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Showing Silent Movies at Home
By Ron Bopp

Interesting comment about silent movies.  A few years ago I showed
silent movies (a lot of Charlie Chaplin) at home using my Style 20
American Photoplayer.  At the time I had a nice collection of
Picturolls which would fit the mood of the movie.  At the time
Ray Siou had even reproduced some of the rolls as well.

For movies, I used a Super-8 projector made by Kodak and acquired my
Chaplin movies (as well as others) from a company in Iowa called
Blackhawk.  Then, over the years, Blackhawk discovered Beta and VHS
and the number of movies on film dropped to none.

I changed collecting interest, sold the Photoplayer, rolls, films and
projector lock, stock and barrel.  It was fun at the time and visitors
(sometimes AMICA or MBSI chapters) really enjoyed.  I hope you can find
a source for your movies and projector.

Ron Bopp

(Message sent Sat 22 Jan 2000, 13:09:26 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

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