Looks like February 25, 1941? It is 1948!

02 Sep

— Tina


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  1. Anonymous

    September 2, 2011 at 5:42 am

    1948, I think. Tina, maybe we should ask David to make a new category for this kind of film programmes. There would be many German ones to be added. But it'd be better to wait until the blog has moved maybe.

  2. Anonymous

    September 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    You are right – I thought so too but was not sure as it also looked, when enlarged like a one.
    Actually come to think of it, 1941 would have been to early for France in any case to show Robin Hood as the war was already raging since 1940.
    I don't understand about this new category of programmes you mention? I only have about five of these old (end 1940/ early 1950's) programmes they used to hand out when I was a teenager at the cinema and they are all in German.
    How many programmes do you have to warrant an extra tab for?
    Also I would need to scan mine and they would be big – about 6″x8″ folded – making it 12″x8″ and double sided.
    Maybe you could enlighten me a little more?

  3. Anonymous

    September 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Tina, this picture, for example, and many others here in this category are actually film programmes, French ones, and no real magazines. I have tons more, maybe about 20 or more, so I thought we could make an extra category with French and German ones- only with the front cover, to show the world what it out there. What do you think? And the others?

  4. Anonymous

    September 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Are you saying the “Mon Film” is a programme? It cost 10 cents that was the cost of a magazine in those days.
    What I call a programme was a one page programme with pictures and write up – folded approx. 6×8 inches, which was handed out in those olden days for free at the door when entering the cinema for this very movie – i.e Robin Hood was playing a Robin Hood programme was handed out while the movie was playing in town usually for one week – 21 performances.
    Are we talking about the same thing?
    But what ever the case I don't think that we should change the venue as started. If you know that it is not a magazine it could be outlined in the text, that would solve it – Yes – No? Plus I only have 10 to go!

  5. Anonymous

    September 2, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Yes, mon film is a programme, meaning that it is a summary of the film with pictures of some pages, more than the German ones. But it is definitely not a magazine as the others as it treats only one film. I have quite a lot of the German ones and French ones, too, and if you have ten more going as well, I think they should go to a new category, if David permits and agrees.

  6. Anonymous

    September 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I just re-read your post and see what your problem is: you mind that the mon film thing had to be paid for and the German programms not? However, I think that there were also programmes which you had to pay for, at least it was the case in France.

  7. Anonymous

    September 2, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Inga I don't have 10 programmes I have 10 covers and I don't know if they are programmes or magazines. Sorry!
    I don't think we need a category unless you have 50 or more programms and what do you want to do with the ones we have in the mag-covers? Transfer them? Don't get me wrong I am game for most anything but I think we have better things to do. Who would know the difference – I don't – and besides the cover picture there is no information with them anyway or very, very little.

  8. Anonymous

    September 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    In Austria programmes for the specific movie were always free – that is in those days, what they did after 1959 I have no clue – I was gone! Maybe you had to pay for them in France and 10 fr would have been a lot of money in those days – I would think – I don't know.
    Don't forget we are talking of the years just after the war.
    Life was so different then. Which reminds me, a couple of weeks ago TCM was honoring Montgomery Clift and they showed his very first movie “The Search” 1948 filmed in Germany, maybe you can rent it, looking at this movie brought back a lot of memories of what the world in Germany and Austria felt and looked like in those years after the war. Anyway just a thought came to my mind!

  9. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 5:45 am

    10 covers is good, I just counted mine and I have more than fifty, so it'd be well worth it to show how different, for example, they are – for one film, there can be 4 or 5 different programme cover. And yes, moving them over would be an option. Let's strive for perfection, and striclty speaking a programme is not a magazine. I know the difference ;-) But that's not up to me to decide. If you and David say no, that's fine with me. DAVIDDDD????

  10. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    You obviously have set your heart on it – OK!
    As you seem to be the expert “Magazine Cover vs Programme” you will have to tell me how many and which ones of my entries are programmes I would need to transfer, if David goes along with it.

  11. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I'm an organisation fanatic. ;-) And if I do something, I have to do it rightly. I think the transfer will not be difficult – you just have to tick another category, that'll be all. I will leave you a comment on every programme as soon as David has agreed to open a new category. Btw… looking forward to the quiz answer later today.

  12. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Wow – a fanatic! That must be stressful, I like things orderly too but just to a degree.
    I will write to David and ask him if he would agree to make another tab under “Errol Front Page Magazines”
    What shall we call it? “Errol Movie Programs”?

  13. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Re Quiz Question!
    Nobody has even tried to answer the question yet!
    We will have to wait with the answer until such time somebody will try to answer it – don't you think so too!

  14. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Good idea! I had hoped David would follow our discussion and say something about it…
    Re Quiz: I didn't have time to dig this week but have an idea where I might find it. Problem is I don't know where the book is right now (so much about order…) You said Saturday is answering time… that's why I asked. Ah, and don't forget Robert's glorious attempt. You cannot call him “nobody”.

  15. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Some technical info: Historically, a “program” was a studio handout given to patrons at film's premiere. Free. “Mon Film” was a publication that one could purchase by the issue (10fr, in the time of “Robin des Bois), or by subscription of 6 months or a year. I have this issue and it contains a center spread on French actor, Jacques Dumesnil, and is filled with ads for everything from Plasto-Sein bust enhancement to fortune tellers reading ink stains to fertility advice–hardly the type of contents a major film studio would include in one of its programs. Simply stated, “Mon Film” was a monthly magazine, with advertisements and a cover price.

  16. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Yes, I did provide a quiz answer–and worked very hard on researching it!

  17. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Ok, I stand corrected. For me, anything containing the contents of a film is a film programme. Let's drop the idea then

  18. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you very much Inga – I like that news!
    BTW – me calling Robert a nobody? Are you alright? Do you need some aspirins? I would not dream of such things in my wildest night mares with Errol – oh sorry with Robert – ugh no – about Robert!

  19. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Careful, ladies. Careful!

  20. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    You said, I quote “Nobody has even tried to answer the question yet!”

  21. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you for the clarification, very appreciated.
    In addition, I do enjoy your answers to the Quiz question they are always very hilarious and showing great imagination.

  22. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Hilarious? You don't believe me?

  23. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 9:32 pm


  24. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I know you work very hard in researching those quiz answers and I am sure you also go into deep trances and consult the spirits for inspiration. I sincerely hope that one of these days they will reward you and give you the right answer. Keep up the good work!

  25. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm


  26. Anonymous

    September 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    That's no fun!