Quote Originally Posted by JG Motamedi

I like the "Ben Hur" connection. I imagine Charlton Heston using a Struss Pictorial lens with spikes while on his chariot, or was that the other guy?
I'm just guessing that he worked on the Fred Niblo _Ben Hur_ of the twenties, not the talkie of the fifties. But I don't believe he died until the seventies, so I suppose he could have worked on either, or both. I rather prefer the silent version, actually. I get tired of Heston delivering all his lines in all his movies like an oracle.

Very interesting information about the lens. I have to get a copy of that Vade Mecum book. What is the best place to look for one?