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At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« on: August 27, 2008, 04:23:41 PM »
Attached are screen shots from the great four star comedy The More The Merrier.  Jean Arthur's alarm clock is a 7H117 Reporter, in ivory.

In the scenes where the clock is shown the second hand is moving!  ;D

Enjoy!  Watch the movie sometime.  It boasts the great Jean Arthur, the always solid Joel McCrea, and the delightful Charles Coburn (who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role).

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 05:00:14 PM »
Wow!  Nice pics. :o  Are you viewing the movies on your PC's DVD player and doing a print screen?

I had a crush on Jean Arthur since Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 04:31:57 PM »
Pappy,

I used VLC as a player for the DVD on my PC and did a screen shot at the appropriate moment.  From there I had to use my trusty old Paint Shop Pro to drop the colors from True Color to 256 colors to get the byte size down, and then saved the image as a .gif.

Jean Arthur has long been on my short list of favorite actresses.  What would Jefferson Smith have done without Clarissa in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington?

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 01:29:59 AM »
Just sighted this clock in the Bogart movie "Dead Reckoning",1947, in a hotel lobby set. Reckon it may be a Telechron?

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 09:05:54 AM »
Matt, you wouldn't know what happened to Louie's body, would you?
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 11:26:42 AM »
Ah; Thanks Lenny; I didn't see that Pappy had already noticed the clock in the other (TV) thread.
Pappy, I thought Louies' body was in the trunk of the car during the crash. I assume it must have been discovered... But this is never mentioned, is it? A rather aggravating little loose plot thread...
One thing I notice about the great Bogart movies (Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have not, Big Sleep, Casablanca, Sierra Madre, Key Largo etc.): Not enough clocks!
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 01:03:01 PM »
The "Dead Reckoning" clock is very similar to my 1H1308, but I think the movie clock is an earlier version, and it's
 probably bigger than 8".  A check of the commercial clocks on the main site shows that it appears to be from the
 1H5/1H9 series.

P.S. (Later). Whoops, sorry, pardon my redundancy. I just saw Pappy's post in the other topic.
See http://www.telechrontime.net/waryears/1h512.htm
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 08:14:17 PM »
In a recent episode of NCIS entitled "Twisted Sister" one of the agents who works under Mark Harmon's character, had a GE 'Ballard' or a 'New Ballard' on his desk at home. The clock, which was in beautiful condition, was real surprising to see on the show.

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 09:22:37 PM »
In a recent episode of NCIS entitled "Twisted Sister" one of the agents who works under Mark Harmon's character, had a GE 'Ballard' or a 'New Ballard' on his desk at home. The clock, which was in beautiful condition, was real surprising to see on the show.

There is a Ballard (or New Ballard) that shows up frequently on the sets of the British series "Heartbeat." I don't know if anyone here watches this series about the quirky folks who live in the fictional towns surrounding Ashfordly Estate in Yorkshire, but it is something I look forward to every week.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 05:58:57 AM »
Spotted a 356 "Tudor" in The Public Eye last night.  It's in a long pan of Nabler's office toward the end of the film.  I'd show you the pic but I watched it on LASERDISC!. 

I first saw the Public Eye in 1992 when it came out.  I really, really liked it.  It's become forgotten now for some reason because it hasn't been released on DVD or vice-versa.  I watched it again for the first time in 17  years thanks to my new, old Pioneer laserdisc player.  (Maybe I should feature it vintage appliances.)  Laserdiscs are neat, "old" technology.

Anyway, if you get a chance, see the Public Eye.  I liked it as well last night as I did when I first saw it.  (That never happens, does it?)  I'm sure it's Joe Pesci's best film.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 01:10:31 PM »
Spotted a 356 "Tudor" in The Public Eye last night.  It's in a long pan of Nabler's office toward the end of the film.  I'd show you the pic but I watched it on LASERDISC!. 

I first saw the Public Eye in 1992 when it came out.  I really, really liked it.  It's become forgotten now for some reason because it hasn't been released on DVD or vice-versa.  I watched it again for the first time in 17  years thanks to my new, old Pioneer laserdisc player.  (Maybe I should feature it vintage appliances.)  Laserdiscs are neat, "old" technology.

Anyway, if you get a chance, see the Public Eye.  I liked it as well last night as I did when I first saw it.  (That never happens, does it?)  I'm sure it's Joe Pesci's best film.
A laserdisc???  I started to chuckle...until I remembered the box of 8-track tapes from my folks place that I gave away to some ole prospector last year...and then there's our teenage daughters who are always giving me grief about my cassette player out in the garage...with a nearby tape stack of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Roy Rogers, well...that list goes on for awhile...  Papabear...why don't you download your "old timer" music from iTunes and listen to them on an iPod....looky here you young  whippersnappers...while I'll have you know when I was a youngster, I remember cranking the arm on yer great-grandma's Victrola so’s I could listen to her Fred Astaire records....dancing cheek to cheek…now those were the days!  8) 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laserdisc

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2010, 10:12:57 PM »
Just spotted a nice Minitmaster on the kitchen wall in Driving Miss Daisy, It is in the scene where see finds a can of salmon missing .

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2010, 01:29:52 AM »
Just finished watching "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", and in the scene where Benjamin and Daisy first move in to the duplex they bought there's what looks to be a 4H89 Vagabond on the mantel.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2010, 10:16:51 PM »
Was subjected to chick flick, "Post Grad" tonight. >:[  One happy scene--have you ever seen so many Telechrons in a movie? :-()  Even a Superlarm.  Amazing.

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