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Michael Echemann

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I just looked at http://www.britishpathe.com/index.php again. I'm not sure
why I didn't suggest it before but the new board may want to consider these
films for display. They are pretty cool especially the English Crossing
one. I've seen the video's but now it looks like unless you buy them it's
stills only.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Echemann" <echemike@sbcglobal.net>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Missing Films?


>
> Thanks Bilgy:
> My favorite by the way is "Bilgemaster Does Baltimore".
>
> There was a movie (very bad movie as I understand it called) Cotton Pickin
> Chicken Pickers (or something similar) which Dan Borgman tells me about
> but
> I've not been able to reference it anywhere. Has anyone heard of it? Dan
> said it was a real flop filmed in Florida.
>
> I've also watched a few Amphi video's at
> http://www.britishpathe.com/index.php and suggest everybody take a look.
> There are several neat video's and the Amphi is the actual subject. I
> think
> one even had the car pulling a trailer in the water. The last time I
> tried
> to take a look I didn't get the video to work so maybe it's pay only now.
> The club should consider copies. The ones I saw were neat.
>
> Years ago I purchased the original press release photo's used by the amphi
> ad agency in NYC. The press releases are attached to the photos. I
> thought
> I copied them for the archives but maybe not. The ad agency is still in
> business. I called them once and spoke to the owner who recalled the
> employee listed on my photo's who handled the Amphicar account but he was
> long gone. No trace of Amphicar Corp's account records were available
> either.
>
> I read about that old film purchase in one of the old newsletters which
> I'm
> sure is on the site for everyone to read. I knew you bought Nichols car
> but
> figured if you had the file we would have seen it by now. I wouldn't be
> surprised if Hugh has it somewhere.
>
> Mike
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Connelly" <billiam@erols.com>
> To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 5:28 PM
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Missing Films?
>
>
>>
>> Mike:
>>
>> I can assure you that there are no films at all in the current Club's
>> Archives, only couple of dozen or so still photos. These include a
>> handful
>> of 8x10 b&w glossies of the photos shown at
>> http://www.amphicar.com/photog.htm , the well-known factory floor photo,
>> the
>> shot of LBJ in his Amphicar from the LBJ Library in Texas that you
>> donated
>> to the Club, various snapshots of this or that 90s-era Amphi-gathering,
>> and
>> so on. In fact, most of the "Club Archives" really just consists of
>> masters
>> and photocopies of old Newsletters. "Archives" sounds so grand, doesn't
>> it?
>> But it's not like we have Hanns Trippel's toupee in a formaldehyde-filled
>> mason jar or anything...And even if we had, it probably would have ended
>> up
>> in Dave the Wave's blender by now, right?
>>
>> As you may recall, I actually bought the late Jim Nichols' former
>> Amphicar.
>> Jim was the President of that former 70s-era Amphicar Club that you
>> mention
>> below (a lot of the scanned Newsletters from which are available in the
>> current Club's password-required "Members Only" area of the website at
>> http://www.amphicar.com/memberslogin.html ). While I was picking up the
>> Amphi from Jim's father's place in Poughkeepsie, during the search for
>> its
>> keys and whatnot in the house, I recall his father mentioning how he had
>> sent some boxes of Amphicar-related stuff that even included some of
>> those
>> Amphicar belt buckles to Hugh Gordon. So I imagine that's where the film
>> you mention below has gotten to, along with the other incidentalia of the
>> former Club.
>>
>> I guess it might be nice to get some 35mm prints made up of that film and
>> some other selected Amphi footage (including your Pepsi commercial) for
>> the
>> Celina gatherings' Drive-In Movie event, but I suppose that would be up
>> to
>> the new Board to sort out.
>>
>> Since the topic of Amphicars in films does seems to come up on this List
>> fairly often, here is a shortlist of filmy appearances by Amphicars, with
>> a
>> tip of the hat to David Chapman's www.amphicars.com website for a couple
>> of
>> these items. If anyone has suggestions for additions or clarifications,
>> please drop me a line offlist. Perhaps I will one day cobble all of this
>> together and flesh it all out into a webpage or Newsletter article or
>> something:
>>
>> "Castle De'ath", episode from "The Avengers" TV series (England, 1965)
>> (See http://www.dissolute.com.au/avweb/emmabw/405.html )
>>
>> "Ein Ferienbett mit 100 PS" (German, 1965)
>> A slightly goofy but still sort of charming travelogue-romance set in an
>> Amphicar. At the start of a bus tour of Italy and Yugoslavia, a man and a
>> woman who do not know each other somehow jointly win an Amphicar in a
>> raffle. Hijinks ensue as they follow the tour in their new
>> "wunder-fahrzeug". I don't believe there was ever an English version of
>> this film, which is sort of a shame.
>> [See its poster here:
>> http://www.filmplakat-oldies.de/plakate/Ferienbett_mit_100_PS.jpg ]
>>
>> "Happening in Africa"
>> The English-dubbed version of "Lustschrei im Urwald" (see below),
>> available
>> from Something Weird Video at http://www.somethingweird.com/5970.htm ]
>> Regrettably lacks many of the more bizarrely confused scene changes of
>> the
>> German version that were clearly done "while high". It's still a
>> glimmering
>> stinker though, and a "must-have" for every Amphciar owner's personal
>> video
>> library.
>>
>> "Lustschrei im Urwald" [Original Title: "Frissons Africains" (France,
>> 1970?), aka. "Africa Erotica" (USA), "Happening in Africa" (USA), and
>> "Karen
>> the Lovemaker" (USA)]
>> The German version of this movie is a perennial favorite of the German
>> Amphicar Club. As an example of the filmmaker's art it is so
>> breathtakingly
>> rotten that it often aspires to make "Plan 9 from Outer Space", long
>> regarded as the worst film of all time, look like "Citizen Kane."
>> Definitely a must-see.
>>
>> Madonna's "Start me up" [music video]
>> (This one comes off David Chapman's website. I never heard of it, but
>> then
>> I
>> missed about a decade or so of American Culture in my travels)
>>
>> "The Presidents Analyst" (USA, 1967)
>> See: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/6300215997/rupraechtwilcosm/
>>
>> "Pontiac Moon" (USA, 1994)
>> NOTE: This is the film shown at last year's Celina Drive-In bash. In
>> fact,
>> the Club helped cover the cost of the only existing 35mm print of it so
>> that
>> this could happen...hopefully for many years to come.
>> See: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/6303416578/rupraechtwilcosm/
>>
>> "Rotten to the Core" (England, 1965)
>> See: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059660/
>>
>> "The Sandwich Man" (England, 1966)
>> See: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060936/
>>
>> Jameriqui's "Summertime" [music video] (1996)
>>
>> (This one another off David Chapman's website, and again I never heard of
>> it
>> or for that matter the artist, being so "un-hip" that it's a wonder my
>> legs
>> don't fall off and all.)
>>
>> "Bilgemaster Does Baltimore" (USA, 2005)
>> See: http://www.amphicar.com/youwish.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Michael Echemann
>> To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
>> Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 9:34 PM
>> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Missing Films?
>>
>> I happen to be reading some old Amphicar newsletters today and saw where
>> the
>> old Club in the late 70's purchased an original promotional film on the
>> Amphicar. The purchased included a 1964 NBC new short about the Amphi.
>> Total cost $100 bucks.
>>
>> Does anyone know of such a film or films? I have a couple of films that
>> I've never watched due to not having an old projector but think they are
>> simply the Pepsi Commercial film.
>> Any owners out there know of any old promotional film? I wonder what
>> happened to all of the old clubs stuff?
>>
>> Mike
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Amphipoda

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Mike,

I see what you mean, pretty cool stuff
in there alright. Time permiting I will
try to download the lot, but probably
not for a few weeks. If someone else
cares to do the deed, just contact me
off list and we'll work out some sort
mutual cost benefit. Maybe something
like an IAOC Board car wash at Celina
or have the president clean your bilge...
Hey, wait a minute... that's me. Gulp.
Seriously though, if someone is up for
the task, please email me with a quite
for the cost.

Be well, swim safe.

Amphipoda
'64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Echemann"
<echemike@s...> wrote:
> I just looked at http://www.britishpathe.com/index.php again. I'm
not sure
> why I didn't suggest it before but the new board may want to
consider these
> films for display. They are pretty cool especially the English
Crossing
> one. I've seen the video's but now it looks like unless you buy
them it's
> stills only.
> Mike
>
 
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Amphipoda

Guest
> Mike,
>
> I see what you mean, pretty cool stuff
> in there alright. Time permiting I will
> try to download the lot, but probably
> not for a few weeks. If someone else
> cares to do the deed, just contact me
> off list and we'll work out some sort
> mutual cost benefit. Maybe something
> like an IAOC Board car wash at Celina
> or have the president clean your bilge...
> Hey, wait a minute... that's me. Gulp.
> Seriously though, if someone is up for
> the task, please email me with a quote
> for the cost.
>
> Be well, swim safe.
>
> Amphipoda
> '64 Turquoise
> San Diego, CA
>
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Echemann"
> <echemike@s...> wrote:
> > I just looked at http://www.britishpathe.com/index.php again.
I'm
> not sure
> > why I didn't suggest it before but the new board may want to
> consider these
> > films for display. They are pretty cool especially the English
> Crossing
> > one. I've seen the video's but now it looks like unless you buy
> them it's
> > stills only.
> > Mike
> >
 
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