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(4) Miscellaneous Items. (a) A careful check should be
made on bandanas to be sure they are used exclusively for
costume purposes and are all returned at the conclusion of
(b) An inventory is placed on the inside of the top cover
in each kit, and each item should be carefully checked before
the kit is removed from the performance area.
23. MOTION PICTURE ENTERTAINMENT. a. General.
Field operations do not ordinarily permit fixed theater installations,
and improvisation is essential to provide maximum
use of equipment and films.
b. Kit "J" (Motion Picture Projection) (16-mm sound.)
This is a motion picture projection outfit with a dual Ampro
projector, screen, floor stand microphone, and a 1,500-watt
gas engine electric generator. (See fig. 5 and app. par. 7.)
c. Operating the Equipment. (1) Where electric current
is available (50-60 cycle, 110-115 volt, a-c) the equipment
may be connected directly to the current.
(2) Where current of above type is not available, the projector
should be connected with the generator.
(3) For technical instructions as to the operation of a single
projector and sound unit, see manual of instructions furnished
with each kit. Where a show of more than one reel
of 1,600 feet is to be presented using two projectors, see supplementary
instructions for operation of dual projectors furnished
in each kit.
(4) For technical instructions as to the operation of the
generator, see generator instruction pamphlet furnished in
d. Obtaining the Film. (1) At ports of embarkation each
Special Service Company will be supplied with a number of
3-reel entertainment film cartons. Each carton contains one
Hollywood entertainment feature film and shorts. This
makes one complete movie program running 90 to 120
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