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Chris Bird
Expert Film Handler

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From: Kingston upon Thames, UK
Registered: Jul 2013


 - posted December 23, 2018 06:15 AM      Profile for Chris Bird   Email Chris Bird   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For sale: a beautiful tinted print of The Arabian Nights, original title The Tales of the 1001 Nights. 3 reels, running titles, mounted on a 900' spool. It's a rare title, only being in the Pathescope catalogue briefly.

This is a well used print with a lot of tear and tear (well it is 85 years old!). Most importantly, the sprocket holes are splitting on the first 100' or so, so care is needed. But it does run fine on my Specto. I don't think I'd advise running it on a machine that is less kind to film though. There is quite a lot of wear and tear in general, scratches and splices. I'm selling it as I finally, after years, found a better copy.

You can see a scan of this actual print here. Please note that I changed the opening titles and added a music track for the youtube upload. Otherwise, it gives you a true idea of the print's condition:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqVdsASBcfY

And a review of it here:
http://moviessilently.com/2016/07/31/tales-of-the-thousand-and-one-nights- 1921-a-silent-film-review/

I'm looking for £35 (which is what I paid for it) plus UK shipping.

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Chris Bird
Expert Film Handler

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From: Kingston upon Thames, UK
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 - posted January 07, 2019 03:19 AM      Profile for Chris Bird   Email Chris Bird   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Now SOLD (ebay)

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David Hardy
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Johnshaven Village , Montrose, Scotland
Registered: Jan 2015


 - posted January 19, 2019 05:08 AM      Profile for David Hardy   Email David Hardy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for sharing those links Christopher. I really enjoyed watching that piece of vintage film history.

I now want a copy too.

Excellent! [Smile]

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Chris Bird
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From: Kingston upon Thames, UK
Registered: Jul 2013


 - posted January 20, 2019 04:38 AM      Profile for Chris Bird   Email Chris Bird   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi David, many thanks for your kind comment on the video. Yes, it seems to be a rare one. I have a few more goodies on my youtube channel, and am particularly happy to have got this rare one out there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFX6vwT-5sI

Enjoy!

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David Hardy
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Johnshaven Village , Montrose, Scotland
Registered: Jan 2015


 - posted January 21, 2019 12:10 PM      Profile for David Hardy   Email David Hardy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Chris

I have now subscribed to your channel so now look forward to watching all of your posts.

Regards

Dave [Smile]

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