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  • n. Plural form of photostat.


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  • These are not black and white scans of color comics, but appear to be shot from crisp black and white art, photostats maybe?

    Comic: Doc Weird's Thrill Book

  • I thought this was a well-known cliché - at least Kevin Burton Smith says at Thrilling Detective that he doesn't want any PI stories with photostats in it!

    Red Sky Lament -- Edward Wright

  • Between May and October, FBI agents prepared "blind" memoranda (typed on plain stationery, with no identifying letterhead or names of sender or recipient) on forty "unfriendly" witnesses under consideration; when these blind memoranda proved inadequate, Hoover relented and ordered Hood to share the photostats of twenty-five membership cards obtained through the FBI break-ins at Party headquarters. 15

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • Different editions, unless they are exact reprints from earlier plates or photostats, are almost certainly going to break pages differently.

    The genius of page breaks

  • All the envy, exasperation and spite he filtered out of his own quiet, grid-based paintings he dumped into hellzapoppin 'art-world cartoons (wisely prologued in William Rubin's conservative but razor-sharp installation as big photostats near the entrance).

    Every Picture Tells

  • A large proportion are large bundles of photostats.

    Champlain's Dream

  • In 1941, Fleming wrote memoranda, photostats of which are displayed, to U.S. intelligence chief William "Wild Bill" Donovan explaining how America could set up an equivalent to Britain's spy service.

    No, Not James Bond the Ornithologist

  • That is, of course, subject to ongoing debate: ...whenever we stayed too close to the photostats actors were filmed then the individual frames were used to trace over, or directly copied even a tiny piece of human action, the results looked very strange.

    Capturing the Performance

  • I think he did go through a few things like that, but we didn't follow the photostats like we did with Snow White or the witch.

    Tales From Ward K. VI -- Pinocchio

  • I think for Pinocchio, we did shoot some photostats of Cliff with a hat ...

    Tales From Ward K. VI -- Pinocchio


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