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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 29, 2014 12:16 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Folks, I'm just about done with a video on film stocks and film fade and how to store fadey prints, (to be released this Friday or Saturday), and my next project is to dedicate a whole video to super 8 optical sound ...

The trouble is, I have a few optical sound related things, (old optical sound cassettes, of course, films) ...

But I don't have many photo's and such that I can add to it ...

Therefore ...

Could any charitable person please provide such things as ...

Photo's of the old projectors that they used to have on in-flight movies.

Different cassettes, (especially a picture of that large cassette that was used for the inflight movie, as it held a full feature on it! I've never yet seen a picture of that!).

... and such related things.

If you post them on here, if I try to download them, I get that naughty picture instead, so please direct any photo's to ...

toac2001@hotmail.com

... and I, Osi, thank you very much ahead of time!

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Guy Taylor, Jr.
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 - posted July 29, 2014 01:33 PM      Profile for Guy Taylor, Jr.   Email Guy Taylor, Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I remember seeing an excellent picture of an airline stewardess loading a cartridge into the film projector inside an airplane. It was on the front cover of an issue of the German magazine Small Film Format. I don't have that issue myself but perhaps someone else does and could post.

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Dominique De Bast
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I don't remember the title but there is a film with Jerry Lewis in which he plays a pilot and there is a projector in the plane and a funny scene with it. It may be the film telling the story of a lillte girl who lost her father and has to choose among her uncles (all played by Jerry Lewis).

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Gerald Moore
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 - posted July 30, 2014 12:08 AM      Profile for Gerald Moore   Email Gerald Moore   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Try contacting Juergen Lossau here on this forum. He might have the photos used in an old issue of Smallfilm covering exactly this subject. I have the issue somewhere but I would have to locate it.

Cheers

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Maurice Leakey
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In Jurgen Lossau'a book "Film Projectors" on page 281 is a photo showing an IMPAK projector made by Inflight Motion Pictures being loaded by a flight attendant. The Super 8 projector hinged down from the luggage rack.

Jurgen says that an IMPAK model 45 was used on Lufthansa DC-10 long-haul flights between 1974 and 1984.

A machine is on public display at a Film Museum in Deidesheim, Germany.

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Dominique De Bast
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I think it is The Family Jewels

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David Ollerearnshaw
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A short extract from The Family Jewels

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Osi Osgood
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Thanks for the help Gerald. I'll try contacting him.

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Dominique De Bast
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Thanks, David !

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Lee Mannering
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First airborne screening
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Maurice Leakey
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Lee's picture was taken in 1925, however it appears that the first in-flight movie was in 1921.
http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/was-this-the-first-in-flight-movie-1591487207

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Osi Osgood
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Maurice! That is so incredible, (in a grand way, of course!)

I would have never even thought of silent picture in-flight movies, but it would obviously be possible, as is evidenced by that link you gave. Kudos, my friend!

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Dominique De Bast
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Thank you, Maurice. I had also the falso info that The Lost World was the first film screened in an airplane. It is now corrected thanks to you. You learn every day...

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