The Golden Age of Hollywood

Hi everyone,

I like collecting lobby cards. My girlfriend was on ebay and found what she thought was a lobby card of the Road to Utopia movie. When I looked at it, it was not a lobby card at all but rather a 16mm print of the movie. I did not bid on it but this got the wheels spinning about how fun it might be to watch a movie on a projector from an old print. Does anyone else do this? Does anyone have any good sources for movies or a projector? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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Comment by Matthew on December 5, 2010 at 5:53pm
Thanks guys. I do subscribe to "Classic Images" already. There are about 6 pages of people selling 16mm movies in each issue. Usually only 1 or 2 have websites. Most just give a phone number, and you are right, they are expensive, and I don't even have a projector yet. I did find a page on Facebook that looks to have more reasonable prices: "16mm Film Swap 'n Sell". I think I might actually look around for a projector and see what I can find. If I make any movement on actually doing this I will report back and let you all know how it goes. Thanks!
Comment by M.T. Fisher on December 5, 2010 at 9:25am
Those are great mags to subscribe to.
Comment by Ktrek on December 2, 2010 at 1:13am
If you can get your hands on a copy of the quaterly magazine called "Films of the Golden Age" or their monthly sister mag called "Classic Images" there are always people listing movies and projectors etc. in the ads or the classified section. Good luck on your search. As much fun as I think that would be as a hobby I also think it would be expensive and I'm not sure I would want to go back to old rickety, noisy projectors. I really like my Blu-Rays and DVDs! :)


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