Friday, December 10, 2010
Advent Calendar Dec 10--Christmas Gifts
Yes, today is Christmas.....I got everything I asked Santa for and more.....but here I am playing with one of my brother's presents and wishing it was mine!!!!
That was me....back in the mid 1950's. Santa had tucked a Remco Movieland Drive-In Theater under the tree. It wasn't on my list....in fact, I had never heard of it before....but when I saw it unwrapped....I was fascinated. I probably did the older sister routine....."Here...let me show you how to set that up" and hours later allowed my younger brother actually play with his gift.
Truth be told, it was a pretty unique toy for the mid 50's. There were little cars that could be driven in and parked in front of the movie screen AND a little projector with a light inside. The "movie" was a small film strip that was wound through the projector by turning a large knob.
How cool is that!!!
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