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Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode thirty eight

“Movietone engineer Victor Mardon”

This week’s podcast concerns Victor Mardon, Movietone’s engineer, working from a workshop in Conway Street in the West End of London.  He often gave me a shopping list of items needed to repair cameras, which I took to the staff of Beardmore’s in Percy Street. Victor Mardon was one of the unsung heroes of Movietone, working miracles from his workshop.

The following articles relate to the subject of the podcast:

British Movietone News Poster

British Movietone News Poster (photo phantom of the flicks)

Colleagues: Victor Mardon – Movietone
The Flight of The White Heron
Cameraman tales: Disaster at Tattenham Corner
Churchill’s funeral 1965

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