Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who writes:
Whilst watching the 1998 movie The Interview on Netflix, I spotted a Kriesler Radio Company Super-Power Long Range Panoramic 11-71 made in Newtown (Sydney) Australia about
1:11 into the movie (the opening scene.)
More information here: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/kriesler_11_71_117.html
I’d never heard of the Kriesler Radio Company before, probably because they were in Australia. The Super-Power Long Range Panoramic 11-71 was made in the late 50’s is beautiful, and it has interesting bandspread markings.
I agree, Ed! The bandspread/dial on the Kriesler is beautiful. I was not at all familiar with this Australian radio–thank you for sharing!
I’ll add this post to our ever growing archive of radios in film.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who writes:
[This Barlow Wadley XCR-30 (above)] appears in Episode 4 of The Looming Tower on Hulu. Shown sitting in a slum in Nairobi (or a location posing as Nairobi), tuned to what sounds like Radio Australia…
Great catch, Dan! If I ever find an XCR-30 in great shape, I think I’ll snag one. I’ve always loved their simple, all-business front panel and legendary–once benchmark–performance.
Of course, I’ll add this post to our ever growing archive of radios in film!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Kris Partridge, who shares the following comment regarding John Harper’s recent post:
The receiver which featured in Same Sky is of Italian manufacture, it’s from Geloso but I’m not able to identify which model.
Here is a link to a very interest and comprehensive page, by Tony I0JX, about John Geloso the founder of the company. Scroll down, but read enroute, and there are pictures of the receivers and transmitters bearing the Geloso name.
Yes, you will agree it’s a Geloso in the film.
It must be fifty plus years since I was allowed to touch one. As a teenager one of the ‘Elmers’ at the local amateur radio club in Torbay had a complete Geloso station.
What a beautiful receiver! Thanks for the follow-up, and links to this company’s history Kris!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, John Harper (AE5X), who writes:
I don’t know if you’ve heard of a new series on Netflix – “The Same Sky” is a Cold War spy series regarding an attempt to gain access to an American eavesdropping facility in Berlin in the 1970’s.
Not a lot of radio-related activity in the series but there is a scene of a spy receiving his coded instructions via a numbers station. I’ve posted a YouTube video of the scene here:
Click here to view on YouTube.
Thank you, John! I’ve just added The Same Sky to my watch list–I love Cold War spy films and series!
I’ll add this post to our ever growing archive of radios in film!