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    [Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906]
    San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Afi/Staples (Robert) & Charles (Barbara) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    Early films of San Francisco, before and after the great earthquake & fire, 1897-1916 /
    Before and after the great earthquake and fire, 1897-1916 | San Francisco videodisc Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Compilation of 26 films from the collections of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 1994
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    Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 2]
    Scenes of San Francisco, [no. 2] | Scenes of San Francisco. | San Francisco
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Gove, Otis M. (Otis Meader) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 1]
    Scenes of San Francisco, [no. 1] | Scenes of San Francisco. | San Francisco
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Gove, Otis M. (Otis Meader) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    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 ...
    • Contributor: Afi/Adams (L. F.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal.
    Mabel and Fatty at the World's Fair | Frisco story
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Sennett, Mack - Normand, Mabel - Arbuckle, Roscoe - Keystone Film Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Mutual Film Company - Blackhawk Films - Afi/Meggers (William F.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
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    Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g
    Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Building
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    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, ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    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 ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    Before and after the great earthquake and fire early films of San Francisco, 1897-1916 /
    San Francisco films Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    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 devastating events and seven shot detailing the horrendous damage are available for viewing. In addition a 1915 and 1916 film are included to illustrate the rebuilt area.
    • Date: 1999
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    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 ...
    • Contributor: Hearst, Phoebe Apperson - Rodiester, Claire - Rolph, James - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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    America's castles. Movie palaces /
    Movie palaces Catalog Record Only
    Explores the architecture of four American movie theaters: the New Amsterdam in New York City, the Fox in Atlanta, and the Chinese and Wiltern Theaters in Los Angeles.
    • Date: 1998
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    One California day / Catalog Record Only An inside look at California surf culture yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
    • Date: 2008
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    The American experience. The great San Francisco earthquake / Catalog Record Only 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 also outlines the remarkable recovery of the survivors who rebuilt San Franscisco within three years.
    • Date: 1988
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    Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels' Bld'g / Catalog Record Only 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 coming down a ...
    • Date: 1906
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    Song of a Jewish cowboy Catalog Record Only An unlikely mix of Yiddish and cowboy cultures. A descendant of the Petaluma, California chicken ranchers, he carries on the Yiddish and ranching traditions.
    • Date: 2002
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    The RKO story--tales from Hollywood. It's all true] = Hollywood--the golden years. Episode four, It's all true /
    Tales from Hollywood. | It's all true | Hollywood--the golden years. | Golden years. | RKO story. Catalog Record Only
    Orson Welles' career at RKO is examined, beginning with the critical success of Citizen Kane, followed by the film The magnificent Ambersons, and ending with an aborted production in Brazil, known as It's all true.
    • Date: 1991
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    Army pack train bringing supplies / Catalog Record Only Shows a U.S. Army pack train bringing supplies to the survivors of the San Francisco earthquake in 1906.
    • Date: 1906
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    The RKO story--tales from Hollywood. Howard's way] = Hollywood--the golden years. Episode six, Howard's way /
    Tales from Hollywood. | Howard's way | Hollywood--the golden years. | Golden years. | RKO story. Catalog Record Only
    The story of millionaire eccentric Howard Hughes' regime at RKO is told. Using the studio to showcase his protegees, Hughes led RKO into decline before it was finally sold as a television studio to Lucille Ball. Jane Greer, Janet Leigh, Joan Fontaine, Jane Russell, Robert Mitchum, Stewart Granger, and others tell bizarre tales of Hughes' behavior.
    • Date: 1991
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    The RKO story--tales from Hollywood. A woman's lot] = Hollywood--the golden years. Episode three, A woman's lot /
    Tales from Hollywood. | Woman's lot | Hollywood--the golden years. | Golden years. | RKO story. Catalog Record Only
    The films featuring star actresses made by RKO in the 1930s are profiled. Actresses Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn, and Lucille Ball discuss the film productions they were in and their roles in them.
    • Date: 1991
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    Nut Hill Productions collection Catalog Record Only Collection of more than 300 hours of video oral history interviews with various performers and participants in the folk song revival in the United States and England originally recorded by Nut Hill Productions as "Word of Mouth: the Journey of American Folk Music," a part of a multi-part series for WETA television titled, "The Music of America: History Through Musical Traditions," which was not ...
    • Date: 2003
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    The RKO story--tales from Hollywood. Let's face the music and dance] = Hollywood--the golden years. Episode two, Let's face the music and dance /
    Tales from Hollywood. | Let's face the music and dance | Hollywood--the golden years. | Golden years. | RKO story. Catalog Record Only
    The story behind the making of the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals at RKO is told through film clips from their movies and interviews with Astaire, Rogers, and people involved in the productions.
    • Date: 1991
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    Northwest outpost / Catalog Record Only Capt. James Laurence commands the troops of Fort Ross, a Russian outpost in California in the 1830s. Natalie Alanova arrives from Russia in search of Count Igor Savin. He and her father were involved in a plot to kill a Russian government official. Savin finked on his co-conspirators but not her father because she agreed to marry him. He is imprisoned in the fort. ...
    • Date: 1947
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    The Wilderness idea = The American experience. Battle for wilderness / Catalog Record Only Tells the story of the two founders of American conservation, John Muir and Gifford Pinchot, and their historic battle over whether a remote valley in California, Hetch Hetchy, should be dammed and flooded to form a reservoir. The battle reflected the two sides of the conservation issue--absolute protection of wilderness lands versus careful management and use of nature to serve human needs.
    • Date: 1989