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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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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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J. Fred MacDonald

posted April 22, 2015

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One of the true originals of moving-image archiving, J. Fred MacDonald, has died. A longtime professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University until his retirement, he amassed one of the world’s largest personal collections of films of celebrated variety.

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The First Queen of Celebrity Gossip: Rona Barrett

posted April 1, 2015

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Reelin' in the Years, a San Diego-based footage-licensing company, dusts off Rona Barrett's Hollywood interviews; those join the archives of David Frost and the Merv Griffin Show in the company's offerings, along with the music footage that was formerly Reelin's focus. More archive additions are on the way.

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Twenty Five Recordings Named American Treasures

posted March 26, 2015

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The US Library of Congress has announced this year’s 25 additions to its National Recording Registry, bringing the number of recordings on the listing of the country's key recordings to 425. The Registry serves to remind Americans that sound recordings, like audio-visual ones, require careful preservation, and that they’re something to marvel at and cherish.

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