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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted September 25, 2013 10:54 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I see that a copy of Gerald McKee's "The Home Cinema" is for auction from a seller in Eastbourne, UK.

The starting bid is £2.99, and the seller will despatch worldwide.

Here is your chance to get one of the copies of this first edition which was limited to 350 copies.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gerald-McKee-The-Home-Cinema-Classic-Home-Movie-Projectors-1922-1940-/321212508565?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item4ac9c1e995

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted September 25, 2013 11:45 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a 3rd reprint of this very interesting book.

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Paul Adsett
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I have a copy also. A really superb book on old projectors, with an extensive section on all facets of the Pathe Baby.

My book does not have a proper cover. If anyone can send me a scan of the cover, I would really appreciate it.

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David Ollerearnshaw
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 - posted September 25, 2013 12:34 PM      Profile for David Ollerearnshaw   Author's Homepage   Email David Ollerearnshaw   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Tempted with this one. I have one of his other books and used to enjoy his column in the old Film Making magazine.

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Joe Caruso
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Have his FILM COLLECTING - Top-notch, Shorty

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted September 26, 2013 02:21 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This was first printed in 1989, my copy, bought direct from Gerald, was a reprint of 1994. It goes from Agfa to Zeiss Ikon. Also including, Sound on Disc, Toy Projectors, 35mm in the Home, and many more,

I highly recommend this book.

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Trevor Adams
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 - posted September 27, 2013 04:11 PM      Profile for Trevor Adams   Author's Homepage   Email Trevor Adams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The McKee books are essential reference texts..so,as D.Dickinson would say,"get your money on the table!" [Wink]

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted September 28, 2013 02:23 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
When I bought my book from Gerald he told me he was working on part two of the book which would continue with the new post-war projectors. He said he had started but there was a lot to do.

I kept in touch about once a year, each time he said it was slow going due to his bad health.

After his sad death I heard that all his research paperwork was now in the hands of a very well-known collector who might eventually be able to publish. It's all now gone very quiet.

However, the collector is a regular table holder at the Ealing conventions. If he is at Ealing next month I will have a word with him to ask how the project may be going.

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