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    Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies This site features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials, such as photographs and original magazine articles. Cylinder sound recordings will be added to this site in the near future. In addition, histories are given of Edison's involvement with motion pictures and sound recordings, as well as a special page focusing on the life of the great inventor. Prolific inventor ...
    • Date: 1847

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  • Film, Video
    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only Abracadabra kid / writer, William Saroyan ; cast, Maria Riva, Walter Matthau (22 min.) -- Images médiévales / an AF Films release ; made by William Novik ; narrator, Alistair Cooke (15 min.) -- Paul Revere's ride / by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; read by Raymond Massey (6 min.) -- [The new bus] / Information Productions, Inc. (5 min.) -- Trial by jury / ...
    • Date: 1953
  • Film, Video
    Mail call. Gear of the French musketeers, fighter planes of World War II, high altitude rescue team, XR-8 syncopter
    Gear of the French musketeers, fighter planes of World War II, high altitude rescue team, XR-8 syncopter Catalog Record Only
    R. Lee Ermey fences with French musketeers gear, and compares two WWII fighters, the American F-6F Hellcat and the Japanese A-6M Zero. Also, the Army's High Altitude Rescue Team the XR-8 syncopter, an unsuccessful helicopter design.
    • Contributor: Rogin, Bill - Ermey, Lee - Digital Ranch (Firm) - History Channel (Television Network) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video
    An American in Paris / Catalog Record Only Jerry, a struggling, but happy-go-lucky American artist, falls in love with Lise, a French shop girl. Unbeknownst to Jerry, Lise is engaged to Henri, one of Jerry's pals. Jerry proposes to Lise, who refuses sadly, explaining about Henri. Henri eventually bows out and the lovers are reunited.
    • Date: 1979
  • Film, Video
    Meet me at the fountain / Catalog Record Only Count Hardup, recently arrived in the United States, desires to marry an American heiress to better his finances. He places a personal advertisement in the New York journal, reading as follows: "Young French nobleman, recently arrived, desires to meet handsome American girl. Object matrimony. Will be 'at the fountain' at 10 o'clock this morning wearing chrysanthemum boutonniere." The Count drops his personal in the ...
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    Struggle for the colonial frontier, 1600-1750 : France and Spain defend their claims / Catalog Record Only The contributions of Spain and France in the development and expansion of the North American colonies are emphasized.
  • Film, Video
    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of three segments of varying lengths.
    • Date: 1954
  • Film, Video
    [Hawthorne, Charles Webster--home movies. Trip to the West Indies, Europe and Morocco, 1929].
    Trip to the West Indies, Europe and Morocco, 1929 Catalog Record Only
    These home movies of the family of Charles Webster Hawthorne present scenes of a trip abroad which he, Marion Campbell Hawthorne, his wife, and Joseph Hawthorne, his son, made with friends in 1929. Several friends, including Dr. and Mrs. Harlow Brooks and their daughter Ruth, accompanied the Hawthornes. They travelled to the West Indies, southern Spain, Morocco, France, and England. In Spain, the group ...
    • Date: 1929
  • Film, Video
    Democracy and France. Catalog Record Only Shows the influence of the American Revolution on the French Revolution of 1789. Illustrates other examples of American influence on French democracy in the 19th century.
    • Date: 1975
  • Film, Video
    Only the brave / Catalog Record Only Inspired by the historic rescue of the Texan "lost battalion" by the all-Nisei 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team who endured heavy casualties, this film captures the tragedies and sacrifices of these courageous Americans, who had to overcome great prejudice and injustice to themselves and their families.
    • Date: 2007