Film Photography Podcast 201 - 202 - 203

Posted: 10/23/2018

Film Photography Podcast
October 23, 2018
The Sam Sherman Interviews
Conducted by Michael Raso, Leslie Lazenby and Mark O'Brien

Part 1 - Episode 201
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In this episode Sam discusses shooting in his childhood and some of his favorite cameras including Exacta 127 camera, the Vitar, Praktiflex, Uniflex, the Photak Folder and the Koniflex.

above: June 1962 - Sam at Screen Thrills Magazine! Below: Sam's Exakta 66 camera.

Part 2 - Episode 202
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In this episode Sam discusses the Bronica Model C, Ken Ruth camera repairs, Kodak Chevron Camera, Kowa E, meeting Sheilah Graham, Mel Pierce Camera Repair, Mamiya Flex Automatic, Fritz Henle (Mr Rollei), Kiev 88,

above: Michael Raso, Sam Sherman, Leslie Lazenby and Mark O'Brien. Below: On the set of Blazing Stewardesses (1975) - Sam Sherman, Don "Red" Barry and Robert Livingston.

Part 3 - Episode 203
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In this episode Sam discusses EL-CO Color Lab in NJ, Lomography, Clarus Camera, Kodak Signet camera, Minolta X7, Exacta Cameras.

above: Sam Sherman with cameras surrounded by The Ritz Brothers (1975) / below: Sam with Yvonne DeCarlo and Al Adamson on the set of Blazing Stewardesses.

Writer, producer and distributor Samuel M. Sherman was born April 23, 1940, in New York City. He attended New York's City College Film Institute, where he ran "Flash Gordon" serials and "The Mask of Fu Mancho" in the student film program and produced and directed the 16mm short "The Weird Stranger". Sam freelanced for noted magazine publisher Jim Warren from 1958-1965. The first picture Sam distributed was a re-release of the Monogram's 1934 The Scarlet Letter (1934) in 1964. He also worked in the publicity department of Hemisphere Pictures prior to forming the hugely successful production and distribution outfit Independent-International Pictures with Do-It-Yourself indie filmmaker Al Adamson in 1968 (Sam first met Al and his actor/director father Victor Adamson in 1962). Independent-International produced and/or released a slew of movies in such genres as horror, Western, science fiction, comedy and action for the drive-in market throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. More recently Sherman has done lively, enjoyable, and informative interviews and commentaries for DVD releases of many films he has made and/or distributed in his long, eclectic and impressive career.

Unknown to most is that Mr Sherman is an avid film camera collector and shooter. Sam continues to shoot film in the digital age.

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