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Classic Film Museum links

Posted: 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

The Laurel & Hardy Museum in Harlem, Georgia.

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma.

American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York

National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

The Niles Essanay Film Museum in Fremont, California

The Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfort, Germany ... img1&ass=1

BFI Southbank in the 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. ... D99054E%7D

The William S. Hart Ranch and Museum in Newhall, California

The Dutch Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands ... 2e50616765

The George Eastman house in Syracuse, New York

The Norman Studios Silent Film Museum in Jacksonville, Florida

The Museum of Lone Pine Film History

Posted: 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 ... caise.html

Posted: 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]
Hours: guided tours only, Tuesday, Thursday 16 - 17.30 (French),
and Saturday 17 (Italian). Other languages only by appointment.

Posted: 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.

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