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A Pavilion of Memories

The Pavilion Cinema at Orchard Road, Singapore in 1959 (above and below).


One of the oldest shopping centres at Orchard Road, Specialists’ Shopping Centre was home to Hotel Phoenix Singapore and, more famously, the John Little departmental store. 2,292 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in DOUGH AND DYNAMITE (1914) - Not exactly an explosion of comedy

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

The main plot of Dough and Dynamite has waiters Chester Conklin and Charlie having to become bakers when the bakers at the restaurant where they work go on strike for better working conditions. 181 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in THE ADVENTURER (1917) - The end of an era

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

The Adventurer is bittersweet in more ways than one. It begins with Charlie as the ultimate loner (an escaped convict) and comes full circle to that point by movie’s end. 456 more words

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Laurel & Hardy in CALL OF THE CUCKOOS (1927)

After The Second Hundred Years proved a big hit, Laurel and Hardy were rushed into an extremely wacko cameo in Call of the Cuckoos. Along with Charley Chase and James Finlayson, The Boys portray a set of neighbors that drive Mr. 143 more words

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Laurel & Hardy in THE LUCKY DOG (1921) - Film-comedy history in the making

Were it not for its historic, happenstance teaming of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy for the first time, The Lucky Dog would probably be dismissed by film historians as a Fatty Arbuckle knock-off. 270 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in THOSE LOVE PANGS (1914) - A fight to the finish

Charlie and his rival (Chester Conklin) are basically engaged in a Popeye-and-Bluto-like p***ing contest to see who can score a woman. First they hit upon their landlady, then they try for women in the park. 48 more words

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