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The Complete History of the Discovery of Cinematography
J.L. Schneider's Movie Studio History Site
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Hollywood Newsreel film archive [est. 1960?]
film history website for Brighton & Hove in U.K.
Midnight Palace - old movies, classic & obscure 1900-1955
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German-langauge silent movie postcards website
DMZ's 'Classic Hollywood Biographies' website
Time Magazine's list of the 'All-TIME Best 100 Films'
Who's Who of Victorian Cinema
The Great Lakes Cinephile Society [est. 1990]

Picture Show Man®: the history of motion pictures 1890 to 1960        Paley Center For Media {formerly The Museum of TV & Radio}

The American WideScreen Museum [est. 1996]

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Oscar-Winning Western Movies

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Oxford History of World Cinema  "The Oxford History of World Cinema" [1996]
Edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Oxford Univ Press pb [2/99] for $20.97
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [11/96] for $55.00
Film Encyclopedia book by Ephraim Katz & Ronald Dean Nolan  "The Film Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide To Film & The Film Industry"
[orig 1979, rev 2008] by Ephraim Katz [1932-92], revised by Ronald Dean Nolan

6th Edition: Collins 9x7½ pb [9/2008] for $23.07
5th Edition: Collins 9x7½ pb [11/2005] for $19.80
4th Edition: HarperCollins 9x7½ pb [3/2001] out of print/used
Silent Films Critical Guide book by Robert K. Klepper  
"Silent Films, 1877-1996: A Critical Guide To 646 Movies" [1999]
by Robert K. Klepper, Foreword by Frank Coghlan

Mcfarland & Co. 9¾x6¾ pb [1/2005] for $47.45
Mcfarland & Co. 10¼x7½ hardcover [3/99] out of print/used
Cinema Year By Year  "Cinema: Year By Year"
1894-2006 Edition by David Thomson & others
DK Publng 6-pound 11½x9¼ hardcover [8/2006] out of print/used
1894-2005 Edition by David Thomson & others
DK Publng 7-pound 11½x9½ hardcover [8/2005] out of print/used
1894-2004 edition by Robyn Karney & others
DK Publng 7-pound 11¾x9¾ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/used


A Million and One Nights book by Terry Ramsaye  "A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture Through 1925" [1926]
by Terry Ramsaye

Kindle Edition from Routledge [11/2012] for $140.00 {sic}
Touchstone Books 8½x5½ pb [5/86] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster 8x5½ hardcover [1964] out of print/used
Liveliest Art / History of The Movies  "The Liveliest Art: A Panoramic History of The Movies"
[orig 1957; rev 1978] by Arthur Knight

Signet pb [3/79] out of print/used
Signet mass pb [3/79] out of print/used
Scribner's hardcover [4/78] out of print/used
The Movies Begin: Making Movies in New Jersey book by Paul C. Spehr  "The Movies Begin: Making Movies In New Jersey, 1897-1920" [1977]
by Paul C. Spehr

Newark Museum Assn 10x9¼ pb [5/77] out of print/used
American Film Studios Historical Encyclopedia book by Gene Fernett  "American Film Studios: An Historical Encyclopedia" [1988]
by Gene Fernett

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [12/2001] for $37.81
McFarland & Co. 9½x6 hardcover [1988] out of print/many used
Kisses book   "Kisses" [1991] Edited by Lena Tabori
Without explanatory text: still photos & credits & dialogue text
Citadel Press/Turner 14½x10¾ hardcover book & video [1/91] out of print/used
When the Movies Began pamphlet by Stephen Herbert  "When the Movies Began: Chronology of The World's Film Productions and Film Shows Before May 1896" [1994] by Stephen Herbert
Projection Box 28-page pamphlet [1994] out of print/used
Thompson & Bordwell's Film History  "Film History: An Introduction" [1994]
by Kristin Thompson & David Bordwell

McGraw-Hill 2nd edition pb [9/2002] for $68.78
McGraw-Hill 1st edition 10x8 pb [2/94] for $69.37
100 Years of Cinema {posters}  "100 Years of Cinema" {posters} [1995]
Compiled by Bruce Hershenson

self-published 10½x8¼ pb [5/99] for $20.00
self-published hardcover [10/95] not available online

more posters on the Magic Lantern Movie Posters Page

History of Film  "The History of Film" (World of Art Series) [1996]
by David Parkinson

Thames & Hudson 8¼x6 pb [1/96] for $11.53
Who's Who of Victorian Cinema  "Who's Who of Victorian Cinema: A Worldwide Survey" [1996]
Edited by Stephen Herbert & Luke McKernan

British Film Institute 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/96] out of print/used

companion website

Parallel Tracks / Silent Cinema  "Parallel Tracks: The Railroad & Silent Cinema" [1997]
by Lynne Kirby

Duke Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [6/97] for $23.95
Duke Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [12/97] for $84.95

Railroad Films Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore

A Personal Journey Through American Movies by Martin Scorsese & Michael Henry Wilson  "A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies" [1997]
by Martin Scorsese & Michael Henry Wilson

Faber & Faber pb [12/98] out of print/used
Hyperion Books hardcover [12/97] out of print/many used
Cinematic Century  "Cinematic Century: An Intimate Diary of America's Affair With The Movies" [2000]
by Harry Haun

The author shares his vast knowledge of movie facts, anecdotes & gossip.
Applause Books 11x8½ pb [2/2000] for $25.95
Cinema Nation 1913-2000  "Cinema Nation: The Best Writing On Film From The Nation, 1913-2000" [2000]
Edited by Carl Bromley

Thunder's Mouth Press 9x6 pb [10/2000] for $16.95
Revolution! / World Cinema  "Revolution!: The Explosion of World Cinema In The Sixties" [2004]
by Peter Cowie

Faber & Faber 9x5¾ pb [6/2005] for $9.75
Faber & Faber 9¾x6½ hardcover [6/2004] for $25.00
Short History of The Movies  "A Short History of The Movies" [orig 1979; 9th edition 2005]
by Gerald Mast & Bruce F. Kawin

Longman 8¾x7½ pb [3/2005] for $72.00
From Shadow Play to the Silver Screen  "Before Hollywood: From Shadow Play To The Silver Screen" [2005]
by Paul Clee

Clarion Books 9x9 pb [8/2005] for $14.96

Fifty Key British Films book edited by Sarah Barrow & John White  "Fifty Key British Films" [2008] Edited by Sarah Barrow & John White
Kindle Edition from Routledge [8/2012] for $27.46 {sic}
Routledge Key Guides 8½x5½ pb [3/2008] for $28.90
Routledge Key Guides 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/2008] for $99.96
The fifty-one {sic} movies critiqued here are: "Rescued By Rover" [1905 short] and "The ? Motorist" [1906 short]; "The Life Story of David Lloyd George" [Wales
1918 silent, rediscovered 1994]; "The Lodger" [1927] directed by Alfred Hitchcock; "Piccadilly" [1929]; "Drifters" [1929]; "The 39 Steps" [1935] directed by Alfred Hitchcock; "Things To Come" [1936]; "Love On The Dole" [1941]; "Listen To Britain" [1942 short]; "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" [1943] by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger; "Millions Like Us" [1943]; Noël Coward's "Brief Encounter" [1945]; "The Wicked Lady" [1945]; "The Red Shoes" [1948] by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger; "Passport To Pimlico" [1948 comedy]; "The Third Man" [1949] starring Orson Welles; "The Cruel Sea" [1953]; "The Ladykillers"
[1955] starring Alec Guinness; "Sapphire" [1959]; "We Are The Lambeth Boys" [1959] directed by Karel Reisz; "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" [1960] directed by Karel Reisz; "Peeping Tom" [1960] directed by Michael Powell; "The Innocents" [1961]; "A Taste of Honey" [1961]; "Lawrence of Arabia" [1962 epic] directed by David Lean, starring Peter O'Toole; "A Hard Day's Night" [1964] starring The Beatles; "Goldfinger" [1964] starring Sean Connery as Agent 007 James Bond; "If..." [1968] starring Malcolm McDowell; "Carry On... Up The Khyber" [1968 comedy]; "Kes" [1969] directed by Ken Loach; "Performance" [1970] starring Mick Jagger; Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" [1971] starring Malcolm McDowell; "Get Carter" [1971]; "The Wicker Man" [1973]; "Pressure" [1976] by Horace Ové; "Jubilee" [1978] directed by Derek Jarman; "My Beautiful Laundrette" [1985] directed by Stephen Frears; "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" [1989] by Peter Greenaway; "The Crying Game" [1992]; "Gadael Lenin (Leaving Lenin)" [Wales 1992]; "Orlando" [1992]; "Bhaji On The Beach" [1993]; "The Remains of The Day" [1993] from Merchant-Ivory; "London" [1994 documentary]; "Land and Freedom" [1995] directed by Ken Loach; "Secrets and Lies"
[1996] directed by Mike Leigh; "The Full Monty" [1997]; "Ratcatcher" [1999]; "Wonderland" [1999]; and "My Summer of Love" [2004]
Fifty Key American Films book edited by John White & Sabine Haenni  "Fifty Key American Films" [2009] Edited by John White & Sabine Haenni
Kindle Edition from Routledge [3/2009] for $24.75 {sic}
Routledge Key Guides 8½x5½ pb [4/2009] for $28.81
Routledge Key Guides 8¾x5¾ hardcover [4/2009] for $22.03
The fifty movies critiqued here are: D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of A Nation" [1915]; Buster Keaton's "Sherlock, Jr." [1924]; "Sunrise" [1927]; "The Wild Party"
[1929]; "Applause" [1929]; "Scarface" [1932]; "Freaks" [1932]; "Gold Diggers of 1933" [1933]; Frank Capra's "It Happened One Night" [1934] starring Clark Gable; Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" [1936]; "Gone With The Wind" [1939] starring Clark Gable; John Ford's "Stagecoach" [1939] starring John Wayne; "His Girl Friday" [1940]; Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane" [1941]; "Cat People" [1942]; "Casablanca" [1942] starring Humphrey Bogart; "Double Indemnity" [1944]; "Mildred Pierce" [1945]; "Gun Crazy" [1949]; "Singin’ In The Rain" [1952]; "On The Waterfront" [1954] starring Marlon Brando; "Rebel Without A Cause" [1955] starring James Dean; John Ford's "The Searchers" [1956] starring John Wayne; "Invasion of The Bodysnatchers" [1956]; Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" [1960]; John Ford's "The Misfits" [1961]; "The West Side Story" [1961]; "Bonnie and Clyde" [1967]; "Night of The Living Dead" [1968]; Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch" [1969]; "Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song" [1971]; Francis Coppola's "The Godfather" [1972]; John Huston's "Chinatown" [1974]; Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver"
[1976]; "Killer of Sheep" [1977]; George Lucas's "Star Wars" [1977]; Francis Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" [1979]; "Blade Runner" [1982]; "Blue Velvet" [1982]; "Aliens" [1986]; "sex, lies, and videotape" [1989]; Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" [1989]; "Thelma and Louise" [1991]; "Daughters of The Dust" [1991]; "Short Cuts" [1993]; "Pulp Fiction" [1994]; "Dead Man" [1995]; "Se7en" [1995]; animated "The Incredibles" [2004]; and "Brokeback Mountain" [2005]

100 Silent Films book by Bryony Dixon  
"100 Silent Films (B.F.I. Screen Guides)" [2011] by Bryony Dixon
British Film Institute 6¾x5 pb [8/2011] for $22.73
British Film Institute 7x5¼ hardcover [8/2011] for $85.00
One Thousand Nights at the Movies book by Q. David Bowers & Kathryn Fuller-Seeley  "One Thousand Nights At The Movies: An Illustrated History of Motion Pictures,
1895-1915" [2013]
by Q. David Bowers & Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Foreword by Paul Spehr

Whitman Publng 12¼x10 hardcover [1/2013] for $53.29
Routledge Encyclopedia of Films book edited by Sarah Barrow, Sabine Haenni & John White  "The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films" [2014]
Edited by Sarah Barrow, Sabine Haenni & John White

Kindle Edition from Routledge [9/2014] for $169.49 {sic}
Routledge 10x7 hardcover [9/2014] for $144.46

Videos  &  DVDs

"Hollywood: A Celebration of The American Silent Film" [HBO 1980]
Written & directed by David Gill & Kevin Brownlow, narration by James Mason
Celebration   complete box set: HBO b&w/color VHS [10/2001] 13 tapes - out of prodn/scarce
full credits from IMDb
Vol. 1: "The Pioneers" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 2: "In The Beginning" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 3: "Single Beds & Double Standards" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 4: "Hollywood Goes To War" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 5: "Hazard of The Game" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 6: "Swanson & Valentino" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 7: "The Autocrats" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 8: "Comedy - A Serious Business" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 9: "Out West" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 10: "The Man With The Megaphone" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 11: "Trick of The Light" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 12: "Star Treatment" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
Vol. 13: "End of An Era" HBO VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used

Silent Revolution / What Do Those Old Films Mean? BBC-4 TV series  "What Do Those Old Films Mean?" [Britain's Channel 4 1985]
A spellbinding journey into the early years of filmmaking in six countries – Great Britain, the U.S., Denmark, France, the U.S.S.R., and Germany – using beautifully transferred prints gathered from the world's archives, that looks at how and why film became an art, and how it reflected and answered social needs and problems. Written & directed by Marxist cinema historian Noël Burch • full credits at IMDb
complete series of six episodes
Facets Video color/b&w VHS [2/2000] 3 tapes for $19.95
Volume 1: "Along The Great Divide: Great Britain, 1900-1912" and "Tomorrow The World: USA, 1902-1914"
Facets Video color/b&w VHS [2/2000] out of prodn/rare
Volume 2: "She!: Denmark, 1902-1914" and "The Enemy Below: France, 1904-1912"
Facets Video color/b&w VHS [2/2000] out of prodn/rare
Volume 3: "Born Yesterday: U.S.S.R., 1926-1930" and "Under Two Flags: Germany, 1926-1932"
Facets Video color/b&w VHS [2/2000] for $14.95

Landmarks of Early Film vol 2  "Landmarks of Early Film" Volume 1 [1994]
Image Ent b&w DVD [7/98] for $26.99
includes Edison Kinetoscope films (1894-96), films by the brothers Lumière (1895-97), films by French special effects pioneer Georges Méliès, documentary 'actualities' {1897-1910), and selected short films from 1903 to 1913
"Landmarks of Early Film, Volume 2: The Magic of Méliès" [1994]
Image Ent b&w/color DVD [3/99] for $26.99
includes the documentary "Georges Melies: Cinema Magician" [1978] and 15 restored Georges Méliès shorts

The Bible According to Hollywood docufilm  "The Bible According To Hollywood" [video release 1995 & 2004]
2-hour documentary of clips from silent and sound, color and b&w films on Biblical subjects; co-written & directed by Phillip Dye; narrated by John MacElwayne; featuring Cecil B. DeMille, Charlton Heston, Virginia Mayo & Peter Ustinov
Passport color/b&w DVD [4/2004] out of prodn/used
Passport/Navarre Corp. color/b&w VHS [1/95] for $7.50
full credits at IMDb
American Cinema: One Hundred Years of Filmmaking  "American Cinema: One Hundred Years of Filmmaking" [P.B.S. 1995]
Image Ent. Fox b&w/color DVD [8/2000] 2 disks out of prodn/used
Fox b&w/color VHS [3/95] 5 tapes / out of prodn/used
Directed by Alain Klarer; episodes include "The Hollywood Style", "The Star", "Romantic Comedy", "Film Noir", "The Studio System", "Film In The Television Age", "The Western", "The Combat Film", "The Film School Generation" & "The Edge of Hollywood"; series credits at IMDb
Cinema Europe  "Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood" [Photoplay 1995 mini-series]
Produced by Kevin Brownlow & David Gill; narrated by Kenneth Branagh & Jean-Louis Trintignant
Image Ent b&w/color DVD [5/2000] out of prodn/used
Cinema Guild VHS [3/98] 3 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Golden Age of Silent Films video  "Golden Age of Silent Films" box set [1998]
Marathon b&w VHS [8/98] 7 tapes for $12.99
includes John Barrymore in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1920], Douglas Fairbanks in "The Mark of Zorro" [1920], Mary Pickford in "Pollyanna" [1920], Rudolph Valentino in "Blood and Sand" [1922], Lon Chaney in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" [1923], Charlie Chaplin in "The Gold Rush" [1925], and Buster Keaton in "The General" [1927]
Before Walt DVD compilation  "Before Walt" historic animation compilation [1999] by Ray Pointer
Inkwell Images b&w DVD [5/2006] out of prodn/scarce
Inkwell Images b&w VHS [11/99] out of prodn/scarce
60-minute documentary & bonus 45-minutes; featured animated shorts include "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" [Vitagraph 1906] by J. Stuart Blackton; "Fantasmagorie" [France 1907] by Émile Cohl; "Little Nemo" [1911] by Winsor McCay; "Dud Leaves Home" [J.R. Bray Studios 1919] by Wallace A. Carlson; "The Circus" [1920] from Fleischer Studios; "Aesop's Fables: Barnyard Olympics" [1924] by Paul Terry; "Felix All Puzzled" [1924] starring Felix the Cat; and "Alice Solves The Puzzle" [1925] by Walt Disney • compilation program not listed on IMDb

Hispanic Hollywood & Fiesta  "Hispanic Hollywood" docu feature [2000] and "Fiesta" [1941]
Passport color DVD [5/2000] for $12.99
Passport color VHS [5/2000] 2 tapes / out of prodn/used
documentary not listed at IMDb
"Fiesta" musical film [Hal Roach/United Artists Nov 1941]
Produced, directed & choreographed by LeRoy Prinz; starring Anne Ayars, Jorge Negrete, George Givot, Armida, Antonio Moreno, José Arias & the Guadalajara Trio; full credits at IMDb
Schlock! Secret History of American Movies video by Ray Greene  "Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies" [indep video release 2001]
90-minute documentary about the Hollywood that was not the major studios: B-movies, exploitation flicks, and sexploitation films Co-produced, written & directed by Ray Greene; interviewees include Forrest J Ackerman, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Peter Bogdanovich, Roger Corman, Dick Miller & Vampira
Pathfinder Home Ent. color DVD [12/2003] for $19.98
full credits at IMDb
Origins of Film  "The Origins of Film" box set [2001]
from the Library of Congress & The Smithsonian

Image Ent b&w DVD [3/2001] 3 disks for $71.99
Movies Begin  "The Movies Begin: A Treasury of Early Cinema 1894-1913" [2002]
Kino Intl b&w DVD [2/2002] 5 disks for $89.96    
Kino Intl b&w VHS [2/2002] 5 tapes for $94.95
Slapstick Encyclopedia DVD box set  "Slapstick Encyclopedia, 1909-1927" [2002]
Curated by film historians David Shepard & Joe Adamson
Image Ent. b&w DVD [4/2002] 5 disks for $62.99
includes 53 complete shorts plus snippets, from directors & comedians Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Monty Banks, Charley Bowers, Charlie Chaplin, Oliver Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Stan Laurel, Max Linder, Harold Lloyd, Hal Roach, Will Rogers, Larry Semon, Mack Sennett, Ben Turpin, & Bert Williams
Bronze Screen / Latino Image  "The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of The Latino Image In American Cinema"
[2002 documentary film]

A film by Susan Racho, Nancy De Los Santos & Alberto Dominguez
Questar color DVD [1/2003] for $22.99
Questar color VHS [1/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbofficial movie siteTeachers Guide site
The History of Cinema 12 DVD box set from Delta Video  "The History of Cinema" on 12 DVDs [2004]
"This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer" (12/2008) – BUT may show up in the Used department:  Delta Video DVD box set [2/2004] 12 disks - out of prodn/scarce
includes: "Battleship Potemkin" [1925] by Sergei M. Eisenstein; "The Beloved Rogue" [1927] starring John Barrymore; "The Birth of A Nation" [1915] by D.W. Griffith; "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" [1920] starring Conrad Veidt; "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" [1920] starring John Barrymore; "The General" [1927] by Buster Keaton; "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" [1923] starring Lon Chaney; "Intolerance" [1916] by D.W. Griffith; "Metropolis" [1927] by Fritz Lang; "Nosferatu" [1922] by F.W. Murnau, starring Max Schrek; "Orphans of The Storm" [1921] by D.W. Griffith; and "The Phantom of The Opera" [1925] starring Lon Chaney – plus 11 small posters
Unseen Cinema DVD box set  
"Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant Garde Film, 1894-1941" [2005 box set]
from Anthology Film Archives, produced by David Shepard
Image Ent. b&w DVD set [10/2005] 7 disks for $79.99
official movie site
Saved From The Flames DVD box set  "Saved From The Flames: 54 Rare & Restored Films, 1896-1944" [2008]
Flicker Alley DVD set [1/2008] 3 disks for $49.95
54 short films, including films created by Segundo de Chomon, D.W. Griffith, Thomas Ince, Ub Iwerks, Lumière, Georges Méliès, Georges Mendel, George Pal, puppetmaster Tony Sarg, Mack Sennett, Gaston Velle & Lois Weber; performances by Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, Duke Ellington, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Django Reinhardt, Michel Simon & Jacques Tati; plus the early color & sound film "Cyrano de Bergerac" [1900] directed by Clément Maurice

"Treasures From American Film Archives" [2000-2009]
Treasures From American Film Archives DVD box set  Volume I [2000] 50 preserved films, 1893-1985
Image Ent. b&w/color DVD box set [10/2000] 4 disks - out of prodn/used
"Encore Edition" [2005] second edition of Volume I
Image Ent. b&w/color DVD box set [5/2005] 4 disks for $57.99
Short narrations by Laurence Fishburne; selected contents include: Early Films from The Edison Company, 1893-1906; "Interior New York Subway" [circa 1905]; "The Lonedale Operator" [1911 short] by D.W. Griffith; "The Land Beyond The Sunset" [Edison short 1912]; "Hell's Hinges" [1916 tinted Western feature] by William S. Hart; the extravagant "Snow White" [1916 feature]; "The Toll of The Sea" [1922] the first color feature, in luscious two-strip Technicolor, with Anna May Wong; "The Chechahcos" [Alaska 1924 feature]; "The Fall of The House of Usher" [France 1928 silent short]; Rare Aviation Films, 1928-36; "Murders In The Rue Morgue" [1932] by Robert Florey; Groucho Marx's Home Movies [1933 clip]; "The News Parade of 1934" short; surrealist classic "Rose Hobart" [1936 short] by Joseph Cornell; "We Work Again" documentary [1937] which contains the only film of Orson Welles's legendary 1936 Haiti-set stage production of "Voodoo Macbeth"; "Private Snafu: Spies" [F.M.P.U. 1943 short]; "The Autobiography of A Jeep" [1943 short]; "The Battle of San Pietro" documentary [1945 short] by John Huston; and "Negro Leagues Baseball" [1946 short]; N.F.P.F.'s full list of contents
More Treasures From American Film Archives DVD box set   "More Treasures From American Film Archives, 1894-1931" DVD box set [2004]
Image Ent. b&w/color DVD box set [9/2004] 3 disks & book for $71.99
50 preserved films on 3 DVDs, with book; selected contents include: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" [1894 short] with Annie Oakley; "Rip Van Winkle" [1896 short]; "The Teddy Bears" [1907 comedy short] with Teddy Roosevelt; "The Country Doctor" [1909 short] by D.W. Griffith; L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" [1910]; "Children Who Labor" [Edison short 1912]; "The Invaders" [1912 short] by Francis Ford & Thomas Ince; "Falling Leaves" [1912] by Alice Guy-Blaché; "The Hazards of Helen" serial [1915 chapter 26]; "Gretchen The Greenhorn" [1916 feature] starring Dorothy Gish; Early Color Films, 1916-1929; "The Breath of A Nation" animated comedy [1919] by Gregory La Cava & Grim Natwick; "Lotus Blossum" [1921] surviving reel; "Clash of The Wolves" [1925 feature] starring Rin-Tin-Tin; "Inklings: Series 12" [1925 animated short] by Dave Fleischer; "Lady Windemere's Fan" [1925 feature] by Ernst Lubitsch, with Ronald Colman & May McAvoy; "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" [1926 animated short], an 'Out of The Inkwell' sing-along by Dave Fleischer; International Newsreel, 1926; "Greeting by George Bernard Shaw" [1928 sound short]; novelist Zora Neale Hurston's Fieldwork Footage, 1928; plus commercial & industrial films, trailers and more
Treasures From American Film Archives III Social Issues In American Film DVD box set  

"Treasures III: Social Issues In American Film, 1900-1934" [2007]
Image Ent. b&w/color DVD box set [10/2007] 4 disks & book for $79.98
48 preserved films on 3 DVDs, with book; selected contents include: "Kansas Saloon Smashers" [1901 clip] with Carrie Nation; "The Black Hand" [1906 gangster short]; "Trial Marriages" [Biograph 1907 short] by Frances Marion; "The Voice of The Violin" [1909 short] by D.W. Griffith; Helen Hunt Jackson's "Ramona" [1910 short] by D.W. Griffith, starring Mary Pickford & Henry B. Walthall; "Manhattan Trade School For Girls" [1911 short]; "The Usurer's Grip" [Edison 1912 short]; "A Lively Affair" [1912 comedy short]; "A Suffragette In Spite of Himself" [Edison 1912 short]; "The Crime of Carelessness" [1912] industry version of the tragic Triangle Factory fire; "Hope: A Red Cross Seal Story" [1912 short promo]; "The Cost of Carelessness" [1913 safety short]; "The Courage of The Commonplace" [Vitagraph 1913 short]; "The Hazards of Helen" serial, Episode 13 [Kalem 1915] starring Helen Holmes; "Who Pays?" serial, Episode 12 [Balboa 1915]; "Where Are My Children?" [1916 feature] by Lois Weber; "100% American" [1918 short] Mary Pickford war bond pitch; "Bud's Recruit" [1918 comedy short] by King Vidor; "Uncle Sam and The Bolshevik" [1919] anti-union cartoon from Ford Motor Co.; "The Soul of Youth" [1920 feature] by William Desmond Taylor; "Six Million Children Are Not In School" [1922 short]; Eight Prohibition Newsreels, 1922-23; "Labor's Reward" [1925] surviving reel; "Poor Mrs. Jones" [1926 featurette]; "The Godless Girl" [1928 feature] reform school exposé by Cecil B. DeMille; and "Redskin" [Para-mount 1929] two-strip Technicolor feature starring Richard Dix; plus cartoons, newsreels, trailers and more

Treasures From American Film Archives IV Avant Garde DVD box set  

"Treasures IV: Avant Garde, 1947-1986" [2009]
Image Ent. b&w/color DVD box set [3/2009] 2 disks & book for $26.99
26 preserved experimental films on 2 DVDs, with book; selected contents include: "By Night With Torch and Spear" [1940s] by Joseph Cornell; "Film No. 3: Interwoven" [1947-49] by Harry Smith; "Bridges-Go-Round" [1958] by Shirley Clarke; "Odds & Ends" [1959] by Jane Conger Belson Shimane; "Go! Go! Go!" [1964] by Marie Menken; "Mario Banana (No. 1)" [1964] by Andy Warhol; "Notes On The Circus" [1966] by Jonas Mekas; "I, An Actress" [1970] by George Kuchar; "The Riddle of Lumen" [1972] by Stan Brakhage; "Fake Fruit Factory" [1986] by Chick Strand; and sixteen others

Treasures From American Film Archives V The West DVD box set  

"Treasures V: The West, 1898-1938" [2011]
Image Ent. b&w/color DVD set [9/2011] 3 disks & book for $34.49
40 preserved films on 3 DVDs, with 110-page booklet; contents include: The West in Promotional Travelogues (1898-1920); "The Sergeant" [Selig 1910]; D.W. Griffith's "Over Silent Paths" [Biograph 1910]; "Mexican Filibusters" [Kalem 1911]; Mack Sennett's "The Tourists" [Biograph 1912] with an 18-year-old Mabel Normand; "The Better Man" [1912]; "Life On The Circle Ranch In California" [1912] "Broncho Billy and The Schoolmistress"
[Essanay 1912] starring Broncho Billy Anderson; "The Girl Ranchers" [Nestor 1913]; Bret Harte's "Salomy Jane" [1914] with Beatriz Michelena; "Ammunition Smuggling On The Mexican Border" [1914]; Thomas Ince's "Last of The Line" [1914] with Sessue Hayakawa; "Passing of The Okla-homa Outlaws" [1915] by lawman Bill Tilghman; "Deschutes Driftwood" [1916]; "Lake Tahoe, Land of The Sky" [Essanay 1916]; "Legal Advice"
[1916] starring Tom Mix; "How The Cowboy Makes His Lariat" [1917]; "Arizona" [1918] by Doug Fairbanks; W.S. Van Dyke’s "The Lady of The Dugout" [1918] featuring outlaw-turned-actor Al Jennings; "Sunshine Gatherers" [1921] promo for Del Monte Foods; "Womanhandled" [1925] starring Richard Dix & Esther Ralston; "The Indian-Detour" [1926] promo for Fred Harvey Co.; "Mantrap" [1926] starring Clara Bow (in her favorite role); "Romance of Water" [1931?]; "We Can Take It" [1935]; "A New Miracle In The Desert" [1935]; "The Promised Land Barred To Hoboes" [1936]; "From The Golden West" [1938]; and "Seeing Yosemite" with David A. Curry; plus Native Americans in newsreels and Kodachrome home movies

"Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood" [T.C.M. Nov 2010]
Moguls & Movie Stars TV mini-series  7-episode documentary TV mini-series; the one-hour programs are entitled: 1. Peepshow Pioneers; 2. The Birth of Hollywood, 1907-1920; 3. The Dream Merchants, 1920-1928; 4. Brother, Can You Spare A Dream?, 1929-1941; 5. Warriors & Peacemakers, 1941-1950; 6. The Attack of The Small Screens, 1950‑1960; 7. Fade Out, Fade In • narrated by Christopher Plummer
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [4/2011] 3 disks for $28.93
credits at IMDbT.C.M. official program site with Timeline & Studio Map

"The Story of Film: An Odyssey"
[U.K. Sept-Nov 2011, USA Nov 2012]
The Story of Film 15-episode TV series  Fifteen hour-long documentary episodes originally broadcast on U.K. Channel Four's More4 network; Music Box Films will release the epic documentary in Nov 2012 on VOD, digital download, and in a 5-disc deluxe DVD box set; written & directed by Mark Cousins, based on his 2004 book; interviewees include Bernardo Bertolucci, Youssef Chahine, Terence Davies, Claire Denis, Stanley Donen, Bill Forsyth, Kyôko Kagawa, Norman Lloyd, Baz Luhrmann, Donald Richie, Paul Schrader, Aleksandr Sokurov, Robert Towne, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, Haskell Wexler & Woo-ping Yuen
Music Box Films Region 1 widescreen color DVD set [12/2012] 5 disks for $37.69
PAL/Region 2 import widescreen color DVD [5/2012] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch 10/2012 official trailer [1:34] at YouTube
official movie siteU.S.distributor movie site
Story of Film Worldwide History book by Mark Cousins  
"The Story of Film: A Worldwide History of Film From The Host of The BBC's Scene By Scene" [2004] by Mark Cousins
Thunder's Mouth Press 9x6¼ pb [9/2006] out of print/used
Thunder's Mouth Press 9½x6¾ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/used

Accidentally Preserved silent shorts collection - volume 1  "Accidentally Preserved: Rare/Lost Silent Films From Vintage 16mm Prints" Volume 1 [2013]
includes nine short films with new musical scores on piano or theatre organ by Ben Model for a total of 103 minutes: "The Water Plug" [12-min 1920] starring Billy Franey; "Mechanical Doll" [7-min 1922] starring Koko the Clown; "Shoot Straight" [10-min 1923] starring Paul Parrott; "The Misfit" [12-min 1924] starring Clyde Cook; "Cheer Up"
[10-min 1924] starring Cliff Bowes; "The Lost Laugh" [9-min 1928] starring Wallace Lupino; "Loose Change" [11-min 1928] starring Jack Duffy; "Wedding Slips" [9-min 1928] starring Monte Collins; and "The House of Wonders"
[23-min circa 1931] from Elgin Watch Company; also includes a descriptive booklet by Steve Massa & Ben Model

Undercrank Prodns DVD-R [6/2013] for $19.95
Accidentally Preserved silent shorts collection - volume 2  "Accidentally Preserved: Rare/lost Silent Films From Vintage 16mm Prints" Volume 2 [2014]
includes nine more short films with new musical scores on piano or theatre organ by Ben Model for a total of 104 minutes: "Charley On The Farm" animated cartoon [10 min 1919]; "Why Wild Men Go Wild" [12 min 1920] starring Bobby Vernon; "Sherlock's Home" [21 min 1924] starring Alberta Vaughn; "Christmas Seals" animated ad [3 min 1925]; "Papa's Boy" [16 min 1927] starring Lloyd Hamilton; "The Little Pest" [10 min 1927] starring Neely Edwards; "Cook, Papa, Cook" [9 min 1928] starring Henry Murdock; "How Jimmy Won The Game" [14 min circa 1928] public service film about blasting caps; and "Helter Skelter" [8 min 1929] starring Malcolm 'Big Boy' Sebastian
Undercrank Prodns DVD-R [1/2014] for $19.95

Ben Model's 'Accidentally Preserved' website and 'SilentFilmMusic' YouTube Channel

American Treasures from the New Zealand Film Archive on DVD  "Lost and Found: American Treasures From The New Zealand Film Archive" [2013]
198 minutes of short films (and one feature) discovered in New Zealand and restored by National Film Preservation Found-ation (and partners); "Won In A Cupboard" [Keystone 1914] directed by & starring Mabel Normand; Chapter 5 from the "The Active Life of Dolly of The Dailies" serial [1914]; "Birth of A Hat" ad/promo from Stetson [circa 1920]; Lyman H. Howe’s famous "Ride On A Run-away Train" [1921] reunited with its sound-effects disc for the first time in decades; Paul Terry's "The Happy-Go-Luckies" cartoon short [1923]; "Andy's Stump Speech" [1924] directed by Norman Taurog and starring Joe Murphy as funny-paper favorite 'Andy Gump' on the campaign trail; "The White Shadow" [1924] the surviving three reels (out of six) from the first feature credited to Alfred Hitchcock, who was the assistant director, art director, writer & editor; John Ford’s "Upstream" comedy feature [1927]; "The Love Charm" [1928] South Seas romance written by Duncan Renaldo and filmed in two-color Technicolor by Ray Rennahan; trailer for John Ford’s lost feature "Strong Boy" [1929]; plus 5 news-reel clips, and a 56-page illustrated catalog with forewords by Leonard Maltin & Chris Finlayson and program notes by Scott Simmon & David Sterritt.
Image Ent. b&w/color DVD [9/2013] for $17.81

Stencil Color Collection DVD from Grapevine Video  "Cinema Antique: The Stencil Color Collection, 1903-1914" on DVD [2014]
Grapevine Video DVD set [8/2014] for $17.99
contains 122 minutes of footage from Pathé Frères Studios in France; video production and Introduction by Mandy Lacher; the eighteen silent short films are: "The Death of Christ" [§ 1903]; "The Abyss of Bonau" [§ circa 1906]; "Bob's Electric Theatre" [§ 1906]; "Butterflys" [§ 1906]; "A Slave's Love" [§ 1906]; "How French Perfumes Are Made" [circa 1907]; "Only A Faded Flower"
[circa 1907]; "Artistic Rag Pickers" [circa 1907] by Segundo de Chomón; "The Red Spectre" [§ 1907] by Segundo de Chomón; "The Haunted Kitchen" [§ 1907] by Segundo de Chomón; "Hunting Marabout In Abyssinia" [§ circa 1908] by Alfred Machin; "Troubles of A Grass Widower" [1908] starring Max Linder; "A New Way of Travelling" [§ circa 1908] by Segundo de Chomón; "The Noble-man's Dog" [§ 1909]; "Medium Wanted As Son-in-Law" [§ 1909]; "The Acrobatic Fly" [1910] by Charles Urban; "Paula Peters and Her Trained Animals" [1910]; "Anne Boleyn" [§ 1914] — orange § symbol indicates 'stencil-colored' film


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Pioneers  of  the  Cinema
Dorothy Arzner • Theodore W. Case • George Eastman • Wm. Friese-Greene • Louis Le Prince
Lumière Brothers • Edwin S. Porter • Wm. Desmond Taylor • and others . . .
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Charlie Chaplin [1889-1977]    ¸    Cecil B. DeMille [1881-1959]    ¸    Thomas Alva Edison [1847-1931]

Sergei M. Eisenstein [1898-1948]    ¸    Douglas Fairbanks [1883-1939]    ¸    D.W. Griffith [1875-1948]

Thomas H. Ince [1882-1924]    ¸    Buster Keaton [1895-1966]    ¸    Harold Lloyd [1893-1971]

Georges Méliès [1861-1938]    ¸    Oscar Micheaux [1884-1951]    ¸    Eadweard Muybridge [1830-1904]

Mary Pickford [1892-1979]    ¸    Hal Roach [1892-1992]    ¸    Mack Sennett [1880-1960]

King Vidor [1894-1982]    ¸    Erich von Stroheim [1885-1957]

Important  Dates  in  the  History
of  Cinema
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Movie  Industry  Censorship
The Motion Picture Production Code was a set of industry moral censorship guidelines that governed the production of the vast majority of United States
motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968. It is also popularly known as the Hays Code, after Hollywood's chief censor of the time,
Will H. Hays; the Hays Office was also later known as the Breen Office, named after the first administrator, Joseph Breen.

Overt censorship of American films was replaced in 1968 by the 'voluntary' Motion Picture Assn. of America film rating system.

"Censored Hollywood: Sex, Sin & Violence On Screen" [1994]
by Frank Miller ISBN 1-57036-116-9

"Controlling Hollywood: Censorship and Regulation In The Studio Era" [1999]
by Matthew Bernstein ISBN 0813527074

"The Dame In The Kimono: Hollywood, Censorship, and The Production Code"
[2001] by Leonard J. Leff and Jerold L. Simmons ISBN 0813190118

"Hollywood's Censor: Joseph I. Breen and The Production Code Administration"
[11/2007] by Thomas Doherty /0231143583/


Film  Preservation

a listing of Most-Wanted {Lost} Films

"The Story of The Kelly Gang" [1906 Australian silent feature]
inventor Thomas Edison's "Frankenstein" [1910 silent] >>> nitrate print discovered in Wisconsin in 1970s
"Zudora" [1914 20-chapter serial]
"A Daughter of The Gods" [1916 silent]
"Cleopatra" [1917 silent] starring Theda Bara

"The Honor System" [1917 silent]
One of the most hard-hitting films of the early silent era, and one that had powerful after effects on America’s prison system.
Directed by Raoul Walsh and starring (his brother) George Walsh & Milton Sills

WWI propaganda film "The Kaiser: Beast of Berlin" [1918 silent]

"La Bibbia" 11-reel Italian Biblical epic [1920]
Walt Disney's first cartoon "Little Red Riding Hood" [1922 silent]
the 32-reel version of Erich von Stroheim's "Foolish Wives" [1922 silent]
the 40-reel version of Erich von Stroheim's "Greed" [1924 silent]
D.W. Griffith's "That Royle Girl" [1925 silent] with W.C. Fields
"Tornado" [1925 silent film] starring House Peters
"The New Commandment" [1925] starring Blanche Sweet
"The Great Gatsby" [1926]
"Camille" [1927 silent] starring Norma Talmadge
"London After Midnight" [1927 silent] starring Lon Chaney
"The Divine Woman" [1928 silent] starring Greta Garbo
von Stroheim's "The Honeymoon" [1928], second half/sequel to "The Wedding March" [1928]
Ernst Lubitsch's Oscar-winning "The Patriot" [1928] with Emil Jannings
"Heart Trouble" [1929 late silent] directed by & starring Harry Langdon

"Song of The West" [1930 all-Technicolor musical]
"No, No Nanette" [1930 early talkie]
"The Rogue Song" [1930 color musical] with Laurel & Hardy
"Convention City" [1933 comedy]

History of Film Preservation  "Nitrate Won't Wait: A History of Film Preservation
In The United States" [1992] by Anthony Slide

McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [8/2000] for $30.00
McFarland & Co. hardcover [2/92] out of print/used

Lost Films / Important Movies That Disappeared  "Lost Films: Important Movies That Disappeared" [1996] by Frank T. Thompson
Carol Publng pb [3/96] out of print/used
27 subjects/chapters include: "The Immortal Alamo" [1911]; "Saved From The Titanic" [1912] starring survivor & actress Dorothy Gibson; "The Battle of Gettysburg" [1913] from Thomas Ince; "Damaged Goods" [1914]; "Purity" [1916]; "A Daughter of The Gods" [1916]; "The Conqueror" [1917] directed by Raoul Walsh; "Cleopatra" [1917] starring Theda Bara; "Roped" [1919] directed by John Ford; "The Knickerbocker Buckaroo" [1919] with Douglas Fairbanks; "The Miracle Man" [1919] starring Lon Chaney; "Hollywood" [1923] with an all-star cast; "Pied Piper Malone" [1924]; Edna Ferber's "So Big" [1925]; "The Flaming Frontier" [1926] starring Hoot Gibson; "That Royle Girl" [1926] from D.W. Griffith; "The Rough Riders"
[1927] directed by Victor Fleming; "Time To Love" [1927]; "Beau Sabreur" [1928] starring Gary Cooper; "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" [1928]; "The Last Moment"
[1928]; "The Divine Woman" [1928] starring Greta Garbo; "Legion of The Condemned" [1928] starring Gary Cooper; "Ladies of The Mob" [1928] starring Clara Bow; "The Patriot" [1928] from Ernst Lubitsch; "The Case of Lena Smith" [1929] directed by von Sternberg; and "4 Devils" [1929] starring Janet Gaynor

Lost Films of American and European Cinema  "Missing Reels: Lost Films of American & European Cinema" [2000]
by Harry Waldman

McFarland & Co. 9¾x7 pb [10/2007] for $35.00
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7½ hardcover [7/2000] for $55.00
Memories of Forty Years in the Vintage Film Hobby book by Samuel K. Rubin  "Moving Pictures and Classic Images: Memories of Forty Years In The Vintage Film Hobby" [2004] by Samuel K. Rubin, Foreword by Leonard Maltin
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [3/2004] for $39.95 out of print/used
America's Film Legacy / Guide to the National Film Registry book by Daniel Eagan  "America's Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide To The Landmark Movies In The National Film Registry" [2009] by Daniel Eagan
Continuum Publng Group 9¾x7 pb [10/2009] for $17.96
Continuum Publng Group 10x7¼ hardcover [9/2009] for $97.06
Saving Cinema / Politics of Preservation book by Caroline Frick  "Saving Cinema: The Politics of Preservation" [2011]
by Caroline Frick

Oxford Univ Press 9x5¾ pb [1/2011] for $26.70
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 hardcover [1/2011] for $99.00
Hollywood Vault, Film Libraries before Home Video book by Eric Hoyt   "Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries Before Home Video" [2014]
by Eric Hoyt

Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [7/2014] for $23.99
Univ California Press 9x6 pb [7/2014] for $34.95
Univ California Press 9x6 hardcover [7/2014] for $65.00
Light Affliction / History of Film Preservation book by Michael Binder  "A Light Affliction: A History of Film Preservation and Restoration" [2015]
by Michael Binder

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2014] for $1.49 {sic}
LULU.com 9x6 pb [11/2015] for $14.69
LULU.com 9x6 hardcover [11/2015] for $30.51
In Search of Lost Films book by Phil Hall  "In Search of Lost Films" [2016]
by Phil Hall

Kindle Edition from BearManor Media [10/2016] for $9.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [7/2016] for $19.95
A Thousand Cuts / Collectors & Dealers book by Dennis Bartok & Jeff Joseph  "A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved The Movies" [2016] by Dennis Bartok & Jeff Joseph
featured people include notorious film pirate Al Beardsley, film historian Kevin Brownlow, movie producer Jon Davison, film historian/critic Leonard Maltin, actor Roddy McDowall, T.C.M. host Robert Osborne, and one-legged former Broadway dancer (and film collector) Tony Turano
Kindle Edition from Univ Press Mississippi [8/2016] for $9.24
Univ Press Mississippi 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2016] for $19.57

24 (and more?) recently-restored silent films from New Zealand archives on the N.F.P.F. website

List of Research & Preservation Archives
A.T.A.S. Archive of American Television
U.C.L.A. Film & TV Archive
U.C. Berkeley Pacific Film Archive
U.S.C Moving Image Archive
archivists listed at Silent Era website
Looser Than Loose / Media Services {is restoring silent films + home movies restoration service}
Lobster Films [est. 1985] of Paris, France
NitrateVille Forum: Talking, Collecting & Preserving Classic Film
Cinesation Film Preservation Festival [Sept 2010 = #20] in Massillon, Ohio
George Eastman House / Dryden Theatre / online archive, 1895 to present

Geoff Alexander's Academic Film Archive of North America [est. 2001]

The Film Foundation [est. 1990]

Intl. Federation of TV Archives        National Film Preservation Foundation        Europa Film Treasures, 1896 to today

National Film Registry of US Library of Congress

Assn. of Moving Image Archivists [est. 1990] of Hollywood, California       Intl. Federation of Film Archives       Deutches FilmMuseum [est. 1984] in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Cineric, Inc. - restoration & preservation & post production in N.Y.C.            Anthology Film Archives [est. 1970]


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