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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #765 on: November 09, 2017, 07:08:06 PM »
Working (binge watching) my way through "Supernatural," I got to Season 5 Episode 16 titled "The Dark Side of the Moon" but not one Pink Floyd song in the episode. Hard to explain the episode so I'll just say this scene took place in Heaven, Ash's Heaven, and as the two leading characters were about to leave Ash's Heaven to go to Joshua's Heaven, they passed this beige WE 3 slot rotary pay phone hanging on the wall by the door (Ash's Heaven is the road side bar in which he worked before finding his new residence in Heaven - you have to know the show or watch it from the beginning to under stand the plot in this episode).

Seems to be a complete, as built, payphone.
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« Reply #766 on: November 09, 2017, 07:23:09 PM »
OK...I haven't watched the series....Is the program speculating that there are pay phones in heaven, or just in the lobby?
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« Reply #767 on: November 09, 2017, 08:16:00 PM »
This is a science fiction show that like Haven has a continuing ongoing plot under or behind the subject of each episode, which are different but related to the big, underlying plot. This was the 88th episode of the series so you have to watch it on Netflix to catch up. It's a show based on the two guys who fight demons with the help of a book they got from their father and a few angels. It gets more interesting with each new episode.

I'll just say this is the first episode that takes place in heaven. Up until now, everything has taken place on earth, all over the states. It starts off with the two leading characters being killed and ending up in heaven. The writers portray heaven as not one place but a unique place for each person in heaven. These places are the place on earth which each person liked best.

In this scene, Ash was a character who lived in a roadhouse bar so when he died, his heaven turned out to be that bar with all of his high tech toys but now heaven level toys, tracking angels for example.

That roundhouse bar must have had that phone. The other episodes all used cell phones. That's why that phone caught my eye. Such a large item right between two characters. Couldn't miss it.

And at the end, the two leading characters get sent back to earth to continue the fight.
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« Reply #768 on: November 09, 2017, 11:09:00 PM »
Working (binge watching) my way through "Supernatural,"

How are you enjoying the scenery in and around Vancouver?

Almost for certain that is a phone from my friend Grants collection.

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« Reply #769 on: November 10, 2017, 01:17:28 AM »
Scenery is great. Most of the stuff Netflix makes is done in Canada and the creative people are based in Vancouver. Lost Girl was shot up there also, I think.

That very well could be Grant's in that it was filmed in 2009, that episode.
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« Reply #770 on: November 10, 2017, 10:32:44 AM »
Whenever I was visiting Grant there always seemed to be a truck from supernatural coming to pickup or return phone stuff. His family is carrying on running his business “Grants Telephone Classics” renting to the movie industry.

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« Reply #771 on: November 15, 2017, 11:16:53 AM »
Came across this capture of Burt Mustin.  Not sure what movie or show this was, but he appeared in a lot of them.  The phone looks like a WE Hotel phone.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0615993/
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« Reply #772 on: November 15, 2017, 11:54:05 AM »
That's from Leave it to Beaver, where Burt Mustin played Gus the Fireman.

The manual version of that phone was probably used in some hotels, but the rotary version would be found more in homes, businesses and apartments in cities where rotary dial service came fairly early, like in the 1930s and 40s. Hotels mostly had switchboards and manual phones installed until the late 1950s and early 60s.
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« Reply #773 on: November 15, 2017, 12:54:19 PM »
Did you know that Mustin was one of Americas' first radio personalities, hosting a program on KDKA in 1921?

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« Reply #774 on: November 17, 2017, 01:53:56 PM »
That's from Leave it to Beaver, where Burt Mustin played Gus the Fireman.

The manual version of that phone was probably used in some hotels, but the rotary version would be found more in homes, businesses and apartments in cities where rotary dial service came fairly early, like in the 1930s and 40s. Hotels mostly had switchboards and manual phones installed until the late 1950s and early 60s.

I learn something every time I come here!  I guess then I don't have any "hotel" phones in my collection, they both have dials, albeit one has an AE dial I've been meaning to replace.  I'll call them 553A's then.
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« Reply #775 on: November 17, 2017, 01:57:26 PM »
Most people selling on ebay tend to call all maual phones either hotel phones or operator phones. Thay have no idea there was a time in our telephone history when nobody had a dial on thier phone!
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« Reply #776 on: November 24, 2017, 12:53:04 AM »
This weeks version of “the Goldbergs” shows Murray beside a 1980’s (something!) Electronic Key Phone but...it appears to be a CORDLESS! Oops.....

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« Reply #777 on: November 27, 2017, 05:21:30 PM »
I don't think it is even hooked up, but I suppose through the magic of Hollywood, it works anyway!

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« Reply #778 on: December 17, 2017, 01:36:56 PM »
This is an oldie contemporary addition to this topic. White Christmas was filmed in 1954 and set or the action takes place in 1954, or maybe a few years before that but not until at least a couple of years after VE Day (Victory in Europe Day). This part of the movie takes place or is set at a country hotel in Vermont. All telephones seen in the movie are D1/E1 but what caught my eye at about 1 hour and 17  minutes into the movie was the Hotel switchboard (out of focus to the left of Bing Crosby and two different angles taken from other parts of the movie. This hotel was said to have been used in 1942's Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby. As such, I'd this this was a functioning hotel used for the movie and the switchboard was real and fully functional, not a gutted prop.

Still one of the best, if not the best, Christmas movies ever made, in the top 3 in my book.
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« Reply #779 on: December 18, 2017, 01:07:04 PM »
From the Internet Movie Database website on White Christmas:

The Vermont inn is the remodeled Connecticut inn set from Bing Crosby's earlier movie Holiday Inn (1942). In White Christmas, the recycled hotel set is very gray, and appears not to have been repainted in new colors. Since Holiday Inn was a black & white film, the sets were probably originally painted in grayscale, as color palette schemes would have been a waste of resources in 1942.

Notice it refers to the Inn as a set.

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Notice to the bottom of the web page it states:The snow used at the end of the film is actually asbestos.

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