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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #495 on: December 03, 2013, 12:15:23 PM »
Another definitely out of date phone with Karl Malden as Mike Stone in "The Streets Of San Francisco"... what a sacrilege to put a styrofoam coffee mug on top ;)

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« Reply #496 on: December 03, 2013, 03:32:49 PM »
1955 stuff from BTTF, the Doc's number in the directory, and I can't help but notice the numbers ending with letters, I'm guessing they're country codes? :D

And the payphone, there is a Bell System sign, but the handset appears to be an AE G-type handset (the transmitter cap gives it away), which I guess wouldn't be right being a Bell payphone... ???

And I just thought I'd add the bit where he tears the page out of the phonebook, probably very frowned upon in the day.... :D

the letters ending in numbers are party line codes.



The pay phone is 100% Automatic Electric, not just the handset: Notice the red name plate on top, the 45-degree angle of the hook, the plastic dial shroud (not daisy), the thin chrome coin return bucket, the style of the keyhole on the vault door.

whoops! I meant the numbers ending in letters, in the phone book
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« Reply #497 on: December 05, 2013, 03:26:57 AM »
Some more "The Streets Of San Francisco" pay phones. Note that there are sometimes no locks :) And please note the phone directory picture with a variety of not existing phone numbers.

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« Reply #498 on: December 05, 2013, 05:28:19 PM »
Some more "The Streets Of San Francisco" pay phones. Note that there are sometimes no locks :) And please note the phone directory picture with a variety of not existing phone numbers.

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The first and fifth phones are like the one I just got.  I'm going to take a guess and say he's looking at last names that start with an "E" because that last one looks like "Everett", which is also the name of a city near me.
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« Reply #499 on: December 24, 2013, 10:20:30 PM »
Released in 1985, finally got around to watching "Clue," the movie for the first time. There is something very nice about watching a pre-hi-tech movie for the first time today. This full screen shot of what seems to be a metal 302 appeared 52 minutes into the movie.

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« Reply #500 on: December 25, 2013, 12:29:18 PM »
Not a phone but I watched "The Little Princess" with Shirley Temple this morning. In the credits I saw the Western Electric name in the Hawthorne font and had to go back to see it. It was for the sound system called "Mirrophonic Recording". A monophonic sound system by WE for early movies. Interesting trivia ;D
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #501 on: February 14, 2014, 10:06:54 AM »
i was watching 'a shot in the dark' yesterday........the 2nd pink panther movie from 1964.
this white U43 is in the opening frames, after the credits...............

dreyfus is saying something like - "hullo darling, yes i've got the cheese and the beaujolais, i'll be right over........kiss the children for me."
the secretary then buzzes through on the intercom and says "your wife is on the other line..."
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« Reply #502 on: March 05, 2014, 02:34:26 PM »
Here are a few stills from the 1967 movie "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre"











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« Reply #503 on: March 11, 2014, 12:43:16 AM »
From the Godfather II. How many of you have a solid gold AE40? I bet not even Doug Rose ;D 8)


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« Reply #504 on: March 15, 2014, 07:18:04 PM »
Rosemary's Baby 1968. I see what looks to be a chrome W.E. 3 slot. I've heard of this but never really believed they existed. The pic doesn't show it well and it's better seen in the movie.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #505 on: March 15, 2014, 08:53:33 PM »
The pic doesn't show it well . . .

The reflection of her hand, her fingers, on the phone below and to the right of the "0" is mirror clear which would only be possible with a chrome finish. Shows quite well, IMHO. And that looks like a coiled handset cord as well.
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« Reply #506 on: March 15, 2014, 09:01:07 PM »
That is because I changed the pic I was going to use, but forgot to re-word my post, silly me. Yes it does show well and yes when watching the flick, it is a coiled cord.

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« Reply #507 on: March 15, 2014, 09:47:48 PM »
Silly me also, I clicked on the little white arrow to play the clip!
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« Reply #508 on: March 15, 2014, 10:01:46 PM »
Silly me also, I clicked on the little white arrow to play the clip!


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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #509 on: March 24, 2014, 07:49:59 PM »
Early episode of My Favorite Martian. What appears to be a 5302 next to Bill Bixby's bed.


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