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Subjects (partial)

The Collection

  • - Contains more than 3000 hours of footage from 1894 through 2009 including documentaries, newsreels, educational films, silent movies and early Westerns.
  • - Covers major international events, daily life, arts and industries, travelogues, fads and fashions, sports, gags, and oddities.
  • - Includes an eclectic mix of peculiar inventions, catastrophes and horrors, pageantry and protests, early erotic movies, and 1950s mental hygiene classroom films.
  • We are constantly increasing our collection, adding, on average, over 250 hours of footage every year. Recent additions to the collection include:

    Soundies
    - Predecessors of the MTV music video, the production of these 3-4 minute pieces occurred during a musician's strike in the early 1940's. Produced in 35mm on sets - sometimes complete with orchestras, choreography, and costumes - performers include the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Hoagy Carmichael, Antia O'Day, Gene Krupa, Peggy Lee, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Hodges, Stan Kenton, Merle Travis, Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Dorothy Dandridge, Erskine Hawkins, and a host of others. Genres range from swing to jazz, pop to country, western, and Hawaiin songs.

  • Educational Films - Produced from the 1930's to the early 1970's, titles include: The Monarch Butterfly Story, Israel: The Story of the Jewish People, Exploring the Universe, New England Fishermen, Children of China, How to Weld Aluminum, The Eyes and Their Care, New Ways in Farming, What Makes Rain, Abraham Lincoln, and many other films that were shown for years in America's schools. A few gems of industrial filmmaking from the Jam Handy organization are also part of this collection.

  • Christian Films - Produced mostly in the 1950's and 1960's these films usually focus on the problems of maintaining Christian faith in an increasingly secular world. They are usually aimed at adolescents. Titles include: Teenage Crusade, Teenage Challenge, Unto Thyself Be True, Teenage Witness, Teenage Romance, and Problems of the Young Married. This collection also includes some costumed Bible films such as Childhood of Jesus, Betrayal In Gethsemane, Trial Before Pilate, Thirty Pieces Of Silver, and Jesus And The Lepers.

  • Our broad subjects include:
  • All of the major 20th century conflicts: Spanish-American War; World War I & World War II; Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East

  • Universal Newsreels: stories from 1929 - 1967 and outtakes from 1930s - 1959
  • March of Time Newsreel outtakes 1934 - 1951
  • Fox Movietone News: 1946
  • Telenews Daily: 1949 - 50
  • Nazi Propaganda Films: 1940 - 1944
  • North Korean Propaganda Films: 1950s
  • Soviet Newsreels: 1948 - 1970s
  • Personalities of the 20th Century

We also represent a collection of copyrighted films that require license agreements. Costs for licensed material depends on the amount of footage used and the rights needed. These include: educational and industrial films; footage from Palestine/Israel and the former Soviet Union; weather phenomena; India, Hong Kong, Mexico, Indonesia, Kenya; a motorcycle trip around the world from the 1930's; The Airphibian - a flying car; Skyhook - a Department of Defense rescue system; and rural America. Footage from the GMP collection includes film on environmental and nuclear power issues, the Cold War, Vietnam, the War on Drugs; and footage from NO NUKES, a five-day rock concert held at Madison Square Garden with performances by and outtakes of Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, Carly Simon, the Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty and many others.