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The penny dropped

Posted by Cynthia King on September 23, 2009 at 07:31

re: 'the penny dropped'. My dad worked as one of the earliest movie sound equipment installers in the American Southwest in late 1920's to mid 1930's and he said the men in the projection booths used to push a nickel into the end of the movie reel to fall out and wake them up when the show was over.