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Treasures from American film archives : 50 preserved films. Program 1

Author: Scott SimmonMartin Miller MarksLaurence Fishburne, IIIWilliam S HartGroucho MarxAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : National Film Preservation Foundation, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Audiences associate American film with Hollywood studio productions. This anthology however celebrates other types of early films including documentaries, newsreels, avant-garde and independent works, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the earliest years of motion pictures. Program 1 of this 4 part series contains 14 films.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Simmon; Martin Miller Marks; Laurence Fishburne, III; William S Hart; Groucho Marx; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; National Film Preservation Foundation.
ISBN: 061511556X 9780615115566
OCLC Number: 45242852
Language Note: Silent and sound films.
Notes: The accompanying book titled Preserved: 50 treasures from American film archives by Scott Simmon, contains details about the contents of each disc, including a summary of each film, history and preservation information and bibliographic references.
Credits: Technical director, Michael Friend ; narrator for "About the Archives", Laurence Fishburne.
Performer(s): Narrator for "About the Archives": Laurence Fishburne.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 157 min.) : si., sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (137 pages)
Details: DVD.
Contents: The Original movie (1922, 8 min.) --
Early films from the Edison Company (3 min.): Blacksmithing scene (1893), The gay shoe clerk (1903), Three American beauties (1906) --
Princess Nicotine; or, the smoke fairy (1909, 5 min.) --
The Confederate Ironclad (1912, 16 min.) --
Hell's hinges / writer/director, William S. Hart (1916, 64 min.) --
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928, 13 min.) --
From Groucho Marx's home movies (ca. 1933, 2 min.) --
Running around San Francisco for an education (1938, 2 min.) --
From Tevye (1939, 17 min.) --
Cologne: from the diary of Ray and Esther (1939, 14 min.) --
Private Sanfu: "Spies" (1943, 4 min.) --
OffOn (1968, 9 min.).
Other Titles: Original movie.
Early films from the Edison Company.
Blacksmithing scene.
Gay shoe clerk.
Three American beauties.
Princess Nicotine; or, the smoke fairy.
Smoke fairy.
Confederate Ironclad.
Hell's hinges.
Fall of the House of Usher.
Groucho Marx's home movies.
Running around San Francisco for an education.
Tevye.
Cologne: from the diary of Ray and Esther.
Private Sanfu: "Spies."
Spies.
OffOn.
Preserved: 50 treasures from American film archives.
50 treasures from American film archives.
Fifty treasures from American film archives.
50 preserved films.
Fifty preserved films.
Responsibility: producer, National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks.

Abstract:

Audiences associate American film with Hollywood studio productions. This anthology however celebrates other types of early films including documentaries, newsreels, avant-garde and independent works, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the earliest years of motion pictures. Program 1 of this 4 part series contains 14 films.

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