It’s here! All 25 programs and 200 films’ worth. Roughly 10 hours of viewing, pulled from the full breadth of the Soundies catalog.
Each DVD in the 4-disc set explores a different theme, from “Introducing Soundies” and “Musical Evolutions” to “Life in the Soundies Era” and “Women, Sexuality, and Gender.”
Many of the Soundies you’ve enjoyed on this site are included in the package–some of them in spiffy 35mm versions–along with some amazing discoveries and rediscoveries.
Beyond the iconic performances by Nat King Cole, Doris Day, Ricardo Montalban, and other stars, there are Soundies with entertainers you may never have heard of: terrific all-women big bands like the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, early rock n rollers like Maurice Rocco and Harry “The Hipster” Gibson, comic singer-songwriter Cindy Walker, and a washtub solo by Florence Gill, probably the only performer to make a living by clucking like a chicken.