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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 29, 2014, 12:16 PM:
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 ...

... and I, Osi, thank you very much ahead of time!
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on July 29, 2014, 01:33 PM:
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.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 29, 2014, 01:49 PM:
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).
Posted by Gerald Moore (Member # 319) on July 30, 2014, 12:08 AM:
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.

Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on July 30, 2014, 02:33 AM:
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.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 30, 2014, 02:54 AM:
I think it is The Family Jewels
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on July 30, 2014, 06:44 AM:
A short extract from The Family Jewels
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 30, 2014, 11:33 AM:
Thanks for the help Gerald. I'll try contacting him.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on July 31, 2014, 12:29 AM:
Thanks, David !
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on July 31, 2014, 02:28 AM:
First airborne screening
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on July 31, 2014, 09:26 AM:
Lee's picture was taken in 1925, however it appears that the first in-flight movie was in 1921.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on August 01, 2014, 12:00 PM:
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!
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on August 01, 2014, 12:33 PM:
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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