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Hollywood in the Klondike – Book Review

Toronto. About five years ago I did a post called, “Frozen in Time” about some movie reels discovered up in Dawson City. Since then Michael Gates has written a book about the find. Our good friend, “George Dunbar” managed to … Continue reading

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before TV; before video;

Toronto. … we had home movies. Originally 16mm, during the depression Kodak began selling 8mm versions and post war in a scramble to expand market size and improve image quality, Kodak moved to ‘Super 8’. In the late 1930s, Kodachrome … Continue reading

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days of war surplus photo supplies and gear

Toronto. Some of us may remember the days when the local war surplus store had stocks of photo paper, film, chemicals, equipment, etc. at big discounts since the cost was already paid once by tax dollars. This November, 1947 American … Continue reading

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the last movie

Toronto.  The digital era brought with it amazing television, incredible cameras, smartphones with a multitude of devices built-in, digital movies sent by internet or satellite, and much, much, more. It also hastened the demise of antiquated infrastructure such as old … Continue reading

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lunch anyone?

Toronto. Our secretary, Louise Freyburger, was browsing the news Friday when she came across an article on CTV News about old cameras discovered recently  in a Yukon glacier in the KLUANE NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE.  A cache of equipment belonging to … Continue reading

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sometimes a camera is really special

Toronto. Take for example the camera in this 1934 advertisement. Two years earlier in 1932, Kodak began marketing a new smaller film format for the family ‘movie’ photographer  starting out during the great depression when money and jobs were so … Continue reading

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Sgt Leonard E Thompson: Combat Cameraman WW2

Toronto. Being a small country (population), and a relatively new country, we seldom see our heros get recognition. Sgt Thomson is a fine example. The Canadian Film & Photo Unit website recounts many tales of the Canadian photographers who recorded … Continue reading

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winging it

Toronto. This month we meet in person at the PHSC monthly meeting – that’s the good news! However, we are meeting at a NEW VENUE on a NEW DATE and a NEW TIME this month only! We are meeting at … Continue reading

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… and wings on the side …

Toronto. Chicken wings were throwaways until some one in Buffalo began frying them as a side dish. Nearly a century ago, the name ‘wings’ showed up in an award winning war movie.  The 1927/8 silent movie called ‘Wings‘ won the … Continue reading

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we’re back …

Toronto. Did ya hear the news? On October 1st, the PHSC Big One is back in person once again! We are now using a SATURDAY for the fall fair but we are indoors once again at the Trident Hall (Evans … Continue reading

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