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Old 05-14-2017, 10:35 AM   #21
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Great look at NYC in 1928, my Dad always talked about seeing the first Model A in 1928 turning onto a street down there. Bob
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Don't forget, the films were taken at a slower speed back then so the action looks faster than it actually was. Can't imagine a Model T like the one Lloyd was driving going that fast. Also did you notice the cop running toward the end of the film? His feet could not be moving that fast.

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Amos & Andys' first FULL SOUND movie, "TAXI" was filmed in 1932, in N.Y. City.
Find it on the NET & watch it! It has a really GOOD story line, also.
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Don't forget, the films were taken at a slower speed back then so the action looks faster than it actually was. Can't imagine a Model T like the one Lloyd was driving going that fast. Also did you notice the cop running toward the end of the film? His feet could not be moving that fast.

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Also notice how FAST horses' feet move, in OLD WESTERNS
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Yea. That was the extent of "special effects" back then.

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Stage coach wheels turn backwards too. Bob
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Melbourne Australia has retained its trams, setting it apart from other cities in our country. We have even retained a small fleet of the iconic W-Class trams, built between the 1920s and the 1950s. These are in daily use and are the envy of Sydney!
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Melbourne Australia has retained its trams, setting it apart from other cities in our country. We have even retained a small fleet of the iconic W-Class trams, built between the 1920s and the 1950s. These are in daily use and are the envy of Sydney!
If this country was smart, they would have kept them also. The last time I rode a streetcar was in 1968 when the Army sent me to Fort Bliss. Looking at all the buildings downtown and riding the streetcars was like going back to the 1920's or 1930's. I'd bet El Paso got rid of them by now though.
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Hoogah,
GREAT pics, thanks! The "people catcher" bumpers are reminiscent of Model A bumpers!
In the early '40s, in Oklahoma City, Momma & I rode Old Streetcars, back & forth to the Hospital. I still remember the UNIQUE sounds & electrical ARCING from the pulley boom!
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