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"Richard J. Leskosky" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 7 Jan 1995 10:18:38 CST
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>>I've noticed a lot of where-to-find questions on this mailing list -- when I
>>was in the Ann Arbor Film Cooperative we had a big blue hardcover book that
>>lists all the movies available for rental in 16mm or 35mm and gives the name
>>the distributor (Swank, MGM, etc.) and the formats available.  The author's
>>name is Limbacher (or something close to that -- it's been a few years!).  The
>>guide is updated annually and is quite comprehensive.  I think it also has
>>(limited) directors and actors indexes.  I hope this helps --
>>Molly Olsen
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>James Limbacher is indeed the author you're thinking of, Molly.
>Can anyone tell me if, with the decline in 16mm rentals, Limbacher is still
>updating his guide?  The last edition of it I've got is 15 years old!
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>  Jeremy Butler                                  [log in to unmask]
The following seems to be the latest edition (1985) of Limbacher:
AUTHOR:     Limbacher, James L.
  TITLE:      Feature films : a directory of feature films on 16mm and
                 videotape available for rental, sale, and lease / compiled
                 and edited under the direction of James L. Limbacher.
  EDITION:    8th ed.
  PUBL.:      New York ; London : Bowker,
  FORMAT:     ix, 758 p. ; 29 cm.
  DATE:       1985
  SUBJECT:    Motion pictures--United States--Catalogs.
  ISBN:       0835219291 :
  CONTENTS:   Bibliography: p. 749-750.
  NOTES:      Previous ed.: 1982.
              Includes index.
There used to be updates printed in one of the Library journals, but I
don't recall which one or whether they still do that.  Limbacher himself is
retired, I believe.
--Richard Leskosky
Richard J. Leskosky                     office phone: (217) 244-2704
Assistant Director                      FAX: (217) 244-2223
Unit for Cinema Studies                 University of Illinois