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  • Focuspuller

    Norma Jeane Mortenson

    February 20, 2016 by Focuspuller

    I was also fortunate enough to land a part time job working as a darkroom accent for, Consolidated Film Industries. Consolidated Film Industries was a film laboratory and film processing company, and was one of the leading film laboratories in the Los Angeles area for many decades. CFI processed negatives and made prints for motion pictures industry, where I worked for four years. I was just 16 years old when I started. Gladys Baker, the mother of Marilyn Monroe, worked for Consolidated as a negative film cutter; Marilyn Monroe's biological father is believed to have been fellow consolidated employee Charles Stanley Gifford. I would see Norma Jeane Mortenson at the gate of the film laboratory waiting for her mother sometimes we would sit d…

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  • Flytyree

    SRT 101 Replacement

    September 28, 2015 by Flytyree

    I have a Minolta SRT 101 with many lenses.  I am looking for a replacement body that is compatible with the lenses.  Any suggestion please post.

    Thank you

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    The Abbeydale

    May 19, 2015 by GESICA

    I Have a Camera name "The Abbeydale" from W.BUTCHER & SONS LTD, Lens :"ICA" Act-Ges Dresden Doppel-Anastigmat Maxima 1:5,4 Foc.120 mm. Can someone give information, about this Camera and where can I find specifications or information and Auction Prices about it? Regards. GESICA

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  • Focuspuller

    Ann Blyth

    June 23, 2014 by Focuspuller

    Ann Blyth big break when she was allowed to test for Mildred Pierce at the Warner Bros. studio. I first made the acquaintance of Ann Blyth on the film set of Mildred Pierce, (1945). Warner Bros had borrowed Ann for this film. It was Anton Grot’s that called Ann over and introduces me to her. What was so special about Ann? Well, she was just a nice person who always had a warm smile and a pleasant word for she exuded maternal compassion and was ever willing to listen to anyone's tales of woe (including mine). It was five days after wrapping this major film that Ann Blyth experienced a horrific event, and would spend her remaining teen years in a most heart breaking series of personal challenges. Her mother took Ann and some friends up to th…

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  • Sergiparals

    Help Voigtlander

    July 29, 2013 by Sergiparals

    Sorry for my language but I'm not english. Somebody can help me identify this camera? I know that it's a Voigtlander but I don't know anything else. Tkanks for all information!!

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  • Jackflash15

    Solida 11 1953

    July 19, 2013 by Jackflash15

    Does anyone know how to retract the camera lens for the Solida 11  1953 model .  I am NOT a camera buff. I was given the camera, I opend it pulled out the concertina lens, no problem trouble is it wont go back. I think there must be some sort of procedure to do this. Its not broken it seems to be locked ??    Any help please

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  • AntiqueCameraGuy123

    my grandfather has 2 vest pocket model b's and both bellows are stuck. they're a little loose but still will not come out of the cameras. any information will be helpful!

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  • Jonaskrog


    Does anyone have experience on an adapter for Praktica Super TL3 lenses for Canon 60D? I've searched ebay an there are adapters. I just want to make shure I get the right one. 

    Looking forward hearing from you.


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  • MeriPlay800

    Help with Olympus Trip

    December 9, 2012 by MeriPlay800

    Hi!! I would like to buy a good Olympus analog camera to my mum. She loved the Olympus Trip AF30 (that I broke) and she doesn't like the Olympus III U-120, which she bought a lot of years ago after the Trip one. 

    Now, I would like to find a compact camera (even used) similar to the first one but much better than it. 

    Can you help me, please? Because I do not know anything about analog cameras.

    Thank you

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  • SmashGuru

    Olympus OM40 Repair

    November 28, 2012 by SmashGuru

    I have a Olympus OM40-Program 35 mm camera and the film advance lever is stuck on it -- it won't budge for me to reload film and/or advance.  Does anybody know why this is or how to fix it?  If so would it be an expensive fix?  And would it be a simple DIY fix if I opened the camera up or should it be best left to the repair-technician?  Any knowledge or advice on the subject is much appreciated. Thank you!

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