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The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation

Started by HobieSport, November 23, 2008, 01:45:19 AM

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andre_janew

I do believe that many, if not all, phones on Columbo were Design Line models.

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I have no information on this picture. I came across it when surfing the net.

FABphones

Yikes, early CGI.
1970's TV show/advert? Does anyone recognize it?

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Key2871

Reminds me of the recent giant Princes models on eBay.
KEN

Nick in Manitou

#844
The image is from a TV show with the Carpenters singing an old Marvelettes song, Beechwood 4-5789.

You can find the video (if you really want to) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7nXagbBkuw

As soon as I saw the number at the top of the photo, the Marvelettes' version started playing in my head!

Nick

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Quote from: Nick in Manitou on May 10, 2020, 11:57:50 AM
The image is from a TV show with the Carpenters singing an old Marvelettes song, Beechwood 4-5789.

You can find the video (if you really want to) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7nXagbBkuw

As soon as I saw the number at the top of the photo, the Marvelettes' version started playing in my head!

Nick

Thanks for posting that, mystery is solved!

Key2871

I don't know if anyone has noticed, But that phone is modular. Take a close look,at the front behind Karen and you'll see a modular jack.
Now I wasn't aware modular was around when that video was shot. It must have been done in the mid 70s or so..
KEN

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Quote from: Key2871 on May 10, 2020, 12:54:55 PM
I don't know if anyone has noticed, But that phone is modular. Take a close look,at the front behind Karen and you'll see a modular jack.
Now I wasn't aware modular was around when that video was shot. It must have been done in the mid 70s or so..

If you look even closer you will notice the it is only a special effects picture that was likely displayed on a green screen behind her.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_key

Key2871

Well yea I knew that had to be blown up special effects because there are no phones that size, especially modular.
KEN

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Had it been done in this era, I'm sure it would like the real deal.

19and41

Something I read today made me think about this bit from The Beverly Hillbillies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2OzORTen_k
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

Key2871

#851
Lol, I remember that now.. Oh how funny.
Edit, I remember back when I saw that episode, and not knowing a lot about phones still knew that was a bad idea being way up on the pole... Ahh the memories.
KEN

TelePlay

The Birds:  Nine minutes into the movie, Tippi Hedren calls out on a WE Moss Green 500 with a gray coiled handset cord.

"The Birds is a 1963 American horror - thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, it focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California, over the course of a few days."

countryman

At least she seems to use the rubber side of the pencil to turn the dial. Other users were notorious to scratch the number ring with sharp objects  >:(

19and41

I had guessed a while ago that the difference in hue of the cords on the phone was incident to age.  Those pictures prove the guess wrong.  It must've been how the materials accepted the coloring agent.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke