Amateur film collection shot in 1936-37
A collection of super 8mm films from Arthur J. Bressen, an American director, writer, producer, documentarian and gay pornographer, best known for pioneering independent queer cinema in the United States during the 1970s and 1980s.
Travel film from around the globe, 1970s to 2000s includes Great Cities of Europe, Great Canadian Train Ride, New York City 1971, Paris 1970, QE2, Australia/New Zealand, Great American Trans-American Train Ride, Egypt Gift of the Nile, Russia, Great Alaska Cruise, and much more.
MARMIA's collections include home movies, mixtapes, local news, found VHS-tapes, and more. The largest acquisition is the WJZ-TV Collection, which holds thousands of hours of content created by Baltimore television station WJZ-TV ranging in date from the 1950s through 2000.
Canadian-born Don North (1938-2019) was a journalist at ABC News, an anchor and reporter for Canadian Television, By his count, he covered 15 wars, from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan and Iraq. Don ran his own video company, Northstar Productions, producing documentaries and curating an archive.He self published a book, "Inappropriate Conduct: Mystery of a Disgraced War Correspondent," the story of a Canadian journalist who got a raw deal from the Canadian military during World War II.
During its three decade run (1930s to the 1950s), the "Popular Science" historic cinema series received honors and acclaim from the motion picture industry and fans alike, garnering 3 Academy Award nominations as Best Short Subject of the Year as well as a "Grand Award" as the Best Short Subject of the Year by vote of the movie going audience (then numbering 100 million plus each and every week).
Shot between 1997 and 2014, this 16mm California urban landscape footage includes a variety of mundane city compositions including alleys, old buildings and such which offer an effective characterization of pre tech-boom San Francisco. Notable ephemeral lost landmarks of the city include the 17 Reasons sign, the Islais Creek Copra crane, Anna's Danish Cookies, and the Potrero Hill water tower.
The "Unusual Occupations" series of theatrical short subjects was produced by Jerry Fairbanks Studios and released by Paramount Pictures from 1937 through 1949.
This remarkable collection throws a spotlight on ordinary, everyday people who chose "the path less taken" in pursuit of extraordinary odd jobs, crazy careers and hysterical hobbies. "Unusual Occupations" is also an incredible chronicle of pop culture, lifestyles and remarkable achievements by individuals the world over