Show Biz Glossary – letter – Q
Slang for a pound sterling (UK).
Low budget, short subjects made in the UK in the 1930s. The Cinematographic Films Bill, passed in April 1927 stipulated that all UK cinemas would have to include a proportion of British films in their programmes. The percentage varied, rising to 20% at one time. The “Quota Quickies” were generally of a quite low quality but there are some gems hidden in their midst, notably those by