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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:47 am 
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I'm thinking a III because of the base molding, but I wouldn't swear it.

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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:25 pm 
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I know this thread hasn't had an entry in a year but here goes...

I was watching the movie "From Time to Time" (2009) on Netflix recently and I spotted an EMG (Expert?) in a few of the scenes. Attached are some screen shots. Wondering if was borrowed from a collection for use as a prop. I can't imagine a studio actually owning one and caring for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:51 pm 
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It is one of the EMG Mark X models which has been fitted with a Meltrope soundbox. I don't know the film or where it was made, but some UK dealers have been known to hire out machines as props or set dressings for film and television work.


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
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Mk Xa EMG. Great scene.


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
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. . . and leave us not forget Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson (1928).


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
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The prop guy found me and my VV 35 via a local junk shop owner all those years ago to help Ray Milland film this scene in the fondly remembered American International epic "Frogs".


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
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CharliePhono wrote:
. . . and leave us not forget Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson (1928).

Victor III?


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
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tiptop713 wrote:
CharliePhono wrote:
. . . and leave us not forget Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson (1928).

Victor III?


Looks more like a humpback Vic II to me?

Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
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Was watching (for the umpteenth time) Cheaper By the Dozen (1950) last night. In the first opening scene where Mr. Gilbreth (Clifton Webb) is gathering his family about him, I spied an L-door Victrola in the background.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
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There's a Victor machine in the cellar scene with Paul Newman (" Brick") and Burl Ives ("Big Daddy") in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Outside horn machine.


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