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by David Pierce
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: Lantern site issues
Replies: 4
Views: 3881

Re: Lantern site issues Camera Yearbook 1919

Let's give Frank Keenan a big hand. That volume wasn't scanned by Media History Digital Library. It was contributed by the California State Library and indexed into Lantern. Our approach is that we are grateful for the work of others, even if it is not perfect. We hope that others will feel the sam...
by David Pierce
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: Lantern site issues
Replies: 4
Views: 3881

Re: Lantern site issues

The Lantern server (and search) was down for several hours today to double the amount of RAM. This will enhance our search platform’s speed, reliability, and capacity for the foreseeable future.

David Pierce
http://www.mediahistoryproject.org
http://lantern.mediahist.org
by David Pierce
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: MIKE Intact?
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: MIKE Intact?

Whoever prepared the Wikipedia page apparently consulted the Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Database . The record for MIKE notes that the film was preserved by MGM, and is missing reels 3 and 4. This information came from the Library of Congress, but the information does not state ...
by David Pierce
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Thomas H. Ince "Silver Sheet" newsletters online
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Thomas H. Ince "Silver Sheet" newsletters online

Those images are from the Margaret Herrick Library digital collections, specifically the section devoted to "Studio Publications."

David Pierce
by David Pierce
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: Hollywood Reporter
Replies: 5
Views: 8192

Re: Hollywood Reporter

What are the chances, I wonder, of Lantern getting "Hollywood Reporter?" It would be a great research tool. The Hollywood Reporter is on our list for the future. Currently, for mainstream trade magazines, we're scanning Boxoffice, and then moving to The Exhibitor. This is all based on the availabil...
by David Pierce
Sun May 14, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 2696

AMPAS: A Celebration of the David Shepard Film Collection

http://www.oscars.org/events/celebration-david-shepard-film-collection" target="_blank" target="_blank May 30 at 7:30 pm Linwood Dunn Theatre Pickford Center, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028 In celebration of David Shepard’s lifetime of film preservation, the Academy is pleased to offer a spec...
by David Pierce
Sun May 07, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Journey's End (30)
Replies: 23
Views: 4965

Re: Journey's End (30)

I just watched this for the first time. Unlike many, I don't usually have any problem with David Manners, but, here...amateurishly inadequate, shall I say. What an extraordinary performance by Colin Clive. Any sign of a restored version of this ever appearing? Where did you see the film? It is not ...
by David Pierce
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: Search Issues with Lantern?
Replies: 1
Views: 2128

Re: Search Issues with Lantern?

The system was unstable earlier today, and the systems administrator rebooted the server. I believe it has been working since then. David Pierce Founder & Director Media History Digital Library I've tried to run searches both with and without quotes today on two different computers, and always recei...
by David Pierce
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: Soft relaunch of Media History Digital Library website
Replies: 3
Views: 3141

Soft relaunch of Media History Digital Library website

The Media History Digital Library has relaunched its website with a new logo and a new, cleaner interface. Available for the first time are several hundred books from the Prelinger Library and the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. There are still a few areas that will be fixed before the formal rela...
by David Pierce
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: King of Jazz at NC Museum of Art - Friday 4/21
Replies: 0
Views: 927

King of Jazz at NC Museum of Art - Friday 4/21

The North Carolina premiere of the restored King of Jazz (1930) will be at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh on Friday, April 21st at 8 pm. Details and tickets at the museum website . Introducing the film will be David Pierce, co-author of the 2016 book King of Jazz: Paul Whiteman's Hollywood Revue , ...
by David Pierce
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: Media History Digital Library hit by virus attack
Replies: 5
Views: 3028

Re: Media History Digital Library hit by virus attack

I'm now having a problem with the Lantern site, it keeps sending me to an error page whatever I try to search, in quotes or not. We're in a soft launch for a new Media History Digital Library website. This replaces the problematic javascript that triggered some antivirus programs with a new impleme...
by David Pierce
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: How difficult would it be to digitize this movie?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: How difficult would it be to digitize this movie?

Spiny Norman wrote:It's the library of congress, right? Best thing is probably to ask them directly?
The database of holdings is hosted by the Library of Congress. This film is at the EYE Filmmuseum.

Their website is https://www.eyefilm.nl/en
by David Pierce
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: ISO rare 1920s issues of American Cinematographer
Replies: 0
Views: 2434

ISO rare 1920s issues of American Cinematographer

Luci Marzola and the Media History Digital Library are working with the Margaret Herrick Library and the ASC to find and digitize every issue of American Cinematographer from the 1920s. The Media History Digital Library has posted issues through the mid-1930s , while many of the issues we couldn't f...
by David Pierce
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Washington, DC: King of Jazz (1930)
Replies: 0
Views: 888

Washington, DC: King of Jazz (1930)

Come join authors James Layton and David Pierce for the Washington, DC, premiere of the newly restored King of Jazz (1930). We'll be introducing the film, doing an Q&A afterwards and then signing books afterwards. Saturday, December 03, 2016, at 1:20 pm. See the AFI program listing . And check out t...
by David Pierce
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Booklet of 1916 players
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: Booklet of 1916 players

http://archive.org/stream/motionpicturestu00moti#page/72/mode/2up" target="_blank Might help ID some old-time players..... Posted by the Media History Digital Library from a copy held by the Museum of Modern Art Library. We also posted the 1917, 1918 and 1920 editions: https://archive.org/stream/mo...
by David Pierce
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: New browser format no longer "Search Highlighted"?
Replies: 13
Views: 6232

Re: New browser format no longer "Search Highlighted"?

The problem seems to differ from publication to publication. Searches of the Motion Picture Herald and Film Daily have been sending me to the wrong page for some time (typically either the page before or the page after the correct one) but now the highlighting also doesn't appear. However, I tried ...
by David Pierce
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: List of 7200+ Lost U.S. Silent Feature Films
Replies: 39
Views: 8428

Re: List of 7200+ Lost U.S. Silent Feature Films

There were some errors in the original database that have been corrected (including The Beloved Rogue ). I used the AFI Catalog as the basis for the silent feature film survival study, and as The Honeymoon (1928) was not released in the United States, the AFI did not include it. Also, as the study d...
by David Pierce
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Early Technicolor Musicals presentation at AFI Silver 7/30
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Re: Early Technicolor Musicals presentation at AFI Silver 7/

Sorry it wasn't clear. The nitrate prints are held by the BFI and Warner Bros., and they were kind enough to make digital transfers for our presentations. We would love to give this presentation at the BFI in the future, but we're focused on "King of Jazz: Paul Whiteman's Technicolor Revue" for the ...
by David Pierce
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Early Technicolor Musicals presentation at AFI Silver 7/30
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Early Technicolor Musicals presentation at AFI Silver 7/30

As part of the AFI Silver's tribute to films produced in Technicolor, I'll be giving a presentation based on research for the book, "The Dawn of Technicolor: 1915-1930," about early Technicolor musicals. In addition to rare photographs, we'll be showing digital transfers from nitrate prints at the B...
by David Pierce
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)
Replies: 19
Views: 4583

Re: Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)

These shorts didn't just appear out of nowhere. They were part of a charity fund-raising project - that's why all the stars from multiple studios were able to appear. From Variety, March 18, 1936, p. 6, available here on Media History Digital Library. "Series of color shorts being made by Louis Lewy...
by David Pierce
Mon May 30, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: RIP Bob Birchard
Replies: 61
Views: 15982

Re: RIP Bob Birchard

I've known Bob Birchard, pretty well, since the 1980s, when Marc Wanamaker suggested I reach out to him. Bob's day job back then was as a sound editor for television animation. The breadth of his knowledge was remarkable. In most of his endeavors - whether Hollywood Heritage, the Cinecon, the AFI ca...
by David Pierce
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New from Grapevine
Replies: 26
Views: 3926

Re: New from Grapevine

http://www.grapevinevideo.com/index.html" target="_blank The LOC database shows no holdings for Johnny Hines' LUCK in any archives. So presumably this only survives in a private collection(s?). LUCK was released by the Kodascope Libraries in 16mm. The film survives in private collections, but no ar...
by David Pierce
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: HOLLYWOOD TRAITORS
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Re: HOLLYWOOD TRAITORS

Allan Ryskind was interviewed about the book on C-Span's book interview program, After Words. He speaks about his father's interest in conservative politics and presents a view of the Hollywood Ten and the blacklist which I had never heard before. Allan Ryskind, son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Mor...
by David Pierce
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: KING OF JAZZ - Carnegie Hall
Replies: 11
Views: 1894

Re: KING OF JAZZ - Carnegie Hall

Just came across a mention that when Universal was preparing KING OF JAZZ, that they filmed one of Paul Whiteman's Carnegie Hall concerts in 1928. Does anybody know what happened to it? Could you provide a citation? It would be a major accomplishment if Universal was doing remote sound recording on...
by David Pierce
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Richard the Lion-Hearted (1923) Exists
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: Richard the Lion-Hearted (1923)

We'll confirm with CNC and then add the title to the next website update.

David
by David Pierce
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Looking for High Res. Scan from 1920 Motion Picture News.
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: Looking for High Res. Scan from 1920 Motion Picture News

The hi-rez scans are online and available for free download. They are in JP2000 format, which for materials like this is just as good as TIFF. Directions are on our FAQ page . If you need additional help, send me an IM. David Pierce Founder, Media History Digital Library http://mediahistoryproject.o...
by David Pierce
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Rediscovered films
Replies: 32
Views: 15302

Re: FOUND: Show Girl (1928) with Alice White!

:? Checking on the LOC Silent Movie Data Base it still says "No Holdings In Archives" for this title. So I wonder where the print came from? There are also no updates on CIRCE THE ENCHANTRESS (1924) or THE STOLEN BRIDE (1927) either. Those still says no holdings. Even though we know both were find ...
by David Pierce
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: LOC notes
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Re: LOC notes

OK so what does this mean? "The film has not been restored. We only hold film elements. The safety copy is a fine grain master positive. " A fine grain master positive (or in the UK, a duping pos, or many years ago, a protection lavender) is a lower contrast film element used to generate duplicatin...
by David Pierce
Mon May 25, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: K5: Silent film shot in Tacoma uncovered 88 years later
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: K5: Silent film shot in Tacoma uncovered 88 years later

Bruce, :o Wanda Hawley is the Star? Is that right? So was MoMA even aware that they had this movie at all? Do you know? If not, it makes me question just what else they don't know they have? :? This film was listed in the FIAF Treasures database at least as far back as 2008 with copies at MoMA in N...