Film, Video Let's go to the movies

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Title
Let's go to the movies
Summary
First in a series of films about the early history of motion pictures and the technical aspects of film manufacture. Features clips from such films as, The Hills of Old Kentucky, Easy Street, The Great Train Robbery, The Jazz Singer, Night Song, Show of Shows, and a newsreel featuring President Roosevelt.
Contributor Names
Gladden, Tholen, direction.
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976, narration.
RKO Radio Pictures.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Teaching Film Custodians.
Instructional Films.
Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Teaching Film Custodians : Instructional Films, 1948.
Subject Headings
-  Motion picture industry--United States
-  Pickford, Mary,--1892-1979
-  Chaplin, Charlie,--1889-1977
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
-  Jolson, Al,--1886-1950
-  Barrymore, John,--1882-1942
Genre
Educational films
Sponsored films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  MP4068 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.; 31Dec48; MP4068.
-  Narrator: Warner Anderson.
-  Appears: Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, President Theodore Roosevelt, Al Jolson, John Barrymore.
-  Teaching Film Custodians records, 1938-1973; Located at; Indiana University Archives.
-  In partnership with the Hollywood studios, the Motion Picture Association of America, and several national educational organizations, Teaching Film Custodians edited, shortened and repurposed hundreds of Hollywood features for the educational market. From those films, and many short features also provided by Hollywood studios, TFC created a curriculum focused on history, literature, science, human relations, languages, social studies, citizenship, art, music and drama. It operated mainly in the 1940s and 1950s, but did not disband until 1972.
-  Sources used: Copyright Catalog, motion pictures, 1940-1949, p. 17; National Union Catalog, motion pictures and filmstrips, 1953-1957, p. 474; Internet movie database, July 29, 2019; Eastman Museum WWW site, viewed July 29, 2019 (Film Screening, May 4, 2018, "Nitrate Shorts"); Films for classroom use (catalog) by Teaching Film Custodians, February 1954 viewed online July 29, 2019 via the Internet Archive; Journal of Film Preservation, April 2014, p. 79-85 (Stoeltje, R. Pruning Movies for Education in the 1940s and 1950s: Teaching Film Custodians Presents... Cleopatra without Cleopatra!); Teaching Film Custodians records, Collection C543, July 29, 2019 via Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.
Medium
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 9 min.) : sd., b&w.
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.00009258
Library of Congress Control Number
2018601445
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
First in a series of films about the early history of motion pictures and the technical aspects of film manufacture. Features clips from such films as, The Hills of Old Kentucky, Easy Street, The Great Train Robbery, The Jazz Singer, Night Song, Show of Shows, and a newsreel featuring President Roosevelt.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2018601445
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Chicago citation style:

Anderson, Warner, Narration, Rko Radio Pictures, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Teaching Film Custodians, Instructional Films, and Copyright Collection. Let's Go to the Movies. United States: Teaching Film Custodians: Instructional Films, 1948. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018601445/.

APA citation style:

Anderson, W., Rko Radio Pictures, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Teaching Film Custodians, Instructional Films & Copyright Collection. (1948) Let's Go to the Movies. United States: Teaching Film Custodians: Instructional Films. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018601445/.

MLA citation style:

Anderson, Warner, Narration, et al. Let's Go to the Movies. United States: Teaching Film Custodians: Instructional Films, 1948. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018601445/>.

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