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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 25, 2009, 08:04 AM:
Check out this piece of furniture from Pottery Barn. Love the use of props in this really nice pic.....
Everything works for me. I just don't care about that big flat thing in the middle that is probably over priced and will only last a few years....
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on June 25, 2009, 08:50 AM:
The modern day "film collector" - all those projectors used for decoration and a great big ugly looking TV used to watch those plastic discs with the pretend film on!!
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on June 25, 2009, 09:52 AM:
That's a very interesting picture Chip!
A mix of yesterday and today .
Thanks for posting.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on June 25, 2009, 11:00 AM:
"The modern day "film collector" - all those projectors used for decoration and a great big ugly looking TV used to watch those plastic discs with the pretend film on!!"
You ask them if the projectors work and they may not even know!
(Maybe we should sneak in under cover of darkness and liberate them!)
Yet somehow I doubt if you come back in 20 years you'll see the same scene with VCRs and DVD payers as decor: they aren't much to look at really and they'll be in landfills by then!
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on June 25, 2009, 11:19 AM:
It seems interesting to display your film collection and have the front reels be the ones with mold and rust
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 25, 2009, 11:35 AM:
I took a closer look at this picture and was surprised to know I have actually owned three of those projectors while collecting film:
Still own and use the ARGUS 8mm (top shelf left side)
Did once own the Bell and Howell manual thread 8mm (to the right of the Argus)
Did once own the Bell & Howell Auto load (right side vertical shelf unit above the 35mm plastic reel 2000')
Does anyone know the history of the projector on the left side of the TV above the 35mm reel. They must love pasta since there is no take up reel attached.....
Interesting to observe in this picture there is NO big speakers, such as left, center, and right channels yet there is the HD TV set and that doesn't even look true 16 x 9......
Gotta love the K-Mart receiver (painted cardboard box...."not a working unit" - but then again if it comes from K-Mart why would it work to begin with LOL .......... which is of course the difference between K-Mart & Walmart (Walmart stuff works for 30 days, then expires when the warranty does) K-mart stuff doesn't work at all I guess.......dunno really have't shopped there in years.....
Regardless of the bashing, this picture was a nice find. Somebody has artistic values, and that's OK with me anytime. What we need more of these days are nice finds, and this picture certainly did that for me.
I'd love to know what Paul Adsett & Kevin Faulkner thinks of this one......
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on June 25, 2009, 01:04 PM:
The projector on the left looks like one of those battery operated numbers that used to be advertised in Famous Monsters.
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on June 25, 2009, 02:57 PM:
Throughout the years, Pottery Barn has placed film cameras, projectors and reels on their catalog furniture. Our last post on this was back in 2006, when they displayed a Eumig P8, a Bolex C8 camera and an Elmo 1200' reel. Someone on their creative design team has a thing for film!
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on June 25, 2009, 06:31 PM:
Nice furniture...nice TV...but oh those 35mm reels one rusty the other plastic you would think for a photo like that they should be all metal, nicely cleaned and painted and of the same type, whats with all the baskets? not a lot of thought has gone behind this presentation.
PS. I hope thats not nitrate on those reels
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 25, 2009, 08:31 PM:
Well it should be, Graham. Cheaper then a day rate.
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on June 26, 2009, 07:43 AM:
Did anyone else notice the big old film canisters behind those reels? Its a nice authentic touch, but I think it would be almost impossible to get one of those in good condition, unless you got it right off the assembly line.
I remember as a kid, going to the local cinema. If it was a Thursday or Friday, I would see those big canisters of film sitting near the front door. I would try to read the often-sloppy hand writing on the tag to see what movie was in the cans. I was so amazed by them. Years later, I managed some of those movie theaters, so I understood why they would be there.
Posted by Damien Taylor (Member # 1337) on June 29, 2009, 12:53 AM:
Ouch, that 35mm is starting to decay quite badly
Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on July 02, 2009, 11:24 PM:
Wonder if that 35mm over by pop's ashtray is nitrate?
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