Going To The Pictures

How many lollies was that worth?

“I remember well the 1950’s Saturday Morning Matinees. It was always packed with children and before the show commenced {Pathe news, trailers. 2 cartoons, the serial and the main feature usually a Western – Great Stuff} an M.C. would be on stage and invite the children to come up and give ‘a turn’ After the song the M.C. would call out to the audience “How many lollies was that worth?” and the excited audience would yell back “one, two or four” or in some cases “none” , if it was terrible

Lovely times at The Odeon, now The Plaza

Josie Messerli – Crosby