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Devil’s Cigarette Lighter, B wind, st [sound track] b/w, optical sound, negative
Identifier: e_bb_5015
Title: Devil’s Cigarette Lighter, B wind, st [sound track] b/w, optical sound, negative
Description: Optical soundtrack for a produced film documenting Paul "Red" Adair and company’s infamous 1961-’62 fight with an gas well fire in the French Saharan desert-specifically, the Gassi Touil natural gas field in Algeria. Contains narration of the event by Adair, with an in-depth account of the processes and equipment used to stop the fire and contain the flow of gas. Adair also points out appearances by crew members Asger "Boots" Hansen, Ed "Coots" Matthews, and former Houston Oilers fullback, Charlie Tolar, and also acknowledges John Korshe [sp?], who Adair describes as a "head man" for CEP [Compagnie D’exploration Pétrolière] and COPEFA [France-Africa Oil Company]. No picture with sound. Has a punch hole for synchronization on the leader following the end of the film [usually punch holes are at the beginning, perhaps different because e_bb_5014 was an color negative print?] labeled "Mod C Sync." Composite version of sound and picture from e_bb_5014 and e_bb_5015 can be found as e_bb_5016.
City: Gassi Touil
Country: Algeria
Date: circa 1965
Creator: Bob Bailey Studios
Contributor: Adair, Red; Cameron Iron Works, Inc.; Boone & Cummings Advertising Agency; Tolar, Charlie (worker)
Source: Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 77/1.1
Format: sound tracks
Size: 16mm
Duration: 33 minutes, 44 seconds
Related items: e_bb_5014; e_bb_5016; e_bb_5023