Nestled within the Italian Alps, in the small village of San Leonardo, behind the doors of an abandoned jail cell, sat some of the world’s most cherished pieces of art. Together with a nearby repository in Campo Tures, it was estimated that the hidden artwork was worth about 500 million dollars. That was in 1945. […]
Posted by Richard Green on February 6, 2014, under Motion Pictures, Photographs, Preservation, Reference.
The gangster was an icon in the 1920s and 30s. While prohibition limited the sale of alcohol, the gangster smuggled in liquor from Canada and established speakeasies across the country. As the Great Depression left thousands unemployed, the gangster embodied a sense of rebellion. Gangsters were immortalized in cinema and talked about in the papers. […]
Posted by Richard Green on January 9, 2014, under Digitization, Motion Pictures.
It’s not very often that we celebrate the 110th anniversary of a film. When The Great Train Robbery debuted in December of 1903, Henry Ford had recently sold his first car, the Boston Americans had just won the first modern World Series, and Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States. Filmmaking was in its […]
Posted by Richard Green on December 3, 2013, under Digitization, Motion Pictures, Photographs, Preservation.
This week’s post is from Richard Green, an Archives Technician with the Motion Picture, Video and Recorded Sound Division of NARA’s Research Services. Richard is enrolled in the History and Library Science (HiLS) dual-degree graduate program at the University of Maryland. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand in the summer of 1914 sparked the beginning of World War I. […]
Posted by Richard Green on August 6, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
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