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GUEST,Beachcomber lyr/info req: Hopalong Cassidy (48) RE: lyr/info req: Hopalong Cassidy 05 Feb 12

I have a memory of a travelling show coming to my little village away back in the late 40s. It was called the "Maskot Kinema" and their posters (handwritten) were misspelled as well. They showed only silent movies in the tent with it's timber side walls, and stayed for a week or so. At the time there was no electricity in our area and they had a diesel generator which powered the projector and gave them a better lighting than we locals had. The one film that sticks in my memory was "The Last Days of Pompey" starring William Boyd ! The only other title I can remember was "The Doctor's Sacrafise (sic)". Oh , and the company's mother played the piano accompaniment.
Talk about Magic Lantern. They were an English family with a boy around my age (72 now) but I cannot remember the name.
The funny part is that we had had several "modern" picture shows with talkies before that. Wonder if anybody remembers them or similar shows ?

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