Did you ever use one of those old photo booths tucked away in a railway station or shopping centre where you’d pull aside a curtain, crowd into the tiny booth with a pile of friends, perch on a tiny stool, and for a dollar get a rectangle of four black and white snaps? If my description doesn’t ring a bell for you quite yet, this is what one of these photo booths look like…
Model17 Photo Booth
Well, Greg Poppleton & the Bakelite Broadcasters were playing a 1920s themed party recently, and the party organisers hired one of these booths for their guests to take photos of themselves. What a hit!
First, just to paint the scene of this 1920s party, here are two photos and a video of the band snapped on stage at the Great Gatsby 1920s event…and, incidentally, Greg Poppleton now also leads the 11-piece authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, with musical director Geoff Power & Sydney’s Top Ten Sydney vintage jazz musicians
Greg Poppleton singing with Bakelite Jazz at a 1920s themed Great Gatsby Party
Greg Poppleton, Sydney's only 1920s and 1930s Hot Jazz & Swing Singer with Geoff Power on Trombone
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ latest CD, ‘Doin The Charleston‘
‘Doin’ The Charleston’ by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Available on Bandcamp
Now, to the photo booth: ‘The Original Photo Company‘ is the only business in Australia still operating these black and white photo booths with the original technology, using their own special black and white photographic formula. And they hire them out for corporate events, weddings, birthdays, parties and celebrations of all kinds
Here’s your truly’s Photo Booth mug shots. You can find out more about having these photo booths at your party by visiting www.originalphotoboothhire.com.au.
PS: And you can find out more about Greg Poppleton & Bakelite Jazz for your 1920s, 1930s, Underbelly Razor and Great Gatsby Party at www.bakelitejazz.com
Greg Poppleton - Original Photo Booth Mug Shots Taken At A 1920s Themed Event