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Redress for A Giant of Costume Design

posted August 12, 2015

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In the 1950s, Hollywood gave Orry-Kelly his due: three Oscars for costume design. Now he is being belatedly recognized in his native Australia with a biographical film, a major exhibit, and publication of his rediscovered (but never quite lost) memoir.

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T-Model Hank Rides and Tucson Boys Sing

posted July 28, 2015

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Thanks to a grant from the federally backed National Film Preservation Foundation, two films from Arizona are assured preservation: one about a T-Model Ford tour guide, the other about a Tucson choir for boys. They join films the NFPF supported last year, about Yaqui ceremonies and a grand church mission complex from the 18th century.

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Crumbling Movie Houses that Were Main Attractions

posted July 17, 2015

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With his riveting images, photographer Matt Lambros seeks to preserve the magic, if not the bricks and mortar, of the shuttered cinema palaces of America.

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Keeping Frank and Caroline Mouris Animated

posted June 25, 2015

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Three films that animator Frank Mouris prepared while a graduate student at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture, and that are now in the possession of Yale’s Film Study Center, have just been guaranteed preservation through a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

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A Scheme that Made Film Flourish Amidst Apartheid

posted May 17, 2015

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A Cape Town production company is reviving a surprising flourishing of film-making featuring black actors and African languages in 1980s apartheid-era South Africa.

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