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Guy Badger
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From: Hull, England
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 - posted November 07, 2019 05:27 PM      Profile for Guy Badger   Email Guy Badger   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi all

I'll be driving to Blackpool on the 17th with a film collecting legend - Bill Davison.

Many of you will know Bill from Movie Maker's Bootlace Cinema column but Bill was also one of the founders of the first Blackpool events for film collectors in the late 1970s before Derek Simmonds & Derann took over the organising duties.

Bill has said he would be happy to take part in a short Q&A if there is interest. I'm not sure who is planning events on the day but if it's you - or you can let me know who it is - then send me a private message I can put you in touch with Bill to sort something out.

I know this is short notice so it's not a problem if it's too late to do something but Bill will be around most of the day and I'm sure he'll be happy to chat about the good old days.

See you in Blackpool!

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted November 07, 2019 06:27 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I remember Bill Davison's Bootlace Cinema column very well. It was always the first article that I would read every month in Movie Maker. Those sure were exciting times, when all the major Hollywood studios were starting to release digests of their most popular film titles to the super 8 sound market. A couple of questions for Bill: "Are you still a film collector" and " Was Dennys Davis as rude in person as he was in print?"

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Adrian Winchester
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 - posted November 07, 2019 07:52 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's amazing news, although unfortunately with the event only 9 days away, I expect the programme will be finalised, and possibly printed, so scheduling a Q&A could be a challenge, much as I'd love to see it happen.

If Bill isn't in a rush to get away, I think the best bet could be to hold it in the cinema after the final show, when dealers are packing up. I doubt whether anyone would object to this, if feasible, and it could be announced earlier in the day.

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Joe Caruso
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 - posted November 08, 2019 08:33 AM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i have a "q" for Bill, will you have any 8mm to sell? - Cheers, Shorty

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted November 08, 2019 09:30 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm wondering if Bill got to keep all those fabulous films he reviewed for Movie Maker

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Mal Brake
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 - posted November 08, 2019 09:39 AM      Profile for Mal Brake   Email Mal Brake   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My friend and I used to attend those early Blackpool conventions when Eumig projectors and Harry Garlick's Craven amplifier and speakers were utilised for the shows. We shared a breakfast table with Bill Davison at the very first event. We will be there next week.

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David Skillern
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 - posted November 08, 2019 10:06 AM      Profile for David Skillern   Email David Skillern   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Mal,

See you there.

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted November 08, 2019 10:08 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
We shared a breakfast table with Bill Davison at the very first event. We will be there next week.

Definitely a photo op for somebody to please get a pic of Mal and Bill together.

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted November 19, 2019 06:15 PM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here is a picture of Bill

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