In an effort to provide information on recently declassified motion pictures and sound recordings the Motion Picture, Sound and Video Branch will publish a quarterly list of newly declassified records. This quarter’s list consists of films from a series of Army records (Local Identifier 319-IDF/National Archives Identifier 7851390)*. They are intelligence reports that were obtained […]
Posted by Laurel on April 8, 2014, under Declassification Quarterly Reports, Military, Motion Pictures.
With the 110th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s birth, we are reminded of his enormous impact on children’s literature. Less remembered, however, was his time spent serving in the US Army’s Information and Education Division. During World War II, Theodor Seuss Geisel inspired thousands of soldiers and honed his storytelling skills. And, before there were cats wearing […]
Posted by Richard Green on March 4, 2014, under Digitization, Motion Pictures, Reference.
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.
Before the advent of televised network news programs and the 24 hour news cycle on cable and the internet, newsreels were one of the main sources people had for news. One of five major newsreel companies, Universal Studios produced and released newsreels which were shown in movie theaters, twice a week, from 1929 until 1967. Each release usually […]
Posted by Jim Konicek on December 30, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference, Universal News Collection.
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