Gandolfi

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  1. David M

    David M Well-Known Member Registered User

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    There are two short films about Gandolfi on the web, one of them very trivial. There have been rumours of a more serious film, but no actual sighting of it.
    This may be of interest:
    http://www.gandolfi-film.co.uk/index.html
     
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    There was a BBC documentary available which I downloaded; as I recall it was made as the last brother was retiring as he was making/made one for himself.
     
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    Four months ago (Sept 11th 2017) the Gandolfi website was stating that "We are happy to announce that we are again building Gandolfi cameras."

    Of course it never happened.

    Ian
     
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    Sir Kenneth Corfield helped to keep Gandolfi going after the last 2 brothers retired and bought the company in 1982 with Brian Gould to keep the company going.When Brian died the company was run by Eddy Mees who resigned from the company on October 2017.

    I met Sir Kenneth and Brian quite a few times at Focus on Imaging, or what ever it was called before that, they were both great enthusiast who took pride in the business and keeping the traditional cameras in production as well as introducing newer products. After Brian died the company was never the same and went downhill it was virtually inactive for some years.

    Ian
     
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    If anyone's interested, I've just copied the 1974 BBC documentary on Gandolfi to my OneDrive.
     
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    hi David

    I emailed the producer a few years ago and he sent me a copy
    it was a very nice ramberling documentary
    Fred and Arther were very english eccentric
    I hope they get it released soon

    best

    robin
     

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