Jerry Seinfeld: Pay Phone (1984)
Most folks under the age of 35 would probably have no idea what Jerry Seinfeld is talking about in this short comedy clip from 1984. The behaviors recounted -- of using public telephones, tapping quarters on the phone, and interacting with live telephone operators -- have largely vanished.
"La Cabina" (1972)
"La Cabina" ("The Telephone Box") is a short Spanish film from 1972 directed by Antonio Mercero and starring José Luis López Vázquez. Vázquez, whose character spends most of the film's 35 minutes trapped inside a phone booth, plays the un-named "Hombre de la cabina (Man in the Phone Box)".
Glamour Job: MTA Subway Payphone Inspector
I spotted this gentleman some months ago, performing a job the existence of which I had questioned. A Metropolitan Transit Authority Subway Payphone Inspector is seen here punching in a series of test codes to verify the functionality of a public telephone TDD/TTY device at the 14th Street/Union Square subway station.
Short Film: The Last Phone Booth.
This is good stuff. Look for creepy dealings inside a phone booth in Adirondack, New York. The film stars Dan Rebeiz and Caleb Rosenberg.