• S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

    S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

    From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel after she has been fully turned and on her way across the Pacific. The boat shows large and clear with smoke coming from the stack. In the foreground is a constantly changing crowd of people composed of men, women and children. Action is added by some late comers who rush to the dock to wave their last ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Launching, no. 2 /

    Launching, no. 2 /

    From Edison films catalog: The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [Cataloger's note: see film entitled Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"] and the ship is seen nearly head-on, bow first, still floating backward into the harbor, while in the foreground are seen numerous row-boats with their occupants. As the boat passes out of view the row-boats constantly move around and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Market Street before parade /

    Market Street before parade /

    This film is an automobile tour of a portion of the arrival parade route of President Theodore Roosevelt along Market Street, San Francisco, on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The film was shot in the mid-afternoon, shortly before the parade, which traversed this portion of the route in the reverse direction shown here. The earlier portion of the route is seen in the film "Over ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Before and after the great earthquake and fire early films of San Francisco, 1897-1916 / Catalog Record

    Before and after the great earthquake and fire early films of...

    Mode of access: World Wide Web. Title from Web page (viewed on Feb. 9, 2006). Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress. Site offers a perspective on the effects the San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires of 1906 had on the development of the city. Seventeen films shot before the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

    Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

    As early as 1874, passenger balloon flights were being made over San Francisco. San Franciscans - and Americans in general - were fascinated with the thrills and dangers of flight. Although balloon technology had not advanced greatly by the turn of the century, attempts at man-powered flight were sustaining public interest. The era of powered flight arrived in 1903 with the Wright brothers' flight ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Return of lifeboat /

    Return of lifeboat /

    From Edison films catalog: Shows a life boat coming through the breakers. The surf is high and the stout boat is tossed about like a cork. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Pacific Coast Life Saving Service Series" (Edison films catalog): These subjects are illustrative of the work performed by the Life Saving Corps of the United States Government, and show the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Native daughters /

    Native daughters /

    From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground is shown an immense concourse of people, including ladies and children, while the background is formed by very high buildings, from the windows of which numerous flags are waving. The film opens showing the native daughters mounted on horses, passing through the immense throngs of on-lookers. They are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • San Francisco's future /

    San Francisco's future /

    By mid-1916, after viewing the carnage in Europe, the United States saw itself poised with great reluctance on the edge of participation in World War I. Isolationism and anti-preparedness feeling remained strong in San Francisco, not only among radicals such as the International Workers of the Worlds ("the Wobblies"), but also among responsible labor leaders. At the same time, with the rise of Bolshevism ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Troop ships for the Philippines /

    Troop ships for the Philippines /

    Shows the departure from San Francisco of two troop ships, the S.S. Australia and the S.S. City of Sydney, bound for Manila during the Spanish-American War. The first ship shown is the Australia with many troops on deck, some waving. The ship's name is visible on the hull at the end of the sequence. The second ship, the City of Sydney, is shown being ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • San Francisco disaster /

    San Francisco disaster /

    This film shows the partial burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco in an early attempt at simulating the 1906 disaster. The model is seen in aerial view from above the South-of-Market district, looking northwest toward Market Street and the downtown area. Russian Hill (left) and Telegraph Hill (right) are shown in a painted background. The Call Building at 3rd and Market ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • The President's carriage /

    The President's carriage /

    This film shows President Roosevelt in San Francisco, passing in the arrival parade on Market Street on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The camera view is from the north side of Market Street, just east of Grant Avenue. After leaving the Southern Pacific train station at Third and Townsend streets, the parade proceeded up Third Street and wound through downtown San Francisco before continuing up ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • San Francisco Chinese funeral /

    San Francisco Chinese funeral /

    This film shows most of the ceremonial portion of the funeral procession of Tom Kim Yung (1858-1903), military attache to the Chinese Legation to the United States. The funeral procession took place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 1903, and was probably the largest ever seen in Chinatown. Tom's death (note that Tom is the family name) was the tragic consequence of a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 2] /

    Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 2] /

    This film is a compilation of panoramas filmed in the ruins of downtown San Francisco and outlying refugee camps following the 1906 earthquake and fire. The film dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906. The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0102 (part 1)] The film begins with a long, dramatic pan of downtown ruins viewed from Natoma Street between 4th and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • TR in San Francisco, 1903 /

    TR in San Francisco, 1903 /

    President Roosevelt reviewed the school children of San Francisco from 10:00am to 10:30am on Wednesday, May 13, 1903. An estimated 40,000 school children gathered along both sides of Van Ness Avenue, west of the downtown area, for the parade. The wide north-south boulevard, partially lined with the mansions of the wealthy, was the approximate boundary between the old gold rush era city (to the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Scene in Chinatown /

    Scene in Chinatown /

    This film was shot in an alley of San Francisco's Chinatown on Saturday, September 15, 1900, at midday. The topography of the site (sloping down to the far street), the width of the alley, the location of utility poles [Frame: 0255], and the location of buildings across the far street suggest that the view is north from Washington Street down Washington Place (today's Wentworth ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Launch of life boat /

    Launch of life boat /

    From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the Pacific Coast Life Saving Service, Fort Point Station, Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., commanded by Capt. Joseph Hodgson, and shows the crew in the act of starting for a wreck. The scene opens with the opening of the boat-house door, followed by the boat speeding down a runway into the water. The sailors, with oars pointing upward, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • President reviewing school children /

    President reviewing school children /

    From the side of a broad avenue, a crowd of people await the arrival of President Theodore Roosevelt. The marching military that precedes his carriage can be seen at a distance of a quarter of a mile away. Four other camera positions along the march include the escort, the dignitaries, and at the conclusion, Roosevelt in his carriage.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Parade of Chinese /

    Parade of Chinese /

    From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. This picture shows a procession of the resident Chinese of San Francisco, carrying banners, flags, etc. They are followed by an immense float drawn by four white horses. In the background is seen a beautiful arch, while across the street are hung numerous flags, which wave in the wind. Probably part ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • TR at Sagamore Hill [1916] /

    TR at Sagamore Hill [1916] /

    On May 27, 1916, shortly before the Republican Party and Progressive Party conventions, the newly formed Roosevelt Non-Partisan League sponsors a demonstration of support for TR at Sagamore Hill. Many prominent men are included in the over 2,000 people who traveled from New York City to Oyster Bay to see TR and hear him speak on "Americanism." Panning shots of crowd gathered around porch; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 /

    San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 /

    This film shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire. The 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:12am and was centered along the San Andreas Fault, which slices through coastal California. Most of the cities of central California were badly damaged. San Francisco, with thousands of unreinforced brick buildings - and thousands ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

    Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

    This film shows the arrest and conveyance of a Chinese man in Chinatown, watched by a crowd of onlookers. The precise date of this film and the arrest charge are uncertain. It is possible that the arrest was connected with the smuggling of illegal immigrants from China. By mutual agreement between China and the United States, a small quota of merchants and students was ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • After launching /

    After launching /

    From Edison films catalog: Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the Japanese Man-of-war "Chitose." The scene opens with the pleasure yacht "Unadilla" passing in the immediate foreground, her decks loaded with passengers. The boat slowly passes, until the stern is directly to the audience. The water in the wake of the yacht is churned by her screw ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ruins was ideal to view the tall ruined buildings along and north of Market Street. Since the facade of St. Patrick's Church is not visible in the pan, the film is probably later than May 9, the date the facade ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 1] /

    Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 1] /

    This film is a compilation of views and pans among the ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire and dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906. The film was shot in the downtown area along Market and Mission streets. The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0100] The camera, positioned at the southwest corner of Mission and 5th streets, makes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Leander Sisters /

    Leander Sisters /

    From Edison films catalog: A clever, characteristic dance called the "Yellow Kid." Very unique. Stage is in the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal., and the audience is composed largely of bathers. 50 feet. $7.50.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Fishing smacks /

    Fishing smacks /

    From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully reproduced.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Early films of San Francisco, before and after the great earthquake & fire, 1897-1916 / Catalog Record

    Early films of San Francisco, before and after the great eart...

    Copyright: no reg. Alternate title: San Francisco videodisc. DLC Videodisc operates as a level 3 interactive video when run with the Apple MacIntosh version of the American Memory program or as a level 1 video in a standard CAV videodisc player. Videodisc available in M/B/RS Reading Room. Digital version also available over the Internet. Side A) Trip down Market Street before the fire -- ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
  • [Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906] /

    [Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the eart...

    This film is made up of five panoramas, four wide and one close-up, of the ruins of downtown San Francisco shortly after the 1906 disaster, plus a panorama and scene in a nearby refugee camp. Original intertitles precede each change of scene, but the locations provided are incorrect for three of the five views. The state of the ruins and camp suggest a date ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

    S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

    From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is operated in connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. The "Coptic" is one of the best appointed, largest and fastest vessels that traverse the Pacific Ocean, and this view was taken as she was leaving for a voyage to the Sandwich Islands, Japan and China. The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Fisherman's Wharf /

    Fisherman's Wharf /

    From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the wharf at San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully reproduced.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Tenderloin at night /

    Tenderloin at night /

    77521 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77521. Duration: 2:02 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in West Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 533; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Capsize of lifeboat /

    Capsize of lifeboat /

    From Edison films catalog: Daily practise [sic] of life boat crew, showing boat being upset purposely by the men. As these boats are self-righting and self-bailing, the scene is particularly interesting. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Pacific Coast Life Saving Service Series" (Edison films catalog): These subjects are illustrative of the work performed by the Life Saving Corps of the United ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Feeding sea gulls /

    Feeding sea gulls /

    From Edison films catalog: A fine view of San Francisco Bay, from an Oakland ferryboat. Tug towing a scow passes by. Sea gulls sail through the air and dive into the seething wake of the boat. 40 feet. $6.00. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Army pack train bringing supplies. /

    Army pack train bringing supplies. /

    This film highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. The Army's relief operations headquarters was at their base, the Presidio, outside the burned part of the city. The Army played a major role in relief and refugee operations. In the first weeks after the fire, food, water, tents, blankets, medical supplies, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • A trip down Market Street before the fire /

    A trip down Market Street before the fire /

    The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0300 (part 1)] The film begins looking northeast on Market Street just west of the intersection of Hyde, Grove and 8th streets. The dark building at right is the Odd Fellows Hall and the grey building beyond (across 8th St.) is the Grant Building (1905). A white postal service automobile is at left center. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Lurline Baths /

    Lurline Baths /

    From Edison films catalog: At San Francisco. The main feature is the toboggan slide which the bathers use, some sitting, others lying down, head first or feet first. 50 feet. $7.50.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Cupid and Psyche /

    Cupid and Psyche /

    From Edison films catalog: By the Leanders. The dress of one consists of a pair of wings and a bow and arrow; the other represents a fairy. Bathers in all stages of dress and undress watch the graceful dance. 50 feet. $7.50.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Panorama of beach and Cliff House /

    Panorama of beach and Cliff House /

    This film is an afternoon panorama of weekend crowds at the north end of Ocean Beach, the western shore of San Francisco near the famed Cliff House. The film postdates the nearby Dutch Windmill (1902) and predates the burning of this Cliff House (1907). Until the 1920s much of western San Francisco was open sand dunes blown inland from Ocean Beach, the five-mile-long untamed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. /

    Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Ca...

    The 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition was San Francisco's second fair (following the 1894 Mid-Winter Fair) and her first major exposition. The 1915 fair celebrated both the opening of the newly-completed Panama Canal -- a triumph of Franco-American engineering -- and the newly-rebuilt San Francisco, vital and vigorous after recovering from the 1906 earthquake and fire. The fair opened on February 20, 1915, and closed December ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    Troops embarking at San Francisco /

    This film shows troops of the First Regiment, California Volunteers, boarding the Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking to serve in the Philippine theater of the Spanish-American War. The film was shot at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company dock between 10:50am and 1:50pm on Friday, May 13, 1898. The dock was located at First Street between Brannan and Townsend streets, and is now a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Procession of floats /

    Procession of floats /

    From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground are seen crowds of people, all being very close to the camera. The first float is drawn by four white horses and is at least twenty feet long. It carries a full load of little school girls, who sit along its full length facing the sides of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Over route of Roosevelt parade in an automobile /

    Over route of Roosevelt parade in an automobile /

    This film is a review by automobile of the arrival parade route of President Theodore Roosevelt, on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The film was shot from about 2:10pm to 2:15pm (shortly before the 3pm parade) and shows street and building decorations and excited crowds. The portion of the route shown is in the heart of the downtown business district. The later portion of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

    Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

    This film shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Chitose at the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, on Saturday, January 22, 1898. The camera view is east, across a small inlet of Central Basin, to slipway #1. Four additional slipways lay beyond to the west. The inlet and slipway remain today, now covered with chunks of abandoned piers, adjacent to the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • S.S. "Coptic" in the harbor /

    S.S. "Coptic" in the harbor /

    From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel away from the dock and slowly turning. The vessel is seen to good advantage, the four masts, smokestack and hull being faithfully reproduced. Clouds of smoke pour out of the funnel, and volumes of steam out of the exhaust pipe. In the foreground is a dense crowd, among which are numerous Chinamen. Clear and sharp with figures ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Sutro Baths /

    Sutro Baths /

    From Edison films catalog: Another view in which the figures show larger. A springboard furnishes the bathers with much amusement; also a toboggan slide. 50 feet. $7.50. "A large indoor swimming pool is shown, as well as the walkways that separate the varying depths of the water, and a sign identifying the locale on the wall farthest from the camera position. In the immediate ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

    Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

    This film, photographed from the front of a moving steam engine, shows the scenic portion of the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad route along the bluffs and cliffs of Lands End (at the northwest corner of San Francisco) overlooking the Golden Gate and the Marin headlands. The line gave access to the famed Cliff House and Sutro Baths, previously accessed by the Point Lobos ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Union Iron Works /

    Union Iron Works /

    From Edison films catalog: Here was built the peerless battleship "Oregon." The scene is taken at lunch hour, and shows a great throng of employees leaving the shop. 50 feet. 7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Panorama, Union Square, San Francisco /

    Panorama, Union Square, San Francisco /

    This film shows the crowd gathered in San Francisco for the dedication of the Dewey Monument in Union Square, on Thursday, May 14, 1903, from 9:00am to 9:20am. The Monument, which is still in place, commemorates the victory of Admiral George Dewey and the American fleet over Spanish forces at Manila Bay, the Philippines, on May 1, 1898, during the Spanish-American War. The monument ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02.

    Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cl...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Brown, Amos C. (Amos Cleophilus)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-02

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  • Sutro Baths, no. 1 /

    Sutro Baths, no. 1 /

    From Edison films catalog: One of the sights of San Francisco. A 50-foot slide is used by the bathers, who toboggan down its slippery surface in all positions. The bathers are clad in black trunks, making fine contrast with the flesh tints. 50 feet. $7.50. "In the background are three tiers of spectators watching the bathers. There are many people bathing and diving into ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The princess of Nebraska / Catalog Record

    The princess of Nebraska /

    DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; Dolby Digital English 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0. English dialogue; Spanish or English subtitles; closed-captioned. Ling Li, Brian Danforth, Pamelyn Chee, Patrice Binaisa. Casting by Heidi Levitt and Sarah Kliban ; music by Kent Sparling ; edited by Deirdre Slevin ; director of photography, Richard Wong ; executive producers, Yasushi Kotani, Taizo Son, Stephen Gong. Based on the short story ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • [Newsclips from various newsreels. Catalog Record

    [Newsclips from various newsreels.

    Copyright: reg unknown (with one exception listed below). Greet hero Fried after sea rescue, New York harbor; Liner America arrives with crew of S.S. Florida, Pathé news no. 12, 1929, (c) Pathe Exchange, Inc.; 2Mar29; MP5892 /appearing Captain George Fried, Mayor Walker (316 ft.) -- Say it in Chinese in these telephones, San Francisco; enlarge exchange used exclusively by residents in Chinatown, Pathé news ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The Danny Kaye show. Catalog Record

    The Danny Kaye show.

    Copyright: Dena Pictures, Inc.; 4Apr65; LP31269. Minor change version: Syndicated version. -- United States : Dena Pictures, Inc., c1965. Production supervisor, Herbert Bonis ; associate producer, Bob Tamplin ; musical director, Paul Weston ; musical numbers choreographed by Tony Charmoli ; art director, Edward Stephenson ; vocal direction & additional vocal material by Earl Brown ; musical associate, Nat Farber ; costumes by Robert ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1965
  • Protecting San Francisco from fire / Catalog Record

    Protecting San Francisco from fire /

    Copyright: no reg. Beginning and end titles, some intertitles and parts of picture lacking; nitrate deterioration printed through. DLC Title from intertitle; verified by synopisis in Bioscope, 4-9-1914, supplement, p. xxvii. Alternate title per Bioscope: Protecting 'Frisco from fire. Production company from logo on intertitle; verfied in Lahue and Brewer's Kops and custards, p. 143; director also from that source. Releasing company and date ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
  • Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels' Bld'g / Catalog Record

    Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels' Bld'g /

    Copyright: no reg. Shows ruins of the San Francisco earthquake and fire in April 1906. The camera pans the still smoking ruins in the vicinity of Market and 5th Streets. A few people walk along the streets, and one man carries two suitcases. On a wall standing amid the rubble a sign reads "Plumbing", while in another direction one lone automobile may be seen ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • City confidential. betrayal by the bay / San Francisco : Catalog Record

    City confidential. betrayal by the bay / San Francisco :

    Narrator: Paul Winfield. During an evening in 1991, Artie Mitchell was shot with a high-powered rifle by his brother Jim. The Mitchells were the kings of the porn empire in San Francisco, and Jim said he killed Artie because he as taking his lifestyle too far. Sources used: copyright description; A&E WWW site, viewed Apr. 22, 2010; OCLC database, viewed Apr. 30, 2010; Internet ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • Big trouble in Little China / Catalog Record

    Big trouble in Little China /

    DVD; region 1; NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (2.35:1) presentations; Dolby 4.1 surround (English), stereo. (French), mono. (Spanish). English, French and Spanish ; subtitles in English and Spanish ; closed-captioned. Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall. Music by John Carpenter in association with Alan Howarth ; visual effects by Richard Edlund ; executive producers, Paul Monash and Keith Barish ; director of photography, Dean Cundey ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
  • Eli Stone. Catalog Record

    Eli Stone.

    DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (1.78:1, 16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; digitally mastered. Dual-layer format. English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Title from container. Jonny Lee Miller, Victor Garber, Loretta Devine, Natasha Henstridge, Matt Letscher, Sam Jaeger, James Saito. Created by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. Originally broadcast on ABC television between Oct. 14, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Willie Brown oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project / Catalog Record

    Willie Brown oral history, National Visionary Leadership Proj...

    Collection is open for research; access restrictions apply. Before requesting collection materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at 202-707-5510; folklife@loc.gov. The interview includes Willie Brown's memories of growing up in Mineola, Texas, and moving to California where he attended San Francisco State University for his undergraduate and law degree. He recalls joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, starting his ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Willie L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • After the thin man / Catalog Record

    After the thin man /

    Copyright: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.; 21Dec36; LP6821. Colorized version: [Colorized version]. Copyright for minor change version: Turner Entertainment Company. NM: colorized version. DCR 1993; REG 27Sep93; PAu1-789-118. From the story by Dashiell Hammett ; musical score by Herbert Stothart and Edward Ward ; photographed by Oliver T. Marsh ; film editor, Robert J. Kern. William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi, Joseph Calleia. Colorized version ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1936
  • Armistead Maupin's tales of the city. Catalog Record

    Armistead Maupin's tales of the city.

    Copyright: no reg. Program title is also known as Tales of the city. Executive producers, Richard Kramer, Armistead Maupin, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Tim Bevan ; director of photography, Walt Lloyd ; editor, David Gamble ; production design by Victoria Paul ; music by John E. Keane. Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Laura Linney, Choloe Webb. Tales of the city chronicles the adventures of Mary Ann Singleton, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
  • Kuffs / Catalog Record

    Kuffs /

    Copyright: [Claimant, DCR, and REG unknown] PUB 12Dec91; PA568-250. Copyright notice on film: Dino De Laurentiis Communications ; 1991. Presenter, Dino De Laurentiis ; associate producer, Lisa Fitzgerald ; music by Harold Faltermeyer ; film editor, Stephen Semel ; director of photography, Thomas Del Ruth. Christian Slater, Tony Goldwyn, Milla Jovovich, Bruce Boxleitner. Release date per copyright data sheet; some sources cited below list ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • All-American girl. Catalog Record

    All-American girl.

    DVD; region 1; NTSC. Closed captioned. Title from container. Margaret Cho, Maddie Corman, Judy Gold, Amy Hill, Ashley Johnson, Clyde Kusatsu, Jodi Long, J.B. Qwon, Sam Seder, B.D Wong. Originally broadcast as a television series 1994-1995. General audiences. A television show about a very Westernized Korean-American girl delightfully at odds with her traditional but screwy family in San Francisco. Disc 1. Mom, Dad, this ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Armistead Maupin's tales of the city. Catalog Record

    Armistead Maupin's tales of the city.

    Copyright: no reg. Program title is also known as Tales of the city. Executive producers, Richard Kramer, Armistead Maupin, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Tim Bevan ; director of photography, Walt Lloyd ; editor, David Gamble ; production design by Victoria Paul ; music by John E. Keane. Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Laura Linney, Choloe Webb. Tales of the city chronicles the adventures of Mary Ann Singleton, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
  • Eli Stone. Catalog Record

    Eli Stone.

    DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (1.78:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; digitally mastered. Dual-layer format. English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Title from container. Jonny Lee Miller, Victor Garber, Loretta Devine, Natasha Henstridge, Matt Letscher, Sam Jaeger, James Saito. Created by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. Originally broadcast on ABC television in 2008. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • The Doris Day show. Catalog Record

    The Doris Day show.

    DVD; all regions; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono. English subtitles. Doris Day, John Dehner, Jackie Joseph, Kaye Ballard, Billy DeWolfe, Peter Lawford. Originally broadcast on CBS television during the 1971-1972 season. Contains all 24 episodes from the fourth season. Doris gets a new boss, Cy Bennett, for the "Today's World" magazine, and a new co-worker, Jackie Parker. Doris has a new ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Flame of Barbary Coast / Catalog Record

    Flame of Barbary Coast /

    Copyright: Republic Pictures Corp. Appl. au.: Republic Productions, Inc.; 6Apr45; LP13245. Minor change version, i.e. VTB 2677: [Colorized version]. -- United States : Republic Pictures Corporation, 1992. Copyright for minor change version: Republic Pictures Coporation. NM: colorization. DCR 1992; PUB 1Feb92; REG 7Oct93; PA742-131. Title taken from copyright data sheet; Motion picture herald, 5/26/45, p. 2413 and Television programming source books, films, 1994-95, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1945
  • Chan is missing / Catalog Record

    Chan is missing /

    Copyright: Wayne Wang Productions. Appl. au.: Wayne Wang Productions. DCR 1981; PUB 29Apr82; REG 17Aug82; PA155-795. Cinematography, Michael Chin ; additional cinematography, Kathleen Beeler ; music, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo ; Chinese pop music, Sam Hui. Wood Moy (Jo), Marc Hayashi (Steve), Laureen Chew (Amy), Peter Wang (Henry), Presco Tabios (Presco), Frankie Alarcon (Frankie), Judy Nihei (lawyer), Eileen Yeung (Mrs. Chan), Geore Woo (George), Emily Yamasaki ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1982
  • The other end of the line / Catalog Record

    The other end of the line /

    DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1), dual layer; 5.1 Dolby Surround (English), stereo (French, Spanish). English, French, and Spanish language tracks ; subtitles in English and Spanish; closed-captioned. Originally released as a motion picture in 2008. Jesse Metcalfe, Shriya Saran, Anupam Kher, Sara Foster, Austin Basis, Larry Miller. Director of photography, Harlan Bosmajian ; edited by Ethan Maniquis, Jim Makiej ; music by BC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Birth of a community Jews & the Gold Rush / Catalog Record

    Birth of a community Jews & the Gold Rush /

    Narrator, Joy Carlin. Producer/director, Bill Chayes ; editor, Kitty Rea ; music, Jon Herbst ; script, Elisabeth Friedman. Originally produced in 1994. This program relates the history of Jewish pioneers to California during the Gold Rush, outlining their reasons for coming, and their way of life once they arrived. The history of early Jewish settlements in San Francisco and Sacramento, and in Gold Rush ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996
  • [The Trail of '98--excerpts] / Catalog Record

    [The Trail of '98--excerpts] /

    Copyright: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.; 29Jul29; LP551. Title taken from leader. DLC Adaptation, Benjamin Glazer ; photography, John Seitz ; art director, Cedric Gibbons, Merrill Pye ; film editor, George Hively ; musical score, David Mendoza, William Axt ; assistant director, Charles Dorian. Dolores Del Rio (Berna), Ralph Forbes (Larry), Karl Dane (Lars Petersen), Harry Carey (Jack Locasto), Tully Marshall (Salvation Jim), George Cooper (Samuel ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1929
  • Checkmate. Catalog Record

    Checkmate.

    DVD; region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital; full screen. Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Anthony George, Anne Baxter, Joseph Cotten. Music, John Williams. Title from container. Originally broadcast on television 1960-1962. Includes all 70 episodes. Not rated. disc 1. Death runs wild ; Interrupted honeymoon ; Cyanide touch ; Lady on the brink ; Face in the window -- disc 2. Runaway ; Target tycoon ; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Armistead Maupin's tales of the city. Catalog Record

    Armistead Maupin's tales of the city.

    Copyright: no reg. Program title is also known as Tales of the city. Executive producers, Richard Kramer, Armistead Maupin, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Tim Bevan ; director of photography, Walt Lloyd ; editor, David Gamble ; production design by Victoria Paul ; music by John E. Keane. Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Laura Linney, Choloe Webb. Tales of the city chronicles the adventures of Mary Ann Singleton, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
  • Gentleman Jim / Catalog Record

    Gentleman Jim /

    Copyright: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.; 14Nov42; LP11685. Minor change version: [Colorized version]. -- United States : Turner Entertainment Co., 1992. Copyright for minor change version: Turner Entertainment Company. NM: colorization. DCR 1991; PUB 24Mar92; REG 26May92; PA575-416. Director of photography, Sid Hickox ; film editor, Jack Killifer ; music by H. Roemheld. Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale. NCN002103; Gentleman Jim. DLC ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1942
  • Vertigo / Catalog Record

    Vertigo /

    Copyright: Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. & Paramount Pictures Corp.; 9May58; LP10837. Director of photography, Robert Burks ; edited by George Tomasini ; music by Bernard Herrmann ; associate producer, Herbert Coleman. James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones. Scottie Ferguson, a San Francisco police detective is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe case of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1984
  • Rated X

    Rated X

    DVD. Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Terry O'Quinn. Director of photography, Paul Sarossy ; edited by Craig Bassett ; music by Tyler Bates. Based on the book: X-Rated/ by David McCumber. The story of the San Francisco porn pioneers, the Mitchell Brothers. 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
  • The American experience. The great San Francisco earthquake / Catalog Record

    The American experience. The great San Francisco earthquake /

    Copyright: WGBH Educational Foundation. DCR 1988; PUB 4Oct88; REG 17Feb89; PA411-160. Narration, F. Murray Abraham. Host: David McCullough. Program features the accounts of those who lived in San Francisco before and after it was destroyed by a devastating earthquake and fire in April 1906. Archival footage and rare photos show the event that killed thousands of people and left tens of thousands homeless. It ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988
  • I remember mama / Catalog Record

    I remember mama /

    Copyright: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.; 11Mar48; LP16060. Minor change version: [Colorized version]. Copyright for minor change version: Turner Entertainment Company. DCR 1990; REG 26Apr91; PAu1-527-834. Executive producer, George Stevens ; director of photography, Nicholas Musuraca ; music by Roy Webb ; film editor, Robert Swink. Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oscar Homolka, Philip Dorn. New York times, 3/12/48. Based on the play I remember ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1948
  • Amazing: the rebuilding of the MacArthur Maze / Catalog Record

    Amazing: the rebuilding of the MacArthur Maze /

    DVD. Produced and directed by David L. Brown ; videography and editing by David L. Brown and Steven Baigel ; music, Tom Disher ; animation by Charlie Canfield and Rick Pepper, Aha!Visual ; script consultant, Stephen Most ; sound design and mix by Paul Zahnley, Disher Music and Sound. Documents the rebuilding of a key connector in MacArthur Maze near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Birth of a community Jews & the Gold Rush / Catalog Record

    Birth of a community Jews & the Gold Rush /

    Narrator, Joy Carlin. Producer/director, Bill Chayes ; editor, Kitty Rea ; music, Jon Herbst ; script, Elisabeth Friedman. Originally produced in 1994. This program relates the history of Jewish pioneers to California during the Gold Rush, outlining their reasons for coming, and their way of life once they arrived. The history of early Jewish settlements in San Francisco and Sacramento, and in Gold Rush ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996
  • All-American girl. Catalog Record

    All-American girl.

    DVD; region 1; NTSC. Closed captioned. Title from container. Margaret Cho, Maddie Corman, Judy Gold, Amy Hill, Ashley Johnson, Clyde Kusatsu, Jodi Long, J.B. Qwon, Sam Seder, B.D Wong. Originally broadcast as a television series 1994-1995. General audiences. A television show about a very Westernized Korean-American girl delightfully at odds with her traditional but screwy family in San Francisco. Disc 1. Mom, Dad, this ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • San Francisco / Catalog Record

    San Francisco /

    Copyright: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.; 22Jun36; LP6457. Minor change version: [Colorized version]. -- United States : Turner Entertainment Co., 1987. Copyright for minor change version: Turner Entertainment Co. DCR 1987; PUB 4Nov87; REG 27Jul88; PA388-750. Musical direction, Herbert Stothart ; art director, Cedric Gibbons. Clark Gable (Blackie Norton), Jeanette MacDonald (Mary Blake), Spencer Tracy (Father Mullin), Jack Holt (Jack Burley), Jessie Ralph (Mrs. Burley). Director and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1936
  • William H. Taft burns mortgage of Exposition, 1915. Catalog Record

    William H. Taft burns mortgage of Exposition, 1915.

    Film is very dark. Ref sources: San Francisco chronicle. 9/2/15:8; 9/3/15:9; 9/4/15:4; P&P presidential file. On September 3, 1915 as part of the ceremonies for the "out of debt night" at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, William Howard Taft burns the mortgage representing the expo's last debt. The program is held at night in the Court of the Universe on expo grounds ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • The Doris Day show. Catalog Record

    The Doris Day show.

    DVD; all regions; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono. English subtitles. Doris Day, John Dehner, Jackie Joseph, Peter Lawford, Billy DeWolfe, Patrick O'Neal. Originally broadcast on CBS television during the 1972-1973 season. Contains all 24 episodes from the fifth season. Doris continues working as a reporter with editor, Cy Bennett, and secretary, Jackie Parker, for the "Today's World" magazine. Doris finds her ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007