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PART I - THE PRESENT
CHAPTER X - OUR DIVERSIONS

art is not, life not. Not happy, not unhappy, I sit in an up-to date stupor, while the international effort unrolls. American women shoot the hippopotamus with eyebrows made of platinum. British ladies and gentlemen turn the movies into the stickies for old Elstree's sake. Overrated children salute me from Germany and France, steam-tractors drone across the lengths and breadths of unholy Russia, with the monotony of wedding chimes. All around me, I have reason to believe, sit many fellow filmfanneds, chaff from the winnowing like myself, but we do not communicate with one another, and are indistinguishable from ecstasy in the gloom. Stunned by the howls of the Wurlitzer organ, choked by the fumes of the cigars-and here I break off again, in a style not unsuited to the subject. Why do cigars and cigarettes in a cinema function like syringes ? Why do they squirt smoke with unerring aim down my distant throat and into my averted eyes ? Where are they coming from ? Where are we going to ? Before I can decide, the greatest super-novelty of all time has commenced, Ping Pong, and the toy counter at Gamage's is exhibited as a prehistoric island. Or mayn't I have a good laugh ? Why certainly, why sure, that's what we take your money for, a good laugh, so here's a guy who can't swim and finds he can racing a guy who can swim and pretends he can't, and the guy who can't get a laugh out of that had better.
But now the attendant beckons, a wraith in beach pyjamas, waving her electric wand. She wants someone, and can it be me ? No-she wants no one, it is just a habit she has got into, poor girlie, she cannot stop herself, wave she must, it is a cinema. And when she is off duty she still cannot stop herself, but fanned by she knows not what sits skirted and bloused in the audience she lately patrolled. I do think though-for it is time for optimism to enter-I do think that she will choose a performance which bills a Mickey Mouse. And I do hope that Mickey, on his side, will observe her fidelity and will introduce her into his next Silly Symphony, half glow-worm and half newt, waving, waving. . . .
What fun it would be, a performance in which Mickey produced the audience as well as the film ! Perhaps Mr. Walt Disney will suggest it to him, and I will provide the title gratis :` Plastic Pools.' We should see some gay sights ir. his semi-darkness,

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