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  • Birthday 05/12/1944

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    Rancho Sahuarita, Arizona
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    NYWF 1964/65. RCA Pavilion, and all the big industrial pavilions, especially Disney-created, including Illinois; Bel-Gem Waffles!

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  1. Hi Magikbilly, Do you know how to determine which is the emulsion side of Kodachrome? Once you know which side (emulsion or support) needs to be up for your scanner, you can determine the correct orientation without having any reference in the scene. If you hold the slide so that a light reflects directly off the surface, you will see that the support side is smooth, while the emulsion side has a relief pattern that follows the light and dark areas of the image. You can try it with a couple of Kodachromes whose orientation you are sure of, and then this one. Regards, and thanks again for your recent posts - they are gorgeous! Wayne
  2. This reminds me - has anyone ever seen a color shot of the Kodak interior with the panorama of multiple Kodachrome projections? I've only come across monochrome ones. I was reminded of this by proofreading a chapter of an upcoming SMPTE book that will chronicle yearly activities of the SMPE/SMPTE since its inception. Much of it is dry accounts of what committee structures changed, list of reports given at the conventions, etc. However, some of the more interesting tidbits are brief mentions of the field trips during some conventions. The fall 1939 convention (October 16-19) included a trip to the New York World's Fair on Monday evening for successive special presentations at Chrysler's auditorium, and at sustaining members' exhibits: RCA, Kodak, and American Telephone and Telegraph. A paper and accompanying stereoscopic film were presented at Chrysler; television was demonstrated at RCA. Kodak expounded on the eleven special projectors used to produce the panorama of Kodachrome pictures, and the delegates examined the equipment behind the scenes in the projection room. AT&T presented a demonstration of two-channel recording on steel tape. SMPE delegates' conversations on stage were recorded and then their conversations were played back while mannequins replaced them, to illustrate the illusion of sound emanating from the proper locations.
  3. Thanks for these - the color is gorgeous!
  4. Painting Thailand spire April 15, 1965

    This picture reminds me of something I learned about birds in the southwest desert: they have to learn how to perch on cactus without piercing their feet; it is not instinctual. http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/arizonas-audacious-state-bird-the-cactus-wren/
  5. Painting Thailand spire April 15, 1965

    Nice. I wonder who took the color shots.
  6. Press photo showing painter in bosun's chair at end of big crane, painting the spire of the Thailand Pavilion in preparation for the 1965 re-opening. Painting Thailand Spire 15APR65.pdf
  7. The lady on the left could be a doppelganger for my aunt, though she wasn't as old in '71.
  8. Remember the Maine!

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  9. Not much for Macy's, huh?

    This book notes that they were used as storage for Dynamic Maturity in the second season: https://books.google.com/books?id=NDobrjsrSXAC&pg=RA1-PA33&lpg=RA1-PA33&dq=allstate+properties+leisurama+homes+fort+lauderdale+fl&source=bl&ots=SfUVk_KtPz&sig=ACfU3U0LnNZZ9njFiFbYBfNppBj8vGsEFg&hl=en&ppis=_e&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwir7oH9ibbnAhVJHjQIHQtxCIQQ6AEwAXoECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q=allstate properties leisurama homes fort lauderdale fl&f=false Did you find this thread?:
  10. Pictures of the Day

    Bill says they were links to Randy's geocities.com account. Try messaging Randy.
  11. Pictures of the Day

    The files may have been misplaced in a long-ago server change. I'm sending a note to Bill Cotter to ask if he can determine their status.
  12. The 1915 Los Angeles Extravaganza

    Thanks!
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