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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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The Race to Save Films We Love

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar dropped me a note late last month about this NY Times article with the above title. The article discusses a number of movies from the 1930s and their critiques of the time. The article notes … Continue reading

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Would this 1946 assignment be banned today?

Toronto. Member George Dunbar has a warm spot for copyright and privacy issues. George sent me this brief article: In 1946, LIFE magazine hid photographer Yale Joel behind a two-way mirror in the lobby of a Times Square theatre. Joel … Continue reading

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From Darkroom to Daylight

  Toronto. PHSC received an email today from American author, filmmaker and photographer Harvey Wang. Harvey will be here at the Stephen Bulger gallery on Saturday, November 21, 2015 for a screening of his film and a book signing. Harvey … Continue reading

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An Early History of IMAX

Toronto. Back in the days when the inventors of Imax were developing a film for Ontario Place and before any first run theatres played Imax or before it became a means for first run movies, a small group of Seneca … Continue reading

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Can we digitize Super-8 film cameras?

Toronto. Hayes Urban, a designer in the South-Western USA, thinks we can. His idea is to make a digital version of Kodak’s ubiquitous Super-8 film cartridge, allowing the many Super-8 film cameras to live once again.

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Good-bye Camelot…

Toronto, November 22, 2013. Fifty years ago today Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Do you remember where you where? I was in a classroom across from the physics lab at Sir George Williams University (now part of Concordia) in downtown … Continue reading

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Hooked on History – The Magical Movie Machines

Toronto, October 16th, 2013. Hooked on History – The Magical Movie Machines Last Wednesday was Movie Night at the PHSC meeting, complete with free popcorn. President Mark Singer brought his VHS recorder and showed a really interesting old video.  The VHS … Continue reading

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