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Andrew Woodcock
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 - posted May 05, 2017 05:29 AM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
I was doing a little research this morning, as you do, for a collecting friend of ours who was asking a few questions surrounding the first ever released package movies on Standard 8mm and super 8mm.
(Must admit, I don't have a Scooby for either??)

Anyhow, whilst doing so, I stumbled upon this very fine photograph exhibiting some truly marvelous equipment! Ha ha.

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Maybe Kodak should use this photograph instead to boost their sales of Super 8mm film stock once they finally get around to it.

Plaster this one up on our Billboards in our towns and cities, I'm certain S8 would take off again!
Drunken Kate Moss, eat your heart out. Much better camera too Kate. Meeeow [Big Grin] [Wink]

[ May 05, 2017, 03:46 PM: Message edited by: Andrew Woodcock ]

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Tom Photiou
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I'll take one, & the camera [Big Grin] [Wink]

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Alan Rik
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That is a well endowed... camera! Is that a Schneider lens?😍

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Maurice Leakey
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Eugene W. Castle launched his home-movie company in July 1937 and issued films on 8mm and 16mm.

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Andrew Woodcock
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Thank you Maurice, I told him you'd know! [Wink]

Any idea of first 8mm title released Maurice?

Just by looking here at the photo Alan, I can't be certain whether it's a Schneider or not. It wouldn't be the least likely possibility though.

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Janice Glesser
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You guys all crack me up [Smile] My comment would strictly be..."What a cool-looking camera [Smile]

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Richard Dreyfuss - Let It Ride (1989).

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Maurice Leakey
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The original Castle Films goes back to 1918 when Eugene Castle was aged 21, the films were for cinema release on 35mm and were mainly of the news-reel type. Eastman Kodak introduced 16mm in 1923, 16mm sound equipment entered the market-place in 1933 and it was then that Eugene started distributing 16mm sound films as well.

His home movie market commenced in July 1937 and the first release was probably "Hindenburg Explodes!" released the same year edited by Eugene from his earlier news material.

I assume that 8mm also started with this release but the Castle Films book is rather silent with references to 8mm except that the covers of many catalogues through the years always said "8mm and 16mm".

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Andrew Woodcock
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Thanks again Maurice, you are the font of all knowledge regarding this fabulous hobby of ours. [Smile]

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John Capazzo
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Years ago I brought a super 8 camera to a local park and a woman was walking along side of me and asked, "your PACE or mine??">>>smiles

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Andrew Woodcock
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Wow, a Super 8 guy who enhances his love life via his hobby! [Big Grin]
For the rest of us, it just kills ours! [Big Grin] [Wink]

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Adrian Winchester
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It was amusing that magazines such a such as Movie Maker frequently featured covers that could have given the impression that the main users of 8mm cameras were glamorous young women! Of course that would be an ultra-rare sight, although I'll have to check the Std 8 footage I was lucky to obtain featuring Miss Eumig!

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