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newsreels 09 Feb 2008 10:13 #25487

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I was interested in finding some old newsreels and putting them on for nostalgia's sake but I'm having trouble finding any on 35MM. Anybody have a link?

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Re: newsreels 09 Feb 2008 11:03 #25488

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Twentieth Century Fox distributed the old "Movietone" newsreels. I suggest talking to the classics people at Fox.
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Re: newsreels 09 Feb 2008 15:50 #25489

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Yes, it is fun to run an old newsreel once in a while, but where do you find them... good question?

I have a couple somewhere in my booth along with over a hundred cartoons and several reels full of of old daters.

The problem with newsreels is that they were throwaways. You got new ones two or three times a week and you threw them away. When the next one came they were considered worthless. As they were only several minutes long, it wasn't worth the shipping charge to return them. They didn't want them back anyway.

Whether the studios kept copies of them all, I have no idea. I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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Re: newsreels 10 Feb 2008 01:59 #25490

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Universal was the last company to produce newsreels. Theirs ran well into the 60s.

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Re: newsreels 11 Feb 2008 16:38 #25491

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You can license digital versions of some this material from a company called thoughtequity.com. I know they have The March of Time series because my theater is in one! Check it out at
http://www.thoughtequity.com/video/clip/49307121_053.do
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Re: newsreels 11 Feb 2008 19:51 #25492

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that is cool!!!!!!!!!!1
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