American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1937 - Equipment Prize, Agfa Ansco Corporation, six 100-foot rolls of Agfa 16mm. Hypan reversible film.
"Mel Weslander and Harry French of San Francisco, with 'Solar Pelexus,' were winners of Agfa's contribution of six rolls of film. As the misspelling of the title indicates, the subject was a farce portraying the journey of two men to another planet in a rocket." American Cinematographer, Jan. 1938, 28.
Shot using a Stewart Warner f.3.5 Hollywood model camera, and Agfa Plenachrome and Superpan film (American Cinematographer, Jan. 1938, 27).
Discussed by the filmmakers in "A Story of an Award-Winning Picture by its Makers: Harry French and Mel Wesleder" (American Cinematographer, March 1938, 128-130). The article describes the film's production and features images of the filmmakers with the miniature set used in the film.
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