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Álava en fiesta [Party in Álava]

Date produced: 1981

Filmmaker(s):

Eloy González Gavilán

Description:

El filme comienza con personas preparándose para la fiesta del pueblo. Gente cocina, decora, come y bebe vino. A esto siguen imágenes de una competencia de motocicletas, gente en las calles comprando largas tiras de ajo, competencias en el pueblo, arquitectura y esculturas, calles muy llenas y finalmente tomas de juegos de feria durante la noche.

The film begins with people getting ready for a party of the town. People are cooking, decorating, eating and drinking wine. There are images of a motorcycle competition, people in the streets buying large strips of garlic, competitions in the town, architecture and sculpture, very crowded streets and finally a few shots of games in a fair at night.


Memories of the New York World’s Fair

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Frank Pezzano

Description:

"The film, titled 'Memories of the New York World's Fair' by filmmaker Frank J. Pezzano documents the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Pezzano edited the film and included hand-drawn and typed intertitles identifying the various locations and activities he filmed." Archives Center, National Museum of American History.


Fairland Days

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Arthur H. Smith


[Chicago Fair Film]

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Bill Turnbull

Description:

"Bill Turnbull of Denver entered several 8mm subjects of the Chicago Fair. To our mind they were among the very best pictures of that event that had been submitted to us in the past two years. His pictures were well cut, nicely edited and deserving of honorable mention." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1936, 73.


Dear Jim

Date produced: 1952

Filmmaker(s):

John R. Kibar

Evelyn Kibar

Description:

"It stars a young boy, named Bill, who writes to his friend Jim, reflecting on their times together the previous summer. Title cards of the boy’s handwritten letter are interspersed with images of their summer highlights, including scenes of fishing, automobile stunts of “Bob King and his Devil Drivers,” and a motorcycle hill climb competition." Chicago Film Archives


New York World’s Fair

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph W. Smiley

Description:

"R.W. Smiley who produced New York World's Fair is at the head of the Publicity Department of the Royal-Liverpool Group of Insurance Companies, and made this film to show the visiting agents of those companies what the Fair was like, so that they might have an idea of what they could see, before ever they visited the Fair" ("Program Notes," 1940).


New York World’s Fair

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Cyrus Pinkham

Description:

"A clever, artfully-shot, and carefully-edited amateur film of the 1939 New York World's Fair." oldfilm.org


Black Book and Camera

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Rose Dabbs

Stuart Dabbs

Description:

"Black Book and Camera has good old George, you know George, photographing all the pretty lassies at the World's Fair. He then asks for their names and addresses so that he can send them a photo. Wouldn't a black book full of names and addresses be worth a pretty penny? W-e-l-l. . . George gets a lot of pretty pictures, but as for those names and addresses. . ." PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 37.


Festival Michigan

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

Cornelius Vanden Broek

Description:

"In Festival Michigan, Cornelius Vanden Broek undertook to record all of the fairs and community festivals that occur in the State of Michigan throughout the year. He was prompted to make this record for the benefit of many friends who were not able to attend them and thus to provide them with a vicarious participation. The usual parades, crowning a queen of this or that, live stock, home preserves, midway attractions and various contests for young folks are all here, done with pleasantly brief sequencing. A lively commentary accompanies the film. On the whole, this rather formidable undertaking results in a pleasant and completely honest endeavor. Mr. Vanden Broek achieved his goal with fine spirit." Movie Makers, Dec. 1953, 334.


San Diego Exposition

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Henry Linek

Description:

"This picture was given first prize in the Los Angeles Cinema Club annual contest." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1936, 73.


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