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Douglas W. Warren
Film Handler

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From: Charlottesville,Virginia
Registered: Aug 2010


 - posted August 08, 2010 01:28 PM      Profile for Douglas W. Warren   Email Douglas W. Warren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm a new member and my Super-8,8mm collecting roots go back to the late 1970's. I was searching for information about cleaning and splicing regular 8mm movies and came across this site.I was a subscriber to Steve Osbourne's Coming Attractions back in the late 1980's.

My peak collecting years were between 1986-1989. Media Arts Associates and Dave Thomas Films were the two dealers who I dealt with the most. I know that Dave is still on eBay but I seem to recall that Roger Williams closed shop some years ago.

I sold my film collection to Dave Thomas in 1995.My collection at that point consisted of 400' & 200' sound,200' B & W silents with a few regular 8mm's in the batch. My projector was an older Eumig Dual 8 (Super & Single 8)whose model number I can no longer recall.The sound died on that machine and I wound up donating it once my film collection was sold.

I also had an ancient Revere 8mm projector that was donated as well.Currently I still have my late father's 8mm movies that were shot in the 1950's & 1960's.In 2002 I bought a near mint Kodak Brownie projector to show them on since that was what my father owned back in the day and brought back good memories.

Does anyone have a copy of Ken Films last catalog they'd be interested in selling? It was (if I recall correctly)the one with the brown cover that had Alien,Star Wars,etc. on the cover.
Thanks and looking forward to being a member of the site.

Cheers,
Douglas

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Joe Caruso
Film God

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From: USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted August 08, 2010 01:35 PM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Cheers, Doug, we're about the same in bio information - Mine was a EUMIG 807-D, 600' capacity - Dealt alot with Dave (he is still active), Roger at Media Arts is trying to be again since the Katrina tragedy - Phil Johnson is another top-seller - I sold alot of film to Dave years ago also - Steve Osborne is top-Ace, best friend to all in film - I'm looking for 11 200' Super 8 Sound shorts and several 400' sound and silent (mostly Blackhawk), also Slipping Wives from Glenn Photo - Welcome to the fold, Shorty

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Joe Taffis
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: United States
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted August 08, 2010 03:37 PM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Welcome Douglas.... [Smile]

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Joe Taffis

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Douglas W. Warren
Film Handler

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From: Charlottesville,Virginia
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 - posted August 08, 2010 09:29 PM      Profile for Douglas W. Warren   Email Douglas W. Warren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the welcome fellows. Shorty,I remember your columns in Coming Attractions and it's good to see you here.Having been gone from the hobby for 20 years it's good to see that interest in 8 & 16mm is alive and well.

Cheers all,
Douglas [Smile]

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Dan Lail
Film God

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From: Loganville, Georgia, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted August 08, 2010 09:44 PM      Profile for Dan Lail   Author's Homepage   Email Dan Lail   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi, Douglas,

There are still a lot of projectors and films around. The members here can direct you to most any equipment you might need.

My Dad too bought a Brownie camera and projector back in the day. I used to love to watch the home movies and see the illustrations on the commercial cartoons. [Eek!]

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Guy Taylor, Jr.
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2007


 - posted August 09, 2010 07:36 AM      Profile for Guy Taylor, Jr.   Email Guy Taylor, Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Welcome Douglas,

You will be happy to know that Steve is still publishing his magazine, though now it is called "The Reel Image."

Regards.

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Guy Taylor

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Douglas W. Warren
Film Handler

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From: Charlottesville,Virginia
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 - posted August 09, 2010 02:24 PM      Profile for Douglas W. Warren   Email Douglas W. Warren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Dan & Guy,
Thanks for the welcome.Guy,the wife and I lived in League City,Texas for six years prior to moving out of state.I currently live in Virginia but was born and raised in Texas.I need to get in touch with Steve and restart a subscription.

Cheers,
Douglas

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Joe Caruso
Film God

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 - posted August 09, 2010 03:51 PM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Doug, you're not far from Jersey - You should try to make the Wildwood NJ show October 2nd and 3rd, courtesy of John Black on this forum also - It is really a true film show - Doug Meltzer was there, he brought a nice projector also - Lots to buy and trade for - Try it

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Guy Taylor, Jr.
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.
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 - posted August 10, 2010 05:31 AM      Profile for Guy Taylor, Jr.   Email Guy Taylor, Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey Douglas,

Wish I knew you when you were still in Galveston county. Did you know Phil Johnson in Texas City? He's a film dealer and collector. He is now living in Paris Texas.

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David Erskine
Expert Film Handler

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From: Letchworth Garden City, Herts
Registered: Aug 2008


 - posted August 11, 2010 01:54 PM      Profile for David Erskine   Email David Erskine   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Welcome, welcome, welcome! From the other side of the Big Pond!
Cheers, David E

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I've NEVER let failure go to MY head!

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Douglas W. Warren
Film Handler

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From: Charlottesville,Virginia
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Thanks for the welcome David! Guy,by the time I became aware of Phil I was already out of the hobby.I seem to recall buying some standard 8mm reels from him for my late father's home movies in 2002.Yesterday I made the plunge and won a small batch of old Ken Films 200' digests on eBay.

I do have concerns regarding color fading on the digests released so many years ago,as some of the films in my collection sold in 1995 were already going that way. Any thoughts on this topic?

Cheers,
Douglas [Smile]

P.S.
Shorty,it would be great to attend a convention like the one you're describing. Money and time will tell!

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Douglas W. Warren
Film Handler

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From: Charlottesville,Virginia
Registered: Aug 2010


 - posted August 15, 2010 12:26 AM      Profile for Douglas W. Warren   Email Douglas W. Warren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well I received my small batch of Ken Films today but was in error regarding their length.They turned out to be all 50'which is alright as each one contained their original catalog inserts!One was still cello-wrapped which was really cool.

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