I've seen more than one Soundie jukebox film with a similar set up.   
Here's a link to one (although the narrative doesn't seem quite  
right). I've got notes on another one I viewed at the Eastman House  
(pasted below). I'm sure these aren't the only shorts that use this  


"Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" 12/30/46   R.C.M., Soundies D.C.    
Prod. Ben Hersh  Dir. Dave Gould Featuring: The Guardsmen Quartet

Synopsis:  Man serenades couples in restaurant, "Tonight in dreamland,  
my love, we'll have a secret rondevouz." One couple leaves, each go to  
separate rooms in hotel. Cross-section of wall, both rise and dance,  
superimposed over sleeping bodies.


Amy Herzog
Coordinator of the Film Studies Program
Department of Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Associate Professor of Media Studies
Queens College, CUNY

On Jan 26, 2013, at 1:00 AM, SCREEN-L automatic digest system wrote:

> Date:    Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:59:25 -0700
> From:    Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Help with Identification of a Dance Film
> A colleague is trying to identifying the following film:
> So when I was looking at historical clips of social dancing at Lincoln
> Center last week, I saw one lifted from a movie: a married couple in  
> bed
> (separate beds? couldn't tell), each of them dreaming, and in the
> his-and-hers dreams they were dancing ballroom very fancily. Does  
> this ring
> a bell with anyone? Black and white, didn't recognize the actors.
> Any ideas?
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