“Forgotten Hollywood”- Weekend Shout Out of Silent Stars…

Posted on June 20, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Packard Campus is presenting Mostly Lost 3: A Film Identification Workshop on July 17th-19th, 2014 in Culpeper, Virginia. Mostly Lost will feature the screenings of unidentified, under-identified, or misidentified silent and early sound films.

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   Early film experts and archivists are encouraged to attend, but the workshop is also open to anyone willing to actively help identify and research the films showcased at the workshop. In addition to cinema from the Library of Congress collections, Mostly Lost features materials from other film archives around the world. For this year’s screening, films will come from the LOC’s own collection of unidentified movies, along with the reels from the George Eastman HouseUCLA Film & Television Archive, EYE Film Instituut Nederland in Amsterdam, USC SCA Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive, Lobster Film Archive, Royal Belgian Filmarchive, and Newsfilm Library at the University of South Carolina. Throughout the three-day event, there will be presentations about a history of film formats, Technicolor, and silent film accompaniment, as well as, insights to films previously thought lost. Live musical accompaniment during workshop and evening presentations of newly preserved silent movies will also be featured.

   Attendees range from students interested in film industry careers in fields such as film preservation to writers, scholars, archivists, filmmakers, and just film buffs. Keep in mind, this is not a sit back and enjoy the show type of experience. They ask for your continual and enthusiastic engagement during the screenings as you and other attendees shout out things as you recognize them. Anything from city landmarks, actors, production companies, or even the title of the film if you happen to know it—the more the better!

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   Some 70% of the reels made in the United States between 1912 and 1929 — nearly 8,000 titles — are lost to history, according to a study last year by the Library of Congress. Even many of existing films from the pre-talkie era are mysteries to today’s scholars. Once-famous starlets are no longer widely recognizable. Movies that wowed audiences a century ago have been all but erased from collective memory.

   The workshop itself is free.  However, you must be registered for the workshop and have received a confirmation to attend. They cannot accommodate unregistered guests. The last day to register for Mostly Lost 3 is Tuesday, July 1st.

   For more information on registering on this worthy venture, please click on the link below:

http://www.culpepertheatre.org/mostly-lost/#register

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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