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Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on August 03, 2004, 01:56 AM:
I have just bought a film from a dealer who tells me it was pre-owned by a famous celebrity.

I just womdered who the most famous collector is or was

Anyone know anyone etc?

Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on August 03, 2004, 05:17 AM:
Of course Bob Monkhouse used to collect though mainly 16 I believe, also Brian Murphy( Goerge and Mildred, available on DVD) did do super 8 and mainly optical titles I believe.
Thats about all Ive heard of but bound to be others.
Did you get my message Big T.
best Mark.
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on August 03, 2004, 12:13 PM:
Hello Boss,
Just got it. Glad you got it ok. I will let you know if anymore come up. Hpoe you enjoy it, and of most importantly for me, you can see when i say something is in good condition that i mean it. I 'd never want dissapointed friends as i do know,(like we all do)what its like to be on the recieving end of a film which is in A condition but is generally a dog. [Wink]
Let me when you've viewd it.
Posted by Mike Peckham (Member # 16) on August 03, 2004, 12:28 PM:
Paul Daniels apparently used to collect super 8 stuff and I believe he attended a few conventions during the 70s' and 80s'.

Not exactly super star status I know but well known.

Mike [Cool]
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on August 03, 2004, 01:26 PM:


Tony [Confused]
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on August 03, 2004, 01:32 PM:
Ah post cross over Big T being Mr M. Big Tony that is, nothing weighty suggested just sounds a bit filmie.
Thanks Tom, also put a post to you somewhere here or there so thanks for that.
Just about to set up in time for the premier Tom, can`t wait, had a look on the edge and its a 75 print, kept very well nearly 30 years old.
Columbia did do some very nice stuff.
Best Mark.
Posted by Ian O'Reilly (Member # 76) on August 03, 2004, 02:10 PM:
Was it the Queen Mother !! she was a collector ask
Larry Pearce H.R.H. [Smile]
Posted by Chris Quinn (Member # 129) on August 03, 2004, 02:45 PM:
Didn't Harold Wilson collect???
Posted by Ian O'Reilly (Member # 76) on August 03, 2004, 04:56 PM:
Harold Wilson collected Pipes and Raincoats [Big Grin]
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on August 03, 2004, 07:53 PM:
Following on from Mike's mention of Paul Daniels, I saw him at one or two Widescreen Centre conventions around the early to mid 1980s. I believe he was particularly keen on scope, but whether his main interest was collecting or film making, I don't know.
Also, Norman Warren (who may not be household name, but directed British horror films such as 'Satan's Slave', 'Terror' and 'Inseminoid' in the 1970s and 1980s) collects 8 & 16mm, and I've seen him at a couple of BFCCs.
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on August 04, 2004, 01:15 AM:

Did she clean and lube them herself?

Better still, was she ever seen hanging around the O'Reill shed? Given the lack of knighthood maybe not!?!

Posted by Ian O'Reilly (Member # 76) on August 04, 2004, 01:43 AM:
She relied on the corgi's to lube them, [Roll Eyes] as to the knighthood I refused it on the grounds that had I accepted the honour, it would have meant that knights were getting SHORTER [Confused]
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on August 04, 2004, 02:34 AM:
Oh Dear me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on August 04, 2004, 01:29 PM:
Sir Ian?

I think you need to lay off the sherry.

Still I guess you had the advantage of being able to stare the corgi's in the eyes!

Posted by Tom Mc Kenzie (Member # 241) on August 04, 2004, 02:48 PM:
Did Edward Heath collect super 8 or 16mm.

I rememember the story of him showing Tom & Jerry cartoons at Chequers when he was Prime Minister.
Posted by Colin Auty (Member # 231) on August 04, 2004, 04:55 PM:
Elvis, probably the most famous watched 16mm films in the den at
Graceland. One of his favourite all time films , The Wild One -
Marlon Brando ; he also loved Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther
movies & Monty Python .

He also hired out the local cinema The Memphian in the early hours to entertain friends - but if he was bored after the first reel the movie was changed!

Regards Colin
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on August 04, 2004, 05:05 PM:

Fascinating. -Whilst I don't want to change the theme or to imply super 8 is on its last legs I have to observe that the celeb list is either dead or dying! [Frown]

Tony [Wink]
Posted by Trevor Adams (Member # 42) on August 04, 2004, 05:44 PM:
How about Bill Davidson(famous in his street anyhow).Or Christopher Timothy?
I have bought library features that were scratched by Peter Jacksons Eumig..............Trev
Posted by Ian O'Reilly (Member # 76) on August 04, 2004, 05:52 PM:
I brought a box of super 8 sprocket holes that was once owned by the Pope [Big Grin]

PS this post is getting very silly
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on August 05, 2004, 05:06 AM:
I suppose there will be many clebs who dabbled in its hay day, but now I`d expect any or most will have gone to VP, Bob Monkhouse had I think, he used to watch two or three films a day apparently.
Christopher Timothy eh, all of those life insurance adds must be paying of if he`s still in to it.
Sent you a private message Bit T.
Something or someone I want you too take out!!!!!!!
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on August 05, 2004, 08:07 AM:
The most-well-known personalities who collected Super/Std 8 include Frank Sinatra, Jr., and Mel Torme - Turner also I've heard, but that was back when - Many celebrated people of the past had vast film collections (Mostly 16MM)- I'm a union actor who isn't famous, getting there and collects fot some forty years - Cheers - Shorty

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