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Pappy

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #210 on: July 18, 2017, 07:18:39 AM »
I'm pretty sure there were about 3 different Telechron or GE wall clocks in the movie Zodiac.  But we never get close enough to see them well.  That's not the case with the lamp-less, sweep-less Clinton that appears about 71 minutes in.  (Good movie.   You should see it.)

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Telechrons in the Movies and TV
« Reply #211 on: January 20, 2018, 12:19:46 PM »
In the past year episodes of the 1950s TV police series San Francisco Beat (Also called The Lineup) have shown up on YouTube. Great views of old SF and old cars. There is a Telechron or GE clock in the first minute or so of this episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOp0zBoiyAY

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Re: Telechrons in the Movies and TV
« Reply #212 on: January 20, 2018, 02:23:30 PM »
In the past year episodes of the 1950s TV police series San Francisco Beat (Also called The Lineup) have shown up on YouTube. Great views of old SF and old cars. There is a Telechron or GE clock in the first minute or so of this episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOp0zBoiyAY

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http://www.telechron.net/boom/7h179.htm
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Re: Telechrons in the Movies and TV
« Reply #213 on: January 20, 2018, 03:55:01 PM »
Guys, I'm gonna roll this topic into the other Movie Thread.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #214 on: April 25, 2018, 11:26:19 PM »
In the 1950 movie Young Man with a Horn starring Kirk Douglas, there is a clock that looks like a 4H55 Statesman on Lauren Bacall's nightstand. It shows up at least twice for a few seconds.

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting - Escape in the Fog
« Reply #215 on: June 11, 2018, 12:40:57 AM »
There is a 1945 noir movie called (I think) Escape in the Fog in which the headquarters of the bad guys is in a clock shop in San Francisco Chinatown.  There are many clocks including a Telechron advertising clock visible in the first 15 minutes or so.  Again near the end, when the hero is about to be gassed inside the shop, there are many clocks, including a nice digital electric.

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #216 on: August 15, 2018, 03:25:01 PM »
Saw what think was an Airman and an unknown, no crystal GE commercial clock in The Girl From Mexico.  Sorry, no screenshots, this was on TCM.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Girl_from_Mexico

Lupe Velez was married to Johnny Weismuller and was another Hollywood overdose/suicide story.  Sad.
Ward Bond, who had to be about the busiest actor in Hollywood was unrecognizable as the Mexican wrestler.  He was the Samuel L. Jackson the of the 1940's.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #217 on: October 20, 2018, 10:42:31 AM »
It's not a movie, but I was scrolling through this article about the restoration of a rare 1960 Holiday House Geographic travel trailer, and while scrolling though the pictures saw a 3F51 Duke on the counter in the bathroom.

https://www.curbed.com/2018/10/18/17995370/rv-for-sale-camper-travel-trailer-vintage-holiday-house
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #218 on: December 02, 2018, 09:45:47 PM »
In the 1966 movie The Doomsday Flight there are various clocks including GE or Telechron wall clocks and 24 hour wall clocks. The most interesting though is a Jefferson Golden Hour that shows up many times including about 49.20, 1:02.13 and 1:06.13.

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #219 on: January 13, 2019, 05:56:40 PM »
Not a movie, but this photo accompanies a New York Times opinion piece about Nancy Pelosi. It shows a 3H163 Swarthmore on the shelf behind Nancy in the Oval Office.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #220 on: January 30, 2019, 04:33:26 PM »
A 5H71 Panorama in Underworld USA (1961). Appears about the 1hr 22min mark in Mr Gela's home office. Mr Gela is a rich gangster so I guess he can afford wildly overpriced clocks.

Could this be the only designer line clock and maybe one of the rarest telechrons to be in a movie?  |-&

 

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #221 on: January 31, 2019, 06:21:16 PM »
Not a movie, but this photo accompanies a New York Times opinion piece about Nancy Pelosi. It shows a 3H163 Swarthmore on the shelf behind Nancy in the Oval Office.

I'm not sure which one is less desirable.

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #222 on: January 31, 2019, 09:49:10 PM »
Not a movie, but this photo accompanies a New York Times opinion piece about Nancy Pelosi. It shows a 3H163 Swarthmore on the shelf behind Nancy in the Oval Office.

I'm not sure which one is less desirable.

I'll take the Swarthmore.  At least it can be set right.

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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #223 on: February 01, 2019, 09:45:35 AM »
Not a movie, but this photo accompanies a New York Times opinion piece about Nancy Pelosi. It shows a 3H163 Swarthmore on the shelf behind Nancy in the Oval Office.

I'm not sure which one is less desirable.

I'll take the Swarthmore.  At least it can be set right.

Larry

I really like the Panorama.  Unquestionably one of my top 3 or 4 50's designs.
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Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Reply #224 on: February 01, 2019, 04:59:43 PM »

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I really like the Panorama.  Unquestionably one of my top 3 or 4 50's designs.

I never really cared much for the screaming 1950s styles, but I have had a 7H229 Replica on my end table for almost a week, and it is growing on me.  I still hate the model name though.

Larry

 

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