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Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 11, 2016, 02:03 PM:
As I had the opportunity to say it in the thread about the 50 years of the Ciné Club 9.5 de France (in the 9.5 section, of course), I was Lucky to visit this week-end a private museum in Nevers (two hours from Paris by train). I was expecting to see 10 projectors in a dedicated room. The museum is a whole house and there is cine material everywhere. An Ali Baba's cave that is a dream for all of us.
The entrance. The museum hosted the 9.5 French Club's anniversary, hence the sign.
Before you enter, you're already in the cine world.
That's only the beginning...
Pathé has a special room.
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Posted by Paul Browning (Member # 2715) on October 11, 2016, 02:17 PM:
HA HA, I think you mean "Aladdin's Cave" Dom. Some old projectors there indeed, and I'll bet they still work too.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 11, 2016, 02:27 PM:
I thought Ali Baba's cave had the same meaning as la caverne d'Ali Baba :-)
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on October 11, 2016, 02:57 PM:
Dominique, most people think Aladdin's cave is full of treasure and Ali Baba's is only full of the 40 thieves.
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on October 11, 2016, 03:08 PM:
Great photographs there Dominique thanks.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 11, 2016, 04:06 PM:
Brian, French speaking people ay have in mind this classical film : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1qndx_ali-baba-et-les-quarante-voleurs_shortfilms :-)
Andrew, it was only a fraction of the content of the museum.
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on October 11, 2016, 04:30 PM:
An amazing array of kit on display there Dom! Truly amazing!!
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 11, 2016, 04:38 PM:
The visit is not finish, yet...
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Posted by Michael Lattavo (Member # 4280) on October 11, 2016, 06:16 PM:
Posted by John Richard Almond (Member # 2939) on October 11, 2016, 06:39 PM:
Incredible indeed.................Thank you for posting.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 12, 2016, 12:25 AM:
I couldn't believe my eyes...
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on October 12, 2016, 02:30 AM:
Thanks Dominique, for posting those wonderful photos
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 12, 2016, 04:10 AM:
I'm glad to share this discovery with the enthousiasts of this forurm.
The happy owner of this wonderful place, Monsieur Rigaud
Posted by Dave Groves (Member # 4685) on October 12, 2016, 05:28 AM:
Wow Dom, that's a place worth a visit. I always feel a little bit sorry that most of the stuff in cases will never again see the light of day, especially so in the case of projectors that are now quite rare. Hope the owner has a son who is as fond of it all as he obviously is. Thanks for the fab pictures. I've always had a soft spot for 9.5 as I started, like many others, with a Pathescope Ace.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 12, 2016, 05:59 AM:
Dave, I hope, too this museum will never disappear.
Beside the record player, it is not an early television set but a cine machine !
Monsieur Rigaud showing one of his threasures to Monsieur Huard, the 9.5 Club's projectionist.
I'm sure many membres of the forum would have appreciated to be among the visitors :-)
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on October 12, 2016, 07:10 AM:
Wow!! Those pics are amazing, what a collection.
If one just sat and watched films, you would be there for 10 years straight......
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 12, 2016, 07:30 AM:
I wich I had just a fraction of all this...
Posted by William Olson (Member # 2083) on October 12, 2016, 08:55 AM:
How soon can I move in? Incredible! Thanks for the great pics.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 12, 2016, 09:11 AM:
If there is a waiting list, I'm on the top ;-)
That was the last photo. There is also a nice projection room but I couldn't picture it due to the lack of light (there has been a projection and when we left the place, the light was not completely turned on, I should have taken a photo before)
Posted by Joe Taffis (Member # 4) on October 12, 2016, 09:25 AM:
Simply awesome! Thanks Dominique
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 13, 2016, 01:38 PM:
I was kindly sent a photo on which I appear. As I had no picture of the projection room, it will complete the preceeding photos.I will more than probably wear this week-end at the British Get Together 9.5 the same sweat shirt with the reference of the gauge on it (occasions to wear this sweat shirt are too seldom :-)
Posted by Phil Murat (Member # 5148) on October 13, 2016, 02:11 PM:
F A N T A S T I Q U E !!!!
S U P E R B !!!
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on October 13, 2016, 02:32 PM:
Thanks again Dominique. A,superb archive of all that is Cine is photographed with shear aplomb here!
I love the editing desk btw. I want one ha ha!
Posted by Ken Finch (Member # 2768) on October 14, 2016, 09:46 AM:
Wow, Incredible collection. He must be a multi millionaire to have collected all that gear and films. It puts our "Projected Picture Trust,the B.F.I. and Bradford to shame. The old Museum of the Moving Image was the nearest we had but it closed some years ago. The Curzon collection was quite good, but that has also now gone.
Probably the nearest we Have is the Cinema Museum, in Kennington, London, run by Ron Grant, is the nearest we have in the U.K.
Love your pics. Hope to see you at Harpenden. Ken Finch.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 14, 2016, 10:02 AM:
Thank you for your comment, Ken. I will be at Harpenden :-)
The owner is, as far as I know, not a multi millionaire, just someone rich of passion. Who knows if there are no private collections like this in the UK, in France or even in Belgium...
Posted by Antoine Orsero (Member # 41) on October 20, 2016, 12:47 PM:
That's great! Too bad it's far away from home
Posted by Dave Groves (Member # 4685) on October 20, 2016, 02:02 PM:
Some of the projectors look reel interesting. Never seen the like of them before. So much stuff was produced that the majority of us never heard about. Oh for an hour or two to just..........
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on October 20, 2016, 11:20 PM:
This is just Wooooooow.....
I was curios to know how he kept those machines clean and put away all the dusts.
Did you pay admission fee to enter this museum, Dom?
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 21, 2016, 04:18 AM:
Winbert, I didn't pay anything but I visited the place with the French 9.5 Club and the owner belongs to it so I don't know if there is an entry fee for "regular" visitors.
Posted by Terry Sills (Member # 3309) on October 25, 2016, 05:42 AM:
What a great museum and collection but I'm surprised not to see a Debrie D16 in there somewhere. Thanks for the super photos Dom.
Posted by Luigi Castellitto (Member # 3759) on October 25, 2016, 06:50 PM:
Oh, wow, many format and in mint state! A paradise!
Projectors shine and film boxes look like new!
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on September 24, 2017, 09:55 AM:
I met Monsieur Rigaud at the Roubaix Film Fair today. Believe it or not, he's extending his collection and is preparing other rooms.
Posted by Trevor Adams (Member # 42) on September 25, 2017, 04:41 AM:
Mouth watering! Here is a link on line,
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on September 25, 2017, 08:45 AM:
Thank you for the link, Trevor.
Posted by Allan Broadfield (Member # 2298) on September 25, 2017, 08:46 AM:
Nowadays 'awesome' can describe a cheese sandwich, but this deserves that description, and more.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on September 23, 2018, 01:53 PM:
Monsieur Rigaud came to the 2018's edition of the Roubaix Cine Fair as a seller. I was happy to find good titles among his films for sale, at affordable prices.
Posted by David Hardy (Member # 4628) on September 25, 2018, 02:34 PM:
What an excellent collection of projectors of all vintages and gauges. That collection of films is so neatly displayed too. Superb ! I just love those vintage Pathescope machines .
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