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by marop
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 35490

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

...this is probably a lot more information than asked for, but just in case I have included quite a bit for those that may appreciate it. Camera Reports; I have not worked in the industry so my information my be lacking, but this is what I have learned: A camera report is for an individual camera fo...
by marop
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 35490

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Since some are asking for additional photos, here goes, although I had some trouble reducing their file size from a very large file. I am not sure how good these will be. Here is the story behind the photo; This forum has talked about many types of Mitchell cameras but I have not seen anything about...
by marop
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms
Replies: 7
Views: 4948

Re: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms

Hello, yes, that is a Mitchell Standard inside the blimp. The number is the serial number of the camera, which was sold to Paramount in 1931. Paramount studios would do that. Other studios generally assigned another number. I assume they would number their cameras with their own inventory number and...
by marop
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms
Replies: 7
Views: 4948

Re: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms

Here is one of those vintage huge monster cranes; Josef Von Sternberg on the set of The Scarlet Empress. This relates to another thread on Mitchell camera serial numbers by chance.

Mark
by marop
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 35490

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Okay, here is one of the first I found for my Standard. Searching images on the internet using various words and phrases, like "Paramount Director" I came up with probably one of the best photos I could ask for. Again, you can not see my camera but the blimp is marked with it's serial number. This i...
by marop
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 35490

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Thanks for all the nice comments. This photo is an example of what I look for. It is a behind the scenes photo from G. I. Blues. Look at the area under the man bending over. You can see the end a Mitchell camera lens box which holds 6 lenses, a typical set of prime lenses. It appears Elvis Presley i...
by marop
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 35490

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Here is a photo that I found on eBay that identifies the specific camera. In this case it is a Mitchell NC serial no. 92 working on a Paramount Production. Funny thing is I have found very few NC's on the collector market. Someone told me that many of them were modified or cannibalized.

Mark
by marop
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 35490

Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Hello all, I have had a collection of movie cameras for years, starting out with 8mm & Super 8 and even picked up a few 16mm. If anyone knows collectors, it's easy to expand ones collection, and I did. I bought a 35mm Mitchell GC off eBay. I later found out it was originally purchased by the US Gove...
by marop
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Was the Disney Multiplane camera a Mitchell?
Replies: 5
Views: 4616

Re: Was the Disney Multiplane camera a Mitchell?

Hello Mr. Pebbles, If I may throw in my two cents...I have picked up a few facts; First, of note, the film magazine in your picture is a Bell & Howell, used for 2709s and Eyemo cameras. Secondly I know for certain that Disney did use Mitchell cameras for some of his multi-plane work. In the last of ...
by marop
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Help identify this Mystery Mitchell
Replies: 4
Views: 5362

Re: The Great DP Hal Mohr and help identify mystery Mitchell

Hello again, yes, this could not be an NC. As the other poster said they were not made until 1932, 1931 at the earliest. The peanut motor position is attached to the upper left corner, as with a Standard. I have seen Peanut Motors attached to the center in some production photos, which I can not exp...