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.
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