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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:39 am 
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Watched an interesting kids movie last night. Woody Woodpecker. Made in 2017. First scenes in Woody's tree home have a animated horned victor. In later scenes you can see a upside down record on the table since it clearly shows the square white patent label found on early discs.

The movie takes a while to get going and the gags are, well for kids. What was interesting is that after the credits at the end of the movie, they show a full feature Woody Woodpecker cartoon from 1956.

I guess the reason I watched this is that I worked with a cousin of Walter Lantz. He was a pharmacist at one of the Hospitals I worked at. The name Lantz stuck out.


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:13 am 
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Has anyone mentioned Rain (1932) Joan Crawford, Walter Huston? There's an outside horn, rear mount, Victor derivative phonograph that plays a fairly significant role in this movie. Featured rather prominently in some scenes.
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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:39 pm 
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welshfield wrote:
Has anyone mentioned Rain (1932) Joan Crawford, Walter Huston? There's an outside horn, rear mount, Victor derivative phonograph that plays a fairly significant role in this movie. Featured rather prominently in some scenes.
John


And then there's "Sadie Thompson" from 1928 (remade as "Rain"), featuring Gloria Swanson with this photo:


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Wonderful invention, the phonograph. Keeps a man alive long after he's dead. ~ P.J. Wolfson
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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:42 pm 
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Was watching "Blotto" with Laurel & Hardy, when I spied, in a scene where Laurel is going to the door of his apartment, a Credenza by the door. I could not find an image of that.

Then there's this still from "Unaccustomed As We Are" (1929) with an unidentified talking machine:


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Wonderful invention, the phonograph. Keeps a man alive long after he's dead. ~ P.J. Wolfson
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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:24 pm 
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In laurel & Hardy's Liberty (mgm, 1929) there's a scene where they tumble on the floor some Victrolas and lots of records, minute 6:30 to 8:00... A nightmare for collectors, but a good short film...
https://youtu.be/tMY6zSwzErk
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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:41 pm 
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Inigo wrote:
In laurel & Hardy's Liberty (mgm, 1929) there's a scene where they tumble on the floor some Victrolas and lots of records, minute 6:30 to 8:00... A nightmare for collectors, but a good short film...
https://youtu.be/tMY6zSwzErk


Thanks for that link, Inigo! Have added it to my "watch later" list on YouTube. Love L&H.

~ Charlie
Wonderful invention, the phonograph. Keeps a man alive long after he's dead. ~ P.J. Wolfson


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:21 am 
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Charlie; see the whole film. It's not long, and you'll enjoy all those mad scenes of them trying to swap their pants... And the final long scene, walking on the beams of a skyscraper...! When I was a boy I didn't enjoy these things as much as I enjoy them nowadays... They were great!
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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:40 pm 
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From Family Guy Season 16, Episode 13, V is for Mystery (A Sherlock Holmes spoof)
This is from the opening credits. A very well illustrated Berliner with Brian as Dr Watson.

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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
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This is a movie still from "The Vanishing Virginian" and it looks like it came out in 1942. I watched it a long time ago and just remember thinking that this machine has a Columbia horn on it. And it looks like it's oak in the picture even. It's no surprise though with how screwed up they often were in Hollywood when it comes to getting details like that right. Like all the lamps with ball shades on them in "Gone With the Wind". Even when most of the stuff in these kinds of films were easily within the memory of a lot of people that were still alive, and even in the movie itself.

It's a nice photo though and of course it would be nice to know if the thing survived.

Earl.


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 Post subject: Re: Wind-up Phonographs in Movies
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:24 pm 
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Stumbled across a movie tonight called "Wicked Woman" which she certainly is. A real B movie "Pot Boiler" I think they referred to it as. It has a wind up portable not too far into the movie and a time or two later, but the movie it self is well worth watching. A great performance by Beverly Michales. Just search you tube it will come up.


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