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Creator:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation  Search this
Subject:
Toner, Joseph M (Joseph Meredith) 1825-1896  Search this
Physical description:
1 film reel (303 feet) sound b&w 16mm reference
1 film reel (303 feet) sound b&w 16mm archival original
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
China
Asia
Beijing (China)
Date:
1933
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
The University of South Carolina Newsfilm Library has a portion of the Fox Movietone newsreel collection and the Fox Film Corporation's corporate successor Fox News Channel has a portion of the newsreel collection and the theatrical shorts. Theatrical films and shorts can be found at various archives around the U.S. including the Library of Congress and UCLA Film and Video Archives.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation was a merger of Fox Film Corporation (incorporated in 1915) and Twentieth Century Pictures (founded 1933). The company continued to produce feature films and theatrical newsreels and shorts (under various Movietonews series).
Deposited by Santa Clara University in 1993.
Summary:
Edited film is a theatrical travelogue documenting Peipinig with scenes of historical artifacts as well as city life. The film includes much of the past emperors' possessions such as stone and bronze animal statues, marble ships, marble palace and an artificial lake built. The film then captures life in modern day Peiping and shows the streets with rickshaws, trolleys, and bicycles. There are some market and shop scenes, and a few shots of camel caravans coming from Mongolia. Narrator provides the history of Peiping.
Cite as:
Santa Clara University Archives
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Palaces  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Trolley buses  Search this
Camels--as carriers  Search this
Rickshaws  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Emperors  Search this
Markets  Search this
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1993.1.113
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_288833