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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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#870
This phone is seen in many of the multiple scenes shot in the hair salon in the 1975 movie "Shampoo" and the image below was captured about an hour into the film. There is a mirror on the wall to the left of the phone.

It's an interesting multiple line phone where the lit hold and line selectors are on the top of a box mounted below the what seems to be a standard beige 554 wall phone. The cable to the box seems to be a grey 25 pair. The phone and box are mounted on the same back board.

I couldn't find it on paul_f's site but that doesn't mean it's not there, just means I couldn't find it. Phone could be real or it could be a prop.

poplar1

4, 6, or 8 conductors needed fron the 6050/6051 selector to the 554:
Tip, Ring, A, A1 minimum.
Optional pair for  buzzer
Optional pair for common audible ringer.

851 set superceded this arrangement for wall phones unless customer wanted to use a Trimline or 212.
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

FABphones

These two phones appear in an episode of 'Randell & Hopkirk (Deceased)'.

Excellent British tv show, with an excellent theme tune, filmed at Elstree Studios in the 1960's.  :D

Does any one recognise either phone? I'm guessing both are perhaps German model Intercoms, but have never seen either before.
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Jim Stettler

Quote from: TelePlay on May 15, 2021, 08:46:11 PM


It's an interesting multiple line phone where the lit hold and line selectors are on the top of a box mounted below the what seems to be a standard beige 554 wall phone. The cable to the box seems to be a grey 25 pair. The phone and box are mounted on the same back board.




I have a similar set-up.
It is a black 554 and black selector box..
The box is above the 554.
They are mounted on a factory looking backboard. I think it is Northern Telecom parts.
I bought it at a show because it was unusual and seemed to be real.
I haven't seen it for awhile but I think I still have it around.
Jim
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You die, you forget it all.

david@london

#874
Quote from: FABphones on May 18, 2021, 05:29:24 PM
These two phones appear in an episode of 'Randell & Hopkirk (Deceased)'.
Excellent British tv show, with an excellent theme tune, filmed at Elstree Studios in the 1960's.  :D

My absolute favourite TV prog back then, here's an episode on u-tube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnZiH7zTVcs&ab_channel=LegolasGreenleaf


FABphones

Quote from: david@london on May 19, 2021, 06:43:40 AM
...here's an episode on u-tube...

That was fun! Thanks for the link.  :)

Screenshots of some of the 706 phones featured in that episode (end credits date it to 1968), the red one looks a bit odd.

Can anyone name the (Dictaphone/Dictograph?) model in the last image below?
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david@london

#876
That red 706 lookalike could be the same phone which featured in another
R&H episode ...'Could You Recognise the Man Again?' [dailymotion]

An Ericsson Dialog perhaps....?



HarrySmith

I noticed the gray handset cord on that red phone. Did they do the same as WE did with "neutral" gray cords before they made matching color cords or is that a prop thing?
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david@london

Not sure, Harry but it does look good on there and matches the neutral cord colour.
Perhaps some of the Scandinavian members might have more info.
There are some Ericsson Dialog details at wikipedia and also here...

https://www.ericsson.com/en/about-us/history/products/the-telephones/dialog--the-popular-choice

markosjal

 Ibhave seen a lot of gray cords on colored Ericssons in Mexico
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FABphones

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TelePlay

Here's one for out UK members to view. This image was taken about 2 minutes into the 1960 horror movie filmed in the UK titled "Village of the Damned"

When I first watched this movie as a teen, it was quite scary for 1960 but it has lost much of that factor over the decades. Was a Twilight Zone level thriller back then, no so much today.

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About 10 minutes into the 1938 thriller "Mystery House" with Ann Sheridan on the phone

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In the 1950 movie "Gun Crazy" (a thin plot loosely based on Bonnie and Clyde) the wall phone appears 9 minutes into the movie and the news room desk, with 2 scissors phones, appears 10 minutes in.

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From about 5 minutes into MGM's 1942 Mystery/Horror movie "The Hidden Hand" and from other angles, there was a subset hanging on the wall under the table, right below the phone. Hard to tell if its a D1 or B1 base.