Cinema Gains Momentum with First-Ever Showing at Large Format
Conference in Los Angeles
Award-Winning 3-D Content Premier
Event to Use Industry-Leading Christie CP2000 DLP Cinema™
first in DLP Cinema™ projection, announced that the
Christie CP2000 2K resolution DLP Cinema projector was used
in a demonstration of the latest generation of 3-D entertainment
technology using the ground-breaking single lens system. The
event, Los Angeles’ first-ever 3-D presentation, took
place at this year’s Large Format Cinema Association
Conference (LFCA) and Film Festival at the Universal City
Hilton on April 28. It featured award winning 3-D HD Digital
Cinema content, including Bugs!, created by Principal
Large Format, which won a “Best Film of Festival”
award from the LFCA.
The sponsor of the event is Crest National, an industry leader
in all forms of digital media, including Large Format film,
HD video and DVD/CD/SACD manufacturing. It selected the Christie
CP2000 projector because it offers the highest resolution
DLP Cinema technology commercially available today and is
the industry’s brightest Digital Cinema projector, an
important requirement for optimum viewing of large format
“The new, single lens 3-D technology has proven to
be a cost-effective way to screen Large Format 3-D as well
as 2-D content. It represents a significant advance over the
present film-based systems,” noted Crest National president,
Ron Stein. “When you consider that the current system
typically requires a full-time projectionist who must handle
14 cans of film each weighing 60 pounds for a single screening,
converting to HD digital prints, which can be shown over a
server with minimal handling, is the obvious choice.”
The 3-D technology, which uses a cutting-edge active eyeglass
system, was unveiled by Texas Instruments (TI) at ShoWest
2005 recently. TI’s landmark presentation also used
a Christie CP2000 projector and included the participation
of George Lucas and Academy Award®-winning director James
Cameron, who screened clips from their upcoming movies.
“The Christie CP2000 DLP Cinema projector continues
to dominate the Digital Cinema landscape and is demonstrating
its superiority in diverse applications in cinema and post-production
facilities around the world,” said Vice President of
Christie’s Entertainment Solutions group, Craig Sholder.
“We are pleased that Crest National selected Christie
projection systems as the best choice for demonstrating its
high definition large format 3-D Digital Cinema content.”
Releases New Reel Titles
View-Master® has released several new 3-reel sets. There
are several new movie and television related sets.
Teen Titans features five teen superheroes, each with
special powers, led by Robin The Boy Wonder. This group
unites to form a defensive force to protect the Earth
from a new generation of villains while coping with the
problems of adolescence. It’s an up-close, eye-popping
look at the ultra-hip Teen Titans and some of their most
notorious baddies! Three 3-D reels feature 21 3-D images
of Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire and Beast Boy in action!
Reel B features superb 3-D images, especially for a cartoon
based set of images.
In a world inhabited entirely by robots, a young genius
inventor dreams of creating robots capable of making the
world a better place. But his dream is challenged by a
corporate tyrant who has no plans to help. Join in the
fun and excitement of this futuristic adventure with Rodney
Copperbottom, Ratchet and all your favorite characters
from the movie, Robots. Just looking at the images doesn't
tell you much of the story. These reels would have benefitted
from a story booklet, like the booklets that used to be
included in packets prior to blister packaging.
Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the
most powerful team ever. Forces of evil, chaos, and destruction
await. Not even protectors like Superman, Batman, Wonder
Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Hawkgirl or the Martian
Manhunter may have a chance alone. But together as the
Justice League, they are a metahuman force and a hope
to be reckoned with.
The Batman Box Set includes three reels and all black
viewer. A birthday party for the mayor's son turns to
mayhem when Batman discovers that Jekko the clown is The
Joker in disguise. Can the Dark Knight save the party
guests from his evil foe? Can he save himself?
Robots: IMAX Experience Blue viewer with blue eyepeices
and red advance lever. Even in a world populated entirely
by mechanical beings Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan McGregor)
is considered a genius inventor. Rodney dreams of two
things, making the world a better place and meeting his
idol, the master inventor Bigweld (Mel Brooks).
Silver viewer with black eyepieces and red advance lever.
The viewer is custom designed for the Justice League.
The 21 action images feature the popular Justice League
heroes and some of their most notorious foes. See Superman,
Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern,
The Flash and Hawkgirl in action packed 3-D images.
A birthday party for the mayor's son turns to mayhem when
Batman discovers that Jekko the clown is The Joker in
disguise. Can the Dark Knight save the party guests from
his evil foe? Can he save himself?
Girl and The Flea attend the hot spot for masked wrestling,
The International School of Lucha. These three mascaritas
face challenges like handling family, friends and an angry
The Wiggles are children's entertainers that have rewritten
the book about how children can be entertained with song
and dance. Greg (Yellow), Murray (Red), Jeff (Purple)
and Anthony (Blue) and the characters they created are
a part of the lives of many children.
Gigantic 3-D Display in Japan
Corp. announced the deployment of what is believed to be the
largest autostereoscopic 3-D display ever created: a formidable
180-inch (about 4.5 meters) projection wall.
X3D Technologies GmbH, Opticality’s R&D arm and
full-service European affiliate based in Jena, Germany, developed
the prototype for Japan’s National Museum of Emerging
Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The concept display currently
resides in the Japanese Pavilion at the 2005 World Exposition
in Aichi, Japan, and will move to its permanent home in Tokyo
when the World Expo concludes Sept. 25.
“Opticality’s presence at the World Expo is a
tremendous opportunity for us to demonstrate that we’ve
found a new frontier in a medium that seems to have forgotten
the world isn’t flat," said Tony Piazza, Opticality’s
president and chief executive officer.
The wall’s software and hardware technologies enable
observers to see lifelike images that float deep inside and
project several feet in front of the display. Images are visible
to the naked eye and require no special viewing aids, such
as 3-D glasses. The technology is akin to removing 3-D glasses
from the human face and attaching them to the display screen.
The massive display is designed with a wide field of view
for multiple spectators, where the 3-D experience is uncompromised
across a large area. In fact, Opticality provides a freedom
of viewing that other competing 3-D displays simply do not
currently afford, a primary reason Japanese authorities selected
Opticality to produce the prototype.
The large 3-D projection wall is 173 inches (about 4.4 meters)
wide and 122 inches (about 3 meters) high. Given the wall’s
immense size, Opticality believes this 3-D display is one
for the record books.
Nearly 4 million people are expected to visit the Japanese
Pavilion during the World Expo and be seduced to stop and
look at the projection wall’s 3-D images. One such visitor
was German President Horst Koehler, who made a point to see
the 3-D display during his recent tour of Japan. President
Koehler briefly met with Paul-Louis Meunier, X3D Technologies
GmbH’s managing director and CTO, congratulating X3D
for bringing the concept product to life.
Star Wars III-D
Items Hit Stores
This month's release of the third chapter in George Lucas'
Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
brings with it many 3-D related collectibles.
Editor's Note: All Star Wars images are © Lucasfilm 2005.
All rights reserved.
3-D Images of
Star Wars Miniatures
Star Wars Miniatures line features hundreds of ready-to-play
miniatures from the Star Wars universe. You'll find heroes,
villains, droids, creatures and aliens of all descriptions.
Now you can play out your favorite movie scenes, add the
miniatures to your roleplaying sessions or trade and collect
the miniatures set by set.
The Star Wars Minis are released by Wizards of the Coast
Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro Inc. To promote the minis, Wizards
of the Coast put together a special 3-D flyer complete with
The Wizards of the Coast Web site also has a checklist of
the complete set along with anaglyphic (red/blue) 3-D
images of the minis, such as the image of Grievous's Wheel
Star Wars: Revenge
of the Sith Vividvision 3-D Poster Cards
Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Vividvision made by Mello Smello.
Star Wars lenticulars, which have been popular with collectors
ever since the first one arrived in a 1983 fan club kit, hold
a lot of promise in the future of Star Wars collecting, and
fans would do well to grab these stunning Episode III editions
while they can!
Size 8 x 10 inches
Size 8 x 10 inches
Obi-Wan and Anakin
locked in their climactic duel.
Size 12 x 18 inches
Darth Vader with
Size 12 x 18 inches
Size 8 x 10 inches
Size 8 x 10 inches
|Locked in Battle
Size 8 x 10 inches
Limited to 2,500 worldwide and will not be produced again.
Only available from StarWars.com
Star Wars: Revenge
of the Sith Trivia Quest Features Four Different Lenticular
Do you know all the parts of Obi-Wan's lightsaber? Can you
name all the droids in a blink of the eye? Do you know who
Tion Medon is? Test your Star Wars knowledge with this trivia
quiz book to earn points and complete four different levels
Once you have completed your tasks in the first four levels,
you will be taken into the future to face a special secret
level! The trivia book, written by Benjamin Harper, not only
features both beginner and advanced questions, but also exciting
full-color images spanning the entire Star Wars saga.
The book is available in four different cool lenticular covers.
The moving images include Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker,
Anakin and Obi-Wan Duel, Yoda and General Grievous.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Trivia Quest is published
by Random House.
Star Wars: Revenge
of the Sith Topps Lenticular Trading Cards
In April, Topps debuted a new collectible card set depicting
characters, scenes and vehicles from the highly-anticipated
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The collectible
card set contains 90 foil-stamped cards: 15 Character Cards,
6 Alliance Cards (group shots), 51 Story Cards, 4 Planet Cards
(Coruscant, Mustafar, Utapau and Kashyyyk), 5 Hardware Cards,
3 Behind the Scenes Cards, 5 Production Art Cards and 1 Checklist
Special insert cards will also be included with the Revenge
of the Sith series. For the mass market, the set includes
Hologram Cards (featuring Yoda, a clone trooper and Darth
Vader), Embossed Foil Cards (different Darth Vader shots),
Stickers, Tattoos (first time for the Star Wars cards) and
Lenticular Morph Cards (featuring Anakin's transformation)
and an Etched-foil Puzzle with art by Dark Horse Star Wars
artists Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons. The hobby set also includes
Lenticular Morph Cards as well as a new assortment of randomly
packed Artist Sketch cards, which are enormously appealing
to both Star Wars art collectors and fans.
As a special treat, Topps will be distributing free Revenge
of the Sith "promo" cards throughout the new year.
Five Episode III promo cards use the catch phrase "The
Circle is Complete."
Season DVD to feature 3-D cover art
- The Complete 2nd Season is coming out on June 7 and
the final cover art is in 3-D. The cover art was revised to
a design showing a hang-gliding/Capitol building shot that
replaced one of MacGyver repelling down the side of a cliff
in front of an explosion.
The six DVD set has a running time of 1,047 minutes. No official
suggested retail price will be set for this title, but expect
retailers to sell it for around $30. No extras were announced
for this season, so it will be episodes only just as with
the previous release.
MacGyver, starring Richard Dean Anderson, is a modern-day
"knight-errant," a person people turn to in a crisis.
He has a penchant for arriving on the scene in the eleventh
hour, when the clock is ticking ominously and innocent lives
often are at stake.
MacGyver is a packrat, collecting ordinary items of seemingly
little value and stashing them in his knapsack "for a
rainy day." And it is these same items that he uses to
improvise his way out of trouble. MacGyver's ingenius solutions
to seemingly insurmountable problems may seem like "gee-whiz"
science fiction but they are not, it's all based on scientific
Breakthrough in Flatbed 3-D Display
April 15, Toshiba Corporation announced a new display technology
that allows 3-D images to be viewed on a flatbed display without
any need for special glasses. Viewing the display from an
angle allows the viewer to experience 3-D images that stand
out several centimeters from the surface of the display. The
new technology opens up new areas of application for 3-D displays,
including arcade games, e-learning, simulations of buildings
and landscapes, and even 3-D menus in restaurants.
Toshiba will continue to refine the technology, including
integration of touch-screen control, and plans to commercialize
products based on it within two years.
3-D displays that do not require aids such as glasses work
by projecting slightly different images to each eye, a form
of visual stereo. The displays consist of micro-lenses that
control the direction of light emission, and supporting software
that creates images. However, mainstream 3-D technology is
limited in terms of the viewing angle at which it can display
3-D images, and the images are also tiring to view.
Toshiba's new displays employ an integral imaging system
that reproduces light beams similar of those produced by a
real object, not its visual representation. This overcomes
the main problem with a flatbed display: distance. The difference
in the distance from the eye to the center of a display, and
from the eye to the display's edges and corners, is greater
for a flatbed display than for a standard upright display.
In seeking reproduction of natural 3-D images on the flatbed
display, Toshiba developed proprietary software that uses
10 or more views of an object (the current prototype takes
12 or 16), either live-action images or CG images, and which
processes and reproduces the images in 3-D, with a wide viewing
angle. Toshiba also developed middleware and dedicated circuitry
that supports fast playback of the images with only a graphics
On commercialization, Toshiba will deliver both the hardware
and the software as a total solution.
The combination of advanced technologies achieves a full
3-D effect when viewed at an angle as wide as 30 degrees from
the center of the screen, and from distances of over 30 cm.
The naturalness of the image signal allows long viewing.
Toshiba has applied the new technology to 24- and 15.4- inch
displays with 480 x 300 pixels, a resolution 1.5 times that
found in the company's conventional 3-D displays, allowing
viewers to see high quality stereoscopic images.
The new display was exhibited at the The First Display 2005
International FPD Expo, which was held from April 20 to April
22, 2005 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan. Display 2005
is an international trade show for all kinds of flat panel
displays, including LCDs, PDPs, OLEDs and FEDs.
3-D TV by
plans to bring color 3-D displays to video game arcades late
next year and there'll be no need to don special goggles.
The company will market the wide-angle 3-D displays for video
arcades in the second half of 2006, and extend the technology
to applications including family TVs by 2010.
The 3-D displays have small lenses in front of each pixel,
allowing different images to be seen depending on the point
of view. In this way, software can calculate different images
to be sent to the viewer's left and right eye to generate
a 3-D effect.
"The viewing angle for such displays has in the past
been limited," said Yuzo Hirayama, senior research scientist
at Toshiba's Humancentric Laboratory, part of the company's
research and development center in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. "However,
where other systems calculate and display two to four viewpoints,
Toshiba's system can display between 12 and 16. The increased
number of viewpoints allows people to see a 3-D image at an
angle of up to 30 degrees from the center of the screen,"
In demonstrations, objects such as bottles and cans, majong
(Chinese solitaire) pieces, and arcade games were displayed,
and both the moving and still objects correctly showed shadow,
depth and color without distortion.
The company has so far developed two sizes of prototype LCD
displays. One is 15.4 inches across the diagonal and has a
resolution of 480-x-400 pixels. The other is a 24-inch display
with a resolution of 480-x-300 pixels, according to Toshiba.
It has also developed middleware that supports fast playback
of the images with a graphics card, it said.
The technology can be applied to a range of display types
including plasma and OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode),
said Mutsuhiro Arinobu, director of Toshiba's research and
The company is considering producing the 3-D panels at its
Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co. Ltd. joint venture
with Matsushita Industrial Electric Co. Ltd., but has no fixed
plans to do so yet, Arinobu said.
Toshiba did not disclose expected pricing for the displays.
Commercial versions would probably be sold at a small premium
to the cost of similar-sized displays not equipped with the
special lenses, Hirayama said.
Toshiba wants to promote the technology for arcade games
and applications such as design aids next year. Future applications
include developing the technology for home gaming in 2008,
for mobile phones in 2009 and for TVs in 2010, according to
a company presentation.
3-D Attraction in Istanbul
has equipped a cinema of the Turkish Mass Entertainment Group
with a digital HD StereoVision system. This is the first installation
of this kind in Turkey.
The Cinebonus multiplex with its seven auditoriums is situated
in the G-Mall shopping center in Istanbul. Auditorium No.
7 has been featuring a new exciting attraction for a short
time: Up to 92 viewers can experience exciting three-dimensional
adventures provided by a HD StereoVision Player made by Kinoton.
This HD StereoVision Player is a special option of Kinoton’s
DIPIT digital projection system with synchronized two-channel
output, feeding two video projectors to bring pin-sharp stereoscopic
images in real high definition to the almost 10 meter wide
3-D silver screen.
This installation uses the so-called passive 3-D technology.
The two absolutely synchronous channels of the HD StereoVision
Player transmit separate pictures to the projectors. The light
the projector emit is oppositely polarized, as well as the
glasses handed out to the audience. The right eyeglass lens
lets only pass the image produced by the right projector while
the left eye can only see the pictures of the left projector.
In human perception, these different views generate a vivid
impression of depth, creating images that appear to be downright
The StereoVision Player is able to process all prevalent
HD formats including 1080@24p and is easy to operate by the
DIPIT software included in delivery. New content, for example
spectacular 3-D clips provided by nWave Pictures, can be loaded,
compiled to play lists and played by a few simple mouse-clicks.
In the new 3-D auditorium of the Cinebonus multiplex, stereoscopic
clips taking 10 to 30 minutes are played from 10.30 a.m. to
8 p.m. They are the perfect program to bridge times of low
attendance while attracting new patrons by providing fascinating
cinema adventures. In the evening program, 35mm movies are
shown in the 3-D cinema as well.
With the DIPIT installation the Cinebonus has changed from
a classical cinema to a diversified entertainment center.
Further 3-D installations in Turkey are planned, proofing
that 3-D presentations can provide exciting additional business
opportunities for cinemas.
3-D Director Robert Zemeckis Recognized with Visual Effects
Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Zemeckis is this year's recipient of the Visual Effects
Society's (VES) "Lifetime Achievement Award."
Zemeckis' The Polar Express animated holiday blockbuster
also earned Sony Pictures Imageworks' character animation
team a VES Award nomination for "Outstanding Performance
by an Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture."
"We are truly honored by the Visual Effects Society's
recognition of our work on these very different films.
These awards are a comprehensive tribute to the quality and
diversity of our people and our projects at Imageworks,"
said Tim Sarnoff, President of Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Mannle 1945 - 2005
"Bob" Mannle, passed away on March 27, 2005, Easter
Sunday. Bob's passing is a great loss to the 3-D community.
Bob (The "3DGuy") was the author of the 3d-web.com
Web site that started out as the 3-D Yellow Pages. The Web
site later became the home of New Vision Technology, which
promoted his 3-D image services such as a format for short
run View-Master® compatible reels and 3-D software products
According to 3d-web.com, Steve Andersen, who worked with
Bob to develop 3-D software, said, "It was at the NSA
show in San Diego that I originally met Bob. Soon after that
convention, Steve Aubrey and I were looking for help in meeting
deadlines in our Topp's Star Wars trading cards lenticular
project. It was then that I recruited Bob into the lenticular
world and taught him the 2-D to 3-D conversion process. We
collaboratively developed software that we used to do conversions
for many projects. It was a couple years later that we decided
to sell our software online under the ProMagic name. We have
been successfully working together ever since. Thanks to Bob's
collaboration in the development of the software, we have
been able to change the world's ability to do lenticular 3-D.
I know that Bob was very proud of our ProMagic software business.
The ProMagic software business will continue as an important
part of Bob's legacy. I will miss him."
Will the next
Mario be Stereo...scopic?
Web site brokensaints.com contains a post by Brooke Burgess
who speculates that home 3-D projection might be one of the
features developed for the yet to be released Nintendo Revolution
gaming system. Burgess writes, "The following post is
SPECULATION and EXTRAPOLATION based upon available information
and industry connections. Please do not take what’s
written below as FACT or GOSPEL."
I’ve yapped with journalists and developers who are
pretty confident regarding some of the Revolution’s
features. I had been hearing about these bits and bobs for
months, but as a diehard Nintendo fan there was nothing to
really spark my passion, especially considering the Cube’s
lackluster software showing several years into its life cycle.
But, for the sake of the lazy multitudes, here’s a quick
Several sources have suggested that the new control scheme
will support positional shifts a la Kirby’s Tilt ‘n’
Tumble. This means that not every game will require you to
pull a Pisa, but that Nintendo is championing the integration
of this feature into at least one of their launch games. Talking
with several developers, we agreed that this could work well
for navigation games and maybe some sports experiences, but
it’s nothing they’d be eager to program for.
I’ve heard from more than one reputable source that
either a DS style touchscreen or an actual proprietary PDA
device with be part of the new controller. This makes sense
with Nintendo’s technology partners, the creation of
the DS, and Nintendo’s push towards ‘tactile’
experiences. Not a hard thing to program for and most likely
a smart move, as Microsoft and PS3 will almost assuredly support
some sort of integrated screen/handheld configuration.
I popped up some clues regarding what I’ve heard about
their wireless plans, and can most assuredly state that the
unit will ship with wireless controllers like X-Box 2. But
as IGN and others have pointed out, Nintendo’s pushing
hard with their wireless technology and partnerships, and
my sources support that it will go well beyond mere controller
connection and into the realm of some serious data transfer:
touchscreen/pda and machine, player-to-player, Rev to DS,
Rev to PC, and Rev to Rev (both in-home and with locally based
Okay. No major revelations there, but I bet its got you thinking
about future game design and interactive potential, yes? Yes,
but for me, the first twinge of excitement regarding this
machine didn’t come until the final pieces of the long-rumored
display puzzle fell into place:
- The IGN boys posted this
regarding a patent for Nintendo’s upcoming display
technology. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to
glean that this conceptually portrays a form of 3-D image
- At a major film conference called ShoWest held in March
2005, a panel featuring George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, James
Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and a satellite feed from Peter
Jackson has studio reps, journalists and theatre owners
seriously jazzed about their plans to integrate cheap digital
stereoscopic 3-D (like the Captain EO experience
at Epcot) into all major chains by 2007. Lucas even showed
several minutes of the original Star Wars with
remapped visuals that popped off the screen and hovered
in front of audience members. When an agent friend of mine
was chatting with Rodriguez (there to pump Sin City
and discuss his experiences with Spy Kids 3-D),
he mentioned how they were aware of a game machine beating
them to the mainstream 3-D market.
- The next day, I contacted another strangely influential
industry pal/pundit and shared my thesis purely for fun’s
sake (and perhaps some extremely lame bragging rights).
The final shiny block of tetrisy knowledge slid into place
when he excitedly shared the following - that the Big N
had shown a real-time 3-D add-on for Gamecube behind closed
doors…at last year's E3. It has since gone MIA. This
is the sound of four rows dropping.
More details and potential software discussion to follow.
How will stereoscopic 3-D gaming usher in the ‘Revolution’
that Nintendo has been trumpeting? Will it end up nothing
more than a Virtual Boy style gimmick, or will custom 3-D
glasses become the big fashion accessory of 2007 and beyond?
With graphics chip codenames like Hollywoood and Broadway,
does this signal Nintendo’s plans to make more cinematic
games that mimic the upcoming 3-D theatrical experience? If
(and, from what I’m hearing, this will be a VERY big
IF) Nintendo shows their hand at this year’s E3 by giving
everyone at their annual press conference a pair of 3-D glasses
to wear, will players care? Source: www.brokensaints.com
Stereoptics View-Master® Auctions May 31 and June 2, 2005
of the best places to find View-Master® and other 3-D
items for sale is Jefferson Stereoptics regularly held View-Master®
and stereoview auctions conducted by John Saddy. The latest
collection of View-Master® goodies goes on the auction
block on Tuesday, May 31, 2005, featuring lots 1 through 296.
The second part of the auction concludes on Thursday, June
2, 2005, with lots 297 through 561.
Subscribers receive John's catalog several times a year.
Cost of the subscription pays for printing the catalog and
postage to mail it. Each issue of the printed catalog includes
photos of some of the most sought after 3-D items featured
in each sale.
Some of the interesting and rarity items in the May and June
of the "Holy Grails" for View-Master® collectors
is reel 1305 President Kennedy's Visit to Ireland, June
1963. The first Kennedy reel Saddy sold was in noticeably
lesser condition and it sold for almost double the minimum
bid of $275 set for the reel in Lot #410 of this auction.
- Let's Take a Trip to Washington, D.C. Record-a-View circa
1955 including a 45 rpm record with two reels printed in
blue ink instead of black. The consignor describes this
as unused store-stock and it appears that way. There is
some mild wear to the surface paper of the "album"
but otherwise is fresh and excellent.
- Movie Preview Reels for The Maze, Flight to Tangier,
and Wings of the Hawk.
- Test and proof reels including some ultra-rarities and
some never produced reels including Lot #143 La Finistere,
Bretagne, which includes an image of a man dressed in what
looks like a prisoner's uniform with stripes and a number
on the back and he appears to be a roadside seller. Other
topics that might not have been issued Lot #139 Alsace,
Lot #140 Alsace and Lot #145 Isle of Man.
- Hardcover book with four reels titled The Clitoris
by Dr. Thomas P. Lowry, MD and Thea Snyder Lowry. Published
in 1976 by Warner H. Green, St. Louis, MO. The book measures
6" x 9" with over 250 pages. The four reels contain
very graphic images.
- and much more
The auction items are also listed on John's Web site at www3.sympatico.ca/john.saddy.3-D/.
The Web site is easily navigated by topic. Each item is grouped
in areas of interest such as View-Master® packets USA
and Canada or View-Master® packets Television and
Movies and so on. You will need to register on the site
in order to place a bid online.
John grades each item and includes elaborate descriptions,
too. Unlike eBay, sniping is not part of the equation in John's
auctions. Lots are closed with a very liberal waiting period.
Beginning at the closing time, after 10 minutes with no bids
or inquiries, all lots are closed together.
You can contact John via an e-mail link on his Web site to
find out about subscribing to the catalog. Jefferson Stereoptics
is located in London Ontario, Canada.