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Beer for days, a.k.a. that feeling when David Gerstein captures your old pal Geo. Willeman, nitrate vault manager at the Library of Congress, gawking at the abundance (and weight) of your drink choice. Also feat. banana shirt 🤗🍌💯 📸 @biryanifan #tommytime #thetommyshow #libraryofcongress #filmarchive #filmarchives #filmarchivist #archivist #archivistsofinstagram #archivistlife #archivists #nitratefilm #astoriaqueens #queensny #ithappenedinqueens #drinkingmyfeelings
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Wow! Today I wish a very happy 100th birthday to my dear friend Diana Serra Cary. Born as Peggy Montgomery and known as "Baby Peggy" in the #1920s , she was the first child #superstar of the #silverscreen , preceding #ShirleyTemple by more than a decade. Diana is the last living #silentfilm *star* 🌟and one of the most intelligent, pleasant and humble individuals you'll ever meet. Here we are holding a 1920s #16mm print of the last reel of her best-remembered feature, The Darling of New York (1923), which was otherwise completely lost until I unexpectedly found this single reel from it when I was a teenage collector. It was one of Diana’s most well known films at the time and she notably remembered filming it, but she hadn’t really seen it until this chunk turned up some 80+ years later. Photo by Laz Stathes, 2012. #silentfilms #silentmovies #famousactress #childstar #hollywoodlegend #babypeggy #silentmovie #livinghistory #silverscreenstars #livinglegend #babypeggy #dianaserracary #filmarchivist #filmarchive #16mmfilm #filmisnotdead #preservinghistory #filmhistory
• Carrie & David • We met in Texas but our friendship has carried us well beyond state borders and spans a bi-coastal distance a continent wide, a near half-world away. I could not be more lucky to have met this couple and call them friends -good friends- kindred spirits, role models. With every available free hour, Carrie and David have shown me a wealth of Bostonian wonders, from the nook-and-cranny thrift shops to the finest of art museums, but more notably, the Somerville theater and their massive treasure trove of books, CDs, vinyl and of course, _______😉. These two are as rare as the antique and vintage clothes they collect, cut from a cloth of knowledge, learning and aesthetic. I love my friends and I am so lucky they seem to like me! #friendship #friends #boston #somerville #collectors #vinyl #filmarchivist #librarian
Besides filmmaking I work doing film archive research, helping out international film productions in Russia. - On the first photo (belongs to @gmikmuseum ) are Veterok and Ugolyok - the first dogs who spent in Space for 22 days and safely returned back on the Earth. - On the second is a chronicle footage of their preparation for the flight. - The third is the special film camera which filmed them during a flight. - The fourth is me and L. Peter, the director of the Austrian-German documentary film Space Dogs, standing at the Central Point of the connection with International Space Station. - - #ISS #SpaceDogs #FilmInRussia #FilmArchives #FilmArchiveResearch #DocumentaryFilms #Film35mm #35mm #DocumentaryFilmmaking #IMBP #SovietFilmArchive #RussianFilmArchive #FilmArchiverung #FilmFilmFilm #NationalFilmArchive #NationalesFilmArchive #AnalogueFilm #FilmArchivist
Celebrating my freedom the only way I know how: Popcorn, cozy blankets and my @filmstruck queued up with the annual 4th of July movie faves👏🏼🇺🇸❤️ • First it’s heartthrob James Stewart & sassy but golden-hearted Jean Arthur in the 1939 classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, then it’s time for some patriotic musical numbers with James Cagney and adorable Joan Leslie in the 1942 film Yankee Doodle Dandy, and finally one of my personal faves and one of Joan Leslie’s earlier films (right before Yanky Doodle Dandy) with Gary Cooper in the 1941 film Sergeant York. • • • #tcmff #turnerclassicmovies #mgmfilm #1940sfashion #goldenagecinema #filmstruck #filmarchivist #garycooper #jamesstewart #joanleslie #jeanarthur #4thofjuly #happyindependenceday #freedom #allamericanheroes #blackandwhite #filmnoir #musicals #tcmbacklot #tcmff19 #classicfilm #nerd #filmnerd #fashioninfilm #vintage
Kung Fu movie master and @hollywoodtheatr programmer Dan Halsted introduces 7 GRANDMASTERS, one of the hundreds of film prints he's personally rescued, @coolidgemidnite ! #thecoolidge #coolidgeaftermidnite #kungfu #martialarthouse #7grandmasters #filmarchivist #filmprogrammer
Last week we received some film reels from the 50s! Our archivists set out to do some surface cleaning and the difference was astounding ✨ Watch the full process on our IG story today/tomorrow or on our Highlights “LEARN”. — #saveourfilm #asianfilmarchive #filmarchivist
Real professionalism is matching your manicure and your baked goods to your profession. 🎞️ Nails by @nunailsbyshelly , black sesame shortbread with chocolate ganache by me! #filmarchivist #filmreel #blacksesame #chocolateganache #chocolate #shortbread
My attempt to capture the magic of #2001aspaceodyssey in #70mm . As the write-up says “this print was struck from new printing elements made from the #originalcameranegative .” Totally exciting! —- #delicious70mm #cinerama #motionpicture #filmismagic #archivenerd #filmarchivist #filmprojection #stanleykubrick
Today is #16mm Cartoon Carnival 67: Mice Is Nice! Join us at 389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn, at 6pm for two hours of ancient mouse cartoons. One part of assembling the #cartooncarnival programs that I love is splicing the compilation reels together and looking at all the #analog storage materials and #ephemera that comes along with this material, which people don't get to see at the programs. Here's the canister (doubling as a shipping container) for a new polyester 16mm print I purchased of a #silentera #1920s Paul Terry Aesop's Fable cartoon from legendary old-time film library mogul Murray Glass in 2013. One of my pastimes as a high schooler was dreaming of owning prints of all the early animation titles in Murray's catalog, and I'm quite close now. Murray started his company in the 1940s and while he left the game a few years back, I believe he is still with us, in his mid-90s now. Which of my film followers rented or bought prints from Em Gee/Glenn Photo Supply back in the day? 📽☺️#analogue #filmreel #filmreels #filmisnotdead #silentfilm #silentfilms #silentmovie #silentmovies #animationhistory #farmeralfalfa #filmhistory #archive #archives #archival #archivist #filmarchivist #filmsplicer #vintagetechnology #vintagecollector #vintagecollection
Join us at FIAF congress in Prague from 22nd to 27th of April. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our booth. #fiaf #fiafcongress #prague #cinegrell #filmarchivist
Why go to #fleamarkets when I can just open my front door? Here, fellow independent #filmarchivist Eric Grayson sends me a box full of ancient #16mmfilm suffering from #vinegarsyndrome in case there's anything of use to me that can be copied. Looks like the prints are mostly from the #1930s and #1940s ...#cartoons and the other usual #homemovie cutdown suspects. I spy a chunk of #1920s #FelixtheCat ! 😍👏🏼👍🏼 #archives #archiving #archivist #analog #analogue #filmisnotdead #butthesearedying #vintagemetal #collection #silentfilm #silentfilms #silentmovies #16mm #filmreel #filmreels
“Please treat this rare and delicate beast with extreme caution. It is likely to come apart in your hands, as if did in mine. Best of luck. Bill Lloyd.” Note found in a film can, 1970 - this lady handled it just fine 🤲 • • • • #16mmfilm #16mm #filmisnotdead #filmforever #filmarchive #filmarchives #filmarchivist #filmarchiv #notesfromthepast
We’ll never stop missing this hero of weirdo, esoteric film archiving — the one and only Mike Vraney 🙌💜#somethingweirdvideo #somethingweird #mikevraney #filmarchivist #filmisnotdead #rip
We have for long been admirers of the work of Mr. B.D. Garga, who is, to our mind, one of the greatest historians and archivists of film in the world. Today is his birthday - an appropriate opportunity to announce a project that we conceived and have thought of for an extremely long time, and are glad will come to fruition now very soon: a digital, evolving archive of his work and life. www.garga-archives.com The web archive, which cites and aspires to the quality of various other such archives of individual life all over the world, will contain rare, out of print articles, correspondences and a lifetime of photographs. Be in touch if you would like to participate.
Ok, fine. I will. #DayJob #FilmArchivist #35mmDreams
Ok, fine. I will. #DayJob #FilmArchivist #35mmDreams
Day&Night film, en Indochina. 1908. Nitrato virado #filmrescue #filmarchivist #cuandoeresfeliztrabajando
Nothing better than a delivery of mystery Kodachrome reels. #kodachrome #filmstock #16mm #16mmfilm #revuecinema #filminspection #filmarchive #filmarchivist #kodak
This week we have Michael Troyan speaking on TWO film related topics. First will be his new book on the history of Twentieth Century Fox film studio, followed by the History of Disneyland. We don't know which one to be more excited about!
retrieve #film from a #filmlab in the countryside ☑️ #filmpreservation #filmarchive #lovemyjob #filmarchivist
Here is our very own Eric Choi featured as the Korean Film Archive Coordinator who is in charge of collecting and investigating Korean movies oversees. (Link in bio) For all those who don't speak Korean, the article mentions Choi's discovery of a film inspired by Lee Kwang Soo (Yi Kwang-Su), a famous novelist and advocate for Korean independence! #koreanfilm #filmarchivist #koreanfilmarchive #ridgeandclark
Look what came in the mail! Released earlier this year, the DVD contains four John Bunny comedies scanned from 35mm LoC prints and scored by me, plus a doc on JB. Produced by Tony Susnick/Mind Pilots Media. • • • #filmarchive #filmarchivist #libraryofcongress #vitagraph #johnbunny #silentfilm #silentfilmscore #silentmovies
30-second fragment from the lost "The Way of All Pants" with Charley Chase, shown and ID'ed at Mostly Lost 6. • • #mostlylost #silentmovies #silentfilm #libraryofcongress #lostfilm #filmarchivist #filmarchive
1906 French film just ID'ed at Mostly Lost 6 - title translates to "A Chase for a Wig" . #mostlylost #lostfilm #filmarchivist #filmarchive #libraryofcongress #slapstick #silentmovies #silentfilm
Last day to do some #filmarchivist stuff!
Celebrating with our gorgeous friend on her 60th #filmarchivist #allaboutbling #colourfulceo
It's a lovely day to do some #filmarchivist stuff! #archivesofinstagram
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