The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Weekly Newspaper

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Number 559

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More Time Pieces

Three readers sent photos of time pieces as a follow-up to last week's article.

Left from reader Ron MacLean: "Here is a late last century 13.5 inch wall clock by artist Pam Cameron with crafted English and German corkscrew connections."

Right: French clock submitted by reader Jacques Corbel.

Reader Bernard Masson reports: "The CTFB watch (Club Français du Tire-Bouchon) watch was presented to the members attending the Angers AGM several years ago (if I remember rightly)"

Austrian Figural Corkscrews

Reader Wayne Meadows writes: "I am doing research for our Austrian figural corkscrew book. Your news letter is much more expedient and far reaching than other media, so I thought that I would see if The Weekly Screw readers can help. I am interested in finding out how many of these relatively rare “black cat” corkscrews (above) marked 'RR Made in Austria' exist. Any additional information on any Austrian figurals is welcome. Email"

Movies Movies Movies

This week we are going to the movies. Click on the arrows in the pictures below to start.


Mrs. Dugan

Mrs. Dugan was written by Ellis Butler in 1908. Steve Porter wrote the sound track in 1916.


Year of the Comet

This movie shows us how so many silver end caps on corkscrews got damaged. The movie is 1992's The Year of the Comet starring Penelope Ann Miller, Tim Daly, and Louis Jourdan.


The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid movie from 1999 has a scene of treasures that will surprise the corkscrew collector - it is repeated several times on this clip.


Robin Leach

Don Bull's appearance on Robin Leach's Talking Food show July 21, 1994.


Corkscrew Exhibition - Switzerland 1990 - Part 1

An exhibition arranged in Zurich, Switzerland by Hans Seleger in conjunction with the 1990 meeting of the International Correspondence of Corkscrew Addicts.


Corkscrew Exhibition - Switzerland 1990 - Part 2


Corkscrew Exhibition - Switzerland 1990 - Part 3


True Romance

This clip has two scenes from the movie True Romance. In the first scene Christian Slater opens a bottle of wine with a corkscrew on a Swiss Army knife. Watch where he leaves it. In the second scene, you will see Patricia Arquette use the corkscrew twice! Don't miss it!


Just Between Friends

Watch Ted Danson mess up opening a bottle of wine and then see how he tries to save it! It repeats several times.


Personal F/X

John Burke interviews Don Bull in his home on August 30, 1994.


Figural Corkscrews

Preview some of the photos in the new book by Don Bull.

Click here for more information on the book and a link to the order form



Don Bull on Roanoke WDBJ7 April 22, 1999

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