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Gar Wood Film Reel - 1926

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Chad Durren
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Gar Wood Film Reel - 1926

Post by Chad Durren » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:41 am

I hope the winner of the film reel on Ebay shares it with the rest of the us.

...if it turns out to be anything.

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HERE IS A BLACK AND WHITE 16MM HOME MOVIE REEL. LABELED: 1926 DECORATION DAY MASONIC CLUB, IDLE HOUR, ROSS MEIRES BORN, GAR WOOD DETROIT YACHT CLUB, BROOKS ON VANS BOAT.

THE IDLE HOUR WAS A POPULAR BOATING HOTSPOT BAR HOTEL ON HARSENS ISLAND.

SHOULD BE WONDERFUL TIME CAPLULE OF THE DETROIT POWER BOATERS PARTY LIFE CIRCA 1926.


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Post by Bill Basler » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:29 pm

Chad, I discovered this one early and watched it until the end. I put a max bid on it of $307.50. It ended up going for $312.50.

I have an eBay app on my iPhone and I get a notification when the bidding is in it s last minutes. Unfortunately I got the notice right when I was driving through a black hole, and I could not get a fast enough connection to raise my bid before it closed.

I don't know who ended up with this. Does anyone know? I would love to guide the buyer through the process of having it digitized the right way.
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old GarWood moves

Post by Wilson Wright » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:47 pm

Bill: Speaking of which...How is the digitizing of the Gar Wood film I gave you and you were going to send me a copy ?

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1926 Gar Wood film

Post by 1948 Deluxe » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:24 pm

Hello Bill,
I'm the fella who won the film on ebay awhile back. I had it digitized and is a really nice glimpse into activities at DYC. Alot of drinking takes place during prohibition. Some sailing, some runabouts, some outboards and, AA Schantz, and Gar Wood & Orlin on the decks of Miss America 3 and 5 at dock waving off other motor boats causing wake. Also Gar waving off the camera man in fun. I added some music and plan to put it on my web site. I showed the movie during a ACBS-WWC dinner, everyone really liked it. I also picked up a movie of Gar and some of his aircraft, have seen it yet.
Bob Shapton

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