A call from The Keeper Hotline:
“Hi guys, my name is Steve Gainer. I am a cinematographer and curator of the American Society of Cinematographers Camera Museum in Los Angeles. Our collection is probably the most complete camera collection in the United States having to do with cinematographers. We don’t just collect cameras because they’re old and rare. We collect them because they have something to do with our previous members or current members. We have cameras that were used on the Ten Commandments, North by Northwest. And I spent the past ten years completely refurbishing the very early mid-1930s Mitchell camera that Gregg Toland and Orson Welles used to shoot Citizen Kane. Toland also used it on The Grapes of Wrath. It’s an extraordinary piece. We have dozens of these things We have such an incredible collection and I think it’s important for people to know about this as we’re approaching our 100th anniversary of the ASC. Thank you. Bye.”