Feb 28, 2022
Feb 22, 2022
Believing this vintage movie camera to be from the 1950s going by the undated paperwork it came with, this Bell & Howell is a double 8mm cine camera. What "double 8mm" means is that it filmed on one side of a 16mm film strip (essentially 8mm) and could then be flipped over to expose the other half (another 8mm). The 16mm film was then split when developed and would give you 50 ft. of exposed 8mm film to play in your projector.
Unlike some of my other vintage finds, I have no intention of filming anything with this one. I was really impressed because this camera was in practically brand new condition and included the original manual for only $20. For now this vintage Bell & Howell will make a nice prop.
Feb 21, 2022
Feb 20, 2022
Located in Montpelier, the Vermont State House is the smallest state capitol building in the smallest city to serve as a state capital. First occupied in 1859, the current state house is the third building constructed on this site to be used as the State House of Vermont.
Feb 19, 2022
The "Great Calgary Invasion of 1919" is this week's made up inspiration for a B-movie that doesn't exist lol. Influenced by old movie posters, the drive-in, and a century's worth of old theatre ads that I've been browsing for the new documentary project - this campy print is the latest addition to the "Surreal Alberta" series.
Feb 16, 2022
Also known as the Herb Brooks Arena, this venue was built for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. In addition to numerous events being hosted here, this arena is where the "Miracle on Ice" took place which saw the United States' 4-3 victory over the Soviet Union. More images from the Olympic Center here.