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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #720 on: November 28, 2016, 08:12:14 AM »
They probably reverse the images to get several uses from one hoary old prop before they go fish for another.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #721 on: November 28, 2016, 08:28:12 AM »
Why is the finger stop on the left?

This is flipped.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #722 on: November 28, 2016, 08:29:00 AM »
Why is the finger stop on the left?

I never noticed that! Good catch.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #723 on: November 28, 2016, 08:35:10 AM »
That show is by far the worst as far as props go. I have seen dozens of episodes, and not one had a correct phone. A few times, they even used one of those Pier One Imports type lamps that looks like a candlestick (bulb in the oversized spitcup).
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #724 on: November 28, 2016, 11:21:27 AM »
Why is the finger stop on the left?

It was dropped even harder than we thought?

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #725 on: November 29, 2016, 08:41:09 PM »
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #726 on: December 20, 2016, 10:05:43 PM »
Watched an old episode of General Electric True, "Security Risk".   Apparently most phones in Europe in 1963 were made by Automatic Electric.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk-MPQTE1fo
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British payphone in "Danger UXB" episode.
« Reply #727 on: December 25, 2016, 02:06:28 AM »
We've been watching this old 1979 British series set in WW2. (No subtitles or CC, but since Anita's parents were British, she's able to translate for me.)  Plenty of old phones, but this one stood out.  In the scene, the officer pushes the button and you hear a coin drop.  Apparently you have to push the button at just the right moment to get through because he pushes it very quickly. On the other end of the line is his mistress talking on a stick.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #728 on: December 25, 2016, 08:02:42 AM »
That's Danger UXB.  I had made reference to it a few posts back.  Excellent series and a shedload of period phones.
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« Reply #729 on: December 25, 2016, 09:35:53 PM »
That's Danger UXB.  I had made reference to it a few posts back.  Excellent series and a shedload of period phones.

Found it: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=312.msg171691#msg171691

There were so many phones I didn't bother to try to capture any until I saw the payphone.  We've been watching it via Netflix DVDs.  Yes, good show, I'm SO glad I have Anita to interpret for me!
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #730 on: December 27, 2016, 09:55:05 PM »
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"Telephone Operator" - The movie.
« Reply #731 on: January 02, 2017, 02:45:03 AM »
Came across this in my online travels.  The DVD in a package is on ebay, but when I googled it I found it available to watch online and/or download it for free (public domain).  I bought one on ebay, Anita and I watched it the other night, surprisingly good.  The plot revolves around the 1938 flood in San Fernando Valley.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131990044840

https://archive.org/details/telephone_operator

Just found it on Best Buy also.  About the same price when you add in shipping:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/telephone-operator-dvd-1938/18559189.p?skuId=18559189
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Ernestine the operator and General Motors
« Reply #732 on: January 11, 2017, 05:56:31 AM »
Found this on Facebook phone group.

I couldn't stop laughing.

Ernestine the operator and General Motors phone line repair.

https://youtu.be/RT4__Nz5HWY
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #733 on: January 11, 2017, 08:36:52 AM »
That was always one of my favorite SNL skits. Ernestine the operator, wheeling all the power of Ma Bell!
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #734 on: January 20, 2017, 09:18:06 AM »
The Decades channel recently showed a number of Hawaii Five O episodes from 1977 and one of them was Shake Hands With The Man On The Moon.  It starts out with an investigative journalist getting rubbed out via an AE payphone with an explosive laden coin box.  The description shows the pair before the rub out.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0598137/?ref_=ttep_ep19
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