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    Richard Edlund complete rolling camera dolly used for filming Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope. (TCF, 1977) Academy Award-winner Richard Edlund's personal and beloved cast aluminum camera dolly, "No. 505" made by the Raby Manufacturing Co., Hollywood, CA and used by Edlund during the filming of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Poltergeist, Return of the Jedi, Ghostbusters, 2010, Fright Night, Poltergeist II, Big Trouble in Little China, Master of the Universe, Die Hard, Solar Crisis, Alien3, Batman Returns, Cliffhanger, True Lies, Species and Air Force One. In fact, most of Boss Film's visual effects feature productions and TV shows (including the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica three-part miniseries) were filmed using this dolly and many pictures of it appear in Cinefex and the American Cinematographer Magazine. It features two wooden seats, two removable platforms for standing, a tiller at the rear for push/pull steering, and screw-down feet to lock it off. One lever raises and lowers the large camera boom, and another rotates the entire boom assembly with operator on board. The dolly is in original unmodified condition, fully functional and easy to roll and maneuver by one person. The boom is spring loaded, and if one were to sit on the camera mount they could be easily raised and lowered. This type of camera dolly was a staple of film production in the late 1930s up to the 1970s, and was perfect for positioning and moving heavy VistaVision and 65mm visual effects cameras. Measures approx. 66 in. long x 44 in. wide. Comes with LOA from Richard Edlund.

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    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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