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George Sidney Collection

Collector:
Sidney, George, 1916-2002  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment  Search this
Names:
Columbia Pictures  Search this
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer  Search this
Paramount Pictures  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Margret, Ann-, 1941-  Search this
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973  Search this
Sidney, George, 1877-1945  Search this
Sidney, Hazel Mooney  Search this
Sidney, Louis K.  Search this
Sullivan, Ed, 1901-1974  Search this
Donor:
Sidney, Corinne Entratter  Search this
Extent:
54 Film reels
96 Cubic feet (288 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Photographs
Place:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1885-2002
bulk 1940-1967
Summary:
George Sidney (1916-2002) was a film director during the Golden Age of Hollywood filmmaking (1927-1954). He spent the longest period of his career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) until the 1950s. He later produced and directed films for Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures. He was a president of the Directors Guild of America and an avid photographer. He was the recipient of three awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar). The collection consists of photographs, photographic negatives, personal and business materials, and film. The collection also contains material created by George Sidney's uncle, George Sidney, vaudevillian and motion picture actor.
Scope and Contents:
The George Sidney Collection consists of approximately eighty-eight cubic feet of photographs and materials from the Hollywood director George Sidney, most dealing with his career in motion pictures. Sidney was an avid photographer and collector of photographs documenting extremely well the Hollywood film community during the Studio Era (1927-1954) of filmmaking. The bulk of the collection is from Sidney's most productive years, circa 1937-1968.

MGM's motto was "More Stars than there are in Heaven" and the researcher would be advised that the extent of this collection is such that it is impossible to list and identify all of the celebrities and personalities photographed, both behind and in front of the camera. There are stills from Sidney's many productions as well as his on-set personal photographs. There are photographs from dinner parties, and many studio and film community functions. Productions are dated to their generally accepted first theatrical release date (Los Angeles and New York) and in the case of a Broadway show to their opening date.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Photographs, Photographic Negatives, and Slides, 1914-1996, undated.

Subseries 1.1: The Camera Eye of George Sidney, undated.

Subseries 1.2: Productions (Motion Picture, Stage, and Radio), 1921-1968. Subseries 1.3: Personalities and People, 1932-1996, undated.

Subseries 1.4: Personal and Family, 1914-1992, undated.

Subseries 1.5: Family Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks, 1918-1950, undated.

Subseries 1.6: Travel and Locations, 1940-1981, undated.

Subseries 1.7: Studio, Entertainment, and Public Events, 1949-1995, undated.

Subseries 1.8: Tests, 1938-1967, undated.

Subseries 1.9: Photographic Negatives, 1937-1979, undated

Series 2: Production Ephemera, Posters, Scripts, 1930-1991, undated.

Subseries 2.1: Production Posters, 1943-1964, undated

Subseries 2.2: Production Ephemera and Scripts, 1930-1991, undated

Series 3: Office Files and Personal Material, 1903-2002, undated

Subseries 3.1: Personal Material, 1944-2002, undated

Subseries 3.2: Correspondence, Random Files, Indices, and Inventories, 1903-2002, undated

Series 4: Music Manuscripts, Sheet Music, and Music Related Material, 1885-1992, undated

Subseries 4.1: Music Manuscripts, 1937-1960, undated

Subseries 4.2: Sheet Music, 1885-1990

Subseries 4.3: Music Related Material, 1971-1992, undated

Series 5: Audiovisual, 1933-2001, undated

Subseries 5.1: Film, 1940-1960, undated

Subseries 5.2: Audio, 1933-2001, undated

Subseries 5.3: Video, 1989-2001, undated

Series 6: George Sidney (1877-1945), 1909-1945, undated
Biographical / Historical:
George E. Sidney was born in New York, New York on October 4th, 1916 into a show business family. His father Louis K. Sidney (birth surname Kronowith) (1891-1958) was a Broadway producer, actor-manager, and one of the vice-presidents of Loew's Incorporated. Sidney's mother, Hazael Mooney (?-1969), was a vaudeville performer, part of a sister act known as The Mooney Sisters. She was a native New Yorker, daughter of prominent New York City attorney Henry Mooney. She and Louis were married at her home, 12 West 109th Street, New York. Another residence was 179 West 63rd Street.

Louis K. Sidney began working for Loew's Incorporated in 1923. He managed theatres in Denver, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Dayton, and New York. Later he was in charge of stage productions for the theatre circuit. He was in charge of MGM's East Coast film production facility in New York. He and Hazael followed son George to Los Angeles in 1937. Louis produced two motion pictures at MGM, The Big Store with the Marx Brothers and Hullabaloo. After February 1951, he was a member of the four man executive committee in charge of MGM. At his retirement in 1955, Louis K. had risen to the position of vice-president of Loew's, Incorporated. He served as vice-president and director of the Motion Picture Producers Association, as a director of the Motion Picture Relief Fund, and the Hollywood Coordinating Committee.

George Sidney had two uncles in show business, Jack Sidney, known as "Jack of Spades" a black-face comedian, and Sidney's half-uncle, George Sidney (1877-1945) (real name Samuel Greenfield), a vaudeville comic. George had a successful Broadway and screen career, most notably as the bum, Busy Izzy, a character that lasted on the vaudeville circuit from 1901-1915. His initial Broadway success was in a show entitled Welcome Stranger that ran for 309 performances. Welcome Stranger had an extensive touring schedule across the United States. In conjunction with Charlie Murray, he developed a comedy act known as Cohen and Kelly that was not only a vaudeville success but easily made the transition to motion pictures. The Cohens and Kellys films became a motion picture franchise for Universal Studios in 1924. He was married to Carrie Weber (?-1940). George was a member of the Friars Club and an avid sports fan. He owned a racehorse named Kibbitzer.

George Sidney made his on-screen debut in The Littlest Cowboy (1921) starring Tom Mix. He moved to Los Angeles in 1930. Sidney went to work as a messenger at MGM. Louis B. Mayer's nickname for Sidney was "boy". Sidney flourished at the studio and by the time he was twenty he was directing screen tests and one-reel shorts. He directed installments in the Our Gang and Little Rascals series, as well as the Pete Smith and the Crime Does Not Pay series. He won back-to-back Oscars for two of his shorts, Quicker'n a Wink (1940) and Of Pups and Puzzles (1941). His feature film directing debut was Free and Easy (1941) starring Robert Cummings. His first major film musical was the all-star, war time musical, Thousands Cheer (1943), starring Kathryn Grayson and Gene Kelly. Sidney always indicated he viewed films as entertainment and seems to have rejected the auteur theory of directing embraced by some of his well known colleagues such as John Ford and Vincent Minnelli. His film, The Three Musketeers (1948), starring Gene Kelly and Lana Turner, was one of MGM's highest grossing films in the post World War Two period. He won his third Oscar for the short, Overture to 'The Merry Wives of Windsor, in 1954. Jupiter's Darling (1955) with Esther Williams was Sidney's last film for MGM. He was loaned to Columbia Pictures to direct The Eddy Duchin Story (1956), after which his contract at MGM ended.

Sidney went on to become an independent producer and director at Columbia Pictures where he directed such films as Pal Joey (1957), starring Frank Sinatra, and Bye Bye Birdie (1963) starring Ann-Margret. He returned to MGM in the 1960s to make A Ticklish Affair (1963), starring Shirley Jones and Viva Las Vegas (1964), starring Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley. His last film was the musical Half a Sixpence (1967) starring Tommy Steele for Paramount Pictures. Sidney also directed and produced for television most notably Who Has Seen the Wind (1964). He financed and founded Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1944. He was a two-term president, 1951-1959 and 1961-1967, of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), earlier known as the Screen Directors Guild (SDG).

In his personal life, Sidney was married in 1942 to legendary MGM drama coach, Lillian "Burnsie" Burns Salzer (1903-1998). He was eight years her junior. They lived at the Sidney home (1140 Tower Road) in Beverly Hills. They divorced in the mid 1970s. For a brief time Sidney maintained a penthouse apartment for George Sidney Productions at 144 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. He maintained a suite (301) in the Palm Wilshire Building, 9201 Wilshire Boulevard in the 1970s. He married his second wife, Jane Adler Robinson (?-1991), second wife and widow of actor Edward G. Robinson (1893-1974), around 1978. The house at 1140 Tower Road was sold and Sidney moved to the Robinson home at 910 Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills. Sidney married his third wife, Corinne Kegley Entratter (1937-?), widow of showman and Las Vegas entrepreneur John Entratter, in 1991. Sidney was a prolific photographer. He collected art and was apparently an avid gardener. He was a member of the Royal Horticultural Society. He died in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2002.
Related Materials:
The Harry Warren Collection, AC0750

The Groucho Marx Collection, AC0269

Sidney related artifacts from Sidney's films are housed in the Division of Culture and the Arts, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian. There are scrapbooks donated by the Sidney Estate in the collection of the Cinema-Television Library, Doheny Library, University of Southern California, consisting of eleven volumes containing photographs, correspondence, publicity documents, and other materials, circa 1933-1963.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Archives Center in 2005 by Corinne Entratter Sidney, widow of George Sidney.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with cotton gloves. Researchers may use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis and as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of the collection requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to LP recordings is only possible by special arrangement.

Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period.

Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. All requests for permission to use these materials for non-museum purposes must be addressed directly to the Archives Center, and the Archives Center will forward the request to the copyright holder. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Motion picture production and direction  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
George Sidney Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, gift of Corinne Entratter Sidney
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0867
See more items in:
George Sidney Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep878cc8f7c-849a-43d0-8ca9-4149e7f39a74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0867
Online Media:

Teenarama: Workshop on Documentary Filmmaking

Creator:
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Kendall Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (microcassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Conversation about producing a documentary film. Specifically, the importance of both sound and image; necessary equipment; technical aspects and elements of production; interviewing techniques; cinematography and sound tips; planning and outlining the film; and funding, marketing and focus groups are discussed.
Discussion. Audio only. Very poor audio quality. Part of the Teenarama Collection. Dated 19981012.
Biographical / Historical:
The documentary 'Dance Party: The Teenarama Story' examined the popularity of 1950s and 1960s teen dance television shows, including 'The Teenarama Dance Party,' 'American Bandstand,' 'The Buddy Dean Show,' and 'The Milt Grant Show.' 'The Teenarama Dance Party' was an all-black teen dance show produced and broadcasted in Washington, D.C. The show aired from March 7, 1963 to November 20, 1970 on WOOK-TV Channel 14, which was the nation's first Black TV station. The show was produced live six days a week; and hosted first by Bob King and later by a rotation of hosts. In addition to being a dance show, 'The Teenarama Dance Party' was a training ground for teens. Production staff mentored the teenagers in the art of broadcast production. The teens trained as camera operators, floor directors, and technical engineers; and served as production assistants.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV005288_B
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Motion picture authorship  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Distribution  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Teenarama: Workshop on Documentary Filmmaking, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-055, Item ACMA AV005288_A
See more items in:
Kendall Productions Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7310e0e44-4c13-4d45-bd6a-8399abe4ad70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-055-ref726

Oral history interview with Charles Mattox, 1964 Apr. 9

Interviewee:
Mattox, Charles, 1910-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charles Mattox, 1964 Apr. 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213657
AAA_collcode_mattox64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213657
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charles Mattox

Interviewee:
Mattox, Charles, 1910-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Apr. 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Mattox conducted 1964 Apr. 9, by Lewis Ferbraché, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Mattox (1910-1996) was a muralist in San Francisco, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 59 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mattox64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f252e953-bcab-40f7-ae6b-b59f22bb1eb2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mattox64
Online Media:

Engineering Hollywood technology, technicians, and the science of building the studio system Luci Marzola

Author:
Marzola, Luci  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 255 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Californie
Date:
2021
Topic:
Motion picture industry--Technological innovations--History  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction--History  Search this
Cinéma--Industrie--Innovations--Histoire  Search this
Cinéma--Production et réalisation--Histoire  Search this
Motion picture industry--Technological innovations  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156513

Work of Sankofa and Black Audio Film Collective

Author:
Fusco, Coco  Search this
Subject:
Sankofa Film & Video  Search this
Black Audio Film Collective  Search this
Physical description:
65 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Black people in the motion picture industry  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1004030

Unhinged Sam Taylor-Wood

Author:
Taylor-Wood, Sam 1967-  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([22] leaves of plates) all illustrations (some color) 14 x 15 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Accordion fold format
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Folded books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1996
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.T38 U6 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785398

The art of Marvel Studios. Black Panther / written by Eleni Roussos ; foreword by Ryan Coogler ; afterword and slipcase art by Ryan Meinerding

Title:
Discover Wakanda
Black Panther
Art of Black Panther
Author:
Roussos, Eleni  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Coogler, Ryan 1986-  Search this
Illustrator:
Meinerding, Ryan  Search this
Contributor:
Lee, Stan 1922-2018  Search this
Kirby, Jack  Search this
Subject:
Black Panther (Fictitious character)  Search this
Marvel Studios  Search this
Physical description:
295 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 x 30 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Nonfiction
Illustrated works
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Superheroes  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Imaginary places in literature  Search this
Black people in motion pictures  Search this
Motion picture studios  Search this
Cinematography--Technique  Search this
Blacks in motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
PN1997.2.B53355 R68 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096240

Oral history interview with James Wentzy, 2017 January 23-March 31

Interviewee:
Wentzy, James, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Carr, C.  Search this
Subject:
Arena, Tony  Search this
Brown, Arch  Search this
Buckingham, David  Search this
Carlomusto, Jean  Search this
Dee, James  Search this
Ellis, Darrel  Search this
Farber, Robert  Search this
Heiss, Alanna  Search this
Maletta, Lou  Search this
Moore, Patrick  Search this
Santinire, Vincent  Search this
Schnabel, John  Search this
Tam, Ho  Search this
ACT UP (Organization)  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Southern Illinois University (System)  Search this
ACT UP New York (Organization)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James Wentzy, 2017 January 23-March 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17464
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387864
AAA_collcode_wentzy17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387864
Online Media:

Film directors on directing / John Andrew Gallagher

Author:
Gallagher, John Andrew 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Interviews
Date:
1989
Topic:
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.P7G35 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389140

Great film directors : a critical anthology / edited by Leo Braudy and Morris Dickstein

Author:
Braudy, Leo  Search this
Dickstein, Morris  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 778 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1978
Topic:
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Call number:
PN1998.A2G74X 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_382782

Why we make movies : Black filmmakers talk about the magic of cinema / George Alexander

Author:
Alexander, George 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Interviews
Date:
2003
Topic:
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717190

Art in film / prepared and circulated by Long Beach Museum of Art

Author:
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
45 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
[1958]
Topic:
Motion picture art directors  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.P7 A784 1958
PN1995.9.P7A784 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_393835

Clemens von Wedemeyer

Title:
Clemens von Wedemeyer : scripts and stills of the following films : Die Probe; Occupation; The making of Occupation; Big business; The making of Big business; and with Maya Schweizer Rien du tout; Metropolis, report from China = Guións e fotogramas das seguintes películas : Die Probe; Occupation; The making of Occupation; Big business; The making of Big business; e con Maya Schweizer Rien du tout; Metropolis, report from China
Author:
Wedemeyer, Clemens von 1974-  Search this
Segade, Manuel  Search this
Schweizer, Maya  Search this
Bolló, Mercè  Search this
Mayor, Carlos  Search this
Shaw, Nick  Search this
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea  Search this
Interlingua Traduccións  Search this
Subject:
Wedemeyer, Clemens von 1974-  Search this
Physical description:
131, [5] p. : ill. (some col.), plan ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Germany
Spain
Galicia (Region)
Date:
2008
Topic:
Performance artists  Search this
Film installations (Art)  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Experimental films  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046798

Hollywood / Dominique Lebrun ; [translator, Maev de la Guardia]

Author:
Lebrun, Dominique  Search this
Physical description:
749 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
California
Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Motion pictures--History  Search this
Motion picture industry  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction--History  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
PN1993.5.U65 L43 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_502653

The Hollywood eye : what makes movies work / Jon Boorstin

Author:
Boorstin, Jon 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures--Philosophy  Search this
Cinematography  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.P7B63 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411747

The papers of Delbert Mann : a manuscripts catalog / edited by Sara Harwell

Author:
Mann, Delbert 1920-2007  Search this
Harwell, Sara  Search this
Jean and Alexander Heard Library  Search this
Subject:
Mann, Delbert 1920- Archives Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
302 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
Topic:
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Television producers and directors  Search this
Television--Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_481312

How motion pictures are made / by Homer Croy

Author:
Croy, Homer 1883-1965  Search this
Physical description:
[10], 365 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1918
Topic:
Motion pictures--Production and direction--History  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.P7 C95 1918
PN1995.9.P7C95 1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409456

Productions

Topic:
From Clay to Kiln (Motion picture : 1968)
City of the Dead (Documentary film : 1978)
Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf (Video recording : 1982)
Welcome to Whipple (Video recording)
Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes (Documentary film)
Eruption of Kilauea (Documentary film)
Volcano Surtsey (Documentary film)
Volcano - Original Footage (Documentary film)
Starfish (Documentary film : 1970)
Magnificent Voyagers (Documentary film)
Sawyer and His Mill (Motion picture : 1969)
Shells and the Animals Inside (Motion picture : 1978)
Kaleidoscope of Cowries (Motion picture : 1978)
Extent:
13.04 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 tall document boxes) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Documentary films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1968-1970; 1978; 1982-1983; 1985-1987; 1994-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting 13 productions created by Smithsonian Productions. 1) "The Sawyer and His Mill" was a 1969 exhibition film shown in the National Museum of American History's Agriculture Hall. The 4:50 minute film compared ancient and modern sawmills. It won the Bronze Medal at the International Film and TV Festival of New York. 2) "Shells and the Animals Inside," 1978, was a 20-minute educational film that looked at imagination as a learning technique. 3) "Kaleidoscope of Cowries" was a 4-minute exhibition film that displayed the beauty of cowry shells. It was designed for a mirrored projection area. It won the Silver Medal at the 1981 International Film and TV Festival of New York. 4) "From Clay to Kiln," 1968, was a 4:30 minute exhibition film that demonstrated basic pottery making techniques. 5) "City of the Dead" was a 3:30 minute exhibition film shown in the Hall of Western Civilization at the National Museum of Natural History. The 1978 film documented the Smithsonian dig at Bab Edh-Dhra, a 5000-year-old burial site in Jordan. 6) "Beyond the Ocean, Beneath a Leaf" was a 28:05 minute exhibition video produced in 1982 that provided an intimate view of insect and aquatic life including close-up footage of animal behavior seldom seen by the naked eye. 7) "Welcome to Whipple" was a video orientation guide to the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins. 8-9) "Inside Active Volcanoes: Kilauea and Mount St. Helens" was a 1989 exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History that also traveled with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Two titles "Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes" and "Eruption of Kilauea" were likely produced in conjunction with this exhibit. 10-11) "The Volcano Surtsey" and "Volcano - Original Footage" are two titles that are likely associated with an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History called "Volcanoes and Volcanism," 1970. 12) "Starfish" was a 7 minute exhibition film produced in 1970 concerning crown-of-thorns starfish depredating the Great Barrier Reef. 13) "Magnificent Voyagers" was a 30-minute educational film about the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, chronicling the voyage and the United States' entry into the world's scientific community. The film won the 1989 CINE Golden Eagle award.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Volcanoes  Search this
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Museum exhibits  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-212, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-212
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-212

Production Records

Topic:
Sawyer and His Mill (Motion picture : 1969)
Art of Organic Forms (Motion picture : 1969)
Smithsonian: Inside the Nation's Attic (Documentary film : 1980)
Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way (Documentary film : 1970)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1969-1984
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting planning and production of proposed and completed films for a variety of purposes. Films documented in this collection include "Sawyer and His Mill," "Art of Organic Forms," "Smithsonian: Inside the Nation's Attic," "Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way," "Big Cats and How They Came to Be," as well as numerous proposed projects. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, treatments, photographs, negatives, and contact sheets. Also included are photographs of producers John Hiller and Karen Loveland.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-072, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 06-072
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-072

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