Archive for 'Motion Pictures'
This post was written by Steve Greene. Steve is the Special Media Holdings Coordinator for the Presidential Libraries System. Previously, he was the audiovisual archivist for the Nixon Presidential Materials. Despite being cataloged, described, and housed at the National Archives for decades, the films created by the U.S. Military during World War II still hold […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on September 9, 2014, under Military, Motion Pictures.
This week’s story features a winter fashion show from French designer Pierre Cardin. Along with several coats, an “astronaut-inspired dress” is presented. From the release sheet: FASHIONS Pierre Cardin shows his winter fashions at Versailles. Coats are of thick, woven wool; evening dresses show a lot of sequins; and there’s even a space-age cocktail dress! […]
This post was written by Heidi Holmstrom. Heidi works in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you already know that there are some amazing films at the National Archives and Records […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on September 3, 2014, under Motion Pictures.
On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland, marking the official start of the Second World War. Sixteen days later, Russia invaded Poland from the east. By the end of September, Poland had succumbed to the dual attacks. The nation was divided between Russia and Germany according to boundaries established in a secret clause of a nonaggression […]
What would you do if you were a popular general in the United States Army, a tireless advocate for military aviation, and instead of getting a promotion to Chief of the Air Service, you were demoted and sent halfway across the country? If it was 1925 and your name was Billy Mitchell, you might just have a giant barbecue, complete with a […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on August 27, 2014, under Military, Motion Pictures.
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