Film Repatriation Resources
Film Repatriation Projects in the News
- The Library of Congress has completed preservation of the recently repatriated silent film Ramona (1928), long considered lost. The newly preserved print of the Dolores Del Rio starrer premiered on March 29 at the Billy Wilder Theater in Los Angeles and screened at the Library’s Packard Campus in Culpeper, VA on April 11. It will also screen at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival May 30. Previously held by the Národní Filmový Archiv in Prague, the film’s titles were translated back into English by the Library of Congress.
- True Story: Indiana Jones Rescues the Beautiful Maiden, CityWatch, April 4, 2014.
- Lost SCV-Related 1928 Film Reappears After Falling to Nazis, Soviets, by Leon Worden, SCVnews.com, March 30, 2014.
- No Longer Lost: Comments Upon the 2014 Premiere of Edwin Carewe’s 1928 “Ramona,” by Hugh Munro Neely, March 29, 2014.
- Special Screening: Ramona, UCLA Film & Television Archive website.
- The Commentary Track podcast, “Episode 6: Hugh Munro Neely Returns,” discussion of the discovery of Ramona, March 9, 2014.
- Lost Orson Welles Film Found in Italy, National Film Preservation Foundation press release, August 7, 2013.
- An in-depth visit with Orson Welles: rediscovered footage for a planned stage production of ‘Too Much Johnson,’ by Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, April 20, 2014.
- Too Much Johnson Restored by George Eastman House, GEH website, November 2013.
- Early Film by Orson Welles Is Rediscovered, by Dave Kehr, New York Times, August 7, 2013.
- Lost Orson Welles Film Found in Italy, Variety, August 7, 2013.
- Too Much Johnson: All Welles, The New Yorker, November 26, 2013.
- Orson Welles’s first professional film discovered in an Italian warehouse, The Guardian, August 8, 2013.
Earlier Film Repatriation Efforts
- Rescued from the Permafrost: The Dawson Collection of Motion Pictures, by Sam Kula, Archivaria, the journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists, Number 8, Summer 1979.
- Footage of Scandalous 1919 World Series Saved by Yukon Permafrost, CBC News, May 8, 2014.
- Focusing On the Dawson Film Find, CBC News, interview with Michael and Kathy Gates, May 7, 2014.
- Baseball History Unearthed: Rare Footage of Infamous 1919 ‘Black Sox’ World Series Found in Yukon Permafrost, by Tristin Hopper, National Post, May 4, 2014.
- Old Films Provide New Attractions in Dawson, by Dan Davidson, What’s Up Yukon, June 20, 2013.
- A Different Sort of Klondike Treasure, by Jacqueline Ronson, Yukon News, May 24, 2013.
- Film Preservation in Dawson City, by Robert Lovenheim, Piddleville, Nov. 8, 2010.
- Lost and Found No. 2 – Dawson City, The Bioscope, August 27, 2007.