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Tykeanaut
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posted 07-25-2010 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone else remember Space Photos of Sunset Boulevard, Houston? I used to buy off them quite often in the seventies. Long gone now I suppose?

GTspace
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posted 07-25-2010 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You just took me back 30+ years to my high school days. I remember it well and I too bought whatever I could with what little money I earned doing odd jobs after school.

Space Emblem Art
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posted 07-25-2010 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, you took me back to high school days also when I was buying photos and slides from them (early '70s). I still have them after all these years. Ah, the pre-internet days.

Orthon
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posted 07-25-2010 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Orthon   Click Here to Email Orthon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have many of their slide sets. How about the company called Movie Newsreels? I have super 8mm Apollo flight films from them. They are gone now too. I suppose they have no value today.

J.L
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posted 07-25-2010 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tykeanaut:
I used to buy off them quite often in the seventies.
I too bought all of their sets back in 1970's. Quality began to get rather poor sometime around STS-5 or STS-6. I used to question them about it and they would always tell me it was JSC's fault. I think they were just doing a lousy job of duplicating.

They are long gone. A member of the owner's family called me one time and offered up the remaining inventory. I think this was sometime in the early 1990's.

Dan Lorraine
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posted 07-25-2010 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dan Lorraine   Click Here to Email Dan Lorraine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was a big fan of "Movie Newsreals"... I can remember waiting after each Apollo mission for the films to be released. I bought them all as a kid and recently (within the past five years) sold them on this board for not much money. I just wanted to get them to someone that had an interest and could do something with them or appreciate and enjoy them.

space1
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posted 07-25-2010 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too bought many slide sets from Space Photos. I frequently used them for slide presentations to classes. I still have them all.

Cliff Lentz
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posted 07-26-2010 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My memories of Space Photos was ordering mission 8 1/2 x 11 lithos of the moon landings. I believe they were about $5.00 for 12 lithos in each set. Over the years I managed to get a lot of them signed. I ordered them all the way up to the Early Shuttle flights. I remember the brochures they would send that showed the slides available. Before the internet, it was probably the only way to see a lot of the photos not released by the media. It was just a great service.

randyc
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posted 07-26-2010 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still have the slides and lithos that I bought from Space Photos in 1968 and 1969 and the Super 8mm films from Movie Newsreels that I bought from 1968-1972. I even have all the Gemini and Apollo slide brochures from Space Photos.

The brochures were a great way to see photos that the public usually didn't see. And the films from Movie Newsreels contained more footage than similar films from the 'commercial' companies like Castle.

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