Gordon Willis Super Baltars used to film The Godfather.

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia Start Price:80,000.00 USD Estimated At:80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD
Gordon Willis Super Baltars used to film The Godfather.

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Auction Date:2017 Oct 07 @ 11:00 (UTC-8 : PST)
Location:26901 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, California, 91301, United States
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493. Gordon Willis Super Baltars used to film The Godfather. This set of Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar Lenses was used by Gordon Willis ASC to photograph both The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. Originally owned by General Service Camera of New York (Dick DeBona) they were sold to Camera Service Company (CSC). This set of lenses are one of a kind because all Super Baltar sets come complete with a 40mm lens. This set is missing the 40mm. When Gordon hired the set he was forced to use a Cooke 40mm to complete the package. This package includes the 20mm, 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm. Sometime after the completion of The Godfather: Part II, Francis Ford Coppola purchased them for American Zoetrope. The lens caps all have American Zoetrope San Francisco labels. This set of lenses was verified by owner of GCC, Dick DaBona, who conducted the sale to Zoetrope, and personally confirmed by Gordon Willis' first and second camera assistants (Tibor and Robert Sands). The lenses were serviced and converted to PL mounts by Schneider Optics in 2011. The original Mitchell BNCR mounts are also included. Comes with a letter of provenance from Roy H. Wagner, ASC. $80,000 - $120,000