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Me and Mine

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Herbert Miller

Description:

"A family film with intertitles made for the Amateur Cinema League. The film follows the adventures of Herbert Miller, Jr., with his parents, his dog Chips, and his toys, including a pedal car and a teddy bear. Other segments show a ski trip to Mount Hood and a Miller's Paint store." Archives West.


Doubley Dear

Date produced: 1962

Filmmaker(s):

Jewell Dawson

Description:

"Twin boys wreak havoc on a park when their dad falls asleep on their picnic." Sacramento Public Library.


Magic Circle, The

Date produced: 1923

Filmmaker(s):

Alexander Black

Description:

"Alexander Black imagines his grandchildren appearing around him in a swirl of double-exposed trick cinematography." UC Berkeley Library.


Oliver Twist

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

David Bradley

Description:

David Bradley's amateur feature film adaptation of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist.


Everyone’s Coming to the Guild!

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"Barstow created this depiction of the Hudson Guild, a community center in Manhattan's Chelsea District, while a "Boys' Group Worker" at the Hudson Guild Neighborhood House." Via Vimeo upload.


Touring Paris with Two Grandchildren

Date produced: 1992

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"In September 1992, Robbins Barstow and his wife Meg, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary by spending ten days visiting their son David and his family in Paris, France. Their two grandchildren, Geoffrey and Suzanna, showed them the sights of the city of lights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Grand Opera House, and the Louvre." Archive.org


Streetcar to Heaven

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

"Filmed by Arthur H. Smith of San Francisco, the story opens with Jackie, a lad of 4 years, playing on the sidewalk near his home. Observing a kitten crossing the street, his natural inclination toward pets impels him to run into the street after it. An unseen car bears down upon the boy and the driver is unable to avoid striking him down. Jackie is rushed to the hospital where his life is saved with difficulty, although he will be permanently crippled. The doctor advises Jackie's parents that although he has survived the operation, the lad has only a short time to live." Home Movies, Dec. 1946, 749.


Spy Scoop, The

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

A group of children who film newsreels attempt to track down an escaped Nazi agent in their community.


Mischief Maker, The

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

"A comic vignette starring Smith's son Dennis." Center for Home Movies.


Fantasy of Dreams

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith

Description:

"Amateur drama of a girl's dreams inspired by a Mother Goose book." Center for Home Movies.


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