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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 25, 2019, 11:50 AM:
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

Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on July 25, 2019, 08:26 PM:

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.

Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 25, 2019, 08:36 PM:
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!
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on July 26, 2019, 10:35 AM:
Just messaged him about any leftover films - Lists he had were abundant, back when - Shorty
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on July 30, 2019, 10:53 AM:
Dave was the man back then! He had plenty of used and new films! I miss his monthly list! He had great stuff!
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 30, 2019, 10:57 AM:
Thanks Doug!!!!

(good to see the forum back online, too!) [Smile]
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on July 30, 2019, 01:02 PM:
OSI ,wrong topic?
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 31, 2019, 10:42 AM:
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!)
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on July 31, 2019, 10:53 AM:
OSI, does Dave have any films left? Did he say why he stopped selling film? What happen?
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on August 01, 2019, 11:57 AM:
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]
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on August 02, 2019, 12:07 PM:
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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