Moderator Chris Jacobs has passed away

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Re: Moderator Chris Jacobs has passed away

PostThu Oct 12, 2017 8:11 am

Mike Gebert wrote:
This is foolish of me, but watching this thread drift down list of active threds, seeing Theda Bara back on the masthead, it all makes me feel like we've done mourning.


Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you.


Of course. I knew it was foolish, but couldn't say why. It took the son of a great man to put it into words.

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Re: Moderator Chris Jacobs has passed away

PostThu Oct 12, 2017 11:51 am

Here are some photos of Chris taken at Cinecon in 2014, which I think was the last time he was able to attend. Good times.


Having dinner at Musso's with Rob McKay, Chris stopped by to chat.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/36986802133

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The Nitrateville dinner at the Pig N Whistle, from left to right Bruce Calvert (standing), Miss Brooksie, Jim Reid, Chris Jacobs.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/36986805873/in/photostream/

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Chris and Rob McKay, in a place where old movies are being shown, happy.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/36986808493/in/photostream/

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Re: Moderator Chris Jacobs has passed away

PostThu Oct 12, 2017 12:09 pm

Great photos and good times. :(
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Re: Moderator Chris Jacobs has passed away

PostThu Oct 12, 2017 5:15 pm

Thank you Frederica for sharing these Fotografs.

Being adopted by a School teacher and a stay-home Mother, Dad used to bring canisters of films (after showing them to his class) Mom would clear the Dining room, soda pop, pop-corn ready and with my four sisters would watch films on the beige wall, that, being a monthly treat.
I do regret not being able to go to these meetings with people I share this passion of Film with. Seeing these Fotografs makes me smile and in a sense as if I was there myself.

Chris is one of a kind, as many who would do anything for restoring Classic & Silent Film in particular... to keep them alive for generations to come.
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Re: Moderator Chris Jacobs has passed away

PostSun Oct 15, 2017 6:06 pm

It's always tough to lose a friend, but even moreso when you've known him for over 40 years. I never failed to read his occasional newsletter, "Steady Intermiitent," cover to cover. He's now reunited with his neighbors, Ted and Rusty.

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Re: Moderator Chris Jacobs has passed away

PostWed Oct 18, 2017 3:49 pm

Very sad, always the perfect gentleman and informative. A great loss.
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Re: Moderator Chris Jacobs has passed away

PostThu Oct 19, 2017 6:25 pm

Very sad news -- I lost my wife to Leukemia so I understand what his family is going through. RIP

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