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Movie "Pee-Wee's Pianola"
By Bill Jelen

I borrowed some 16 mm films from the local library this weekend.

One of the films would be of interest to player piano fans.  Titled
"Pee-Wee's Pianola", it appears to be an episode of a weekly serial from
Britain.   The series is about the Magnificent Six and a Half gang of 7
kids.  In this particular episode, they find a Pianola abandoned on a
farm and go through a variety of hi-jinks in trying to get the piano
back to town.  It is filled with amusing slap-stick comedy.

Curiously enough, during the entire film, the pianola plays with the
paper traveling from the bottom of the spoolbox to the top.  I don't
know if the film producers were really this clueless, or if perhaps
there is an old brand of pianola which runs that direction.

If your local library has a collection of old 16 mm films, you might
check it out.

Bill Jelen
Akron, Ohio

(Message sent Sun 28 Nov 1999, 01:25:09 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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