Raise the Titanic model

Jon Hollis

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I Know already, wrong site but tried others and computer Not Responding. Was in Malta 20 Sept at the MFS Studio to re photograph the model used in Raise The Titanic. as I was on 1990,91, and 92. Here is a composite of the model in those years and today, now beyond repair. If any member would like other pictures of it as it is now, send me a private e-mail and I will send you some. Cheers Jon Hollis

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Jon Hollis

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> [Jason many thanks. So how do we locate it now? Thanks again have lots more pics of the model. Cheers Jon]
 

Jon Hollis

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More coming a little fuzzy as I lose sharpness from originals when reducing size. Enjoy
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Jon Hollis

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#6 All of above photographed by Jon Hollis on the Island of Malta at MFS Studios back lot 20 September 2005
ENJOY
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Thanks, Jon for sharing your photos. What a horrible mess! I had the good fortune of seeing and climbing on this model in September, 1978 when Ken Marschall took me to the sound stage at CBS Studio Center in Studio City to see her. Ken had worked so hard trying to make this model the very best Titanic model ever. He tried to persuade Jim Cameron to bring her over to the U.S. to tour the country to promote TITANIC in 1997, but with the budget overrun so high, it didn't happen. Robert H. Gibbons
 

Jon Hollis

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Bob Gibbons, Sorry that would not have been viable as the model in 1997 was already beyond repair, I will post a picture of it in 1992 to prove that. In fact in 1992 I was auth0orized to go as high a 1 Mil. to purchase the model for the exhibitions but One: the Studio was not interested in selling it and Two: after seeing it I advised the board to forget it. Also the model was not that accurate when one looks at the foredeck and cargo arrangements. That is another long story about why it was constructed that way against objections. Dems is de facts man
Jon
 

Jon Hollis

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Bob More I doubt that Cameron wanted this model as he had constructed some great models of his own. Here is one of two pictures of it in 1992 to prove how it was already past the point of no return. Jon
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John Clifford

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Thanks for posting the pictures Jon.

What an awful sight. If I could, I would take the model out, and sink it, to "put it out of its misery".
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matthew ewing

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this is not only sad, but very depressing. it robs people the chance to see the Titanic in her full glory. sad pic. indeed.