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Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:32 pm
by badpenny
Yeah .. OK ........ I'm bored, but look what I found on Google Video

1930s Mayor Fiorello La Guardia smashing slot machines as crowd watches


Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:34 am
by pennymachines
Very cheesy 1950s advert for Remco toy crane.


Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:47 pm
by pennymachines
Coney Island 1952 including short Pleasureland Arcade section - Fortune Tellers, Mutoscopes, Silver Gloves boxers, Duck Shoot: Direct Link

Documentary about the Wurlitzer Factory, North Tonawanda, New York, showing the manufacture of jukeboxes, Circa 1950.

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Margate 1950-1960

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:54 am
by slotalot
This is a video of Margate and Dreamland in the 1950s-60s. as you get to the end of this film you will see some of your favourite vintage slot machines working in the old penny arcade.


Popeye - Customers Wanted (1939) : Cartoon arcade

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:18 pm
by coin-op

Re: Popeye - Customers Wanted (1939) : Cartoon arcade

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:00 pm
by arrgee
Well done Coin-op, as well as fond childhood memories of playing slot machines, one of my other passions in the early 1960s was to watch Popeye cartoons, what a great combination of nostalgia :cool:

Re: Popeye - Customers Wanted (1939) : Cartoon arcade

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:11 pm
by coin-op
Hi Arrgee, glad it ticked all the boxes for you...now if only I can find a you tube file for the scene in Waterloo Road (John Mills) where he enters the Lucky Star arcade (with a Novelty Merchantman crane, pinballs and Bmco's)...or the film with Carry Grant entering an arcade full of machines...or the one with a Wurlitzer 800 in an English arcade. The footage is out there!

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:55 pm
by slotalot
This photo is from a film called the Wrong Arm Of The Law, :eek:
Note the once ubiquitous YZ chewing gum machine. You inserted a penny and turned a knob to get your chewing gum. The knob had four positions. A marketing man of genius had come up with the idea of giving the customer an extra "free" pack every time the knob reached the the 3-o'clock position. Of course, everybody whose purchase brought the knob to 12-o'clock was tempted to put another penny in. This shop stood on the corner of Cowley Mill Road and Waterloo Road, Uxbridge :tarah:

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:23 am
by badpenny
Loved the Margate video Stuart, which one was you?

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:36 pm
by slotalot
Badpenny wrote:Loved the Margate video Stuart, which one was you?
Like you need to ask :!:....... I am always the good looking one!!! :burp: