Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

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Cinemachinery
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Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby Cinemachinery » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:52 am

Walter, Lolly, SW, Gabby and Admin, Thank You for your kind words!

I found 5 of the Dupont ads in the style of the 2 posted here. The 2 posted were the best of the 5, in my opinion. Walter, I have to agree with you on the Southcott ad, it's my personal favorite ad also. Heck, with a smiling James Arness and Fleet Southcott, who wouldn't want to order 10,000ft of DuPont film!

Most importantly, I like not only the picture of the BNC, but that the ads have names that go with the faces in the pics. I remember seeing Fleet Southcott's name on Gun Smoke as a kid, and then wondering what all these behind the camera people look like. Decades later I finally get to see what someone named 'Fleet' looks like.

Here's an ad from from Bausch & Lomb tying the World famous 'Baltar' lens to Mitchell. The ad also repeats the Mitchell slogan: "85% of the motion pictures shown in theaters throughout the world are filmed with a Mitchell".

Charlie
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lolly

Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby lolly » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:58 am

Charles: another outstanding contribution! I just can't say thanks enough but thank you, thank you.

lolly

justinwizard

Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby justinwizard » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:39 pm

Excellent ads from back in the day Charlie. These glimpses into motion picture production history via advertisements are significant in a number of ways.

First, they show us what products that professionals thought were important at any particular date in time (more on that later).

Second, they demonstrate various advertising techniques that were considered state of the art back then - but may look somewhat dated now and that is a history lesson in itself.

Third, they take us back to that time and age when the Hollywood "Machine" was in its prime and we can relive that feeling which was so unique and special.

All these elements have changed over time and it's important to preserve them in what ever way we can. In this case it is through the process of posting messages and attaching image files. It may seem like a small thing to many readers here but actually, it is preserving Hollywood's history's machines and the men who operated them.

So Charlie, this is directed at you - your personal research contributions are very special. You can see a distinct difference between the ads you have selected for upload and ones normally found. Please keep at it, not only for this forum but also so that Hollywood's past is preserved for the common man to easily find via web sites like this one. Not everybody is willing to do that time intensive research for graphics as you have.

As mentioned earlier, I wanted to point out how you handle the importance of particular dates and times. I love the way you reference the date of the ad in the lower right. Not distracting but one can see a reference point as to when the ad appeared.

My only suggestion who be to upload these fabulous ads in a jumbo size so that they can be enlarged. Some of us want to save then and have then printed (like me for instance). Great work!

Be well,
Justin

yoyo29_monica

Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby yoyo29_monica » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:13 am

Well said Justin. Great ads in this message and they do take me back to a time long since changed. And I agree that they are important to preserving both film and Mitchell camera history. Please keep them coming if you can.

Monica of Tarzana

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Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby admin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:58 am

Hello members. Justin had some good comments and in response to those, Charlie has requested me to replace his previous ad imaged with larger ones. You can now enlarge them to jumbo size by clicking on them. Thank you Charlie.

admin

Cinemachinery
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Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby Cinemachinery » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:48 pm

Justin,

Thank you for your compliments!
I seem to be having trouble posting to the site at this time. I just lost a post addressing your thoughts. However, I wanted to tell you, I do agree with your feelings about the importance of ads, and couldn't have said it any better! Thank you again!

Charlie

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Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby Cinemachinery » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:38 pm

I have 7 more DuPont ads including the BNC, D.o.Ps, actors and directors in the photos.

Charlie
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Cinemachinery
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Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby Cinemachinery » Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:13 pm

Last 3 ads that I found....
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followthefocus1

Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby followthefocus1 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:11 am

You really out did yourself on this one Charlie. The single biggest Mitchell ad share to date. I love all of them. Thank you for all the hard work that this took.

Respectfully,
Followthefocus1

gadesro

Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby gadesro » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:03 am

Charlie, wonderful contribution, they look great. How do you find these great ads?

Randy


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