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Williams 3 Coins name origin?

By boonrob

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

I have a 1962 Williams 3 Coins and was curious about the name. I came across this 1955 Frank Sinatra song that won an Oscar in 1955. It was also a film of the same name. Agree? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Coins_in_the_Fountain_(song) The back glass relates well to the lyrics.

#2 2 years ago

Not a bad guess. Game themes were (and still are) often influenced by pop culture.

#3 2 years ago

I read somewhere that Willliam's 1965 Teacher's Pet was influenced by the 1958 Doris Day movie of the same name.

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#4 2 years ago

Seems to be the ladies throwing coins into a wishing well

On the playfield, the coins are American, ? and French

Not sure what it means since the game is card-themed too

#5 2 years ago

Yes, the movie is absolutely where the title of that pinball came from. It's a well known movie and song. I stayed at a hotel right next to the Trevi fountain in Rome and passed by it several times a day while there. The coins in the title are thrown into the Trevi fountain.

The legend of the Trevi fountain says that if you throw a coin in the fountain while visiting Rome that you will return.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from jcg9998:

The legend of the Trevi fountain says that if you throw a coin in the fountain while visiting Rome that you will return.

The legend of the 3 Coins pinball machine is if you put a coin in it. You will return.

LTG : )

#7 2 years ago

I think Neil Page originally wrote and performed the song on the way back to Chicago.


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