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Letters                            Hollywood  ‘topper’ came our way, as
                                                                               stated in CR 53.
                                                                                  That distinction belongs to the head
                                                                               of Paramount Pictures Adolph Zukor,
                       Australia                                               who came here in August 1939; a visit
                  ABN 37 195 378 179                                           which included promotion of the
                    Reg A0020747R                                              company big one - Union Pacific.
                                                                               William Gray, Parramatta NSW
                                            Plaudits for CinemaRecord 53
           The aims of CATHS are: to record the
           history of cinemas and theatres, and to  Congratulations on what is one of  (2) On 24 July 1939 the liner Aorangi
           promote interest in theatre heritage and  the best issues ever produced. The  berthed in Auckland en-route to
           architecture, and other related areas.  centre colour section in particular is a  Sydney. On board was Adolph Zukor,
                       Patrons:             knock-out.                         his wife and some senior executives,
           Frank Van Straten OAM Peter Smith OAM  It was great to see two of the  the distinguished guests for a
           Philip Brady
                                            cinemas that I grew up around, and  Paramount sales conference.
                     Committee:             where I first got ‘the bug’ - the National  Joining the ship in Auckland were
           President: Gerry Kennedy 5174 1870  Richmond and Kinema, Albert Park,  the General Manager, Paramount Film
           Vice President: Peter Wolfenden 9744 2570  both used as Greek language cinemas  Services (N.Z.) Ltd. Stanley Craig and
           Secretary: Mike Trickett 5278 1986  through the 1970s to 1980s.     Sales and Promotion Manager Reg
           Treasurer: Barrie Wraith 9435 9785                                  Felton. The Australian-born Felton
                                            George Florence, Astor Theatre St Kilda
                         ★                                                     would later succeed Craig and then go
                                            Squizzy Taylor Remembered
           Archivist: Gerry Kennedy 5174 1870                                  on to become the first managing
           Central Victoria Co-ordinator:      I smiled at the Squizzy Taylor  director of Cinema International
           Fred Page 5444 0428  (Bendigo)   anecdote in ‘A Switch In Time’ (CR53).  Corporation in 1970.
           Gippsland Co-ordinator:          When I was a girl stories about Squizzy
           Gerry Kennedy 5174 1870  (Traralgon)  were legion.                     CATHS’ members who visited
           Events Co-ordinator:                                                Christchurch in 2005 and inspected the
           Brian Miller 9557 7446              One was that he had a hideout in a  Odeon in Tuan Street (the theatre
           Film Buffs Group:                tunnel under the Palace Theatre    which once had the city's largest 70
           Mike Trickett 5278 1986          Bourke Street. I now know that the
           Publications Sales:              tunnel didn’t exist.               mm screen) will be pleased to learn that
           Garry Saunders 9812 7227                                            the building has been saved from
           Membership Secretary: Peter O’Reilly  Another story was that he went  demolition.
           See CATHS’ postal address        around disguised by wearing a Scotch  Property developer David
           CinemaRecord Editor:             College cap.                       Henderson has not announced his
           Ian Smith                        Zoe Smith, Canterbury (Vic.)
                                                intentions, but it is understood that a
           CATHS website:                   Adolph Zukor Down Under            cinema venue is planned for the ground
                  (1) The visit of Twentieth Century Fox  floor.
           Postal address:                                                     David Lascelles, Wellington
           PO Box 476, Bentleigh 3204.      Film Corporation Chairman Spyros
                                            Skouras to Australia in November   [Google ‘Adolph Zukor in Australia’ to
                                            1952 was not the first occasion a  see his arrival in Sydney.]
           Annual membership subscription is $40,
           (overseas subscribers $50) and
           members receive four copies of
           CinemaRecord, notification of events,
           and copies of the agenda and minutes
           of all meetings. There is no joining fee.
           Meetings are held on the last Sunday of
           February, April, June, August, October &
           The Archive is located in the Prahran
           Mechanics’ Institute, 140 High Street
           Prahran, 9510 3393. The Archive will
           be open between 9.30am and 12.30pm
           on the Saturday before each meeting
           (see above), and at other times by
           appointment with the archivist.
           Back issues of CinemaRecord, other
           publications, CDs and videos are
           available at meetings. Items are also
           available by mail. Please contact Garry
           Saunders on 9812 7227 for details.

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