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  • Tiger Bay (1959) [UK]

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053361/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Bay_(1959_film)

    Quoting IMDb: "A twelve-year-old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend, but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

    Two instances of portable consumer radios:

    1) behind a pub bar (multiple scenes) from 00:43:38-00:44:46

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    2) in a cabin on the freighter "Poloma" (multiple scenes) from 01:26:36-01:29:12

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    • Re: Tiger Bay (filmed in 1958)

      At the original thread, I identified the first radio as a Bush VHF61 (1956):

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      The second appears to be a Grundig Majestic 2068 (c1957):

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      • cornershop15
        cornershop15 commented
        Editing a comment
        Listening closely to that little snippet of the last record played on the Grundig radio, I managed to ascertain that the lyrics include "I just wanna know ... beautiful ... take it OFF now" (not "up"). Thanks to Google, I've established the song is called 'Beneath Your Beautiful' by Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé (2012). Quite a good tune.
        Last edited by cornershop15; 2nd February 2020, 12:20 AM.

    • Quite a mammoth of a machine for Sonya O'Shea to tune in during The Adventures of Jane (1949):

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      • Quite a bit of an early arm-withering ghetto blaster in PUBLIC EYE eyed up by Alfred Burke:

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        "How About It, Frank?"

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        • Inside the Savoy Hotel (2019) [UK]

          https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/vide...he-savoy-hotel

          A Channel 5 Elephant House Studios documentary.

          Quoting the SBS web page: "A look beyond the lobby of the UK’s first ever luxury hotel. This bastion of British hospitality has been welcoming guests for 130 years, including some of the most famous faces in history."

          Starting at 00:31:03 the documentary states: "Jazz arrived in London after the First World War...the hotel's entertainment manager formed an inhouse band - the Savoy Orpheans... This music would make the Savoy a household name throughout the country. In October 1923 the BBC broadcast the Orpheans live from the Savoy's ballroom."

          It then continues: "From then on the hotel's band could be heard regularly in living rooms across Britain" during which two instances of large radios are shown:

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          then from 00:32:14 to 00:32:17
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          Yet another reminder of how far technology has progressed when compared to today's microscopic sized radios.

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          • Gerald, the Public Eye radio is a Sears Multi-band Wayfarer 8227 (manufactured in America between 1968 and 1971). Different colouring to those I've found online:

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            • Originally posted by cornershop15 View Post
              Gerald, the Public Eye radio is a Sears Multi-band Wayfarer 8227 (manufactured in America between 1968 and 1971). Different colouring to those I've found online:
              Brilliant! Many thanks, cornershop.

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