FIFTY-FIVE members of Forfar Probus Club last week welcomed Andy Paterson from Errol, who delighted his audience with a gallery of pictures from the movies.
He has researched his material extensively with publicity shots, posters and anecdotes from the silent era through the Hollywood greats to the 50’s.
It was a nostalgia trip for members who remember paying 3d or 6d for a twice-weekly seat in the cinema, transporting them to a make-believe world.
Andy presented his photos in sections, leading ladies, westerns, cartons etc. from a menu chosen by his audience, in a quiz format, adding a humorous commentary, perhaps honed during his 16 years as an SFA referee!
Members’ eyes were riveted to the screen throughout, with many displaying a remarkable memory for their favourite stars, and the hours spent in the velvet-covered seats in the Regal!
The fascinating picture show prompted a number of questions and members added their own anecdotes.