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September 27, 2011 -- Tuesday
Reprint of an article written by filmmaker John Korty, originally published in a 1963 issue of the Bolex Reporter.
September 2, 2011 -- Friday
Four short films, that provide a fascinating look inside the Paillard Bolex factory in Saint-Croix. See Bolex movie cameras being assembled and tested; all shot on a Bolex, of course.
May 11, 2007 -- Friday
A list of serial numbers and dates of manufacture for all Paillard-Bolex cameras from 1936-1976.
April 23, 2007 -- Monday
A Bikini, a Beach and a Bolex? Here's another video for a Bolex TV commercial, featuring the Bolex 155 Macrozoom camera from 1968.
April 22, 2007 -- Sunday
A video for a classic television commercial from 1958, promoting Paillard-Bolex and Willoughby's camera store; courtesy of TVDays.com.
March 21, 2007 -- Wednesday
The differences between regular and RX lenses for Bolex H16 cameras. A detailed explanation on how the reflex prism affects optical correction.
February 6, 2007 -- Tuesday
Images and details of a decorative camera display stand used in franchised Bolex dealer stores during the 1950s.
January 26, 2007 -- Friday
An Amateur Movie Maker team takes a trip to a Swiss mountain top to investigate the facts behind the magic name. Reprint of a wonderfully informative article from 1959 that pays tribute to the Swiss ingenuity, craftsmanship and quality of Paillard at the height of Bolex popularity.
December 2, 2006 -- Saturday
Assuming you've travelled back in time to 1959, and somehow have access to the internet, you may find this interactive list of Bolex gift ideas useful for your Christmas shopping. Otherwise, enjoy the pictures.
November 12, 2006 -- Sunday
For the Holidays! (In 1960, at least.) A reprint of an article that appeared in Volume 10 of the Bolex Reporter magazine, written by Dan Pendenglasser, III. There are actually some good common sense tips in this article. On the other hand, the method described for producing a fade-out in the final shot is the strangest tip I've ever read.
November 10, 2006 -- Friday
A few pictures of a glass sign that once hung proudly in the window of a Bolex franchised dealer store. Now it sits in a padded box, protected from sunlight and earthquakes.
November 9, 2006 -- Thursday
A piece of 1959 correspondence from a camera dealer to a customer, regarding a conversion for Bolex 8mm cameras.
November 8, 2006 -- Wednesday
Well, I don't know... It looks familiar, yet it's not. Maybe you know the answer? (Updated January 23, 2007, with the answer!)
October 27, 2006 -- Friday
A 45 rpm record with music and sound effects for adding to your films.
October 26, 2006 -- Thursday
A Bolex instructional record from 1961, titled "Top Secrets of Hollywood Movie Making", with tips from producer Ross Hunter.
October 12, 2006 -- Thursday
Details and pictures of an aluminum Dealer sign in the shape of the Paillard-Bolex logo.
October 4, 2006 -- Wednesday
A look at the Bolex Reporter magazine, published from 1950 to 1974 by Paillard Incorporated in the United States.
September 20, 2006 -- Wednesday
A couple of, presumably, Bolex dealer items; a Paillard-Bolex tie-bar and cufflink.
August 17, 2006 -- Thursday
Can't find Mercury cell batteries for you Bolex? You're not entirely out of luck. Here are some equivalent alternative replacements.
April 26, 2006 -- Wednesday
A brief history of the sole distributor of Paillard products in the United States from 1936 to 1948, and manufacturer of Ambol and Cinea motion picture equipment.
January 1, 2006 -- Sunday
How to identify the differences between these three very similar models. More importantly, why it doesn't really matter.
December 1, 2005 -- Thursday
A general look at the different models of Bolex cameras, from the professional H model, to the pocket size 8mm home movie camera.