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Margaret Conneely Collection, Chicago Film Archives

Identifier:

  • F.2005-01-0225 (Source: http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/collections/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/4797)

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

Margaret Conneely

Languages:

English

Length:

262 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Magnetic

Awards/Recognition:

PSA Harris B. Tuttle Trophy 1956, PSA Ten Best 1956

Description:

"The story of a little girl and the doll she wanted for Christmas. She asked for a fairy princess, got just a doll, but then the doll comes to life and dances, delighting the disillusioned miss and the film ends on a happy note." PSA Journal, Nov. 1956, 22.

Resources:

Margaret Conneely Collection at the Chicago Film Archives: http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/collections/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/12

In 2005, Chicago Film Archives was awarded its first grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) to preserve the film.

The film was one of 16 shorts included in Dwight Swanson's "Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives".

Locations:

  • Chicago, IL (Filming)

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Chicago Film Archives

Screenings:

  • "Amateur Night" at the Greenbelt Theatre, November 14, 2015, Greenbelt, M.D.
  • "Amateur Night" at Cube Cinema, April 2014, Bristol, England
  • "Amateur Night" at the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival, October 4, 2014, Saginaw, MI
  • "Amateur Night" at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, August 12, 2012, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • "Amateur Night" at the Family Fiction Film Project, October 9, 2012, Porto, Portugal
  • "Amateur Night" at the Nantucket Historical Association, July, 2012, Nantucket, MA
  • "Amateur Night" at the Walker Art Center, April 19, 2012, Minneapolis, MN
  • Chicago Film Society at the Portage Theatre, December 21, 2011, Chicago, I.L.
  • "Amateur Night" at the Wisconsin Film Festival, November 19, 2011, Madison, WI
  • "Amateur Night" at the Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Nov. 4, 2011, Austin, TX
  • "Amateur Night" at the Wexner Arts Center, October 16, 2011, Columbus, OH
  • "Amateur Night" at the Academy Film Archive, October 15, 2011, Hollywood, CA
  • "Amateur Night" at the Pacific Film Archive, September 22, 2011, Berkeley, CA
  • "Amateur Night" at the Boulder Public Library, September 15, 2011, Boulder, CO
  • "Amateur Night" at the Calgary Cinematheque, August 12, 2011 , Calgary, AB
  • "Amateur Night" at the International House, May 4, 2011, Philadelphia, P.A.
  • "Amateur Night" at the Gene Siskel Film Center, May 1, 2011, Chicago, I.L.
  • "Amateur Night" at the Cleveland Cinematheque, March 25, 2011, Cleveland, O.H.
  • "Amateur Night" at The Andy Warhol Museum (Premiere of Amateur Night films), January 22, 2011, Pittsburgh, P.A.

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