costumes, and choreography. Scopitones were made in France, Great Britain, and Germany. Scopitones (both the machines and the films) were most popular in France. Consequently, a large number of the films are in French and star performers well-known in France. One of the major producers of American Scopitone films was Harman-ee Productions, a company owned by Debbie Reynolds. In the United States, Scopitone machines could be found in bars, restaurants, and lounges. Performers as varied as Debbie Reynolds, Neil Sedaka, and Ethel Ennis appeared in American Scopitones. In many of the films the stars sang the songs while surrounded by scantily-clad dancers. On occasion the production numbers told the "story" of the song. More often, the sets, dance moves, and costumes appeared superfluous. The "look" of the films reflected the times with choreography influenced by the Twist and other contemporary dances and clothing and hair-dos straight from a mid-1960s teen fashion magazine. Scopitones flourished in the United States for a very short period of time. First introduced around 1962, interest in producing and viewing Scopitones had ended by 1968. Most American machines and films were tossed in the trash. Collectors acquired the remaining machines and films. Scopitone films, once a mostly forgotten genre, are now easily viewed on Youtube, introducing this short-lived cultural phenomenon to new generations of viewers. The donor, Norman Coe, became involved with Scopitone as a business in 1964 when he purchased ten machines from the Scopitone division of Tel-A-Sign, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. Coe placed his machines and the films in bars and restaurants around the Albany, New York area. He left the business in the late 1960s, selling all but one of his machines and several cartons of Scopitone films. He donated his remaining machine and films to the National Museum of American History in 2011.
Related Materials:
Materials in the National Museum of American History

The Division of Culture and the Arts acquired a Scopitone machine as part of the same donation. Accession #: 2011.0056
Provenance:
Scopitone machine and films donated by Norman and Sally Coe in 2011.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Music
16mm motion picture film
Citation:
[Title], Norman and Sally Coe Scopitone Film Collection, circa 1964-1970, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1230
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Norman and Sally Coe Scopitone Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1230

The Tender Trap movie poster

Depicted (sitter):
Sinatra, Frank  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Maker:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 36 in x 14 in; 91.44 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
poster
Date made:
1955
Subject:
Movie  Search this
Entertainment, Film  Search this
ID Number:
2015.0215.1418
Accession number:
2015.0215
Catalog number:
2015.0215.1418
Maker number:
55/456
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Movie Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1806048

Film Institute group; E.G.R. art; Reynolds, Debbie

Collection Collector:
Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Sidney, George, 1916-2002  Search this
Collection Donor:
Sidney, Corinne Entratter  Search this
Container:
Box 78, Folder 43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with cotton gloves. Researchers may use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis and as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of the collection requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to LP recordings is only possible by special arrangement.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. All requests for permission to use these materials for non-museum purposes must be addressed directly to the Archives Center, and the Archives Center will forward the request to the copyright holder. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
George Sidney Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, gift of Corinne Entratter Sidney
See more items in:
George Sidney Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0867-ref1282

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