pin sighting screen shots 

I've watched the tv series of the same name starring Bill Bixby, when I was a kid, but I never saw the movie that the original series was loosely based on.  What finally got me interested in renting this movie was a thread on the newsgroup, mentioning what you see below. The store scene occurs 23 minutes, 56 seconds into the movie.  Glenn Ford and Ron Howard are leaving a movie theatre in Times Square. Ron Howard wants to stop in this shop, which is filled with all sorts of cool coin-op stuff.  What's neat about this scene is the fact that most of the coin-op stuff seen was almost brand new when this movie was filmed.  I wonder if this was an actual shop used for this scene or just a stage set?

The second scene, filmed at a bowling alley, occurs 47 minutes into the movie.  There are some pins way in the back, and difficult to identify.  See the last pic at the bottom of the page.

If you can identify any of the mystery stuff I couldn't figure out or provide more information about this place shown below, please email me. Thanks, Pingeek.

Through the shop window, you can see a 1959 Chicago Coin "Playland" gun game, two Gottlieb pins: Foto Finish and Show Boat, and to the far right, besides what appears to be a gun game, is a rare Williams Bo-Bo pin.  Interesting to note, all three of the pins were produced in 1961. (thanks Bruce Moyer for identifying the Bo Bo pin.)

There's the Playland gun game to the right.

The red thing is a Mercury Athletic Scale. (thanks Kenneth Fleck).

Around the corner, is a mid 50's AMI G200 jukebox, (thanks Kenneth Fleck) and a Williams 1957 "Ten Strike."  Possibly a strength tester behind the elderly guy in the back, and some sort of ?Genco? skill game next to it, under the "25c" sign, which the kid with the red baseball hat is playing.  Behind Glenn Ford, is what appears to be a Williams 1956 "Crane" game, and to the right some is another gun game.

Here's that Williams Ten Strike, manikin bowler complete with cracked plexiglass.

Notice the voice recorder booth in the corner.  For 35 cents, you could record your voice on a record and mail it to a friend or relative.  To the right is a Williams "Deluxe Baseball 1957" pitch and bat. (thanks Rob Hawkins for the pitch and bat ID.)

To the right, here's a good close up of the left corner of "Ten Strike."

In the center is a "Seal It In Plastic" machine. In a Billboard Magazine, from October 6, 1962, page 54, this item is listed for sale at $95.00.

On the right, here's a good shot of "Playland's" cabinet.

Glenn Ford is playing a 1958 United "Pixie Bowler."  There's a United 1954 "Comet Shuffle Targette" behind him. (thanks Kenneth Fleck for the ID on the shuffle alley)

Use the force....Glenn.

Another view of the mystery shuffle alley behind Mr. Ford, and to the right, "Foto Finish", a "Heavy Hitter" pitch and bat, and to the right of that, could possibly be a Genco 1958 "Space Age" skill game.

To the left, some sort of boxing game, and behind that, a better shot of "Foto Finish," well, the backglass anyway.

To the left, the right corner of the "Pixie Bowler" backglass.  Next to it, another "Mercury Athletic Scale." Behind Stella Stevens, you can barely see the "Space Age" skill game, also seen in the photo above.

In the left corner, some sort of elephant kiddie ride.

Behind the crowd, to the right, are two or three coin-op games. The one with the stripes and dots is a 1960 Midway "Shooting Gallery." (thanks Kenneth Fleck for the "Shooting Gallery" ID)

Some sort of Donald Duck kiddie ride.

On the left is a Williams 1959 "Vanguard" gun game. (thanks Kenneth Fleck for the ID)

Check out the price of coffee, pie, and donuts in 1963.

Stella Stevens demonstrates how she bowls.  In the back left corner, there appears to be a phone booth and three pins.  One appears to be a baseball themed one, the other ?, and the one on the far right could be a 1964 Gottlieb Shipmates pin, judging by the diamond shape on the side of the cabinet's head.  If you can ID these, you probably don't need glasses.