Photo Info:Welcome to the Film History and Resources page.
As will become obvious early on, this is a constantly evolving project. The goal of this page is to provide information on various aspects of film history. There will be featured articles, news, guest commentary, etc. Some sections are ready now. Others are still being developed and hope to be in place soon. Your comments, criticisms, suggestions are not only welcomed, but encouraged.
Preservation of Historic FilmsPrevious:
An article from Transactions of the SMPE from 1926 regarding Film Preservation and Historical Importance of Films.
Tranferring Nitrate-base Motion Pictures to New Stock
A July 1982 Article from Technical Photography detailing the methods of the National Archives in transferring Nitrate film to safety film.
Restoration of the 1921 Maurice Tourneur Film "THE CUB"
A report on a unique joint effort of the National Archives of Canada, Library of Congress and George Eastman House along with the AFI in restoring this film utilizing existing 28mm elements.
Optical Printer Article from SMPE 1940
This article is from the files of the SMPE (Society of Motion Picture Engineers)Journal, December 1940. Authored by then head of the Library of Congress Motion Picture Division John Bradley, this article describes Specifications of an Optical designed to handle Shrunken and brittle film.
A Short History of the Paper Print Restoration Project at the Library of Congress
An article I wrote that appeared in the AMIA newsletter, Spring 1997 issue, that mainly deals with the current restoration of the Paper Print material currently being done at the Library's Motion Picture Conservation Center in Dayton, Ohio. Also contains a short history of the project.
Technicolor Lab on Wheels 1916/17:
Misc.: (Stills, Lobby Cards, Posters, Etc.)
Also under construction- will contain short biographical sketches of industy pioneers, some well known, some not, but all made significant contributions to the development of the film industry.
Carl Louis Gregory
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