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  • Tiger Bay (1959) [UK]

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053361/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Bay_(1959_film)

    Quoting IMDb: "A twelve-year-old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend, but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

    Two instances of portable consumer radios:

    1) behind a pub bar (multiple scenes) from 00:43:38-00:44:46

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    2) in a cabin on the freighter "Poloma" (multiple scenes) from 01:26:36-01:29:12

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    • Re: Tiger Bay (filmed in 1958)

      At the original thread, I identified the first radio as a Bush VHF61 (1956):

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      The second appears to be a Grundig Majestic 2068 (c1957):

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      • cornershop15
        cornershop15 commented
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        Listening closely to that little snippet of the last record played on the Grundig radio, I managed to ascertain that the lyrics include "I just wanna know ... beautiful ... take it OFF now" (not "up"). Thanks to Google, I've established the song is called 'Beneath Your Beautiful' by Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé (2012). Quite a good tune.
        Last edited by cornershop15; 1st February 2020, 11:20 PM.

    • Quite a mammoth of a machine for Sonya O'Shea to tune in during The Adventures of Jane (1949):

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      • Quite a bit of an early arm-withering ghetto blaster in PUBLIC EYE eyed up by Alfred Burke:

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        "How About It, Frank?"

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        • Inside the Savoy Hotel (2019) [UK]

          https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/vide...he-savoy-hotel

          A Channel 5 Elephant House Studios documentary.

          Quoting the SBS web page: "A look beyond the lobby of the UK’s first ever luxury hotel. This bastion of British hospitality has been welcoming guests for 130 years, including some of the most famous faces in history."

          Starting at 00:31:03 the documentary states: "Jazz arrived in London after the First World War...the hotel's entertainment manager formed an inhouse band - the Savoy Orpheans... This music would make the Savoy a household name throughout the country. In October 1923 the BBC broadcast the Orpheans live from the Savoy's ballroom."

          It then continues: "From then on the hotel's band could be heard regularly in living rooms across Britain" during which two instances of large radios are shown:

          Starting at 00:32:10
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          then from 00:32:14 to 00:32:17
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          Yet another reminder of how far technology has progressed when compared to today's microscopic sized radios.

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          • Gerald, the Public Eye radio is a Sears Multi-band Wayfarer 8227 (manufactured in America between 1968 and 1971). Different colouring to those I've found online:

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            • Originally posted by cornershop15 View Post
              Gerald, the Public Eye radio is a Sears Multi-band Wayfarer 8227 (manufactured in America between 1968 and 1971). Different colouring to those I've found online:
              Brilliant! Many thanks, cornershop.

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              • David Farrar can be forgiven having trouble tuning in this large set as in Night Without Stars (1951), he's partially sighted, well, for part of the film:

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                  Alfred Burke and Philip Madoc tune into "LISTEN WITH MOTHER" as "They All Sound Simple at First" in PUBLIC EYE.

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                  • Just identified the second Inside the Savoy Hotel radio, five posts above, as an Atwater Kent Model 649 (US, 1935):

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                    • Referring to the previous post by conershop15 (Yesterday, 11:54 AM #160 p11):
                      Originally posted by cornershop15 View Post
                      Just identified the second Inside the Savoy Hotel radio, five posts above, as an Atwater Kent Model 649 (US, 1935):

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                      Note the '(US, 1935)'. And now showing my ignorance of this topic I will boldly state what are the chances of such an American radio actually ending up in a British home? So it appears that yet again whoever was tasked with finding suitable footage probably unknowingly grabbed this excerpt as being 'good enough'. Even if the researcher knew that this belonged in a US home to be fair how many of us besides cornershop15 could identify its origin - and congratulations for that.
                      Last edited by lazarus6; 23rd February 2020, 10:48 AM.

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                      • cornershop15
                        cornershop15 commented
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                        Thanks, lazarus. You could well be right. Now I'm curious to know where that clip comes from. It's probably been used in countless retro documentaries to represent a typical British household during that era, maybe even period films.

                    • Spotted in Hugh Lloyd's living room during last night's viewing of Alan Bennett's play A Visit from Miss Prothero (1979):
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                      The Philips Radio-Recorder 523 seems to be a good match ("Austria, 1975-78"*):

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                      *Radio Museum's page

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                      • The Intimate Stranger (1956) [UK]
                        aka Finger of Guilt (USA)

                        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049210/

                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_In...ger_(1956_film)

                        Quoting IMDb: "A married movie studio executive's life, starts to fall apart when he is intimately stalked by a beautiful woman he claims he does not know."

                        The studio executive was Reginald 'Reggie' Wilson (Richard Basehart); his wife Lesley Wilson (Faith Brook); the stalker, Evelyn Stewart (Mary Murphy); and the head of the studio Ben Case (Roger Livesey) who was also Reggie's father in law just to complicate the issue.

                        What appears to be a portable radio can be seen on a shelf in Evelyn Stewart's flat from 00:34:10 to 00:35:59 in several scenes:
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                        • Two questions if I may:

                          1) Is this "Vintage Radios on Screen (continued)" thread limited to only receivers or can transceiver sightings be posted as well?

                          2) What is regarded as vintage? One definition states anything at least 20 years old but at the time of this post would mean 2000 or before which I admit comes as a bit of a shock since that seems to be only yesterday so to speak...
                          Last edited by lazarus6; 27th February 2020, 01:13 AM.

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                          • Hello again. To answer your first question, and showing my own ignorance of this subject, I didn't know what Transceivers looked like until you mentioned them. From what I've seen at Google Images, all I can say is "Let's concentrate on re-ceivers, please". Identfying those is difficult enough!

                            "Vintage" is a personal preference, really. I like being interested in things from a bygone era, preferably 1930s to the mid-1970s, and am out of my depth with current technology, such as smartphones and Blu-Ray players

                            I have a question for you: What are you seeing in that image from The Intimate Stranger? At first glance, it looked like a record player but zooming in I now think it may be a wooden radio with a couple of magazines coverng the top:

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