The Chief (Phil Fawke)

Phil Fawke interviewed by Richard Wallace

Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the role of the chief projectionist.

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The chief, he only used to show the newsreel, then he used to disappear into the rest room and the second and the third projectionist used to carry on the rest of the show and he never did anything then ‘til the next time. That’s all he did. But he did make the film up.

Title

The Chief (Phil Fawke)

Subject

Description

Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes the role of the chief projectionist.

Source

Interview with Phil Fawke

Publisher

The University of Warwick

Date

09/12/2015

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Sound recording
interview extract

Coverage

1940-1942

Interviewer

Richard Wallace

Interviewee

Phil Fawke

Date of Interview

04/12/2014

Location

Birmingham

Transcription

The chief, he only used to show the newsreel, then he used to disappear into the rest room and the second and the third projectionist used to carry on the rest of the show and he never did anything then ‘til the next time. That’s all he did. But he did make the film up.

Original Format

One-to-one interview

Duration

00:00:22

Bit Rate/Frequency

320kbps

Cinema

Regal/Vue, Portland Place, Leamington Spa
Regal, 511 Foleshill Road, Coventry

Citation

The Projection Project, “The Chief (Phil Fawke),” Projection Project, accessed May 22, 2019, https://projectionproject.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/427.

1 Comment

  • Gavin brown

    This is my grandad, it's his 90 this year would be great if could do some thing for him, 

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