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December 2005, Week 1


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Timothy Shary <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 7 Dec 2005 16:50:35 -0500
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   A stills shop that is often mentioned in NYC is Jerry Ohlinger's on 14th St. (or is it 14th Ave.?), but I would warn you strongly to avoid them.  I went there once for stills for a book, after calling them to confirm the price as $5 per still, and once I was there in person, Mr. Ohlinger himself suddenly decided that I had to pay an additional $50 per still as a "provision fee".  I consulted two lawyers and my publisher and soon found that what he was doing was illegal; after all, he does not own the copyright on any of the images he sells.  What a scam!

   Rather, I strongly encourage you to seek out stills through sellers on the Internet.  You will likely find more variety and lower prices that way, and you can avoid scoundrels like Ohlinger.  By the way, has anyone else had problems with them?

Tim Shary
Clark University

-----Original Message-----
From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Mark Nornes
Sent: Wed 12/7/2005 9:52 AM
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] New York Poster shops
Does anyone know of poster and stills shops in NYC?


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