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eBay watch: 1970s Braun Nizo 148 XL Super 8 film camera


If you like the idea of getting into Super 8 movie making (and there plenty of resources out there to help), you might want to check out this gem on eBay – a Braun Nizo 148 XL Super 8 film camera.

The work of German Bauhaus designer R. Oberheim back in 1974, it comes with its original Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 1,8/8-48 mm zoom-lens and a original black Braun bag to carry it. You'll have to find your own film, but that shouldn't be hard.

It's described as being in 'used but good' condition, with normal signs of wear, fine scratches and some loss in the lettering. But it is fully working, which is the important part. It's also very cheap right now – just £1.26. See the site for lots more images.

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Categories / Art and Photography, Film and TV, Women's Fashion

Grace Kelly: Style Icon forthcoming display at the V&A

Grace Kelly style icon exhibition

If you are a fan of the classic style of Grace Kelly, you'd better put the dates 17 April until 26 September in your diary when the V&A Museum will be hosting the display Grace Kelly: Style Icon.

The show features fifty of Kelly's outfits ranging from her time as a Hollywood starlet in the 1950s to her role as Princess Grace of Monaco. The dresses include costumes from her famous films such as High Society and Rear Window, as well as clothes that illustrate her off-screen style, and will be supplemented with photographs and film footage. The display also includes perhaps her most lasting contribution to the world of fashion, the original Hermes Kelly bag.

Admission is £6 which sounds a pretty reasonable fee for vintage film and fashion fans. 

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Categories / Film and TV

Pinewood studios drive-in films


I've always regretted that in Britain we never had the teenage rite of passage that is the drive-in movie (well, that's how it appeared from the films I watched anyway). So, it was with great excitement I learnt about Pinewood Studios' Drive-in films

Over the next few weeks, you and your friends (a maximum of four per car) can turn up and watch a selection of films on a massive screen: Pinewood Studios have converted their Paddock Lock into a screening area for the occasion. Paddock Lock is the studio's outdoor filming facility, built in 1959 for 'Shoot the Bismarck!' and still used today for films such as Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace. 

There's quite a mainstream selection of films being shown such as Notting Hill and Mamma Mia! However, do bring your mini along on the 4 December for a screening of the The Italian Job. Standard price for a car is £35, with £55 for a VIP ticket that includes premium parking and service.  

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