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PostPosted: Feb Fri 08, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Here's a scene from the tv sci-fi series Sanctuary. Looks to be a AR88, SX28, HRO and a version of NC100.


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PostPosted: Feb Fri 08, 2019 8:43 pm 
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I'm guessing that the assembly line scene was actually filmed at the Packard-Bell plant in LA? It seems it would've been a lot of work for the studio to try and duplicate a radio factory. It'd be cool to find some studio stills from the film.

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PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 12:08 am 
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The trailer for the upcoming Godzilla movie features a kid at a radio bench loaded with ham gear. Other than a Turner and D104 mic I didn't catch what the rest of the partially shown gear was.


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PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 10:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Famous Radios - Movie/TV Props, etc.
PostPosted: Feb Sun 10, 2019 6:25 pm 
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Tony F wrote:
Watching the movie "Till The End of Time" (1946) staring Robert Mitchum. Here are some shots of his "war buddy" who gets a job in the Packard Bell plant.
During the clips, he says "Why can't these woman wire these transformers properly, here is another reject". The foreman goes on to say "You have been rejecting a lot of good equipment lately". Seems he is "off 2 degrees" while aligning the radios. :lol:
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Looks like a 566, having the centered speaker and knobs on top. The cabinet not shown has a handle over the knobs.
In the background, a white 5FP. I agree that may have been filmed on location at the factory, but not hard to replicate at the studio.

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 Post subject: Re: Famous Radios - Movie/TV Props, etc.
PostPosted: Feb Mon 11, 2019 4:51 am 
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Interior shot of KFSG at the Angelus Temple church (Four Square Gospel) in Los Angeles across from Echo Park. The church was used in many motion pictures at the time and most recently in "The Disappearance of Sister Aimee" with Faye Dunaway and Bette Davis. The interior of the radio station at the church was used in the film, but was probably one from a Hollywood set.
In the movie "What's the Matter with Helen", Agnes Moorehead, "The First Lady of SUSPENSE" plays the part of Sister Aimee and many vintage radios can be seen and heard during the film with Sister Aimee preaching her many Sermons from KFSG located at the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles. Geraldine Page played the part of Sister Aimee in "The Day of the Locust".
Jean Simmons also played a part loosely based on Sister Aimee in "Elmer Gantry". Barbara Stanwyck was the first Actress to play Sister Aimee in an early talkie ("The Miracle Woman") directed by Frank Capra. Sister Aimee has been well portrayed in motion pictures over the years.
It has been often written that "Sister Aimee" kept the newspapers in business during the 1930's due to the many news stories about her very controversial life during those years. :!:

The photo shows Sister Aimee Semple McPherson at an early microphone and her radio engineer Kenneth Ormiston in the background who figures in the last motion picture about "Sister Aimee" that I know was filmed, but there maybe more such films on her life.

Kenneth Ormiston was a well known radio engineer in Los Angeles at the time and worked as an engineer with most of the early LA radio companies, for a while even as a salesman for Herbert Hoy Horn's "Tiffany Tone Radios".

KFSG was one of the first radio stations built in Los Angeles about 1924, and the church had two huge radio towers with the KFSG call letters on the tower which lit up at night. KFSG finally ceased broadcasting about 2004, the radio station closed down and the radio towers were removed.
The photograph is from the original radio room at the Angelus Temple in the early days of radio in Los Angeles with Sister Aimee and KFSG's radio engineer Kenneth Ormiston.

Sister Aimee Semple McPherson was probably the first person to preach religious sermons on the radio, long before the days of the later televangelist's and she was the first woman to receive a radio license. Arch Bishop Fulton J. Sheen was the first Priest to have weekly radio shows. A photograph below shows Bishop Sheen before an NBC microphone for "The Catholic Hour", which aired in the late 1920's.


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 Post subject: Re: Famous Radios - Movie/TV Props, etc.
PostPosted: Feb Fri 15, 2019 1:27 am 
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Just happened to notice this one last night while watching the movie M*A*S*H. Not sure if it's been mentioned before and I apologize if it has. Most of what I've seen has been from the TV series. It's a 41-226 Philco "sled" radio. It's resting on a shelf above the sleeping Colonel Henry Blake as he is being tapped by Radar for some A negative blood. Sorry for the poor picture quality.

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PostPosted: Feb Sat 16, 2019 3:51 pm 
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Also in "The Invisible Man", there is a shot of a Majestic console in one scene.

Speaking of product placement, watch any movie or TV show from the 40s, 50s and 60s. You will see a great many Ford and Chrysler cars, especially those driven by the lead actors and actresses.

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PostPosted: Feb Sat 16, 2019 11:46 pm 
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Did anyone mention the Zenith TO in Full Metal Jacket?

Joker was in a quonset hut with the Lieutenant discussing morale stories for his news reports and it's in the background. Forget the model but it's not the slide rule type. G or H?


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In Abbott and Costello go to Mars there is a National RAO with a Hallicrafters R42 reproducer sitting on top of it in their space ship.

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was this mentioned....Curly behind a 1939 Zenith console....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_BNnjef93k

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PostPosted: Feb Sun 24, 2019 9:28 pm 
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Theater Pipe Organs were used for most of the musical accompaniment (and many of the sound effects) in the radio shows right up until the 1950's. Rex Koury was a Theater Organist and the musical director for "Gunsmoke" writing the theme music for the show. A few of the early "Gunsmoke" episodes used the Pipe Organ or the Pipe Organ with other musical instruments, but the use of Pipe Organs with radio shows was beginning to fade as radio neared its' final days.

Orchestras and especially "canned music" began to take the place of the Theater Organs that had once provided the musical scores for just about all the popular radio shows during the Golden Age of Radio. Just try and imagine "Lights Out", "Inner Sanctum" and many other shows without a Pipe Organ.

Here is a photograph of one such Organist also well known to the Hollywood screen in many Bing Crosby movies Bob Mitchell working with the AFRS (Armed Forces Radio Services) recording radio shows to transcription discs on a Theater Organ that had they not existed, many of the radio shows which are preserved today would not exist.


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 Post subject: Re: Famous Radios - Movie/TV Props, etc.
PostPosted: Feb Mon 25, 2019 3:45 am 
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The movie 40 Year Old Virgin has been discussed a couple times on the Forums here, including once earlier in this thread. The radio in Andy's apartment has previously been identified as a Majestic 850.

However, I was just watching it the other night, and at 1:43:52 in the movie, you can clearly see it says "Truetone" on the dial. The photo below is taken at timestamp 1:00:00.

I've ID'd the radio as a Truetone D-699.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/western_au_d699.html

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There is a second radio in the movie, also in Andy's apartment. It's one of those big European-style aircraft carrier consoles, the kind that often has a phono in one end and a RTR tape deck in the other. You see it a couple times in the scene where Andy is packing up the toys in his bedroom to sell on eBay. Something like this:
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/grundig_m ... 09056.html

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