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Man in the sea-movie

Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:14 am

Apologies if these were already posted but these are short movies I thought some would enjoy. Pasting teh web address will allow you to view the films or downloading them in one of the formats listed.

"Man In The Sea" 13 min long, nice footage of deep diving previous to 1969.

https://archive.org/details/maninthesea


"Frontiers", 1965, Hearst Metrotone News, Inc, Shows highlights of the space mission of Gemini 4 and the undersea mission of SeaLab II

https://archive.org/details/frontiers1965

1956 Manfish ( Lon Chaney Jr.)

https://archive.org/details/1956ManfishLonChaneyJr

The Fathoms Deep; Early footage of French Navy officer Jacques Yves Cousteau demonstrating his revolutionary underwater breathing apparatus known as SCUBA.

https://archive.org/details/TheFathomsDeep


Brad Matsen discussed the life and work of J. Cousteau from his book Sea King

https://archive.org/details/groks412
“A skin diver is a fellow who pulls on a pair of fancy swimming trunks, some rubber fins, a diving mask and canvas gloves, then fills his lungs with air and noses down into the ocean looking for two fisted trouble.”

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Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:37 am

Thanks for posting these links. Some really cool stuff here!

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Re: Man in the sea-movie

Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:54 am

Some great stuff here, thanks for sharing the links.
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Re: Man in the sea-movie

Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:48 am

! Absolutely, thanks a bunch for posting!!! :D
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Re: Man in the sea-movie

Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:10 pm

Maybe we can get Mr Wilson to give us some details on the mask and Fins Captain Cousteau and the gang are using?

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Re: Man in the sea-movie

Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:13 pm

I wonder if Bernie did any of the camera work on the Sealab part?

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Re: Man in the sea-movie

Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:05 pm

Bryan wrote:Maybe we can get Mr Wilson to give us some details on the mask and Fins Captain Cousteau and the gang are using?

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There was a brief close-up on the Captain's fins:
CousteauFlipper.jpg
CousteauFlipper2.jpg
Cousteau wore many kinds of fins in his work and even designed one for a US Patent. I am tempted to say that those pictured above are Churchills:
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However, there appear to be two ribs radiating from the toe end of the foot pocket on the base of the fin where the drain hole is. I don't see this feature on any of the asymmetrical Churchill lookalikes of the early 1950s such as the Pirelli-Superga, Champion and Barakuda.

As for masks, I can't get a clear enough image to identify a brand. If anyone can find a clear image, please post it and I'll do my best. This said, early oval masks with rim bolts can look remarkably similar at a distance, making it very difficult to narrow down the possibilities. The fact that early 1950s films are monochrome is another factor making identification hard.

If I get a breakthrough, I'll be sure to post what I've found.
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