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#1 Tim Carroll

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:36 AM

I always peruse the eBay auctions on Monday morning, looking for old Arriflex gear, and I came across this one today. It has more pictures of a scantily clad woman and the cameras.

Well, since nothing seems to be selling these days, maybe this approach will work.

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You can view the whole auction at the link below:

Scantily clad woman and Arriflex Cameras on eBay

Best,
-Tim
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#2 monday sunnlinn

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:13 AM

well, it's from hawaii, so maybe there were so many scantily clad women that they just couldn't be framed out of every shot...
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:21 AM

Nah, that would look more like this :

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#4 Richard Boddington

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:43 AM

Well the beer companies figured out ages ago that men will buy any thing associated with scantily clad women.

And since women make up maybe 1% of camera operators around the globe this guys marketing campaign is bang on the money.

R,
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#5 Tom Lowe

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:47 AM

Hahaha. Nice. :lol:
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#6 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:12 PM

How is she scantily clad? The way she's dressed is completely appropriate for where she is and for her surroundings ;)
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#7 Hal Smith

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:12 PM

If my old lady looked like that I'd have her in frame too (and frequently in another place I can think of). ;)
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#8 Tom Jensen

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:28 PM

Sleazy? I like it.
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#9 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:37 PM

Here is a copy of my question to the seller:

Dear filmguy808:

Since there are so many pictures of the hot babe, I can't help wondering if she is included in this auction.

Thank you
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#10 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:52 AM

Okay cool, so next time I show up on set, it'll be in a bikini and tool belt. I mean, heck, why not? ;)

If ever I doubted that the film biz is a boys' club.... :sigh:
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#11 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:04 AM

:lol: Wished I'd have thought of it when I was selling my Kinor 35H, except I'd have put the babe in one of those Russian hats something like this!!

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#12 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:39 AM

Here is a copy of my question to the seller:

Dear filmguy808:

Since there are so many pictures of the hot babe, I can't help wondering if she is included in this auction.

Thank you


His reply:

Buy the cameras at double the price and she might be available for your next picture.

- filmguy808
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#13 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:21 PM

Well, since nothing seems to be selling these days, maybe this approach will work.


60s and 70s ads in AC for AlanEGordon Enterprises always included photos of bikini clad or miniskirted models handling the equipment.
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#14 Chris Keth

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:37 PM

60s and 70s ads in AC for AlanEGordon Enterprises always included photos of bikini clad or miniskirted models handling the equipment.


Current glidecam and steadicam ads often feature women with the rigs. My favorite is the steadicam ad where the cute blond is flying a mitchell NC. :lol:
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#15 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:53 PM

Okay cool, so next time I show up on set, it'll be in a bikini and tool belt. I mean, heck, why not? ;)

If ever I doubted that the film biz is a boys' club.... :sigh:

Well, if it'll make you feel better, we'll show up to work in speedos. On second thought, maybe not...
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#16 Hal Smith

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:24 PM

Ladies,
I fear if we of the male persuasion weren't so obsessed with the female superstructure the human race would have become endangered long before we invented atomic weapons.
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#17 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:08 PM

Okay cool, so next time I show up on set, it'll be in a bikini and tool belt. I mean, heck, why not? ;)

If ever I doubted that the film biz is a boys' club.... :sigh:


If you ever want to see what reactions that'll bring, as we look vaguely similar, I'm told, I'll wear it for the day and you can observe ;)

<3 u Annie.
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#18 Jorn van Oostende

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:15 PM

The Lee color grads included in the auction are saying enough.
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#19 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:54 PM

Well, if it'll make you feel better, we'll show up to work in speedos. On second thought, maybe not...


Er, count me out! :lol:
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#20 Tom Jensen

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:44 PM

Okay cool, so next time I show up on set, it'll be in a bikini and tool belt. I mean, heck, why not? ;)

If ever I doubted that the film biz is a boys' club.... :sigh:


Umm OK, you're hired.
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