New Elstree Studio documentary with discarded Graflex.

Skelatorious

New Member

A great documentary of the studios as a whole. Of course Star Wars gets a decent amount of discussion. The son of a previous studio manager during its hey-day (Andrew Mitchell) found a discarded prop when Star Wars was wrapping.

This is discusssd just after the 26min mark.
 
Last edited:

JoeG

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Is this Andrew guy the same person who tried to pass of a fake Luke ROTJ reveal saber as production made? If so I'd take any claim he makes with a giant grain of salt.
 

thd9791

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Damn, that top has been demolished!

I will say the bubble strip thats too wide for the clamp to close is neat, but I can't figure out whats happening with that D ring.
 

Halliwax

Legendary Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Idk... watching this. The guy has pictures of himself playing on all the props..

I also see crap on the lower tube.. I have a gut feeling this is real...

Maybe I WANT it to be real....
 

teecrooz

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Well, it pretty much lines up with the Empire of Dreams blurry footage I posted a while ago. Off-center clip, which is why I always told people it was a mistake to drill their flash until better reference was available.

I’m not saying this is correct, just gives me further pause to not drill my vintage flashes until better reference is available.

2DEF0311-986A-4B47-9831-E9819917F8EA.jpeg
 

Halliwax

Legendary Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Well, it pretty much lines up with the Empire of Dreams blurry footage I posted a while ago. Off-center clip, which is why I always told people it was a mistake to drill their flash until better reference was available.

I’m not saying this is correct, just gives me further pause to not drill my vintage flashes until better reference is available.

View attachment 993173
Dang.. that’s a tough blur lol
 

teecrooz

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Lol, maybe someone can embed the video from the Facebook Graflex Addicts Group. The video in motion and there is an attempt at a sharpening that both still makes me to believe it was off center.
 
Last edited:

THX1138

Well-Known Member
Wow, I have a feeling that is a real prop that he found in the mud on the lot. Notice how the lever isn't closed much at all and the 7 bubble LED is quite yellowed. In many photo's, Luke's Graflex has a lever that is barely closed! I wonder if there's 7 strips of glue residue on it???
 
Top