Archive for 2010

Storing the Story of Dom DeLuise

posted December 30, 2010

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Nat Segaloff, the Los Angeles-based archivist for the Estate of Dom DeLuise, reports on the disposition of the great comedian’s collections, including the forthcoming donation of TV material to the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

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Categories: FeaturesOp-Ed

Bill Morrison, Poet of Decaying Film Stock

posted December 30, 2010

Bill Morrison, Poet of Decaying Film Stock

Renowned experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison has an unusual relation to the world of moving-image archives: He uses the qualities of deteriorating nitrate film stock for various artistic, expressive ends. He speaks here with Moving Image Archive News.

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Categories: Uncategorized

A New Book on Tennessee Williams’ Movie Colleagues

posted December 29, 2010

Read about new books about moving image forms, and their archiving, on our New Books pages. In Tennessee Williams and Company: His Essential Screen Actors (Hansen Publishing Group), John DiLeo presents his study of 11 actors, including Marlon Brando, Madeleine Sherwood, and Anna Magnani (see cover photo, left, where she appears with Williams on the

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Categories: Shorts

The Rise of Nollywood

posted December 29, 2010

The Rise of Nollywood

In a new book, researchers of contemporary African cinema describe the influence of French-language cinema of the 1960s, and what came after. Among many compelling perspectives on the film of the continent are those dealing with the extraordinary rise of “Nollywood” – cheaply made and highly popular films from Nigeria. Viewing African Cinema in the

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Categories: Shorts

New in Our Book Pages: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

posted December 27, 2010

New in Our Book Pages: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

When new books appear that relate to moving images in any format, Moving Image Archive News lists and describes them in the Books section. (If you know of any we’ve missed, please let us know through info@movingimagearchivenews.org.) We also ask authors to share their experiences of locating source material for their books – moving images

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Categories: Shorts

CPB Job Posting

posted December 20, 2010

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Archive Content Inventory Project (CIP) has advertised a job posting for archivists and librarians to help inventory archival public media assets nationwide. It is hiring “Saving What America Treasures” teams to visit archives, libraries, and public media broadcasting stations to inventory their collections. Information about applying is online. Deadline

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Categories: Jobs

San Francisco, Days Before the Great Earthquake

posted December 8, 2010

Aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; Library of Congress

From the Better Late Than Never department: The CBS News program, 60 Minutes, aired a fascinating segment in October 2010 about historic 1906 film of San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, Market Street, just days before the street and much of city were devastated by the great earthquake of 1906 and subsequent fire. The segment was about

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Categories: NewsOf Special Interest