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by Neil Lipes
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Universal Pictures 1929 Broadway
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

Re: Universal Pictures 1929 Broadway

Before I am hospitalized with Nitrate film decomposition syndrome (spending so much time in the vault), I have unearthed two additional pictures from Broadway. The female in the pictures is the principal actress in the film, Merna Kennedy, former darling of Charles Chaplin in several of his early ef...
by Neil Lipes
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Universal Pictures 1929 Broadway
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

Universal Pictures 1929 Broadway

Still dizzy from my time trolling the depths of the Nitrate vault, here are additional pictures with my comments.

Enjoy...........remember as Carl Laemmle, Sr. used to say........."it can be done, it will be done, it shall be done"
The man never utilized the word Can't.
by Neil Lipes
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Broadway Crane with a Mitchell on Top
Replies: 9
Views: 11624

Re: Identify Mystery Mitchell and the 1929 Broadway Crane

The last picture has Fajos, Mohr, Myrna Kennedy, and Universal president Carl (uncle Carl) Laemmle on the crane.

Hope you are are enjoying:-)
by Neil Lipes
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Re: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms

hey, good shots . wondering what the rules are for this message ? it says how high is your mitchell ? mine is all the way down on the crane , is this one OK ? so my photo's answer would be 2 feet . also , did you see the broadway crane over in another message , now that is one big crane ! see ya, s...
by Neil Lipes
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Process stage production
Replies: 0
Views: 1588

Process stage production

Greetings again from NYC:-) I am still looking for the pictures from Broadway, but I did find an amazing (to me) and very rare picture of the process stage at Universal during the shooting of the 1932 "Mummy". The rear projection screen is beautiful and the camera crew is seen with directo...
by Neil Lipes
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Broadway Crane with a Mitchell on Top
Replies: 9
Views: 11624

Re: Identify Mystery Mitchell and the 1929 Broadway Crane

Sunday morning greetings from Gotham! While I search for more gems, consider the following: Extensive daylight exterior 'lensing' was done on this film, yet almost none of it exists on the release print! What remains today are interior shots of the club, and night shots on the back lot............on...
by Neil Lipes
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Broadway Crane with a Mitchell on Top
Replies: 9
Views: 11624

Re: Identify Mystery Mitchell and the 1929 Broadway Crane

You know I composed a great reply here, and this site does not auto save anything, my hand hit a key and poof, gone:-( Due to the response, I shall consider it a mandate for more rare pictures from the golden age of Hollywood, an age of aesthetic highbrow never to be equaled. I will descend into the...
by Neil Lipes
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Broadway Crane with a Mitchell on Top
Replies: 9
Views: 11624

Re: Identify Mystery Mitchell and the 1929 Broadway Crane

It's my sincere pleasure to share these pieces of Hollywood history, as I have many additional, I shall leave it to those on the forum to ask for more:-) Laemmle Jr. is more than a figure from Hollywood's past, he is a man I corresponded with during the mid 1970's, as part of my effort to produce a ...
by Neil Lipes
Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The Broadway Crane with a Mitchell on Top
Replies: 9
Views: 11624

Re: Identify Mystery Mitchell and the 1929 Broadway Crane

Wow I come back after one year and all this new info:-)
To Broadway Joe, I have a great shot on the back lot of Fajos and Mohr on the crane, with Jr. Laemmle in the foreground.
by Neil Lipes
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Help identify this Mystery Mitchell
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: The Great DP Hal Mohr!

Many thanks to a IATSE friend @ Local 600, the camera is as I suspected............a Mitchell NC........a true workhorse of the early industry.

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