From the presentation
Stereo Realist Camera System
Susan Pinsky and David Starkman are stars in the 3-D community. They ran the “Reel 3-D News,” a sort of 3-D photography fanzine in the late 1970s, and established their mail-order “Reel 3-D Enterprises,” a leading supplier for active Stereo Realist-format photographers for decades. Sometime in the 1980s, they began working on a book on the Realist, and more recently scanned hundreds of original advertisements from 1950s magazines. The book hasn’t happened (yet) but they’ve now generously made the whole collection available on this public flickr album. It also includes a treasure trove of other amazing finds including Seton Rochwite’s original drawings for the camera and viewer, complete scans of the Stereo Realist’s official company newsletter, behind-the-scenes photos from the Realist factory, and more.
Bob Furmanek and his team do amazing work documenting and preserving 3-D history.
Dallas’ Titche-Goettinger Department Store
Weeki Wachee Mermaids
The New York area’s currently-active 3-D club has fascinating and frequent meetings.
America’s national 3-D club — their quarterly magazine is beautifully done.
The leading expert on 1950s-era stereo viewers, George “Dr. T.” Themelis. George will repair and supercharge your vintage 3-D viewer to make it better than new, or sell you a book on how to do it with some included supplies. Also repairs the cameras and sells many other 3-D photo supplies, viewers and bulbs, plus vintage views and equipment at his eBay store.
Steve Berezin has a great selection of new 3-D supplies for the shooter and enjoyer, and he has a huge breadth of 3-D knowledge. He also carries my 3-reel View-Master set The Man with F.E.E.E.T.
3dstereo.com Dalia Miller has been in the 3-D business for decades and sells new and vintage viewers, bulbs, and supplies for shooting and mounting. She also has an especially good collection of View-Master stuff. She also sells my Man With F.E.E.E.T. View-Master reels. She offers a higher-quality focussing View-Master viewer too.
Based in Boston, Ron has one of the world’s best collections of vintage 3-D slides, and provides all sorts of 3-D services — some not available anywhere else. He also does educational and entertaining vintage 3-D slide shows.