Six Hits and a Miss: Sweet Sue - JazzWax

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July 01, 2011


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Rod Nicas

I believe the images are flipped (mirror image) because the source films are "Soundies". Soundies were played on an early video juke box of the 1940s, the Panoram, which used a rear projection system and thus the film print had to be reversed to project properly on the front of the machine.

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