Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

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Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

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Yeah .. OK ........ I'm bored, but look what I found on Google Video

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

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Very cheesy 1950s advert for Remco toy crane.

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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

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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.

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Popeye - Customers Wanted (1939) : Cartoon arcade

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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:
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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!
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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:
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Loved the Margate video Stuart, which one was you?
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Like you need to ask :!:....... I am always the good looking one!!! :burp:
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And here is one for our American Cousins :cool:
This is a nice screen shot from the 1937 Laurel & Hardy film :lucky: Way Out West, :lucky:
Can anyone tell me the names of the four Vintage Machines in this photo :?: ...
Anyway its back to the cutting room floor for me :tarah:
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And yet more :D , This time from the TV sitcom Steptoe & Son, the first photo is from an episode called "Upstairs Downstairs Upstairs Downstairs" and shows a Caille type machine. :cool: the second photo is from an other episode and shows a Mutoscope. :cool: Both episodes are from 1974. Please enjoy :!:

I must try to get out more! :tarah:

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And once again! :D
This time from the TV sitcom "Auf Wiedersehen Pet" . The first photo shows the late Pat Roach (Bomber) :cool: Playing what I think is a German pinball machine in the local club :cool:
The second photo is of Bill Paterson (Ally Fraser) :cool: playing a Mills bandit in his office :cool:

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The pinball is a Bally Odds & Evens.
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Hi :D , Thanks for letting me know the machines name and make, its nice to know someone is taking an interest in my posts, I hope to find more...... :tarah:
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Hi :D ,
I am not sure if this is a real vintage crane or a stage prop made for the film :?: .

It is from the 1950s Norman Wisdom Film "One Good Turn" which I think was set in Brighton....anyway I hope you enjoy it....... :tarah:



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slotalot wrote:And yet more :D , This time from the TV sitcom Steptoe & Son,
I seem to recall that a few episodes of Steptoe & Son had allwins in them. They were often to be seen on the staircase landing as Harold or his dad came in the front door....so keep looking! :D
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Hi Coin-op :D , Thanks for the tip, next time I am down Oil Drum Lane I will call in and have a look :thumbs: .
In the meantime have a look at these two beauties :!: . The machines that is ;) , this photo is from the 1996 BBC comedy "Oh Doctor Beeching", the scene was shot in the buffet refreshment bar at Hatley Station..... :tarah:
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Hi Slotalot, you must be beavering away night and day searching for these !!
It is from the 1950s Norman Wisdom Film "One Good Turn" which I think was set in Brighton....
Wasn't that the film where he systematically blew up the town ? or am I thinking of another N.W. film.
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Hi Arrgee :D , Thanks for your comments, The film you are thinking about must be the 1960 film "There was a crooked man" This was filmed up north in Darwen and stared Norman Wisdom & Alfred Marks, and as far as I know this film was never put on general release and no clips are available :oops: ( unless someone knows different) :tarah:
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