Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

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Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby mitchellbnc » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:47 pm

Wow, Walter. Just wow. There she is, the very first Mitchell camera model to ever be advertised. You have completely blown my socks off. Thank you for this!


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Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:18 am

I recently discovered your GREAT site on Mitchell cameras, and spent some time reading the articles, forums and looking at pictures. Thank you for providing all this information on the history of Hollywood's great camera, and camera systems!

As for printed material, the only source of information I have on Mitchells is my collection of American Cinematographer (A.C.) magazines. My collection goes back to the mid 1956 thru 2004. I have 2 issues from 1940s and 1 from 1951. As the A.C. magazine was the magazine for the working Hollywood D.P.s, there is a lot of Mitchell info in them. And that's what brings me to this post.

59-3  Mitchell ad A.C. 3_1959 - 01.jpg


Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby gadesro » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:47 pm

Excellent, thank you. Here's another one but this time it's the side viewfinder from an ad in the early 30's.



Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby Guest » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:31 am

I thought you would like this ad because it shows the BNC and the Director, Actor and D.o.P. from "Gunsmoke". It's an ad for DuPont film, but it's a great shot of the BNC.

60-7  Mitchell ad A.C. 7_1960 - 01.jpg

Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:03 pm

Here is one form December, 1940.

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Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby Cinemachinery » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:43 am

Another DuPont Film ad from 1/1960. A nice shot of the BNC, but it goes on to say that the BNC in the picture is BNC serial # 2 that was then 25 years old.

60-1   Mitchell_DuPont Film ad A.C. 1_1960 - 01.jpg


Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby cineman3905 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:36 am

Thank you for the two outstanding Dupont ads Charlie!

The one of Southcott checking the film path inside the BNC is my all time favorite far. But then the Dupont ad with BNC #2 is rare and amazing as well.

I guess I just can't decide but either way - you rock Charlie.

Keep up the great work,


Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby lolly » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:58 am

lolly likes the two Dupont ads as well, as in ground breaking finds. Thank you Charlie.



Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby samsonwillerd » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:53 am

Charlie: I enjoyed seeing the ads you posted over the last week or so. We appreciate it. Please send more, sorry to beg.



Re: Mitchell Camera Magazine Ads

Postby focuspuller12 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:16 pm

Thanks Charlie. I have to agree that the Dupont ad showing BNC number 2 is mind boggling! You should win an award for that submission.


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