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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 25, 2019 11:50 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have written this before to be sure, but i don't have a recollection of the responses ...

Does anybody know if Dave Thomas, of "Dave Thomas Films" still is alive and well? I would most certainly like to call him or e-mail him, as I am wanting to write a little piece for the Reel Image magazine about the history of the super 8 optical sound prints.

I know that, up to about 5 or 10 years ago, he was still selling stuff on ebay, most DVD's but still a few super 8's and 16MM films, but that ended (I'm pretty sure) some years back. I haven't seen anything of him since then.

Does anybody have any "current" info?

Best wishes

OSI

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted July 25, 2019 08:26 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Osi,

Dave Thomas is still selling on eBay, however he has moved from films to records. Here is a link to his eBay store, DAVE THOMAS BACK TO VINYL.

Doug

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Steve Klare
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 - posted July 25, 2019 08:36 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For a while, this was one of my favorite sellers!

He had bought up a collection of films about various nature sports: mountaineering, kayaking, white water rafting.

-I bought every one I could.

He's had that 400 footer "Big Game Animals of Krugar National Park" for years now: I'd have bought it about 2016 if it had sound!

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Joe Caruso
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 - posted July 26, 2019 10:35 AM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just messaged him about any leftover films - Lists he had were abundant, back when - Shorty

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Leon Norris
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 - posted July 30, 2019 10:53 AM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dave was the man back then! He had plenty of used and new films! I miss his monthly list! He had great stuff!

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 30, 2019 10:57 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Doug!!!!

(good to see the forum back online, too!) [Smile]

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Leon Norris
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 - posted July 30, 2019 01:02 PM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
OSI ,wrong topic?

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 31, 2019 10:42 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Nope, we were speaking of Dave Thomas!

He wrote me back on ebay message a nice long lil read. What great fun to hear from him again. Brought back a load of memories, (and ai was able to brag about my record collection! hee hee!)

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Leon Norris
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OSI, does Dave have any films left? Did he say why he stopped selling film? What happen?

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted August 01, 2019 11:57 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
He got tired of his films turning red for one thing. he felt that when Derann Films went out of business, that this was the end for super 8.

I wouldn't be surprised if he still has some super 8 lying around, but he didn't say if he did. I think I'll let him know about this forum, just in case he didn't know that super 8 is still alive! [Smile]

Well, perhaps on life support, but we're still around!

(someone get out the iron lung!) [Big Grin]

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Leon Norris
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Let him know OSI! I'm sure he still has films in stock! Tell him to get back in to it! He will get support!

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