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News from George Eastman House

From THS Member TIM WAGNER:

Here at George Eastman House, we’ve just completed a small milestone that I’d like to share with THS.  In conjunction with Kodak Research and Development, the Motion Picture Dept. has been able to place a few of our favorite films online – just in time for the holidays!   The following link http://dryden.eastmanhouse.org/sneak-peek/  will provide the opportunity to view 10 short films from our collection. 

Of particular interest to THS members, is a short film titled, “LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES”, which features some cinema exteriors.  This 1948 film provides a unique look at the evolution of the production of cinema.  This promotional film was designed both to celebrate the work of major Hollywood studios as well as to keep post-war audiences going to the movies. The Oscar contenders for 1948 are featured in the piece to help bring a little glamour to the documentary and, likely, to try to help boost ticket sales. In addition to familiar stories of Hollywood film production, distribution and exhibition, the film showcases the importance of motion picture celluloid by looking closely at the creation of Kodak film stocks in a variety of locations including George Eastman House’s hometown of Rochester, New York.

Enjoy!

Every emailand everything Eastman House relatedis made possible by the generosity of our donors. If you are a donor already, thank you.  You help bring photography, motion pictures, and George Eastman to the world.  If you’re not yet a donor, we need you! Please make a gift to the Museum’s year-end appeal  http://www.eastmanhouse.org/get-involved/support.php 

 And remember, memberships to George Eastman House make excellent gifts for everyone on your list.  http://www.eastmanhouse.org/get-involved/membership.php They’ll thank you all year long, and so will we!

Tim Wagner
Film Technician
Motion Picture Dept.
George Eastman House

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  1. Joan Lengyel

    Excellent news Kaen. Am I to understand that we can DVD’s of this presentation. Do you think it might be on TV?

  2. Joan Lengyel

    Excellent news Kaen. Am I to understand that we can DVD’s of this presentation. Do you think it might be on TV?

  3. Joan Lengyel

    Yikes what a messy message. Sorry

  4. Joan Lengyel

    Yikes what a messy message. Sorry

  5. Not sure if they are only available on line or if they will be on DVD. Maybe there is a “contact” button on the website? Happy Holidays to You!

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