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From the Editor....

                                                    This issue of CinemaRecord has a few more pages than usual because the more
                                                 variety that can be introduced, the more interesting the reading. Stories for this
                                                 magazine are not chopped to fit a pre-determined space; if they have ‘legs’ they

                                                 run their course.
                                                    A pleasing feature of this issue is the return of Cameron Hall as an author and
                                                 first-time contributions from John Fitzsimons, Shane Moore and Gordon Evans.
                                                 John’s adventure and Gordon’s family story Say It With Music show the
           The official journal of the Cinema And
                                                 possibilities for other readers prepared to mine their memories.
               Theatre Historical Society Inc.
                        Australia                   The 70 mm experience was one of the pleasures of film-going in the 1970s and
           ISSN 1443-3664 • Published quarterly
                           ★                     Ian Hanson has provided an excellent overview of the subject.
                    Editor: Ian Smith               The problems of image distortion in early CinemaScope films (remember the
                           ★                     curvature on every architrave or interior vertical surface in the Gregory Peck
                 CinemaRecord Artwork:
                                                 drama Night People? (1954)) had been eliminated by the time of 70mm; except
             Bill Kerr, Optimum Design 9419 4144
                           ★                     that is, to the eagle eyes of projectionists, trained to scrutinize detail.
              The main aim of CATHS and this        On the deeply curved screen of the Esquire Melbourne, Around the World In
           publication is to accurately document and
                                                 80 Days (admittedly not a 70 mm film) was out of focus at the sides. Later in the
           create an archive of the history of
           cinemas and theatres.                 true 70mm days, the steep rake from the projection room port to the screen at the
              Input in the form of articles,     Chelsea Melbourne created distortions at the sides of the screen that were never
           constructive criticism, and substantiated
                                                 solved. But that’s the miracle of human sight; the brain smoothes over many
           dispute of printed matter is welcome, and
           necessary to enable us to reach our   inconsistencies and only the experts see the faults. – Ian Smith
              Opinions expressed are those of the
           Editor or contributors, and unless           NOW SHOWING!
           expressly stated so, are not necessarily
           those of the Cinema And Theatre
           Historical Society Inc.
              Articles printed in CinemaRecord
           should not be reproduced without the  4    Letters
           permission of the author or the editor.
              All photos are from the collection of  5  Newsreel
           the person or organisation stated. Every
           effort has been made to trace the     8    Theatre Names - Cameron Hall
           ownership of copyright. In the event of
           any questions arising as to the use of any  12  The Regal Colombo - John Fitzsimons
           material, the author and publisher will be
           happy to make the necessary corrections  14  The Lost World of 70mm Theatres - Ian Hanson
           in future printings.
              Contributions and suggestions for
                                                 22   Give My Regards To The Old Broadway - Shane Moore
           CinemaRecord are most welcome. Please
           contact the Editor if you are planning
                                                 30   Say It With Music - Gordon Evans
           to write an article for the magazine.
           We may be able to assist you with
                                                 32   Through The Porthole - Peter Ricketts
           information, contacts, etc and it will help
           us with forward planning.
                           ★                     34   A Star In Transit
                    Contact: Ian Smith
               Telephone: 5443 0692 (1-9pm)        Images in this publication are from CATHS Archive unless credited to another source.
                                                 Cover: The Broadway Camberwell was a landmark of the Burke Road hill.
                Postal Address: PO Box 476,
                                                 See story page 22.
                  Bentleigh, Victoria, 3204

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