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film and cinema in East Toronto and the Beach

Toronto. Les Jones reminded me that the well known film historian and newspaper columnist Bernie Fletcher will be speaking tonight at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St East, at 7 pm. Anyone who has lived in this city remembers the … Continue reading

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who shot Ott on wot and why?

Toronto. Well, some time around the 1893 World’s fair in Chicago, Edison chose his employee Fred Ott for a movie experiment. Why Ott? Ott was notorious for his violent sneezes! On this occasion he needed a little help to “pull the … Continue reading

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Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum – HotDocs

Toronto. Our favourite education editor, Rita Godlevskis at PhotoED magazine always has an exciting perspective which shows in her magazine. Rita recently sent me this PHOTO EVENT HOT LIST! If you would like to join Rita and the gang on … Continue reading

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Filmos – well made movie equipment of yesteryear

Toronto. Bell & Howell was founded over a century ago in Chicago. Initially, it was famous for high end professional cameras and projectors. Over 80 years ago they introduced their Filmo marque on home model cameras and projectors. In later … Continue reading

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pushing colour prints postwar …

Toronto. 3 years after the war was over (and then some) the average person preferred black & white prints over colour because of two things: cost and resolution. To promote colour, Kodak embarked on a strong advertising campaign. The company … Continue reading

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those were the days

Toronto. Think about times past. Home movies. 8mm movie film. My father-in-law took home movies with a Brownie movie camera, not the competitor Revere cameras. Revere too used 8mm film sold in a 16mm configuration. You loaded the roll in … Continue reading

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PHSC News – December 2017

Toronto. Our latest pdf newsletter is out. Read and download this delightful issue filled with the wit and wisdom of our members by clicking on the icon at left. Editor Sonja Pushchak has pulled together a fabulous read for this … Continue reading

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Bell & Howell Filmo Movie Camera Ad

Toronto. I mentioned yesterday that the colour ads in late 1945 magazines were actually drawings. This is an example using the then well known Bell & Howell Filmo camera. This ad was printed in the October 29, 1945 issue of … Continue reading

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Film is Making a Comeback

Toronto. My thanks to Russ Forfar, one of our speakers this month. Russ emailed me a link to this Time Magazine article by Olivier Laurent on the state of film in today’s largely digital world. It is a timely article as we … Continue reading

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Rescued Film Project Redux

Toronto. My friend Russ Forfar sent me this follow up to the Rescued Film Project post. Interesting videos and a purpose to rescuing anonymous photographs is explained in this short article posted by Al Jazeera.

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