My Little Panoram

Little Panoram

Just for the record, I'm not one to buy toys.  When I do spend my personal money, I usually go for old records and CDs.  Bet you wouldn't have guessed that, huh.  But, a few weeks ago, while on ebay, I stumbled upon this little gem. It's a miniature version of a Mills Panoram Movie Jukebox.  These Panorams are the very machines that featured the Soundies I play on The Big Band and Swing Podcast all of the time.

For those of you that are not familiar with Soundies, they were three-minute musical films, produced between 1940 and 1947 in the US, each displaying a song, dance, or Big Band clip.  The films were shown in a coin-operated "movie jukebox" named the Panoram.  I now have my very own "Mini Panoram!"  How cool is that.

Below, I've included a picture of my Mini Panoram next to a 15oz coffee mug.  I've also included a picture of a normal sized Panoram.  They are usually the size of a standard refrigerator.  It's truly the little things in life that makes one happy. 😀

Picture of Panoram and Mug

Picture of Normal Sized Panoram

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