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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #780 on: December 18, 2017, 01:40:44 PM »
Notice it refers to the Inn as a set.

Yep, it as a set. The studios spent a lot of time and money building these large sets. Guess the switchboard was just a prop.
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« Reply #781 on: December 18, 2017, 02:37:33 PM »
Paramount was one of the best for sets.  Consider the ones for Rear Window and The Ladies' Man.
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« Reply #782 on: December 23, 2017, 06:45:24 AM »
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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« Reply #783 on: December 23, 2017, 08:15:51 PM »
I hadn't seen it mentioned, but the Netflix series "The Crown" is absolutely filled with beautiful phones. Lots of scenes with GPO 332's in red, ivory and some black ones with green receivers. I watch it solely to spot cool phones

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #784 on: January 02, 2018, 01:59:08 AM »
We spent NYE staying home with snacks and movies.  We found a local channel that was running a string of old movies, they called it "Noir Years Eve".  They were surprisingly good.  One of them I happened to find on Youtube and got a capture of the leading lady looking longingly at a nice stick.  The movie was called "My Name is Julia Ross".  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x26RC_gJ80s

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« Reply #785 on: January 02, 2018, 05:54:13 AM »
Something for the sign guys- Streets of San Francisco with phone sign.

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« Reply #786 on: January 02, 2018, 09:13:05 AM »
From the TV series SUPERBOY (1988 1992)
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« Reply #787 on: January 02, 2018, 09:21:49 AM »
Judy Holliday and Dean Martin in a publicity photo for the 1960 movie Bells Are Ringing.
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« Reply #788 on: January 02, 2018, 09:37:25 AM »
From the 1937 movie Telephone Operator. You can watch the complete movie at this web site. Great switchboard and other telephone stuff shown.

https://free-classic-movies.com/movies-03a/03a-1937-Telephone-Operator/index.php
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« Reply #789 on: January 02, 2018, 11:25:36 PM »
From the 1937 movie Telephone Operator. You can watch the complete movie at this web site. Great switchboard and other telephone stuff shown.

https://free-classic-movies.com/movies-03a/03a-1937-Telephone-Operator/index.php

I just watched this movie, Telephone Operator. B movie but entertaining due to the 1937 telephone equipment.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #790 on: January 28, 2018, 02:08:15 PM »
Some shots from The Twilight Zone.
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« Reply #791 on: January 28, 2018, 02:10:15 PM »
And something for the Keyset fans among us...
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« Reply #792 on: January 28, 2018, 05:42:45 PM »
The first guy in Christian's post, with the speakerphone, is James Daly, father of actors Tyne and Tim Daly. The last two pictures are Howard Duff, husband of Ida Lupino.

Here are three screen shots I did of Burns and Allen yesterday. The show looked to be circa 1956 with those straight handset cords, but I looked it up and it's The Starmaker from November 4, 1957. The phone Gracie Allen is using, in the third picture, looks like one that has a matching color straight cord. Maybe it was red?

The show is on YouTube if anyone wants to see it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxvJkfPgAI8

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« Reply #793 on: January 28, 2018, 07:56:36 PM »
The first picture in the thread appears to have Roddy McDowall in the flight coveralls, and Gorge Grizzard in the second, at the pay phone.  The Twilight Zone had no shortage of quality talent both before and behind the camera.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #794 on: February 02, 2018, 12:36:00 PM »
I was watching, "Million Dollar Baby", last night. I caught a glimpse of what I'm sure is a 5302. I felt very unusual for a movie prop.

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