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SteveAJones

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  1. SteveAJones

    Hammer Horror, The Musters, The Addams Family

    Grave of the Vampire (1972)
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    Hammer Horror, The Musters, The Addams Family

    I would need more details to have any chance of tracking it down. B&W or color? Era? Cast? Plot? etc.
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    Hammer Horror, The Musters, The Addams Family

    All Vampire Movies: List of Vampire Movies and Vampire Films https://www.ranker.com/list/all-vampire-movies-list-of-vampire-movies-and-vampire-films/all-genre-movies-lists
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    Hammer Horror, The Musters, The Addams Family

    Yes, it seems to be a colorized still image. However, the color sequences in the original film were done using the Technicolor 2 process. Although successful commercially, Process 2 was plagued with technical problems. Because the images on the two sides of the print were not in the same plane, both could not be perfectly in focus at the same time. The significance of this depended on the depth of focus of the projection optics. Much more serious was a problem with cupping. Films in general tended to become somewhat cupped after repeated use: every time a film was projected, each frame in turn was heated by the intense light in the projection gate, causing it to bulge slightly; after it had passed through the gate, it cooled and the bulge subsided, but not quite completely. It was found that the cemented prints were not only very prone to cupping, but that the direction of cupping would suddenly and randomly change from back to front or vice versa, so that even the most attentive projectionist could not prevent the image from temporarily popping out of focus whenever the cupping direction changed. Technicolor had to supply new prints so the cupped ones could be shipped to their Boston laboratory for flattening, after which they could be put back into service, at least for a while. The presence of image layers on both surfaces made the prints especially vulnerable to scratching, and because the scratches were vividly colored they were very noticeable. Splicing a Process 2 print without special attention to its unusual laminated construction was apt to result in a weak splice that would fail as it passed through the projector. Even before these problems became apparent, Technicolor regarded this cemented print approach as a stopgap and was already at work developing an improved process.
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    Hammer Horror, The Musters, The Addams Family

    I have a dimming arrangement in my bedroom as I dislike harsh lighting. However, I've never heard it referred to as a dimming arrangement until now. Not as crude as torn cardboard though.
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    Hammer Horror, The Musters, The Addams Family

    This was my avatar on John Paul Jones official forum, when it existed.
  7. SteveAJones

    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    The Beatles were extensively documented, remain very well-managed and the surviving members have no qualms about getting together to promote The Beatles. The Stones celebrated with an extensive product line and touring which continues to this day. Conversely, one could almost count on one hand the number of commercial grade live recordings Led Zeppelin commissioned, the surviving members don't have a cohesive management team and two of three seem totally disinterested if not reluctant to celebrate the occasion. So anything beyond a photo book and t-shirts becomes problematic.
  8. SteveAJones

    Random Thoughts v.3

    Yes. You could get a 1 or 2 terabyte external hard drive.
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    Available at Newstands (Nearly) Everywhere

    Try Books Kinokuniya: http://www.kinokuniya.com/us/
  10. SteveAJones

    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    It's not a big deal, just a marketing opportunity to sell merchandise and perhaps feel nostalgic. They disbanded 38 years ago!
  11. SteveAJones

    Zeppelin Mysteries Hosted by Steve A. Jones

    Elvis was hospitalized in April 1977 and there were many times he should have been. Anyway, one has to take anything Ronnie Wood says about the past with a huge grain of salt because he just doesn't recall things correctly. If you really want to know what happened you ask Bill Wyman, who has an impeccable memory and an extensive archive to support his assertions.
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    Beautiful Women

    Julie Newmar (March 1954)
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    Beautiful Women

  14. SteveAJones

    Zeppelin Mysteries Hosted by Steve A. Jones

    Ronnie is a character! He told the same story about five years ago (link below). He seems to be confusing the events of May 11, 1974 (Led Zeppelin met Elvis in his hotel room following his concert at The Forum in Los Angeles) and Elvis untimely death in August 1977. Last Stones concert in Memphis at that point was July 4, 1975, about five months after Ronnie jammed with Led Zeppelin in New York. I don't think he toured with The Faces during this time, and besides Elvis was normally on tour. However, Ronnie was living in Malibu so it's possible he was in Memphis at some point on his own, perhaps when Elvis was hospitalized earlier in 1977.
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