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Thread #38216   Message #1882965
Posted By: GUEST,Andy
11-Nov-06 - 05:29 AM
Thread Name: For all the Ancients
Subject: RE: For all the Ancients
What about the Saturday afternoon kids' matinees at the local cinema in the forties and fifties? Watching Tom Mix and the like and then going into the local fields and woods, emulating such heroes in make believe games of 'cowboys and Indians'.(Yes, thats what we we called native Americans then!)These shows were referred to as the 'tanner rush' cos it cost you a tanner (sixpence) to get in and there was a veritable stampede of kids when the doors opened. We also saw Flash Gordon films which had really naff special effects, but in those days we thought them marvellous. I also recall that then, rainforest was known as 'jungle' and there were films with some white hunter character called 'Jungle Jim'. Anyone fondly remember such events and was the Flash Gordon character played by someone called Buster Crabbe?

Ee by gum, nostalgia's not what it used to be!