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Venus - Gloria Lasso
Gloria Lasso in Venus.
This is the French version of Frankie Avalon's hit Venus, that reached the n. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (five weeks) and on the Italian chart (four weeks) in 1959. Gloria Lasso's rendition hit the n. 1 on the French chart (five weeks) in the same year.
Gloria Lasso's Venus is the very first Scopitone short ever filmed.
(Series number: CA-1.)
(Note: This edition has an overlay for the whole duration of the short.)
Je n'ai jamais pu t'oublier - Dalida
Dalida in Je n'ai jamais pu t'oublier (1964).
This is the French version of Gianni Morandi's hit In ginocchio da te [Kneeling by you] that won the summer song festival Cantagiro in 1964, reached the n. 1 on Italian chart in July of that year and inspired the musical comedy with the same title.
Love, Maestro, Please - Sheila
Sheila in Love, Maestro, Please.
Love, Maestro, Please is included in Sheila's EP with the same title (Disques Carrere) published in 1969.
Mon Credo - Mireille Mathieu
Mireille Mathieu in Mon Credo.
Mireille Mathieu's Mon Credo reached the n. 1 on the French chart in April 1966.
Silver Dollar - Damita Jo
Damita Jo in Silver Dollar.
Damita Jo's Silver Dollar was published as a 45rpm single (Epic Records) in 1965.
Magazine ad for Scopitone juke-box, featuring Ellen and Alice Kessler.
Scopitone was a juke-box that featured a 16 mm. projector and a 26-inch color screen, produced by French company Cameca. The first model (ST16) was introduced at the Foire de Paris in May 1960 and distributed from 1961.