Early Stan Kenton on Film

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Back in the 1940s, when radio, record company and movie studio efforts began to merge, shorts were viewed as a highly strategic way to promote bands in movie theaters before feature films came on. Here's a series of short films made with Stan Kenton...

Jammin' in the Panoram (1942), with Howard Rumsey on bass...



Reed Rapture (1942)...



Tampico with June Christy in 1945...



Eager Beaver (1945)...



It's Been a Long, Long Time with June Christy (1945)...



In the Heart of San Anton' with June Christy and Gene Howard (1945)...

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