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Creator:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation  Search this
Thomas, Lowell  Search this
Uniform title:
Military  Search this
Physical description:
1 film reel (347 feet) sound b&w 16mm reference
1 film reel (347 feet) sound b&w 16mm archival original
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Africa
Libya
Date:
1937
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 produced for "Along the Road to Romance on the Magic Carpet of Movietone." Film shows scenes of Libya including a market area with camels and donkeys. The film shows people involved in handicrafts making hats and baskets. The fim also shows the oasis, the water well and shows how donkeys are used to carry water. The other scenes shown are men threshing wheat and the Libyan army taking instructions from the Italian army. Narrator dicusses the strategic location of Libya as a colony of Italy.
Cite as:
Santa Clara University Archives
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Markets  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Handicrafts  Search this
Camels--as carriers  Search this
Well water  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Threshing  Search this
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1993.1.94
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305250