Harold Russell is an anomaly in film history. When Russell was cast in the classic film, The Best Years of Our Lives, he had practically no acting experience. Despite being the only person to win two Academy Awards for the same performance, Russell had no desire to be an actor. Moreover, Russell’s rise to stardom came in […]
Posted by Richard Green on May 27, 2014, under Digitization, Military, Motion Pictures.
Today’s post is by Criss Kovac. Criss is the supervisor of the National Archives’ Motion Picture Preservation Lab. In honor of Veterans Day, we are proud to share the National Archives’ digital restoration of John Huston’s Let There Be Light, the groundbreaking film about the treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of soldiers returning […]
Posted by Audrey Amidon on November 7, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation.
This week I’m posting several examples of posters from the series Paper Show Exhibition Poster Sets, ca. 1974 – ca. 1994 (306-PSP). These posters were created by the United States Information Agency for exhibits they referred to as “Paper Shows”, which were pieced together using multiple posters to create a multi-panel display. The entire series […]
Posted by Billy Wade on November 1, 2013, under Digitization, Photo of the Week, Posters, Preservation, Reference.
This week I’m posting photographs from the Bureau of Public Roads and its successor the Federal Highway Administration. These images relate to the Washington, D.C. area and are just a few examples of what can be found in the series Historical Photograph Files, 1896-1963 (30-N) and General Photograph Files, 1954-1984 (406-G), which both contain photos […]
Posted by Billy Wade on September 27, 2013, under Digitization, Photo of the Week, Photographs.
Photographs posted this week come from one of my favorite series, “Airscapes” of American and Foreign Areas, 1917 – 1964″ (18-AA). Click on the images below to view higher resolution versions. Local Identifier: 18-AA-138-5. Washington, D.C. – Keystone Bombardment airplanes of 2nd Bombardment Group. April 23, 1931. Local Identifier: 18-AA-139-2. Washington, D.C. – Griffith Stadium. […]
Posted by Billy Wade on September 13, 2013, under Digitization, Photo of the Week, Photographs.
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