Thursday, September 1, 2011
The famous #157 Mini-Crab, which was once owned by a Academy Award-winning producer, David L. Wolper, will soon have a new home in the Seattle, Washington area!
The ColorTran Mini-Crab Dolly that's pictured above and throughout this Blog was first purchased and owned by Oscar winning-producer, David L. Wolper. Presently, #157 is under negotiations to be purchased by Steven Mahoney, a filmmaker from the Seattle area.
If all goes well, Mini-Crab #157 will be going to it's new home sometime in mid-October. Incidentally, there will be a total of two Mini-Crab's living in that area as our good friend and blog contributor, Steven Bradford, caretaker of Mini-Crab #34 also hails from the Seattle area. More information will be forthcoming regarding Steven Mahoney's plans in using #157 and what type of film project he will be using the Mini-Crab for.
I'm also hopeful that Mr. Mahoney will be able to further research and document if #157 was used by it's first owner, David L. Wolper in making 'Roots', 'North and South' or the original 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' movies. There's a good chance that #157 was in fact used in these productions...if it was...this dolly is even more cool!