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4D THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1998 S There's magic behind musical collection A call for camps Are you ready for the summer? To have your day camp or resident camp included in a list of summer camps, please fill out this form. We must have the information in writing no later than March 31. Mail to Summer Camps, Accent, P.O. Box 24696, West Palm Beach, Fla., 33416-4700, or fax the information to 820-4445. Name of camp: Address: This mechanical 'cafe organ' crowned the ' dance floors of 1930s Belgium. It has drums, cymbals, an accordion and a saxophone. The instruments play on their own, as though by magic. Photos by BILL INGRAM Staff Photographer Age of children accepted: h -r- j-r i III ! Days and times open: Describe the activities offered: Cost Phone number and contact person's name: it! -J.I - 1 w it! vt it-' '!' X "j -.1 Any other special information: 'f , r - ' 4- f iWM W II rit(lHIMWlrJ if.; ii 1 If 1ii H V t'r :'i ffi"': H- I- 1 f irr..,.,i -- fflY . ill INSTRUMENTS From ID pieces of the Milhous private collection, which are worth roughly $3 million. It will be the first time Sotheby's holds a bidding bonanza in Boca Raton. The New York auction house couldn't display the instruments as well as the Milhous brothers did inside their Congress Avenue office building, says Sotheby's representative Kirtley Hor-toru The building's interior designed for entertaining friends and for charity functions resembles a Hollywood stage set, with turn-of-the-century street scenes and a hand-made replica of a 1927 Grand Salon carousel. Don't ask how much it cost, but rest assured, the Boca Raton brothers can afford it. They are the founders of Treasure Chest Advertising, the California company (now in Baltimore), that prints Sunday comics and circulars. They've sold that business but still own Perry-Judd's Inc. of Waterloo, Wis., which handles the printing of a few magazines you might have heard of: Time, Life, People and Sports Illustrated. Both companies are among the largest printers in the nation. No surprise, then: auction prices are not for the faint of pocket. A "fine and rare" German orchestrion built in 1920 is supposed to sell for about $700,000. A century-old musical box for $25,000. Seem steep? The box, you see, comes complete with an automated horse-race game, so you can place a bet before every song. The instruments inspire flights of fancy. It's easy to imagine the 1910 Dutch street organ more ornate and pastel-colored than anything in Disneyland rolling through a festival in Amsterdam. Look, mother! The statues are moving! Crowds would ooh and aah as the hand-carved figurines rang bells in time to a circus song. : But the Milhous brothers insist they aren't caught up in the romance these instruments evoke. They are mechanically minded men. They like machines, and they like music but only of the finest quality. They don't play musical instruments themselves, but they can tell you exactly how the pins and pulleys, vacuums and valves conspire to make these self-playing wonders work. These automated orchestras operate like primitive computers or old-fashioned printing machines, Paul Milhous explains. When the recorded voice and changing tastes put mechanical music-makers out of business, most were sold for scrap. Others were destroyed in World War II. But the technology was put to use Mail this form when complete to: Summer Camps The Palm Beach Post P.O. Box 24696 West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4696 Or fax the form to: 820-4445. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MARCH 31. f - ft' 1; EL, T An 'orchestrion' graced the dining rooms and hotel lobbies of 1920s Germany. It contains three violins and a piano. W 'Z. . t I f V: CI ill i ait i r"Itie hottest since 'Basic InstincttA fc twi m it fm r"flfiWsWjr clem! A wild ridej" - icy A laughing policeman arcade machine is one of more than 500 instruments Sotheby's will auction Saturday. that otherwise might not have made it to America. They hark back to the days when a peep show was quite racy and a mechanical fortune teller was a marvel to behold. Drop in a token. "Madame Zita," hand-made in 1895, will blow you a kiss and pass you a card that tells your fortune. Or check out a "television" machine, which beckons: "Have your mind read by television. The green ray can read you like an open book." The machine, which looks like a darkened phone booth, flashes a bright green light to discern your darkest secrets. Apparently, when it came to understanding the new technology of television "the latest science. Perfectly harmless. No shocks." there was, in 1926, a bit of static on the screen. You can put this television machine next to the modern TV in your living room for about $7,000. Not far away on the showroom floor sits the "Laughing Police- REGAl CINEMAS BOYNTON 8 2290 CONGdESS AVt. 7340049 UNITED ARTISTS MOVUS AT MAKKfT FIAQ 8224 SAXON 8OUVA0 775-1700 UNITED ARTISTS M0V1BATK0MENAM WlOACIINUiAlAdlll 624-2664 TRAIL DRIVE-IN 3438 IAKE WOftlH D 965-4545 man" ($3,000-$4,000). He minds his mechanical precinct, waiting for a two-pence token to make him roar. The Milhous brothers are happy to provide one: Ha-ha. Ho-ho. "I love it!" Bob says, beginning to snicker. HA! HA! HA-HA-HA! The 1930s English bobby rolls his eyes and cackles louder. "He's really getting tickled now," Paul says, tittering, too. HO-HO-HO! HA-HA-HA! "I'm not sure we should let that one go, Paul," Bob says, and the collectors crack up. But they haven't pulled it from the auction yet. Saturday's auction is open to the public. It will be at 2 p.m. at 791 Park of Commerce Drive, off Congress Avenue in Boca Raton. The auction will also include 10 pieces from Tampa collector Mark Jaffe. Prior to the auction, you can view the mechanical instruments and games today through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon. REGA1 CINf MAS JUPITER t KU NOtlH U.S. I 747-7333 UNITED ARTISTS MOWS AT OK!! SQUAB 25 0KfKHOEi SLVD. 697-8966 UNfTEO ARTISTS MOVIES wirawKC tut, FOIEST HU tM). 641-3102 w The 'television' machine, says 'Have your mind read by television. The green ray can read you like an open book.' in early flight simulators, he says. About half the pieces up for auction Saturday once belonged to a private German collector. The brothers only coveted a few pieces from that collection, but they had to buy the whole thing. It was a package deal. He won't say how much it cost, but it was certainly more than $3 million. The good news: Auction-goers will get to bid on arcade games 2rn MfZNEH PARK JtffDU LAKE WORTH I , LAKE 'jaiH flD & 5HH AVE 964-5555 , 368-7744 J R14 JUP1TEI GOING ON Vacation? Call Us. We'll interrupt your service, or save the newspapers for you. Call 820-4663 or 1-800-654-1231. OKEE SQUARE M25 OKffCH'jBfE BLVD. 697-7714 WELLINGTON MKT PLACE 13881 WELLINGTON TRACE PROMENADE PLAZA I 9930 ALTERNATE AlA 624-2664 .''"i'flm Headi Hjst CHECK INOWOUAL TIMtClOCKS OB CAU. FOB 5HOWT1ME3 Theaters today ALO IndlcatM utlttatf listening tfmleM Lantana. 642 6565. ALD Jackie Brown (R). 1 : 1 0, 9:25 Flubber IPG). 1:25, 3:10, 5 I Know What You Did Last Summer (R), 7:10, 9:10 Amistad (R), I, 3:45, 7, 9:45 Fallen (R). 1 : 1 5. 3-35. 7: 1 5. 9 35 Tomorrow Never Dies IPG-13). 1:05. 3:15. 5:25, 7:35, 950 Mr Magoo (PG), 1:20, 3, 5:05, 7:05, 9 Great Expectations (R), 3 50. 7:20 Mrs. Dalloway (PG-13), 1:40.4:40, 7:50. 10:10 Mr Nice Guy (PG-13). 2: 10. 510. 7:40. 10 Welcome To Sarajevo (R), 1:20. 4:30, 7:20. 9 40 WHd Things (R). 2. 4:40. 7:30. 10:10 Twilight (R). 1:20. 4:20, 7:10, 9:40 The Big Leoowsk! (R), 1:30. 4:30. 7:30. 10:10 Dangerous Beauty (R). 1:10. 4:10.7:20. 9:50 Wmgs of the Dove R). 1 :50, 5. 8, 10-20 Love And Death On Long Island (PG-1 3). 1 :40. 4:40, 8, 10:15 The Apostle (PG-13). 1, 7 Titanic (PG-1 3). 2. 4. 7. 8: 15 (two screens) The Wedding Smgef (PG-13). 150,5.8:10. 10:20 LA. Confidential (R), I. 4 20. 7:40. 10:20 Afterglow (R), I -30. 4:50. 7:50. 10:15 Good W Hunting (R). 1 : 10. 4:10. 7:10. 10 Wag The Dog (R). 4, 9 50 Vav7 n i"rVi n'i rsj Titanic (PG-13), 12:45. 5.9 The Man m the Iron Mask (PG-13), I, 2. 4, 4:50. 7, 8. 9:40 (two screens) Wild Things (R). 1:30, 4:15, 7:30. 9:50 Pnmary Colors (R). 12-40. 3-40, 7:10. 10 Twilight (R). 12 50. 3.5:10.7:20.9 30 U.S. Marshals (PG-13). 12:55,4:10. 7:05. 9:55 The Wedding Singer (PG-1 3). 2. 7:25, Hush (PG-13). 4:30. 9:45 SILVER SCREEN CINEMA CAFE. 12795 W. Forest Hill Blvd.. Wellington. 793 6657. Mr. Magoo (PG). 4:15.6 Flubber (PG). 5: 1 5 Desperate Measures (R). 7. 8:55 Boogie Nights R). 7:45 MOVIES OF LAKE WORTH, 7380 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. 968-4545. ALO Amistad (R). 1:30.4-45,8 Boogie Nights IR). 1 30, 4 45. 8 Great Enpectations (R). 1 :30. 4:20. 7: 1 0. 9 30 Desperate Measures (Rl. 1 30. 4 20. 7 : 10. 9 30 Deconstructing Harry IR). 1:30. 4:20, 7:10, 9:30 The Rainmaker (PG-13). 130. 4:20.7:10. 9 30 TRAIL DRIVE-IN, 3438 Lake Worth Road. Lake Worth. 965-4518. U.S. Marshatt (PG-13). 7. 9 25 UNITEO ARTISTS THEATRES AT OKEE SQUARE. 2027 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 697-7714. ALO Titanic (PG-13), noon. 4 10. 8 10 The Man si the iron Mask (PG13I. 12 30. 3 20, 6 50 940 Good wa Hunting (R). 1 :30. 7:20 The Wedding Singer (PG-131. 4 30. 10 Twilight IR). 12 15, 2 30, 5 10. 7 40. 10 10 As Good As It Gets (PG 1 3). 1. 4. 7:15. 10 05 U S MaishatsIR). 1:10.4:10. 7. 9:50 Pnmary Colors (R). noon. 3. 7. 10 WKd Ihmgs(R). 1215. 2 45. 5 IS. 7 45. 10: 15 VALUE CINEMAS. 6198 S. Congress Ave.. AS (rOOD As It Get REGAL JUPITER 18 THEATER, 201 N. U.S. I. Jupiter. 747-7333. ALD Wild Things (PG-13). 1:30. 4:45. 7:30, 10 Pnmary Colors (R), 12:30. 4. 7. 9:50 Titanc (PG-1 3), 1 2:30. 4:15. 8:15 The Mar in the Iron Mask (PG 13), 1:15, 4:45. 7:30, 10:10 U.S. Marshals (PG-13). 1:15. 4:30. 7:30, 10 Twilight (R), I. 3. 5. 8, 10:10 The wedding Singer (PG-13). 1 :30. 7:45 LA Confidential (HI, 12 45, 4. 7. 9 40 As Good As It Gets (PG 13). 12 45.4:15.7:15. 10 The Apostle (PG. 1 3). 4: 30. 9 40 Good WW Hunting (R). 1. 4 30. 7.15, 9 50 GENERAL CINEMAS PGA CINEMA S, 1-95 and PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. 626-8283. ALO The Wedding Singei (PG-13). 1:15. 3 30. 5 40, 8. 10:20 Mr Nice Guy (PG-13). 130. 3 30. 5 30. 7:40, 9 50 Wmgs of the Dove (R). 12 45. 3. 515. 7 50 Hush (PG I3I, 10 As Good As ft Gets (R), 1.4. 7:20. 10-15 Dangerous Beauty IR). 1 30. 4 30. 7:30. 10:10 LA. Confidential (R). 1:15.4:15.7:10. 10 Movies and times subject to change without notice. IPG-13L I ,,,1-n - AHAJ, "i If w",!. If -.KSM. If .S. If JMl sw.Vata j tMnXiZtw J '"&S Jl rTriS Jl CMFr iwrwoiJAL -nxFCLOCKii op rjn mo smtwtimf? CORAL SQUARE CINEMA 8, 770 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs. (954) 344 8888. ALO Titanic (PG-13), noon. I. 3 45. 5. 7 45. 9 The Wedding Singer (PG-13). 12:20. 2:45. 5:20. 8:10, 1020 LA. Confidential (R). 4. 7. 9:50 The Big Lebowski (R). 1-30, 4 30, 7-30. 10:05 Twilight (R). noon. 2 20. 4:40. 7:15, 9:45 Dangerous Beauty (R), 1-15 WHO Things (R). 12 30. 3. 5 30, 8. 10 20 Mr Nice Guy (PG 13), 12 45, 310. 5 40. 8:15. 10:25 DEERFtELO CINEMA S, 2205 W Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfleid Beach. 954 429-0008. Jackie Brown (R). I 30. 10 Great Expectations (R). 145.4 30.7 20. 10 Desperate Measures (R). 1:45. 4.30. 7:30 Amistad IR). 115. 7. 10 Boogie Nights (R). I 15. 7 10. 10 Mr Magoo (PG), 4 30. 7 20 DEERFtELO MALL CINEMA S. 3984 W Hillsboro Blvd.. Deerfleid Beach. (954)429 3930. ALO Titanic (PG-13). 12 15, 1:10. 4. 5. 7 45. 8 50 (2 screensl The Man m tfte Iron Mask (PG 13). I. 4 IS. 7:10. 10 As Good As ft Gets IPG 131. I. 4. 7. 10 US MarsnaM (PG-1 3). 1245. 4 15.7 IS. 10 ThevK)dingSinar(Pfrl3). 12:15.2 40.4 50,730. 9 50 Twght (R). 12-30. 2 50. 5 10. 7 30. 9 50 Pnmarr Colors (R). 1.4. 7. 10 FOX FESTIVAL, Festival Flea) Marti at. Sample Road at The Florida Tumpme, Pompano. (954) 974 5553. ALO The Borrowers IPG), I Mr N Guv IPG 1 31. I 45. 4 45. 7 30. 9-50 I A Confidential (Rl. 4 15. 7. 10 Good Hunting IR). 1 30. 4 30 50. 9 40 WHO Thmas R). 1 45. 4 30. 7 30 9 SO Pnmary Coorj(R). 1 15 4 15. 7 15.940 Titanc (PG-13). 1.4-50 8 30 The Mann the iron Mas (PG-13) IIS. 4. 7 15. 950 US MentftaafPG 131. 1. 4. 7.950 REGAL CORAL SFinNGS SIX. 3223 LWversrt, One. Coral Sprtngs. (954) 753 9700. U S Mentals IPG 13). I 30. 4 30. 7 30. 10 10 Pnmam Covjm ffn. I. 4. 7. 10 The Man the iron MaM lPG-13). I 20. 4 20. 7 20. 9 SO Good W Hunt ). I 40 4 40 7 40 1020 AS Good As Gets (PG 131 I 10 4 10 7 10.950 Hush(PG 13. 1 SO. 4 SO. 7 50. 10 20 6 0 CD 5 Q IB CD (B tj o J C REGAL BOYNTON S CINEMAS, 2290 N. Congress Ave. end Gateway Boulevard, Boynton Beach. 734-0027. ALO Mr. Nice Guy (PQ-13). 1:30. 4-20. 7:30. 10:20 Th Apostle (PG-13). 1.4. 7.9:50 The Wedding Singer (PG-1 3). 1:20.4:30, 7:15, 10:20 US.Marsnals(PG-l3). 1:10.4:10.7:30. 10:10 The Big LeDOWSM (R), 1:10.4:10.7:15. 10 Hueh (PG-13), 1:30. 4:30. 7:45. 10 AGoodAltG(PG-l3), 1.4. 7.9:50 Dangerous Beauty (R). 1:20. 4:20. 7:45. 10:10 REGAL CINEMAS DELRAV It, 1668 S. Federal Highway. Demiy Beach. 272-2900. ALO ' Weteome To Sa)evo (R). 2:10. 5:10. . 10 35 . LA. Confidential (R). 1:20. 4:15. 7:10. 10 As Good As It Gets (PG-1 3), 1:30, 4:15,7:20, 10:10 Dangerous Beauty (R). 1:50. 7:40 Husn (PG-13). 4:10, 10:25 Wings of the Dove (R). 210. 4:20. 8. 10:30 - The Apostle (PG-13), 1:30. 4:25. 7:20. 10:05 Tanic (PG-13). 12:45. 2:45. 4 30. 7, 8 30 (two ' screens) TwKignt (R). I. 310. 5:20. 810. 10 20 The Big lebowsta (R). I 50. 4:30. 7:40. 10:15 Good WIS Hunting R). 1:40.4 10. 7:30, 10:10 The Man si the Iron Mask (PG-13). 1:40. 425, 7 30. ' 10:15 Afterglow (R). 2. 4 50. 7:50. 10:25 The Wedding Siger (PG-13). 1.3:10.5:20.8:10. 10:20 WW Things (R). 2. 4:20, 7:50, 10-35 U S Marshals (PG-13). 1:20. 3 50, 7:10. 10:05 Mr Nee Guy (PG-13). 110. 3 20. 5 30. 8 20. 10:30 Pnmary Cows (R). 12 45. 3:30. 7. 10 DELMAY SQUARE THEATERS. 4809 W. Atlantic Ave., Deiray Beach. 496-0884. ALO Booge Nights (R). 1 30. 4 45. t Amstad IR. 1 30. 4-45. 9 . Jackie Brown (R). 1:30. 4:45. 8 Desperate Measures (R), 1 30. 4 20.7:10.9 30 The RammaMr (PG-13). 1:30.4 20. 710.930 MOVIES OF OELRAY, 7421 VY. Atlantic Ave.. Deiray Beach. 638-0020. ALO. Pnmary Cows (R). I 30. 4 45. 8 TKanc (PG-13), 1:30. 5.8 30 TwaigwIR). 1 30, 420. 710.930 I A Confidential (R). 130.420. 7:10.930 Good Wa Hunting (R). 1:30. 4:20. 7:10. 9 30 AMC MIT-NCR PARR 8. 301 Piaia Real. Boca Raton. 368 7744. ALO nmaryComiR). I IS. 4 45. 7 SO. 10 45 Wed Things (R). I 25. 5 30. 8-05. 10 30 The Men i the eon Mas (PG-13). 1 30. 515. 7 55. 10-35 US Marsnaei (PG-13). 1:10.5.7 45. OX Twaignt (R). I OS. 5 40. 8. 10-15 The Apostle (PG-13). 120. SOS The weoong Sneer (PG-1 3. I 35. 5 45 8 10. 10 45 Mane (PG-13). 1:15. 510. 9 Good wa Hunung. (R). 8. IO0 UWTCO ARTISTS MOVKS AT OYHTOaj OCACM. Fata) SNeeeea. Congress Avenue ancBron Beach Boulevard, Boynton Beacn. 7365770. ALO Mtergm m. 2. 4 30. 7 30. 10 Pnmey Colon) (R). I 10 4. 8 SO 940 TMkgnt an I IS S 7 45 ',.,.,. nwuaneittie eon Mask (PG-13). 1:30.2.4-10.5. 7.8. 9 s rtwo mesne TMncfPG-l. I.330.44S.730 80wosoansl ne "rs an I 46 4 is r to. to Goad 0w4 (R). 4. 930 LA. Coneaeneai (Rl 11 5. 6 50 MUVsCO MOVKt AT TOWW CtKTEH. 21090 S. Andrews BvO adiaoeni to town Canter ma. Boca Raton. 395-0909 ALO m,COKm. I -OS 4 OS T IS 10 was The n I2-4S i 5 IS. 7 S 10 TrMiVi?llo.aNs.(Pu-13L130. 4 1S.S1S.7. 940 her an 7 50 10 ThewMWSnaariaG-131 . . US WWlW. I 405 T-OS 945 Sooa m Huneng iSh. I OS. 4 15. 7.850 nuvac (PG-13) I. 9 MtSKI SAT PVA2A 8 10101 Gujdes Road. Boca Raton. 451-901 1. ALO as Good AS Brt K"& I Jl I 4 7. 1010 n ( i.i i la-it 1 2 as 1 10 Muer f, Ul S 20 T 45 10 IS Mm. I '0 5 20 7 44 10 10 h.,,mnrlk.n.ill4 1 780 10 r?ima&iJi I is a 20 t so 10 20 PwCou 12 as. 1 30. 3 45 4 40 7 8 IO 10 KftAL (KAOOWOOO 18. &MM M and U S 441. Boca aon ALO I J ...uh 1 iVJ ly ' " . Bestsei!!ng Author Nora Robepts Signing Homeport SATURDAY MARCH 28 4 P.M. - a m sM st ssl ? . I .11 III i.M , f" JllfWQl CAREFREE THEATRE. 2000 S. D Highway. west Pasn Beach 833 7305. Attenaowiwt 2.4 417 IS 925 REGAL LAKE WORTH CSMFMAS. 5881 Lak Worm Road. Oeenaoes 94 5555 ALO nw Man e me eon Me IPG 13) I IS 2. 4 IS S. 7 IS 8 9 45 I0 20ftwow-IWIM Twe" l I 4S 4 30 7 9 V) Team (J Hi I 7 4 45 7 30 8 30 Good w I ' ' l aarv Cows w, I IS 4 7 30 10 70 wwj rtwv an. t 30 4 is 7 4S. io is UHTTtO ARTISTS aaovsis AT RrVf R sWsDGC CEWTRE. 648 rcre-st H Bmj . uVwenaCTes WESTWARD SHOPPKS CBiTtn blD-Mi Nora Roberts is making quite an impression on the non-fiction scene. This rising author has already written two immediate bestsellers. Montana Sky and Sanctuary. Both novels received rave reviews nationwide and hit the New York Times bestseller list. And now. Nora Roberts will thrill readers once again with her latest release, Homeport Don't miss this chance to pick up your autographed copy at Books-A-Million and meet the author behind these intoxicating novels. " John Grisham, watch your back." -Entertainment Weekly BQOISA-MILLIOM' WE WROTE THE BOOK ON LOW PRICES 3iC2 ALO 641 nm G I I 45 4 10 7 10 9 20 The I - 1 SAVE 10 As &l . & i J- 1 4 10 7 4S The S iwi J 4 40 7 2n 10 (j ivms 4i I l HW Do n 7 .!) 40 V 10 M .Pr, : 3, 20 4 40 7 4S V; , a . I I'l 4 7 M u. i 1 I OS 3 .0 S IS 7 SO. 10 marro aar-sj aaovsis AT "armsssTOai aAASMET RtACt 1 I sw-anron t-aoe niKtifSTi CIU3 Pries S215 795 If1 ALO

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