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Lee Mannering
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From: The Projection Box
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 - posted April 13, 2019 01:05 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
One thing with this obsession I mean hobby is that we have many avenues to explore with each and every film.

On the leader of many super 8 prints you will find a laboratory negative printing date with today being the anniversary of Warners FOOTLIGHT PARADE issued as a 2 X 400ft sound film in the 70's. I found a new and unused film still with its tape attached to the leader so it was a joyful moment to project it as I did once before when I had hair.

Did a test run of tonight's celebratory programme and yes it was printed up 41 years ago to this very day. Putting film programmes together its handy to have some sort of theme going on and lab dates are another way to pin a programme together which has proven fun over the years.

The film itself is a delightful watch coming in those two clamshell blue boxes and matching reels in glorious black and white. The story is wrapped around the dawn of talking pictures so a nice movie to have really.
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Happy anniversary Footlight Parade negative and thanks to Derann Film Services for bringing this release about.
We raise a glass to you!

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted April 13, 2019 11:47 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
One of my favorite's too Lee, along with all the other Warner Berkeley 2 x 400 digests that Derann put out. Great packaging too!

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William Olson
Master Film Handler

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From: Poughkeepsie, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2010


 - posted April 13, 2019 09:01 PM      Profile for William Olson   Email William Olson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I love this movie. It's so over the top. It's dialogue is snappy and risque. It's supercharged Busby Berkeley.

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David Hardy
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From: Johnshaven Village , Montrose, Scotland
Registered: Jan 2015


 - posted April 14, 2019 03:29 PM      Profile for David Hardy   Email David Hardy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes i still have my Derann 2 x 400' print too.

Now these are the type of films i am glad Derann did release.

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