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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #660 on: April 12, 2016, 04:37:15 PM »
Yeah, kids growing up now see a projector as a hunk 'o junk, not the transporter as we regarded it .
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« Reply #661 on: April 12, 2016, 07:52:32 PM »
I think they still have projectors, but now they use DVDs instead of actual film!

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #662 on: April 19, 2016, 09:58:45 PM »
This came from Hotel Impossible on Travel Channel.

It appears to be a manual 554 with an early Black hook. It's in a hotel that John Dillinger once stayed at, and the hotel appears to be in mostly all original condition, including doors (without locks), beautiful brickwork all over inside, and a 1950s switchboard in the lobby!

Sorry for the bad picture. I took it with my smartphone directly from the TV screen! :-[
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #663 on: April 20, 2016, 01:35:52 PM »
I'm sure this has been posted before, but I still think it's hilarious.
Robert Stack as Elliot Ness. If not obvious, He is holding a Candlestick phone. At that particular moment, He said Hello. Then he looks up, as if waiting for aCUT, but it doesn't happen and he jusyt finishes the scene.
Here is a link to the clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufK6qWA906o

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« Reply #664 on: April 20, 2016, 01:56:35 PM »
That is Nita Talbot he is speaking with in the clip opening.  She appeared in 2 episodes in 1960 and 62.  I guess covering both ears kept stack from being distracted.  :)
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« Reply #665 on: April 20, 2016, 05:37:23 PM »
Eddie Albert held the WE 1011G type test set upside down on the Green Acres TV show.  The dial is behind the receiver, not the transmitter.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #666 on: April 20, 2016, 11:25:11 PM »
That is Nita Talbot he is speaking with in the clip opening.  She appeared in 2 episodes in 1960 and 62.  I guess covering both ears kept stack from being distracted.  :)
He started by talking first.

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« Reply #667 on: April 21, 2016, 01:35:57 AM »
During a Telephone Company Strike/Lockout here in the late 1970's the newspaper interviewed the company President out taking care of business while we were on the picket line. They took his picture and put it in the paper supposedly talking on his test set but....you guessed it, upside down. Good of him to do his part to keep our morale up like that!

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« Reply #668 on: April 27, 2016, 07:13:51 PM »
TCM had Grand Hotel on this week and I thought of this thread when the film opened.  Aren't those AE phones pictured as each star takes a turn on a phone?  MGM must've had a long running relationship with AE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5-LyF_ja4o
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #669 on: May 15, 2016, 12:23:50 AM »
Just ran across an "out of place" phone. On the German show „Großstadtrevier”, based in Hamburg, just saw the police investigators entering a home and there hanging on the wall is a nice Black 2554 series phone.  Not what I would have expected in a German home...
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« Reply #670 on: May 15, 2016, 01:00:24 PM »
Are you sure it isn't a Russian copy of a 2554?

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« Reply #671 on: May 15, 2016, 03:47:54 PM »
I don't know. I wasn't aware of a Russian copy of the 2554. Regardless, it seems out of place in Hamburg. It's not a Siemens which would be more appropriate for Hamburg...

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« Reply #672 on: May 15, 2016, 06:38:55 PM »
I was just thinking of a time when they would copy stuff made in the United States, then claim they invented it first.  I don't know if they did that with telephones or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did!

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« Reply #673 on: May 15, 2016, 08:55:19 PM »
Maybe the homeowner is a classic phone collector.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #674 on: June 03, 2016, 02:20:22 PM »
From The Rockford Files, Season 5, Episode 7. This is the first appearance of a 1500 in this show that I know about!
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