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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #600 on: May 18, 2015, 11:40:56 PM »
Never need apologize for the Batphone!

It's a weird one eh, tall, looks like it was squeezed.  Wasn't there a phone in the Batcar as well?

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« Reply #601 on: May 19, 2015, 11:14:24 AM »
Wasn't there a phone in the Batcar as well?

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« Reply #602 on: July 14, 2015, 08:05:20 PM »
Sometimes the items to be found crosses different areas of collecting.  I mentioned this film on a clock forum as it featured a clock prominently and a member there found the short film online.  It also has some nice images and close ups of period phones. Thought it would be a nice entry in this compilation, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3_hbPJ2B5I
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« Reply #603 on: July 15, 2015, 08:47:25 AM »
. . . Yes indeed that is Gina Lollobrigida.  You're not out of touch at all Heath.  I just couldn't find a photo of Gina with a telephone, and with Gina I always forget all about telephones.

Per the site, a stock photo from an unknown 1940s movie:

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-lollobrigida-gina-471927-italian-actress-half-length-unknown-movie-33482538.html

Note the padlock on the bottom of the phone. Can anyone name the phone?

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« Reply #604 on: August 08, 2015, 11:17:04 PM »
I just watched the original version of The Taking of Pelham 123 tonight.  Here's a screen grab of a candlestick on a scissor mount from the film.

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« Reply #605 on: August 08, 2015, 11:49:27 PM »
I just watched the original version of The Taking of Pelham 123 tonight.  Here's a screen grab of a candlestick on a scissor mount from the film.


Ahh, great movie! I remember seeing that stick, thinking how long it had been in service there by the time the movie was shot!
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« Reply #606 on: August 10, 2015, 01:32:50 AM »
I'm currently watching Season 4 Episode 1 of Columbo; "An Exercise in Fatality". The episode deals a lot in multiline phone systems, such as a recording machine hooked up to a Green WE Call Director, and an Ivory WE 2565 that Columbo gets suspicious about when the later-convicted murderer answers it without pressing any line buttons, none of which were lit up. I'd get screenshots, but my Kindle doesn't take them with Netflix running.
Thanks to Teleplay for adding screenshots from the episode!

It seems a lot of Columbo episodes have Ivory Western Electric phones, mainly 12 buttons, all hardwired (early '70s show taking place in California mansions, what else would there be? ;) ). Funny how you never see hardwired Ivory 2500s these days, but Ivory 500s of the same era are everywhere!
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« Reply #607 on: August 10, 2015, 11:58:30 AM »
That's the episode in which Robert Conrad guest stars.  He plays a fitness guru.  Columbo can also be seen on METV every Sunday evening.

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« Reply #608 on: August 11, 2015, 10:18:08 PM »
My wife and I visited the set of Murdoch Mysteries last Sunday for fan appreciation days. The first picture is of a Leich Electric being used on the show in Inspector Brackenreid's office . The second picture is of me at the Inspector's desk with the phone and then the third picture is a close up of the phone itself. Notice the phone is brassed out and the hole for the cords is in the front. Notice the ringer box on the wall.
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« Reply #609 on: August 11, 2015, 11:02:28 PM »
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is is a big fan of the show, visited the set a few years ago and had a small role as a constable behind the front desk. The second picture shows the desk when we were there. Notice the Northern Electric 551? switchboard and the single box magneto phone. The single box looks to have a fancy custom made crank escutcheon .
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« Reply #610 on: August 18, 2015, 01:01:40 AM »
I finally got some screenshots from Bell System's strange 'Once Upon a Honeymoon' video from 1956. I made a topic before about the beautiful, rare (and in some cases practically nonexistent) phones showcased in it. It was, after all, a video exclusively promoting the premium WE phones at the time; a WE 565 with complete, matching speakerphone set in Mediterranean Blue, two 500Us in Yellow and one in Red, a Red 554 in the kitchen, a Med Blue in the family room, plus a B1 (which I previously thought was a D1) with a #4 dial that served as the 'outdated' phone of the lot. The speakerphone with the blue 565 seems Brown, but it could be just because of the fairly early color film used.

Forget the horrible video, just gimme the phones! ;D

P.S, sorry the pictures are so blurry. I had to screenshot around the pause window in my Youtube player, plus deal with the blurry video quality to start with! :-\

https://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=ZFOfvlPtjlE
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« Reply #611 on: August 18, 2015, 09:13:33 AM »
I watched it a second time around, and this time apparently missed a close up of the Med Blue multiline.
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« Reply #612 on: August 22, 2015, 08:53:36 AM »
Season 5 Episode 9 of "The Adventures of Superman" titled "The Phony Alibi" features a spacesaver with subset on the Professor's new invention.

"Professor Pepperwinkle has developed a way to transmit objects and people through telephone lines. A group of criminals are quick to see the advantage of such a device, and Superman has to stop them before the situation gets out of hand."

It's a lousy image but the phone is clearly seen in the middle of this cropped photo.
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« Reply #613 on: August 22, 2015, 12:43:26 PM »
I watched The Bourne Legacy last night and spotted this cool interphone that female lead Rachel Weisz used to communicate with CIA operatives at the front gate to her property.  Anybody recognize it?

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« Reply #614 on: August 22, 2015, 01:31:34 PM »
I watched The Bourne Legacy last night and spotted this cool interphone that female lead Rachel Weisz used to communicate with CIA operatives at the front gate to her property.  Anybody recognize it?

European, probably Siemens&Halske, handset.