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Classic Film Museum links

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:26 am
by silentfilm
In case you are thinking about visiting a museum somewhere in the world devoted to silent or classic film or performers, I thought I would list a few links. Feel free to add a your own links to this thread. I've been to the AMMI, the Niles Essanay and the Deutsches Filmmuseum and I can recommend them.

The Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston, Cumbria, UK
http://www.laurel-and-hardy.co.uk/home.htm

The Laurel & Hardy Museum in Harlem, Georgia. http://www.laurelandhardymuseum.org/

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma.
http://www.willrogers.com/

American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York
http://www.movingimage.us/site/site.php

National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/

The Niles Essanay Film Museum in Fremont, California
http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org/

The Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfort, Germany
http://www.deutschesfilmmuseum.de/pre/ft1.php?id=body&main=startindex&img=3img1&ass=1

BFI Southbank in the UK
http://www.bfi.org.uk/

The Tom Mix Museum in Dewey, Oklahoma does not have a website, but here is a page from the city's website describing the museum.
http://www.cityofdewey.com/index.asp?Type=B_LOC&SEC=%7B912375B6-EF47-4103-8AF5-8F27E116853B%7D&DE=%7BF583E719-2D3B-4489-BDAB-B41D3D99054E%7D

The William S. Hart Ranch and Museum in Newhall, California
http://www.hartmuseum.org/

The Dutch Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
http://www.filmmuseum.nl/website/exec/frontpageread/fecaejedjcj?id=66696c6d6d757365756d-722-6e6c2e66696c6d6d757365756d2e50616765

The George Eastman house in Syracuse, New York
http://www.eastmanhouse.org/

The Norman Studios Silent Film Museum in Jacksonville, Florida
http://normanstudios.org/

The Museum of Lone Pine Film History
http://www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org/museum.htm

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:39 pm
by Rollo
I visited the Cinémathèque française in Paris last May and was stunned by the additions to its permanent Méliès collection: hundreds of artifacts, costumes, props, and drawings, as well as his films, which are in continuous presentation. A marvelous museum.

La Cinémathèque française
http://www.cinematheque.fr/fr/la-cinematheque-francaise.html

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:10 am
by silentfilm
International Museum of Film and Entertainment in Rome, Italy

Curios of international filmmaking: cameras, projectors, posters etc. An important collection of Italian silent films.
Via Portuense 101 - phone 06 37 00 266
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.mics.pagehere.com
Hours: guided tours only, Tuesday, Thursday 16 - 17.30 (French),
and Saturday 17 (Italian). Other languages only by appointment.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:06 pm
by rollot24
When I was in San Diego, CA a couple of years ago, one of the museums in Balboa Park had a whole section devoted to films made in SD. I remember one of the cases had a hat belonging to Roscoe Arbuckle.

(Of course part of the park's architecture became Xanadu in CITIZEN KANE)

Not sure how much of the display is permanent.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:46 pm
by silentfilm
The Norman Silent Film Museum in Jacksonville, Florida:

http://www.normanstudiossfm.org/Gallery.html