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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby coppinpr » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:43 pm

We have been a nation of gamblers long before the national lottery, although before the betting shops were legalised in, I think, 1962 (?) it was mostly "on course" in clubs or behind closed doors. The local back street bookie in Tooting, where I work and my family comes from, was turning over more than £10,000 per week in 1956 (I know this for a fact). A large part of that went back out as payouts as bookies worked to a strict "Tissue" in those days so profits were pretty much at a fixed %. My Grandfather was a keen and successful horse race better and William Hill's would send a man from central London to collect his bets and pay out on a daily basis. It's in our nature to bet I think. At the first greyhound race meeting at Haringey stadium. As early as 1929 there were a staggering 700 bookmakers dealing with a crowd of over 15000.

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby aristomatic » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:26 am

It's not often you see an Aristocrat rotary Nevada in an old film. This clip gives you two for the money, TicTacToe and a Goldstar. The film is 'Life at the Top', forerunner of 'Man at the Top', I believe.

The casino shot is at 07.59. If you get bored and do not view if you are easily offended by any 1960s inappropriate language.......



I wonder if they:
were just lucky it paid out when they took the shot 1st time
[ii] they did the shot numerous times til the machine paid out..
[iii] or just added a sound of a win in the editing room afterwards

You get a big bonus point if you can recognize the "casino" building.

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby badpenny » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:01 pm

I was watching some crappy tv drama last night and one of the lead characters was called Lydia. My dim hazy memory kept going to "Lydia The Tattooed Lady" much to the frustration of everyone else in the room.

So I looked it up on You Tube and found this,


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Postby badpenny » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:39 pm

I was hopeful somebody would have lept in to identify the bandits my scrambled eyesight failed to recognise.
So ..... has everyone got eyes like mine?
Or ..... more likely you all understandably assumed my meds need reviewing and I really saw nothing odd in posting a Groucho Marx video about a Tattooed Lady on the principal website for collectible amusement machines? :cool:

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Postby jonesthegarage » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:55 am

no help on the machines but I will comment on the rhyming of "Lydia" with "EncylopIDDIA", now that is art worthy of praise,

not entirely unrelated to your perceived or actual mental state I offer the following which for me is perhaps the greatest pun ever produced



Maybe I'll review my membership of this forum, not wanting to be a member of any forum that would have me as a member !!ESCAPE!!

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Postby badpenny » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:04 pm

Excellent! My favourite Groucho'ism was when his wife caught him kissing a chorus girl, and he claimed he was doing no such thing. He was only whispering in her mouth. :lol:

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby 13rebel » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:05 pm

'Flog it' screened this afternoon from Weston Super Mare pier featured extensive modern and vintage coverage including a brief shot of a Brenco Wheel of Fortune at 30 minutes 30 seconds. Available on BBC iplayer.

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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby pennymachines » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:52 pm

Here's the brief section 13rebel referred to:


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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby pennymachines » Sat May 07, 2016 2:12 pm

Talking Pictures TV (Freeview 81, Sky channel 343, Freesat 306, Youview 81) is a great source of old British movies, often including glimpses of amusement arcades. Today they showed the 1950 noirish Double Confession, with Derek Farr, Joan Hopkins, Peter Lorre and William Hartnel. Set in the fictional seaside resort of Seagate, (filmed at Bexhill-on-Sea and Hastings) there's a short arcade scene with an Essex? Cricketer, Speak Your Weight scales and lots of classic BMCo allwins on view.
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Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Postby pennymachines » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:40 pm

I've mentioned before Talking Pictures TV as the channel for coin-op spotters. No doubt they cater for train spotters too! It seems every other British flick has a vintage slot machine somewhere in it
Recently they screened Tony Richardson's The Entertainer (1960), filmed on location in Morecambe. Here we walk down the pier (opposite the Winter Gardens) past the amusements arcade.


Yesterday they showed Anthony Asquith's The Woman in Question (1950), which features three brief fun-fair scenes. Midway through we see Dirk Bogarde failing to win a packet of cigs on a Bryans metal All Square Crane. He then chats to a fortune teller while standing in front of a Bradshaw Green Ray Fortune teller.


Later a cheerful sailor meets the Laughing Sailor...

and punches the Strength Tester.


Great little Who Dunnit. Will probably be shown again.
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