October 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
Early days (started June ’13) of a mapping project to track the criss-crossing and potential correlation of magic shows with movie shows in 1920s Colorado. Yes, only two entries so far, and just barely learning to use the GIS software… Watch me grow!
Why Colorado, you ask? I do like the mountains, but even more, I like the open-access digitized archive of local historic newspapers, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, that has extensive coverage of newspapers up and until 1923 (copyright restrictions for later date, ach!), and which I can access from my home :-).
September 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
June 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
This is, simply, astonishing:
August 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
Just stumbled across this online version of the The Reel Journal (1926), self-described as “The Film Trade Paper of The SouthWest”, and which seems heavy on the Kansas area. Of course, one could always go to boxoffice.com, since that’s the name under which this magazine is published today: its vault is free of charge and copies can be PDF downloaded.
May 14, 2011 § 1 Comment
The Media History Digital Library has finished digitizing the entire run of The Film Daily from 1922 to 1929. That’s right : fully searchable AND fully viewable copies of The Film Daily, on top of the Photoplay issues and Moving Picture World they had already digitized. This is fantastic work from David Pierce and Eric Hoyt of USC. And they’re promising MORE volumes of those three publications later this year. Wow !
March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
and also a trove of information for those studying Japanese cinema : Yale University (and Aaron Gerow) are posting a link to explore their material covering Japanese cinema in their collections. (Beyond Yale U. Gerow’s and Abé Mark Nornes’s Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies is still essential to the Japanese film scholar)
March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
This is huge :
Watch Thanhouser Films Online
With the increased popularity of online video delivery combined with the mission for Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc., I am pleased to provide streaming video to all 56 films currently available on the Thanhouser DVD collection at no charge.
Not to mention the other goodies from the Thanhouser.org website maintained by the grandson of studio founder Edwin Thanhouser. What every studio ought to to, really.
August 26, 2009 § Leave a comment
This is a list of US silent film magazines that you may read online through Googlebooks:
“The Aristocrat of motion picture magazines”: Photoplay
“Service to Exhibitors”: Motion Picture News
Transactions of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers
July 27, 2009 § Leave a comment
Fantastic news from DocMovies:
Variety is in the process of scanning every issue of Variety and Daily Variety from 1910 to the present to create a searchable digital archive that will offer detailed chronicle of showbiz’s history and evolution.
The full-page scanning process will allow readers to see entire pages, including advertisements.
The full archive is expected to be available by early next year as a paid offering via Variety.com, with licenses available for libraries and other institutions.
Why isn’t it next year already ?
March 28, 2009 § 1 Comment
March 25, 2009
Library of Congress Makes More Assets and Information Available Through New-Media Initiatives
YouTube and iTunes Launches Will Follow Groundbreaking Flickr Pact to Bring More Treasures to the Public
The Library of Congress will begin sharing content from its vast video and audio collections on the YouTube and Apple iTunes web services as part of a continuing initiative to make its incomparable treasures more widely accessible to a broad audience. The new Library of Congress channels on each of the popular services will launch within the next few weeks.