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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #735 on: April 01, 2017, 04:45:04 PM »
Not sure if this film should be here or???
http://tinyurl.com/km3t6he  is a film from the valley where  I live today, the fil is from the 50ies and it is plenty of open wire telephone lines. No sound. The lines are probably from the time where the local telco was more like a COOP than a company.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #736 on: April 08, 2017, 11:47:08 AM »
Rosalind Russell, as seen on a Mexican movie lobby card at a "switchboard" in a 1958 film. Name of the film in Spanish is VIVIR ES MI DESEO which translates to LIVING IS MY DESIRE. Seller says it is her AUNTIE MAME film.

The switchboard looks like something the prop department put together.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/352025108284?ul_noapp=true
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #737 on: April 08, 2017, 03:42:25 PM »
Rosalind Russell, as seen on a Mexican movie lobby card at a "switchboard" in a 1958 film. Name of the film in Spanish is VIVIR ES MI DESEO which translates to LIVING IS MY DESIRE. Seller says it is her AUNTIE MAME film.

The switchboard looks like something the prop department put together.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/352025108284?ul_noapp=true

Yes, that's from Auntie Mame (1958). It's set in the 1920s and 30s and Mame looks through the want ads and gets a job as a switchboard operator for (I love this name) Widdicombe, Gutterman, Applewhite, Bibberman and Black, Attorneys. She has to say that when she answers the phone and she gets tongue-tied. It's a pretty good and very short scene in the movie. Here's the clip...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXeZYtYabtI
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« Reply #738 on: April 09, 2017, 10:31:40 PM »
Thereís a character on the Andy Griffith show who didnít have a last name, and we have to assume she was a robot because she worked 24 hours a day. Her name was Sarah and she was the telephone operator on the show. Her last name was never revealed and she appeared to always be on duty. She was also never seen on camera, but her voice was distinctive enough to know it was her at all times.
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Re: The Telephone Operator Who Never Slept or Went Home
« Reply #739 on: April 10, 2017, 01:19:08 PM »
Thereís a character on the Andy Griffith show who didnít have a last name, and we have to assume she was a robot because she worked 24 hours a day. Her name was Sarah and she was the telephone operator on the show. Her last name was never revealed and she appeared to always be on duty. She was also never seen on camera, but her voice was distinctive enough to know it was her at all times.

It may be that here real name is Sara Frances Seeger Seegar Stone (b 1914; d 1990) who played three credited roles in the Andy Griffith Show. She is credited with playing Mrs. Katherine Palmer / Gossip on Telephone / Mrs. Buntley.

1) Ep. The Merchant of Mayberry (1962) ... Mrs. Katherine Palmer
2) Ep. Those Gossipin' Men (1961) ... Gossip on Telephone
3) Ep. Stranger in Town (1960) ... Mrs. Buntley

Was she Sara (Sarah) on the telephone? Don't know. Seems no one else does either. But, with the operator being Sara(h) and her real name being Sara, it could be. Anyone know Opie? They could ask him. Or, someone could capture the voice audio of the "Gossip on Telephone" and all other times we hear Sara on the phone as an operator and compare them . . .

He big role was that of Mr. Wilson's wife in 36 episodes of  "Dennis the Menace," that and along with a long list of appearances in other shows and movies starting in 1937.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #740 on: April 10, 2017, 01:28:21 PM »
Different show, same first name, nice photo of a small town operator's life back then . . .  played by Merie Earle.

     https://youtu.be/WfDnW2KlflE
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #741 on: April 10, 2017, 06:22:29 PM »
Anyone know Opie? They could ask him.
Even if one of us did, would we want to ask him? I mean, he's accomplished now, but he doesn't look nearly as innocent or sanitary as he used to... ;D
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #742 on: April 10, 2017, 10:48:15 PM »
John, that picture is of both Mrs. Wilsons on Dennis the Menace. The lady on the right is Sylvia Field. And I know I'm being picky, but it's Sara Seegar, with an "a" near the end. Her last name sort of sounds like the way we pronounce cigar in the South. A cee-gar.  :)

Sara Seegar was also one of the River City ladies in The Music Man. One of my favorite movies. Ronny Howard was also in that movie.

And about the Hooterville Sarah, played by Merie Earle, I loved what she did when she had to leave the switchboard. She had a Victrola with a morning glory horn atop the switchboard and she'd play a recording saying she was home basting her rump roast or some such thing. Hank Kimball said at one time they sold copies of the record as Sarah's Greatest Hits. You gotta love the writing on that show.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #743 on: April 10, 2017, 11:16:17 PM »
John, that picture is of both Mrs. Wilsons on Dennis the Menace. The lady on the right is Sylvia Field. And I know I'm being picky, but it's Sara Seegar, with an "a" near the end. Her last name sort of sounds like the way we pronounce cigar in the South. A cee-gar.  :)

Oooops! You got a sharp eye. I did get the file name right though, even double checked to make sure it was an "a" and not an "e" when creating the file and I did not know there were two different actresses who played Mrs. Wilson. So, the left photo is Sara Seegar who was the 3 time player and maybe background voice on The Andy Griffith Show, right?

Will edit my first post to get that correct. Must have been a typo, or a brain thing . . .  ???

Sara Seegar played Mrs. Wilson for only two seasons, 1962 and 1963. I don't remember what happened in the 60s as well as I could have had I not grown up in the 60s . . .  ;)
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #744 on: June 02, 2017, 07:17:55 PM »
"Darrowby 85"  I've been going through another series that had at least 3 old phones per episode, All Creatures Great And Small.  I watched the early episodes on German TV when I was stationed there.  They are a pleasure to go through again.  They are up on YouTube.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #745 on: June 28, 2017, 02:05:18 PM »
Not sure where to post this, but at Norwegian TV today I got this film of train passing blank open/bare telephone wires on isolators and poles.
https://youtu.be/BwqIxGLocIE
Due to Copyright rules, I just took a short sequence.
This link will probably die soon: https://tv.nrk.no/serie/sommertoget-minutt-for-minutt
or here: https://tv.nrk.no/serie/sommertoget-minutt-for-minutt/ENRK60000217/28-06-2017 from time 36:50 (min:sec)
That is the series, filming a train crossing Norway from North to South during the summer.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #746 on: June 28, 2017, 02:41:10 PM »
I got this film of train passing blank telephone wires on isolators and poles.

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Blank? (tÝmme?) Or do you mean black? (svart)
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« Reply #747 on: June 28, 2017, 04:20:52 PM »
Blank, ore bare metal. Norwegian and English isn't easy to mix :-)

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #748 on: June 28, 2017, 08:49:20 PM »
Blank, ore bare metal. Norwegian and English isn't easy to mix :-)

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To me "blank" means "nothing there". Example: The page was blank.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #749 on: June 28, 2017, 09:31:54 PM »
...and bare would be uncovered/exposed (or in the case of phone lines, no insulation).

English.....Norwegian.....we all speak phone.  :)
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