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Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on November 23, 2009, 03:30 PM:
Another cracking convention!!!
It was great to me meet my fellow collectors again some from a far a field as Greece and the Algarve!!
It really puts my 8/9 hour trip up there to shame LOL
Picked up lotsa bargain including some rare Mary Millington titles and some very nice Iver trailers too.
Cheers to the guys from Derann for a superb day out,its always great to meet Adrian,Ged and Gary again.
Special mention must go to the untireing Bob Nichols who was the projectionist and chief auctioneer for the day,the auction went on for over 2 hours which I believe is a record in recent years!
The comical banter between Bob and the audience was very amusing
Loads of bargains were had with Ken 2 reelers @ £2 a pop!
I will post up some pix tomorrow night.
Looking forward to the 2010 convention already!!!
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on November 23, 2009, 03:40 PM:
Yes, it was a great day. Bob made the Super 8 film look outstanding on that screen! I got a Eumig S940 from Derann (still in orig box) and an Elmo 16-A from Bring & Buy. All working very well.
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 23, 2009, 04:29 PM:
Couldnt make it this time, but Im interested what films were shown after the dinner and during the convention.
Looking forward to some more pics
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on November 23, 2009, 04:32 PM:
Yes, lets have some pics folks.
Glad you all enjoyed the day.
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on November 23, 2009, 04:52 PM:
Sorry I can't comment on the Saturday evening show as I wasn't there,but here's the convention's Super 8 programme line up.
PROGRAMME NO ONE 10.30AM
AS TIME GOES BY-DERANN RELEASE
THE GLASS MOUNTAIN-DCR TRAILER
THE PICKWICK PAPERS-DCR TRAILER
TONS OF TROUBLE-DCR TRAILER
MINNIE'S YOO HOO-1930 DISNEY CARTOON
STARS ON PARADE-DERANN RELEASE
PROGRAMME NO TWO 11.30AM
THE ELSTREE STORY-DERANN RELEASE
PROGRAMME NO THREE 12.30PM
EARLY BLOOMER-PIXAR DERANN RELEASE
ADVERT REEL NO 30-DERANN RELEASE
THE MAGIC UMBRELLA-CHC NEW RELEASE
THE DAVE CLARK FIVE-CHC NEW RELEASE-LOVELY PRINT!!
PROGRAMME NO FOUR 3PM
THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES-DAVID LEAN
BUMBLE BOOGIE-CHC RELEASE
ARABIAN NIGHTS TRAILER
ALI BABA & THE FORTY THIEVES TRAILER
COBRA WOMAN TRAILER
SALOME-RITA HAYWORTH EXTRACT
REFLECTIONS UK-DERANN RELEASE
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 23, 2009, 05:40 PM:
Thanks Mark, another excellent programme from Bob. Shame I missed it but hope to attend next year.
Posted by Robert Wales (Member # 502) on November 23, 2009, 05:46 PM:
Usually here in Canada we have been more up-to-date with the various aspects of British culture than most of the world ( Monty Python toured here before they ever appeared on American television ) but this time I have to ask -
Who is Mary Millington ???????
Posted by Christopher P Quinn (Member # 1294) on November 23, 2009, 11:04 PM:
If i was to say she starred in films such as...
Oral Connection, Erotic Inferno and Private Pleasures. It should give you an idea of the type of films she was famous for here in Britain, but all done in a light hearted comic style.
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on November 23, 2009, 11:53 PM:
Who is Mary Millington ???????
You have not LIVED until you have "met" Mary Millington!!!!!
And she's even better on Super 8!
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on November 24, 2009, 02:30 AM:
MM is a legend here in the UK,she even has a new Facebook group devoted to her.
Pat has even heard of her in NZ!!!
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on November 24, 2009, 01:34 PM:
Here's a link to her Facebook group.
Posted by Robert Wales (Member # 502) on November 24, 2009, 05:30 PM:
Mary's films look like nudie versions of the 'Carry On' films which were always popular here in Canada. I did a search for "Private Pleasures' on the Ontario Film Review Board website and it was indeed classified here in 1978. I'm sure it's the same film as I can vividly remember the ads for these kind of films that were always playing somewhere in the pre-video days.
Perhaps I'll check out the DVD section of Amazon.uk and see what I've been missing....
Posted by John Almond (Member # 1782) on November 24, 2009, 06:01 PM:
ooh er missus,
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 25, 2009, 05:38 PM:
hope to see some more photos
Posted by John Almond (Member # 1782) on November 26, 2009, 09:16 AM:
Posted by Gary Brocklehurst (Member # 606) on November 27, 2009, 11:15 AM:
Please don't forget to let us have some Blackpool pictures as promised ...
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on November 27, 2009, 04:50 PM:
I hope to post a few pix over the weekend,sorry no Mary Millington in Blackpool though!!!
Cheers Mark W
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 27, 2009, 05:24 PM:
Everything, and more than you need to know, about Mary Millington (I had never heard of her) can be found on Wikipedia. Among her sex partners were Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Diana Dors
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on November 27, 2009, 06:28 PM:
Lets not forget Mary was also in the Sex Pistols movie Great Rock n Roll Swindle...That was where I first learned of her...
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on December 03, 2009, 06:57 AM:
Hoping for a few photos, just a few
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on December 08, 2009, 06:55 AM:
Hey Mark, How about some photos from Blackpool now we have seen the gathering in the states?
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on December 08, 2009, 09:33 AM:
Conversely, we also had a smashing good time in Wildwood NJ with John Black's Film Collector's Expo - You must come next time - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on December 08, 2009, 01:32 PM:
I would love to attend next year.
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on January 14, 2010, 11:10 AM:
we never did see some photos, never mind. I will have to go this year.
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