July 27, 2010
Coming Attraction Slides in the Middle East?
The listing for these glass slides indicates that they measure "around 3.5 x 3.5." My guess is that this is slightly inaccurate and that the slides actually measure a square 3 ¼ inches which was the standard outside the U.S.
The existence of these slides interests me mostly because they provide evidence that at least some number of Israeli cinemas were equipped with projectors for screening lantern slides, raising the question as to whether glass slides were also used in Israel (or anywhere in the Middle East) to advertise coming attractions.
Thus far in my search I have only found coming attraction slides in a fairly small number of countries, and none in the Middle East or Africa.
If you know of examples or have knowledge or experience coming attractions in these locales, please take a minute and share what you know. Likewise, if you're fluent in Hebrew, it would be wonderful to have accurate translations for the two slides pictured above.
Posted by SilentRobert