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Stephen Ritchey

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  1. Thank you for posting these pics. They bring back great memories. 

    I started my 25 year career in the Dallas film community in 1992. In the 90s, Victor Duncan was still the big dog in the film equipment rental business for the whole Midwest region of the US. 

    I must have been there almost every week picking up or returning gear. I was privileged to have been able to speak to Victor on several occasions, mostly about his Model A Ford collection.  But, I would always try to get a story or two from him about his experiences working in the golden era of Hollywood film.

    Up till the early 21st century, film gear had not changed much from when it was invented during the silent era.  It had been refined, but was still very similar to the original.  You have a treasure trove of information in that catalog of gear that has been all but forgotten now along with the last generation of technicians ( some are still working,  but most have retired) that knew how to use it. 

    I'm sure someone at AFI or ASC would love to have it for their archives. 


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