Finally got a copy of the film.
I read this post About an hour ago. 5 min ago I was checking out new apps for my I phone. Found one called ETSY it's an odd vintage shopping app. I searched pinball as my addiction forces me to do. This playfield is there. No name. In rough shape and $120.Strange.
I checked the ETSY web site but didn't see it. Do you have a link. Even if it's not the one, I'm curious.
Just curious, but where did you track down a copy of the film? That's my favorite time period for movies. And who wouldn't want to see Una Merkel play pinball?
here it is.
you have to search pinball then click vintage in the left menu. this link will take you right to it.
I found it here:
BUT the guy took like six weeks to send it. I checked back a week after I ordered it and he removed the film from his catalog. I emailed him asking him what was up and he said he was having difficulty locating a copy. I basically wrote the whole thing off and then one day it showed up in the mail.
btw, only Otto Kruger plays the game in the film.
Also the dvd didn't come in packaging, just a burned disc. From Googling, TCM has shown it before, and the film is also on their web site, so it's likely a bootleg.
Arguably, that isn't pinball, but is infact Bagatelle. Still, nice find. My mum still has an old bagatelle table in storage.
Quoted from Wizcat:
Arguably, that isn't pinball, but is infact Bagatelle. Still, nice find. My mum still has an old bagatelle table in storage
It certainly strongly resembles traditional Bagatelles. Looking at games of that era, some looked very bagatelle-like while others were fairly radical in design. Jigsaw, for example:
From a historical perspective, the crossover point from when pinball was bagatelle and then became pinball is generally regarded to have taken place when glass was put over the top and a coin mechanism was added. (I also submit that it additionally occurred at that time because it was marketed for use in public locations, such as bars and drug stores.) For those reasons, Gottlieb's Baffle Ball, made in 1931, is generally regarded as the first modern pinball machine.
Quoted from jonnyo:
From a historical perspective, the crossover point from when pinball was bagatelle and then became pinball is generally regarded to have taken place when glass was put over the top and a coin mechanism was added
Convincing argument! I stand corrected. And thanks for posting the video too
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