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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #720 on: December 27, 2016, 09:55:05 PM »
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"Telephone Operator" - The movie.
« Reply #721 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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« Reply #722 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 #723 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 #724 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #725 on: January 28, 2017, 12:01:56 AM »
F D Roosevelt on History Channel...

Is that a AE?
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #726 on: January 28, 2017, 12:14:17 AM »

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F D Roosevelt on History Channel...

Is that a AE?

Appears to be a round base Western Electric 102/202 (B1 hand set mounting + E1 handset + dial)
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #727 on: February 17, 2017, 12:58:33 PM »
 :) I'm not sure if I stretch this thread, but yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Oslo Opera House, and see Carmen in a new way, Everything happened in the 70ies, and then you have to have a phone booth! :-*   https://publisher.qbrick.com/Embed.aspx?mid=5B33AFE6

This gave the story a chine of being much more real   ;)

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« Reply #728 on: March 11, 2017, 05:47:19 AM »
A page about a cold war exchange containing pictures from this video: https://www.nrk.no/dokumentar/xl/dommedagssentralen-1.12066516?autoplay=true   

If you can not see it we have to figure out a way around.

http://telenorkulturarv.no/en/the-emergency-exchange-at-asen
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https://www.nrk.no/dokumentar/xl/dommedagssentralen-1.12066516
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« Reply #729 on: March 11, 2017, 07:51:13 AM »
I hope a museum would continue to be it's best use.  Many look at such preparations and see a society resigned to death.  I lived through those times, and they were efforts to try to save what life remained.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #730 on: March 11, 2017, 10:10:24 AM »
I served in 82-83, cold war, so yes it has, or at least has had a value.
I'm probably not a prepper, no shelter no large food supply, but we will have no problems living relatively comfortable for a week or two with no power supply, have to carry water on my back from a lake 1 mile away. And of course I have telephones.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #731 on: March 16, 2017, 07:41:15 PM »
Just started watching The Invaders Season1, episode 2.  Roy Vincent went to a hotel in a border town to make a call.  The lobby had a candlestick paystation.  My eyes aren't sufficiently calibrated to identify it's particulars.  This series is good.  Haven't seen it since I was 11.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #732 on: March 24, 2017, 07:37:32 AM »
Been watching the X-Files from start to finish on NetFlix and Season 5 Episode 15 does a flash back to something Mulder's father was involved with in 1951 (great looking light blue 1951 Ford 4 door about 20 minutes into the show) in Caledonia, Wisconsin (just west of Racine which to the best of my knowledge, never had anything other than WE phones, IMBW) and while the show is replete with black AE 40s, this beauty popped up front and center ringing 26 minutes and 40 seconds into the show. Of course, it is never answered because the guy standing next to it is being eaten by one of those of many creatures in the series. Nice looking phone, even in shown if the typical darkened room.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #733 on: March 24, 2017, 09:15:21 PM »
A potential reason for the abundance of AE phones is because the first 5 seasons were shot here in the Vancouver area. That is likely one of my late friend Grant Munro's phones.
 
Season 5 was the last season shot here, it moved to Los Angeles for season six. See if you notice any differences from season six onwards. I never really watched the show.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #734 on: March 25, 2017, 04:26:36 AM »
A potential reason for the abundance of AE phones is because the first 5 seasons were shot here in Vancouver. That is likely one of my late friend Grant Munro's phones.
 
Season 5 was the last season shot here, it moved to Los Angeles for season six. See if you notice any differences from season six onwards. I never really watched the show.

Didn't know about the move but knew the first 5, at least, were done in British Columbia under Film Canada credits.

First episode of Season 6 took place at a nuclear power plant in Arizona the next takes place in Nevada. Both could have been in California but the settings are flat, desert and with distant mountains and dusty driving scenes unlike the wet, foggy wooded area of BC. Yes, the change is obvious and I was thinking those were probably Grant's phones. I also remember he gave a ton of phones to "Fringe" for one episode and that was shot in BC. The SyFy channel headquarters is based in BC even though they shot their highly successful 5 year 78 episode NetFlix series "Haven" in Nova Scotia to make it look like Maine on the ocean.

BTW. Lunenberg, Chester and Mahone Bay and other quaint areas of NS are quite beautiful, at least in the summer months. Lot of water, woods and historical architecture.
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