Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by Temporary custodian » Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:12 pm

Hi Mark,

I posted a reply but I can't see it so i figure maybe it disappeared. i wanted to thank you again and i offered you a DVD of the documentary as a gift in appreciation for your kind assistance and I asked you to provide a postal address to send the DVD to you. Kind regards. John

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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by marop » Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:25 pm

John,

Your welcome and it's great you found an original photo on ebay! I sent you an email with my address so let me know if you don't get it.

I will continue to check my records as well a keeping an eye out for your cameras as I continue my searching.

Mark

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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by martlist » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:42 pm

Mark,

Would love to know if you came across anything in your research for my NC #240. Forum post here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=203

Martin

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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by marop » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:39 pm

Hello Martin,

I checked my personal records and did not find any information on your camera. I actually don’t have much of anything from Walt Disney Productions.

Mark

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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by marop » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:53 pm

John,

I found the other photo I had of BNC 10!!!! At least i believe it is #10 since it’s painted on the side door. I keep good records and did indicate I had 2 photos. It’s just my photo filing system leaves a bit to be desired! Although you will have to do some research as to what movie this photo is from. The movie, once identified, will help us confirm the use of BNC10. I described it cryptically as “Cardiff, Prince, Olivier, Showgirl”. All great names! That should give you an easy time figuring it out. Let me know what you find.

Mark

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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by marop » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:03 pm

I found which movie it is from; The Prince and the Showgirl with Marilyn Monroe, 1957!
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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by marop » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:07 pm

...also it’s now certain this is actually your camera as it’s not only a Warner Brothers film (original owner of BNC10), but it was filmed in England!

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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by lilybettina69 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:53 am

Anything on my Standard #146. RCA Photophone RKO?

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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by marop » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:09 am

I'll check my records in the next few days for #146.

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Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Post by marop » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:03 pm

Lilybettina,

I just checked and I have nothing on 146 (either a Standard or NC). Do you know the original owner of your camera? You can find out through this website by Registering your camera for a small fee. The fee helps maintain this website.

If you do register your camera, you will need to send pictures. If you don't know what model camera it is, we can help if you post some pictures on this blog.

Once you know the original owner of the camera, this really may help you searching for history on it.

In the previous postings about BNC #10 blimp magazine cover, the owner John was really lucky to have 2 pictures of it in use. That really is not common.

Mark

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