A hefty fine was imposed on Mr. Keasberry in Surabaya. Big news back in the day – say 78 years ago. When you Google or search online and type in the name Keasberry, you come across all kinds of things. The name Keasberry also appeared in a scanned page of the newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad (Batavian evening newspaper) of February 16th, 1939.
The article said that Mr. Keasberry (manager of the N.V. Bioscoop Exploitatie Bond / Cinema Federation Inc – Kranggan, Luxor and Capitol Theaters) had to appear in court and was fined Hfl. 2.50 (Dutch Guilders) for allowing underaged kids in the movie theatre. In his defense, he said that the kids slipped through. It’s difficult to check 800 people on a Saturday evening. Mr. William Harold Keasberry (in the family known as uncle Willy), was a younger brother of my grandfather Neville Keasberry.
That evening the movie Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938) was playing. Step into my time-machine and have a look at the movie and let’s pretend we slipped through without paying. Grab some spicy popcorn (recipe by Jeff Keasberry) and soda pop. Or maybe LEMPER or KROKET. Enjoy!