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Jason Grant McKahan <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 14 Jun 2006 10:54:45 -0400
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AFI Catalogue lists these films with keyword "Eugenics":

The Escape (1914), David W. Griffith Majestic Motion Picture Co.
Married in Name Only (1917), Edmund Lawrence Ivan Film Productions, Inc.
The Black Stork (1917), Leopold Wharton Wharton, Inc.
The Garden of Knowledge (1917),
The Very Idea (1920), Lawrence C. Windom Taylor Holmes Productions, Inc.
Their Mutual Child (1920), George L. Cox American Film Co., Inc.; Flying 
"A" Special
The Very Idea (1929), Richard Rosson RKO Productions

Unfortunately, most of these will be a challenge to find, if at all (the 
first by Griffith is lost; _The Black Stork_ was preserved as _Are you fit 
to marry_?). You might check with University of Michigan - Historical 
Health Film Collection 
( for 
early films.

Jason McKahan
Florida State U.

At 07:26 PM 6/11/2006, you wrote:
>Dear List:
>I'm planning a course about the Eugenics movement in America, covering, 
>race, disability, and sexuality. I'm trying to confine most of the 
>readings and screenings to pre-1945, except for a look at genetics, a la 
>Gattaca, and probably X-Men (if Last Stand's on DVD by late Fall). Besides 
>Birth of A Nation, and In The White Man's Image, can anyone think of good 
>films to use that have eugenics as theme either at forefront or as 
>undercurrent, in relation to race/dis/sex pre-1945? The course is a 
>thematic freshman composition course, not a film course, so I'm more 
>interested in things they can discuss more thematically, rather than 
>within a trajectory of film studies discourse.
>Johnson Cheu
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