Full List of Clips

MVTN C 3925 Bagdad, Iraq

MVTN 2 18 A-B  Cairo Street Scenes

MVTN 4 747 Jerusalem Street Scenes

MVTN 2 515 Javanese Dancers 

MVTN 4 399-400 NYC Street Scenes and Noises

MVTN 21 906  Round the World Trip Made By Two Girls 
 
 

Baghdad

Title: MVTN C 3925: Bagdad (Baghdad), Iraq 

Description: B&W , Silent , 6.96 minutes 

Summary: August, 1924 

Bagdad (Baghdad), Iraq 

Exterior; day: main street with traffic and pedestrians. Long shot pan of city. The minaret of Suk-el-Ghazel (?). Long shot of river. Long shot woman milking a cow in an alley. Various scenes of coffee shop and owner serving customer. Various scenes of old Turkish brass cannon. More pans of cityscapes. Note: severe emulsion deterioration throughout; TBP; anthropology; religion; sociology; city listed at "Bagdad, Iraq" on index card 

Newsfilm Call number: RC 2787 
 
 

Cairo

Title: MVTN 2 18 (A): Cairo Street Scenes 

Description: B&W , Sound , 2.03 minutes 

Summary: December 28, 1928 

Cairo, Egypt 

Exterior; day: various scenes of crowds in bazaar and camel market. Note: used in 2/022A; slight emulsion deterioration throughout; anthropology; sociology  Newsfilm Call number: RC 1999 

Title: MVTN 2 18 (B): Cairo Street Scenes 

Description: B&W , Sound , 5.89 minutes 

Summary: December 28, 1928 

Cairo, Egypt 

Exterior; day: closeup men in bazaar, pan of group. Various scenes of Abdul Kadur (?) talking. Closeup peddler. Long shot street traffic / Bower Gate / Islamic funeral procession. Note: used in 2/022A; slight emulsion deterioration throughout; religion; anthropology; sociology 

Newsfilm Call number: RC 1999 

 

Jerusulem

Title: MVTN 4 747: Jerusalem Street Scenes 

Description: B&W , Sound , 10.88 minutes 

Summary: November 19, 1929 

Jerusalem, Palestine 

Exterior; day: various close shots two men (Sephardic Jews ?) talking. Various scenes people and livestock at market place. Closeup Greek Orthodox Church Priest singing his prayers. Note: some emulsion deterioration; used in Metro 1/228; religion; Israel; Jordan; Transjordan 

Newsfilm Call number: RC 2640 
 
 

Javanese Dancers

Title: MVTN 2 515: Javanese Dancers 

Description: B&W , Sound , 10.68 minutes 

Summary: January 29, 1929 

Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies (Jakarta, Indonesia) 

Exterior; day: long shot Rongong dancers accompanied by Gamelang Orchestra. Medium shot Kromong players. Closeup rabab player. Note: anthropology; music; sociology; Decca Park, Weltereden; emulsion deterioration throughout 

Newsfilm Call number: RC 2059 
 

NYC Street Scenes

Title: MVTN 4 399: NYC Street Scenes and Noises 

Description: B&W , Sound , 4.76 minutes 

Summary: 1929

New York, New York, United States 

Exterior; day: high shot views moving through crowded NYC streets, city noises and music. Tilt up view of elevator train. High shot construction site, pile driver, pan to steam shovel moving material. Note: some emulsion deterioration; marquees: Heins and Bolet, Vim radio, Kent, Netson radio; NYC 

Newsfilm Call number: RC 2538 

Title: MVTN 4 400: NYC Street Scenes and Noises 

Description: B&W , Sound , 7.76 minutes 

Summary: 1929

New York, New York, United States 

Exterior; day: medium long shot unidentified man and assistants perform city street noise level tests with equipment: "The noise in Times Square deprives us of 42% of our hearing." Medium shot same, demonstrates tonal sounds used to determine level. View of phonograph / equipment. Medium long shot man describes tests. Various scenes NYC strets, traffic, crowds, streetcars, radio shops / radio fair. Note: some emulsion deterioration; scratches; Noise Abatement Commission; newsreel theatre; health; noise pollution; "Strand Theater"; "The Sacred Flame"  Newsfilm Call number: RC 2538 

 

Round the World Trip Made By Two Girls

Title: MVTN 21 906: Round the World Trip Made By Two Girls 

Description: B&W , Sound , 6.31 minutes 

Summary: April 30, 1934 

New York, New York, United States 

Motion picture actress Leila Roosevelt, wife of Armand Denis and cousin of President Franklin Roosevelt ends round the world motor tour. Long shot and closeup Roosevelt and traveling companion, Miss Edna Olmstead standing in front of truck and speaking on trip. Ocean liner in background. Note: exclusive coverage; Leila Roosevelt Denis; TEMPORARY DESCRIPTION; NYC

Newsfilm Call number: RC 2256


From: Dan Streible streible@sc.edu>
Subject: Movietone footage for NYU M.A. students
Hello, Howard and Mona,

Attached is text listing 6 pieces of Fox Movietone News footage held by the University of South Carolina's Newsfilm Library.  I've pasted in the catalogue record for each one, exactly as it appears in the online catalogue available to all.

I tried to pick a diverse group of stories, and to select material we anticipate screening (at least in part) during Orphans '04.  If all goes according to plan, we will also be having these stories preserved by sponsoring labs and printed onto new 35mm show prints for premier at the symposium. We can discuss what form your students' research projects will take.  And I'd still like to have at least one of the students speak on the program in March.

I put 6 different stories on the tape, although I understand you will have 5 pairs of grad student researchers.  It does not matter which story gets omitted.  The Baghdad, Cairo and Jerusalem stories are all going to get screened before the silent feature THE FALL OF JERUSALEM.  The other stories are not for sure yet.  The New York noise story seemed apt for NYU expertise.  The Javanese Dancers footage maybe screened if we are able to show (as we hope to), UCLA's restoration of LEGONG: DANCE OF THE VIRGINS, a film shot in Bali in 1933.  And the Round the World Trip with Leila Roosevelt I have recently put on the list of candidates, both because of the way in which it represents the newsreel's view of "the world" and because Leila Roosevelt and Armand Denis were involved with travelogue documentary for many years after this.

If you want to decide later that another Movietone story is more apropos what you want your students doing, I am happy to send out tapes to do instead of these.

Tomorrow I will mail out to you 5 VHS reference cassettes, each containing all of the footage.  You and your grad students can then use these for study purposes when writing the research reports we have been discussing.  The videotapes will have to be returned when the projects are completed.  (The library will probably send along checkout forms asking the borrowers to verify they will return them by a certain date [May 1, 2004?] and will not copy the footage.)

I am also having the cataloguer, Andrew Murdoch, pull any paper records that accompany these pieces of footage, and will send those along separately.