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If you were a resident of Lahore in the 1920s—the first decade when movies truly began to catch the public’s imagination—what sort of movies were you able to watch? From our last episode we learned that throughout the 1920s Lahore was home to between 6 and 9 cinema halls scattered across the city. Depending on … Continue reading
The photo above is from the 1930s and depicts the Karachi Picture House, one of the Pancholi family’s cinemas. The Pancholis were early film entrepreneurs in Karachi and Lahore and were operating cinemas to show a combination of American and Indian films from 1918. The first part of this Episode traces the rise of the … Continue reading
In this episode we move the story forward to its main location and the source of the name Lollywood: Lahore. To tell the full story of this legendary city would require a podcast of its own. Dozens of books have been written about the city over the years (some of which you can find references … Continue reading
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