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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #750 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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« Reply #751 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 #752 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 #753 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 #754 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 #755 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 #756 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? (tømme?) Or do you mean black? (svart)
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« Reply #757 on: June 28, 2017, 04:20:52 PM »
Blank, ore bare metal. Norwegian and English isn't easy to mix :-)

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« Reply #758 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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« Reply #759 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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« Reply #760 on: June 29, 2017, 06:47:17 AM »
To me "blank" means "nothing there". Example: The page was blank.
  Yes, and in Norwegian blank as nothing on it will be used on wire too. eg unisolatad, unpainted etc.
Thank you, I learn this way.

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« Reply #761 on: June 29, 2017, 11:00:42 AM »
  Yes, and in Norwegian blank as nothing on it will be used on wire too. eg unisolatad, unpainted etc.
Thank you, I learn this way.

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Ahhh. Bare wire. In the telephone
world known as open wire.

Interesting video. Riding on a train from one end of Norway to the other has been added to my list of things to do.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #762 on: September 15, 2017, 07:14:15 PM »
The Walking Dead, Season 7, Episode 2.

Lemme guess, you noticed the 500 before you noticed the tiger, right? ;D
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« Reply #763 on: September 17, 2017, 01:29:43 PM »
Few things survive an apocalypse... Cock-roaches, Twinkies, the most wicked tendencies of men, Dietz little wizards, and of course 500s
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #764 on: September 17, 2017, 02:18:36 PM »
John Wick 2

Looks like an AE40 to me, a hotelroom in Rome, Italy. The ringing sounds original to me.
 
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