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Left: Greater Union's
                                                                                         Melbourne flagship was the
                                                                                         State. When this unusual
                                                                                         view was taken it had been
                                                                                         'twinned' into the Forum and
                                                                                         Rapallo. The GU Victoria
                                                                                         office was next to the
                                                                                         Rapallo entrance at No. 5
                                                                                         Russell Street (bottom right.)

                                                                                         Left: Interior of the Forum,
                                                                                         early 1980s. The Forum
                                                                                         was the stalls area of the
                                                                                         State with the auditorium
                                                                                         walls brought inwards.

            Box Office Bunny saw Bugs back in  picture information, did not have  * Spelling in CinemaRecord conforms
          a big-screen theatrical cartoon. Fox  records of over half of the shorts I  to Australian english. Quotations are
                                                                               reprinted with their original spelling. In this
          added several short Simpsons cartoons  searched for.
                                                                               case programme was the spelling used in
          to some of their films before the    More are being documented every  cinema advertisements, but program, used
          popular TV show was launched. Today  day, but my fear is most of the shorts  later in the article, is the Macquarie
          Pixar supplies a short with most of its  themselves are now lost forever. Many  Dictionary’s preferred spelling.
          features and the recent Wallace and  of the classic era studio shorts have
          Gromit feature had the Christmas  been recorded in books like Leonard
          Caper cartoon supporting it, but that is  Maltin’s Selected Short Subjects. If you
          about it.                         own prints of shorts, especially the
            Unlike feature films, most of the  more obscure and independently
          world's shorts have not been      produced titles on 35mm, 16mm or
          catalogued, collected or analysed.  even 8mm, look after them, you may
          Exceptions include cartoons and series  have the last of the breed. ★
          like the Three Stooges. Indeed the
          Internet Movie Database
          (, perhaps the most
          comprehensive collection of motion

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