Tag Archives: film

home movies over 60 years ago

Toronto. Back in January of this year I did a post on DeJur and their 1954 ad in LIFE Two years later they are still banging away at home movies via an ad in LIFE.  As mentioned in my January … Continue reading

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it ain’t over yet!

Toronto. About 40 years ago I wondered why the old process lingered on long after a new process was available. Now I know. Serious folk invested in the older process so they changed slowly to the new. And the older … Continue reading

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a kludge of clones

Toronto. In the late 1930s, a Chicago man embarked on a program to create inexpensive cameras and the Spartus Camera Corporation was born. One of the many cameras to emerge was a bakelite wonder that sold under a variety of … Continue reading

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an EXCELlent way to entertain before TV

Toronto. In the 1930s and 40s we had radio, but what could excite home entertainment like the movies? How about a movie projector and some inexpensive commercial films? Many companies made and promoted home movies. One firm was Excel in … Continue reading

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bulking it up

Toronto. In a recent auction, there was a memory of a by-gone era. One lot featured a couple of Watson 66 bulk film loaders. The one on the left of the large image appears to be a 1950s era loader … Continue reading

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elephants have them too

Toronto. Be sure to visit our 9th TRUNK SALE this coming July 14th at our usual location – Trident Hall, 145 Evans Ave, Toronto. It will be held outdoors in rain or shine. Choice locations on first come, first choice … Continue reading

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a day to remember

Toronto. This past Sunday was a warm, sunny, and cheerful day. It was also our annual spring fair and for the first time in a long time I missed it (my wife is recovering from surgery). Fortunately, my good friend, … Continue reading

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be wise, digitize

Toronto. No need for such a slogan today – EVERYBODY went digital (there are still some niche players that insist on  the beauty of the old film technique). In the film era every photo was carefully framed and shot. A … Continue reading

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springing the BIG ONE

Toronto. Some things change, some don’t! We have held the spring fair for over 40 years now. Come on down to the Trident Hall in south Etobicoke (south-west Toronto to visitors) and see what you can add to your personal … Continue reading

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war and home: talks by Palu and Lagler

NEXT MEETING: Wed May 15th, 2019 Photography, War and Alternative Narratives – Louie Palu. Louie discusses his experiences as a war photographer. Click the PHSC News page 2 icon attached at left for details. The Golden Age of Super 8 … Continue reading

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