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The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents two newly preserved episodes of the groundbreaking television show STARS OF JAZZ, hosted from 1956–1958 on ABC by Bobby Troup.

The Max Roach Quintet and vocalist Mary Ann McCall are featured in the opening segment, and Hermosa Beach’s Lighthouse All-Stars and vocalist Julie London guest in the closing episode.

This virtual event includes a post-screening conversation with James A. Harrod—author of the book Stars of Jazz: A Complete History of the Innovative Television Series, 1956-1958—and archivist Mark Quigley.


UCLA Film & Television Archive

Thursday, February 11.

4 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.

From top: Max Roach; Mary Ann McCall, Easy Living; James A. Harrod, Stars of Jazz, cover courtesy and © McFarland; Bobby Troup and Julie London; Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars Vol. 6.


The year is 1978. Punk rock has captured the imagination of the world, but another group of musicians has taken a different path into the world of machine-driven electronica. The new film LE CHOC DU FUTUR—the directorial debut of Marc Collin, co-founder of the band Nouvelle Vague—explores the birth of a scene through the eyes and ears of a young woman in Paris.

Housesitting for a producer and availing herself of the wall of synthesizers in his apartment, Ana (Alma Jodorowsky)—a commercial jinglest and budding composer—works to create a new music-sans-musicians, what she calls “a dance for oscillators,” a layering process the film considers with lovely, unhurried detail. She dreams of leaving behind the old rock venues, “stinking of beer and piss,” and communing with nature in a mass gathering.

LE CHOC DU FUTUR features music by Throbbing Gristle, Human League, Julie London, Aksak Maboul, Jean-Michel Jarre, Suicide, and Clara Luciani—who co-stars—and is dedicated to the female pioneers of electronic music, among them Clara Rockmore, Wendy Carlos, Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, Eliane Radigue, Laurie Spiegel, Suzanne Ciani, Johanna Beyer, Charlotte “Bebe” Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Else Marie Pade, and Beatriz Ferreyra.

See link below for details.


A film by Marc Collin.

Cleopatra Entertainment

Marc Collin, Le choc du futur (2019), starring Alma Jodorowsky. Photographs and film poster courtesy and © Cleopatra Entertainment.