Tag Archives: Movies

flipping over movies

Toronto. Pepsodent had a catchy jingle when I was a youth, “you’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent“. Around the same time, one of my favourite cartoons showed a perplexed artist (Van Gogh?) staring … Continue reading

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scary movies with Terry Lagler

Toronto.  Wow! It’s halloween again  and we asked Terry back to show some scary movies  in recognition of the season! Check out Sonja Pushcack’s October’s newsletter, or click on the icon at left for details. We and Terry will supply … Continue reading

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light and bright

Toronto. What could those 8mm movie fanatics really, really want in a projector? Tiny? Compact? Light? Room filling? Bright? All of this and more? According to this September 15, 1958 ad in LIFE, Argus created all these things. Through engineering, … Continue reading

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CNE and Cinematographe

Toronto. Cinema and Movies seem so passé these days of TV, streaming, and smartphones but over a century ago movies where the newest means of education and entertainment. The CNE was known as the “Toronto Industrial Exhibition” in those days … Continue reading

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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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Hot-Docs! Hot-Docs! Get yur Hot-Docs here!

Toronto. Toronto is hosting the Hot Docs festival once again and our friends at PhotoED invite you to see this bio-doc of the American street photographer Garry Winogand: “All Things Are Photographable“. Screening is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 506 … Continue reading

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stoned on movies

Toronto. When I went to Labrador to maintain a tropospheric scatter communications system that Bell selected to service communities in the far north of Quebec and Labrador, my dad said he would like to do movies, so I bought him … Continue reading

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when home movies were analogue

Toronto. Before fancy digital cameras and smartphones became common place, photography needed film. To address the blossoming interest in home movies (and to sell the special movie film) camera companies offered special movie cameras that accepted the tiny reels of 16mm … Continue reading

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made in Chicago

Toronto. One of the most famous names in movies was Bell & Howell who made cameras and projectors  in the windy city. The history of the company, once famous as the premier maker of movie cameras for Hollywood, is featured … Continue reading

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Photographers in the city archives

Toronto. We often wonder (at least I do) how people lived a century ago; how the city looked back then; who was in power; what jobs prevailed. Some of the answers exist in our archives thanks to photographers and historians … Continue reading

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