Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

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3 pages of other "arcade explorations" I've done, at http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/searc ... xploration
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Blood for a Silver Dollar theme with bandits.

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Destroying slot machines, Sydney, Australia - British Pathe, 1939

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Bloody hooligans.
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Here is a nice compilation of Blackpool in the 1960s. Some arcade machines and lots of nostalgia.

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The new Netflix series "Poker Face" features a row of what are either Aristocrat Nevadas or late Pace "Primadonna" bandits (I can’t quite tell which, but I think Pace) on display in the casino boss's office. They can be clearly seen in the show (episode 1 only) and can just be glimpsed in the trailer:

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coppinpr wrote: Tue May 30, 2023 8:06 am The new Netflix series "Poker Face" features a row of what are either Aristocrat Nevadas or late Pace "Primadonna" bandits (I can’t quite tell which, but I think Pace) on display in the casino boss's office. They can be clearly seen in the show (episode 1 only) and can just be glimpsed in the
In America they get very confused about the difference between a Pace and Aristocrat. A number of machines like below have been sold and described as Pace https://www.icollector.com/25-Cent-Pace ... _i15046544

But they are Aristocrats on a built in stand with cash tray inset. The reel windows on Aristocrat is offset to the escalator and there is a coin return on the left, plus the coin entries are distinctive.
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tallstory wrote: Mon May 29, 2023 9:27 am Here is a nice compilation of Blackpool in the 1960s. Some arcade machines and lots of nostalgia.

The big floor standing dome top machine was called Pontoon and made by Shields here in Bridlington, They also did a football theme same machine. Their success all came to a very sad ending.
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chris roadhog wrote: Tue May 30, 2023 12:15 pm Their success all came to a very sad ending.
You can't just leave us hanging on like that :NBG:
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In a nutshell, Leonard Shields was a genius. He built up a very successful business and could spend big! He lived the life while the demand lasted, including big house, new Jag and speed boat.
(The Jag got stuck in the sand when launching the boat and the family watched on as the tide came in and covered the car!)
I would think the biggest blow was the slot tax on his big floor machines, rendering them useless. He went bust and lost everything.
He couldnt come to terms with not being able to provide for his family and committed suicide. His son Chris runs a music shop and is a family friend but never talks about the machines or his dad's business.
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Not a slot but coin-operated nevertheless:

My 1960s Ditchburn Coffee machine left the museum late last year for a 3 month trip down to Pinewood Studios in London.
It was used in the making of Series 2 of Marvel Studios LOKI. I thought it was just being used in the background but it appears to have some kind of supporting role in the storyline, not that I know what that is... and if I did, I could not tell you as I have signed a NDA with Marvel Studios. :D
It was seen briefly in the first episode but at the end credits of said episode it makes another appearance in close-up. Also, Marvel sent me a super present with the machine when it was returned, a TVA (Time Variance Authority... it's a Loki thing) paper cup that had been specially made for the machine.

all the best .... Dicky
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Good to see Pete and Merrivale Arcade advising Salvage Hunters the Restorers tonight on a machine they were restoring. A Essex two player football game….on Quest TV Ep12 S6
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lets see vid then......
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