Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Most Extreme 'Pushable' Dolly Ever Built

Speaking in terms of dolly sizes....here's one that may have been the largest 'pushable' dolly ever used. This one and three like it were part of the dolly inventory at Universal Studios back in 1943. As you can see, it can hold a BNC camera, a collection of lights, and practically the whole crew!

Thanks to my very good friend and Blog contributor, Rudy Goldberg of Beverly Hills, California for sending this rare image to us.

Pictured here is one the best directors of all time, 'Hitch', standing next to what the grip crew dubbed the 'car-dolly'. According to Rudy, it took about 10-people to push this monster. All but one of these dollies still exists and can be found today inside one of Universal's sound stages.

Thanks for the 'inside-story' Rudy!

If you have stories or photos of using a dolly, especially our favorite and this Blog's namesake...the ColorTran Mini-Crab Dolly...please send them in! We would love to share them with other dolly enthusiasts.

As always...click on this or any image to enlarge.