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[W.H. Tilley Collection, no. 2 - 1950s]

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

Paul Tilley

W. Hope Tilley

Description:

"This collection of 16mm clips was originally shot and compiled in the 1950s by W.H. Tilley. Footage features images of downtown St. Louis (including St. Louis Union Station), Philadelphia's Independence Hall, 'Demolishing of Deaf School' (1956), the Texas State Capitol and Congress Avenue, Barton Springs (1953), exterior and interior views of the Tilley home (1953), the flag and Capitol building at sunrise, and sightseeing in Montreal (including parades, a carriage, and views from Mt. Royal)" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.


$24 Purchase, The

Date produced: 1952

Filmmaker(s):

Terry Manos

Description:

"Terry Manos is one New Yorker who has outdone himself (and all other native or visiting filmers) in recording on film the glittering surface of the world's greatest metropolis and America's premier tourist attraction. For The $24 Purchase is authoritatively stamped with the unfailing precision of the Manos technique, the perfection of his lighting and exposures, the beauty and balance of his compositions. Accompanying it is a musical score (admirably recorded) that is generally fresh and germane to the subject, a narrative that (although burdened unduly by the factual trivia of the tourist barker) is delivered with professional skill. In other words, here is a superb visual document. But a document only. For The $24 Purchase records only that surface city which the eye may see. Missing from its makeup are the searching, individual comments on that city of one human mind. Missing also — and perhaps more importantly — are the evocative emotions of one human heart, a heart reacting freely and unafraid of emotion to Manhattan's towers and tenements, to her opulent splendor and her economic ghettos. The film — tragically, if you will — has omitted any message. And, perhaps only by the margin of this omission, it has missed greatness as well." Movie Makers, Dec. 1952, 340.


49 Days on a Freighter

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Morris H. Aldersmith

Description:

"...a record of his trip to Australia." (Sharcott)


Acapulco—Mexican Riviera

Date produced: 1951

Filmmaker(s):

Harold Ramser

Description:

"Harold Ramser's 'Acapulco—Mexican Riviera' is a beautiful Kodachrome documentary of the colorful Mexican resort city." American Cinematographer, May 1952, 224.


Adventure of the Galloping Geese, The

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"An eight week Western camping trip in the summer of 1936 by seven boys from the Hartford, Connecticut area, under the leadership of Ken Strong, a Hartford Seminary graduate. Filmed by then teenage amateur movie maker Robbins Barstow (1919-2010)." Center for Home Movies.


Adventures with African Wildlife

Date produced: 1978

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"In the summer of 1978, Robbins Barstow and his wife Meg, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA, took a four-week East African Safari Tour to Tanzania and Kenya, sponsored by the New York Zoological Society. This African wildlife adventure film includes scenes of 53 different species of animals and birds, filmed in the wild, among them Elephant, Giraffe, Rhino, Hippo, Lion, Leopard, Zebra, Wildebeest, Cheetah, and Impala." Archive.org


African Life

Date produced: 1947

Filmmaker(s):

Julian Gromer

Description:

"Details a journey from New York to Lagos and beyond the interior of Nigeria. Footage includes shots of daily traditional life in the village and concludes with a battle scene between two tribes brandishing spears and bows and arrows." Chicago Film Archives


Alaska

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Sidney N. Laverents

Description:

"Sid and Charlotte take a trip to Prudhoe Bay, the Alaskan pipe-line, and other points of interest in Alaska." UCLA Film & Television Archive.


Alaskan Cyclorama

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

R. C. Denny

Description:

"It is only natural that a picture that has to do with a trip to Alaska would have a great deal of scenic footage. How to make that scenic footage, in which there is no action, interesting and seem to have action was the thing that Denny accomplished." Home Movies, June 1939, 227.


America

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

William H. Barlow

Description:

"America, among the three films given special mention, is an ambitious scenic epic being compiled by William H. Barlow. The plan is to cover all of the prominent beauty spots of this country, building the sequences of them into a monumental film document. Yet each reel is so planned and titled that it can be separately screened. The reels that have already been completed present a combination of beautiful photography, intelligent planning and editing and skillful titling that has not been surpassed in similar professional work." Movie Makers, Dec. 1930, 788.


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