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May 1999, Week 3


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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 20 May 1999 14:32:52 -0500
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Here's an interesting new online resource:

In its years as America's leading purveyor of infotainment, Fox Movietone
generated some 75 million feet of newsreel film and outtakes. The
University of
South Carolina has managed to get their hands on some 11 million feet of that,
including all outtakes from 1919-1934 - and, as anyone knows, there is often
much more of historical interest in what someone didn't want you to see
than in
what they did. In addition, the university possesses complete reels from
September, 1942 to August 1944, with a lot of WWII action. On the site, you
can watch RealPlayer files of the Navy dirigible Los Angeles and its blimp
escorts as it cruises over New York City in 1929, an air show crash in Spokane
in 1944, and Adolf Hitler at a 1932 rally.

(Blurb from Netsurfer Digest, vol. 5:

Jeremy Butler
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Telecommunication & Film/University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa

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