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#1 chris fawcett

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:50 PM

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA will honour more than 40 years of the noble art by installing a permanent Steadicam exhibit in place for its opening in 2019. Garrett has rounded up a selection of old prototypes, including early models (sorme of which you can see in this charming photograph) but he is missing three items that will make the collection complete. If you have, or know anyone that has, any of these, and would like to donate them to this worthy cause, please contact me with details. This is a project dear to Garrett's heart, and he sends his profound thanks in anticipation of your help.

Required is:

1/ Cinema Products Model 1 Steadicam Arm. This is the version with the one-way hinge that had to be swapped for goofy.
2/ Cinema Products Throated Rear Arri 400 Mag for the Steadicam IIC.
3/ Zeiss Distagon 24mm (Arri Mount).

These items are for display purposes, so do not have to be in working condition!

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#2 Alastair Rae

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:41 PM

Hi Chris,

 

I remember opening a store-cupboard door in the bowels of Pantvision in London about twenty years ago and there was what I took to be the remains of a Panaglide. Whatever I was searching for somehow took precedence and I have pretty much forgotten about it until I read your message.

 

I will investigate. 

 

Best wishes with the search. It will make a most noble exhibit.

 

 

Best wishes,

 

Al Rae


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#3 chris fawcett

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:18 AM

Hey Al,

Thanks for that! I’m sure Garrett would be very interested in hearing more.

All the best,

Chris
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:30 AM

Hello again Chris,

 

Panavision are having a rummage to see if the relics can be uncovered so I will contact you when I hear more. As the Panaglide was, in effect, the opposition, the material may not be relevant but at least if we have it there would be options.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Al

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#5 chris fawcett

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:52 AM

Hey Al,

Thats exciting news. Thanks again for all your trouble. I look forward to hear what turns up.

All the best,

Chris
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 11:58 AM

Hi Chris. I dont know if they are of value to you. But you did like the Steadicam 35 that I gave to Garrett!
I have a file cabinet with technical schematics on the Steadicam back in the 70s and 80s. I also have a Arri IIIC Manual, a Moviecam Super America Manual...
I will be at the Stabilizer Gear Expo today. But I dont want them lost to history to when my time comes to retire in the not so distant future. So you might want to send someone by my shop to look through my files, see if you want any of it.Attached File  259FCE80-F918-437F-ADD4-B00450FEB000.jpeg   209.65KB   3 downloads
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#7 chris fawcett

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:08 PM

Terry,

That sounds great, thanks! If you see Jerry Holway, could you mention this to him? He might be able to collect the papers from you. Ill text him to look out for you.

All the best,

Chris
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:30 PM

Also you might see if you can get in touch with Mary Whitehouse. Derrick may have those items. Wolf Seeberg would be another source.
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#9 chris fawcett

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:41 PM

I wont be out west until next year, so Ill pass this info on.

Thanks again!
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Posted 06 June 2018 - 02:02 PM

I've got a WRC-3 (not 4, 3) handset and receiver you are welcome to.  This was one of the first wireless follow focus ever made.

 

Jim Bartell


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#11 chris fawcett

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:03 AM

Jim,

Garrett would love to add that to the museum collection. Ill PM you his address so you can contact him directly.

Thanks!

Chris
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