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Motion Pictures, circa 1927-1950

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles Augustus 1930-1932  Search this
National Archives (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Place:
Arizona
Colorado
Honduras
New Mexico
Tennessee
Washington (D.C.)
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Date:
1927
1927-1950
circa 1927-1950
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-143
Restrictions & Rights:
Viewing copies are not currently available for all films, but may be made for a fee, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
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Motion Pictures and Video Recordings c. 1927-1950, 2001-2009 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259001

Motion Pictures (series title), ca. 1893-1963

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. 9? boxes and 10 oversize folders
Type:
Lantern slides
Date:
1893
1963
ca 1893-1963
1900-1950
Topic:
Motion pictures  Search this
Theaters  Search this
Motion picture theaters  Search this
Actors  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research use on site
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana ca. 1724-1977
Motion Pictures (series title) ca. 1893-1963 [Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969]
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_266708

Motion Pictures and Videotapes, circa 1938-1980 and undated

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Education  Search this
Subject:
Mann, Lucile Quarry 1897-1986  Search this
Mann, William M. 1886-1960  Search this
Physical description:
5.38 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 film box)
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Date:
1938
1938-1980
circa 1938-1980 and undated
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Giant panda  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000395
Restrictions & Rights:
Only selected motion pictures were copied to videotape for preservation purposes and are available for viewing by researchers
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Motion Pictures and Videotapes c. 1938-1980 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Education]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216962

Motion Pictures

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Extent:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1927-1950
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of motion pictures created by, acquired by, or about the Smithsonian Institution and its staff. Highlights of the collection include footage related to the Charles Lindbergh transatlantic flight and the Lindbergh baby; footage of Native American sign language; footage from archeological expeditions in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee, Yucatan, and Honduras; footage of the preparation of anthropological collections at the National Museum; and films about Washington, D.C.

These records were transferred to the National Archives prior to the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, where they became part of Record Group 106. On March 18, 2005, they were returned to the Smithsonian Institution and were added to the Archives collections.

This accession consists of masters, preservation copies, and reference copies. Masters and preservation copies are primarily 35 mm film with some 16 mm film and digital Betacam videotapes. Reference copies include 35 mm film, 16 mm film, 3/4" U-matic videotapes, and VHS videotapes. Reference copies are not available for all items and equipment may not be available to view some reference copies.
Restrictions:
Viewing copies are not currently available for all films, but may be made for a fee, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-143, Smithsonian Institution, Motion Pictures
Identifier:
Accession 05-143
See more items in:
Motion Pictures
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-143

Belt buckle for the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures owned by Bob Minor

Created by:
Al Shelton, born 1920  Search this
Subject of:
Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures, founded 1961  Search this
Owned by:
Bob Minor, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 3/8 × 3 1/2 × 5/8 in. (6 × 8.9 × 1.6 cm)
Type:
buckles (strap accessories)
Place made:
California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Film  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Labor  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob Minor, Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator, 2nd Unit Director, Actor
Object number:
2014.303.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.303.2
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Motion Pictures and Videotapes

Creator:
National Zoological Park, Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
2.6 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1938-1980 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of motion pictures taken by veterinarians, keepers, directors, and other staff at the National Zoological Park (NZP) for research and documentation purposes. These motion pictures, along with footage shot for television news and other programs, were kept by the Office of Education as part of their mission to disseminate information to the public.

The motion pictures depict the medical treatment, transport, feeding, and behavior of animals at NZP and other zoological parks; the activities of keepers and other zoo personnel; animal collecting expeditions and visits to foreign zoos by Lucile Q. Mann and William M. Mann; and animal-related events at NZP. Also included is a reel-to-reel videotape on giant panda social and reproductive development, and a microfilmed report concerning the expansion of NZP. Films marked with an asterisk have been transferred to videotape and are available for viewing by researchers
Restrictions:
Only selected motion pictures were copied to videotape for preservation purposes and are available for viewing by researchers.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 395, National Zoological Park, Office of Education, Motion Pictures and Videotapes
Identifier:
Record Unit 395
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Motion Pictures and Videotapes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0395
Additional Online Media:

Danish Film Stills of American Motion Pictures

Collector:
Danske filminstitut  Search this
Danske filminstitut  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic Feet (23 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Motion picture stills
Film stills
Place:
Denmark -- motion pictures
Date:
circa 1915-1986
Summary:
The collection contains primarily black-and-white silver gelatin photographic prints, produced by film studios and distributors for advertising and theater lobby display purposes. The films are mostly American, although the collection includes some European and Japanese films. Some films are accompanied by small booklets in Danish.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains primarily black-and-white silver gelatin photographic prints, produced by film studios and distributors for advertising and theater lobby display purposes. The films are mostly American, although the collection includes some European and Japanese films. Many prints were used for display purposes and have tack-holes in the corners. Some are in poor condition with tears, creases and folds; others are in excellent condition. Some images occur as glossy color photomechanical prints, but hand-tinted black-and-white prints are also included. There are often duplicate prints. Many prints are embossed or blind-stamped ASTATENS FILMCENSUR, with a date date. Some films include small booklets in Danish that lists the major actors and the plot of the movie. The collection has been divided into two series.

Series 1, Film Stills, is arranged alphabetically by film title, one motion picture per folder. The subjects range from pre-World War I silent films to comedies with Mickey Rooney, and European romances.

Series 2, Unidentied Film Stills, contains stills from films that can not be identified by archivists within the Archives Center. The series also contains a catalog that allows one to purchase books, pamphlets, programs, periodicals, and photographs of various films, actors, and directors.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Film Stills, 1915-1986

Series 2, Unidentified Film Stills, undated
Provenance:
Collection donated by a museum in Denmark, circa 1970s.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
advertising -- Motion pictures  Search this
Motion pictures, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Motion picture stills
Film stills
Citation:
Danish Film Stills of American Motion Pictures, circa 1915-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0543
See more items in:
Danish Film Stills of American Motion Pictures
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0543

Elder, Ruth; Arts, Literature, and Entertainment, Motion Pictures, "The Winged Horseman" (1929). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1929
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Motion pictures 1920-1930  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-7B02308
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Sherman Fairchild Collection of Aeronautical Photographs
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_392119

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Motion Pictures

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
2.96 Cubic Feet (consisting of 5.5 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 8 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Theater programs
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
1893-1969
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Motion Pictures forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents note:
Motion pictures were first publicly exhibited in the United States at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. While the films exhibited there were technically crude with little to no plot or story and far from the polished product of today, they immediately caught the public's attention.

Within a short time the motion picture industry (creation, distribution, and marketing) had grown into a lucrative business. Those first motion pictures were often short serial films run in a series to keep customers coming back to follow the story's plot line to its conclusion. Gradually, films became longer and a number of performers developed legions of fans guaranteeing a certain amount of box office business from name recognition of the star alone.

Initially, the film industry consisted of many small companies, but competition cleared the field and fewer, larger corporations cornered the market in both production and distribution. Independent theatre owners, who were at first almost wholly independent of the production companies, also became rare as the major theatre chains developed their own movie studios to ensure a steady stream of films to be shown at their theaters. The film industry, at first based in New York City and on the East Coast, moved to the famed Hollywood, California, in the late 1910s early 1920s.

The Motion Pictures section of the Warshaw Collection consists of various types of materials relating to motion pictures. The collection is especially strong for the silent movie era, 1893-1927. This portion of the collection is divided into seven series.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Motion Pictures is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc.  Search this
Actresses  Search this
Motion picture industry  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Theater  Search this
Motion pictures -- History  Search this
Motion pictures, American  Search this
Filmmakers  Search this
Silent films  Search this
Sound film  Search this
Entertainment  Search this
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Actors  Search this
Actresses -- United States  Search this
advertising -- Motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Theater programs
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Motion Pictures, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Motion
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Motion Pictures
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-motion
Additional Online Media:

Motography - The Motion Picture Trade Journal

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 in x 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
magazine, motion picture
Date made:
1915
Subject:
Movie  Search this
Journalism  Search this
ID Number:
2013.3001.061
Nonaccession number:
2013.3001
Catalog number:
2013.3001.061
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1450509

Motography - The Motion Picture Trade Journal

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 in x 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
magazine, motion picture
Date made:
1915
Subject:
Movie  Search this
Journalism  Search this
ID Number:
2013.3001.062
Nonaccession number:
2013.3001
Catalog number:
2013.3001.062
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1450510

Technicolor 2-Color Additive System Motion Picture Camera

Maker:
Kalmus, Comstock and Westcott  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Object Name:
Movie Camera
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1916-1917
Subject:
Entertainment, Film  Search this
Invention  Search this
Motion Pictures  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Technicolor Corporation of America
ID Number:
PG.66.074
Catalog number:
66.074
Accession number:
265913
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_335045
Additional Online Media:

Ingird Bergman... [black-and-white photoprint]

Uniform title:
Bells of St. Mary's (Motion picture)  Search this
Subject:
Begman, Ingrid 1915-1982  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, approx. 4 x 5"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
20th century
1940-1950
Topic:
Glamour photography  Search this
Portraits--Women  Search this
Nuns  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Actresses  Search this
Local number:
02006094.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves
Reproduction restricted due to copyright
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Motion Pictures, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_274783

Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934), with his motion picture invention

Subject:
Jenkins, C. Francis (Charles Francis) 1867-1934  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Inventors  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4407]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396041

Karen Loveland and John Hiller of the Exhibits Motion Picture Unit, Office of Exhibits Central, Shoot Movies

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Hiller, John  Search this
Loveland, Karen  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central Exhibits Motion Picture Unit  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10 ;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1974
Topic:
Motion pictures  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [94-13201]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396085

Motion Picture Film Pieces

Maker:
Pathe  Search this
Selig Polyscope Company  Search this
Lubin Film Company  Search this
Physical Description:
gelatin (overall material)
Object Name:
film
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Entertainment, Film  Search this
ID Number:
2008.0095.085
Accession number:
2008.0095
Catalog number:
2008.0095.085
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Popular Entertainment
Early Color Cinema Equipment Collection
Photo History Collection
Early Cinema Film Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1339153

Ethiopia [Black Journal segment]

Title:
16mm motion picture film of Ethiopia [Black Journal segment]
Directed by:
Kent Garrett, American, born 1941  Search this
Produced by:
Kent Garrett, American, born 1941  Search this
William Greaves, American, 1926 - 2014  Search this
National Educational Television, American, 1954 - 1970  Search this
Photograph by:
Leroy Lucas, American  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
16mm Film (a): acetate film
Dimensions:
Length (Film): 860 Feet
Duration: 24 Minutes
Type:
motion pictures (information artifacts)
Place filmed:
Aksum, Tigray, Ethiopia, Africa
Adis Abeba, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia, Africa
Lalibela, Amara, Ethiopia, Africa
Place depicted:
Ethiopia, Africa
Date:
1969
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Film  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.49.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
© National Educational Television
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.49.1a

Clarke, Arthur Charles; Motion Pictures, "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown, possibly MGM  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
May 16, 1968
Topic:
Science fiction  Search this
Local number:
NASM-NASM-9A13527
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381195

Clarke, Arthur Charles; Motion Pictures, "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown, possibly Arthur C. Clarke  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
September 1968
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Local number:
NASM-NASM-9A13537
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381204

Dugmore, A. Radclyffe (Arthur Radclyffe), 1870-1955, videographer. Motion pictures, including North American and London scenes

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
5 motion picture films (Black-and-white film; rolls, 16mm)
Container:
Item Ph046
Type:
Archival materials
motion picture films
Date:
circa 1929
Scope and Contents note:
A group of 4 x 100 ft. 16mm black and white films, and one smaller color film showing North American scenes including wildlife, and scenes of London.
General note:
Ph046 is the accession number in the Russell E. Train inventory list of the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
See more items in:
Russell E. Train Africana collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014-ref2488

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