Film, Video Titanic disaster Titanic

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Title
Titanic disaster
Other Title
Titanic
Summary
Shows E. J. Smith, who was later commander of the Titanic, inspecting the Titanic's sister ship Olympia (i.e., Olympic), which was launched on April 31, 1911. (From 108-115', this medium close-up footage of Smith standing on deck repeats itself five times.) Provides views of the first, second, and third cabin promenade decks. Shows luggage being loaded with an electrical crane, then gives a forward end view of the first, second, and third cabin decks. Last scene of the ship shows it moving from the dock, as hundreds of people wave. Next sequence has jumpy pans showing the Titanic's rescue ship Carpathia, with its captain Arthur H. Rostron, and many young men on the deck mugging in front of the camera. Survivor Stewart (i.e., Stuart) Collett is interviewed by the press.
Contributor Names
Globe Film Company.
Warner's Features.
Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
Great Britain : [Globe Film Company?], 1912 ; United States : Warner's Features, 1912.
Subject Headings
-  Titanic (Steamship)
-  Shipwrecks--North Atlantic Ocean
-  Smith, Edward John,--1850-1912
-  Rostron, Arthur,--1869-1940
-  Collett, Stuart,--1887-1941
-  Olympic (Steamship)
-  Carpathia (Ship)
Genre
Newsreels
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  Main and end titles lacking.
-  LC also holds a film entitled Titanic in the AFI/Marshall (George) Collection which may have some of the same footage. Films have not been compared.
-  Secondary sources indicate that some of this footage may also have appeared in other newsreel films, including the Universal animated weekly, and Gaumont.
-  Sources used: The George Kleine Collection...catalog, p. 136; Moving picture world, v. 12, no. 4, (April 27, 1912), p. 359; British Film Institute WWW site, viewed March 4, 2016; Bottomore, S. The Titanic and silent cinema, viewed online March 4, 2016, via Google books, p. 86-88.
-  The George Kleine Collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress : a catalog / prepared by Rita Horwitz and Harriet Harrison with the assistance of Wendy White. Library of Congress, 1980.
-  Rainy scratches, dirt spots, nitrate bloom, some repetitious footage.
Medium
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 8 min.) : si., b&w.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (207 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (207 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (207 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 1870 (viewing print)
FRA 4575 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 4576 (non-viewing print)
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.00010872
Library of Congress Control Number
mp73125400
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
(dlc)11509974
Description
Shows E. J. Smith, who was later commander of the Titanic, inspecting the Titanic's sister ship Olympia (i.e., Olympic), which was launched on April 31, 1911. (From 108-115', this medium close-up footage of Smith standing on deck repeats itself five times.) Provides views of the first, second, and third cabin promenade decks. Shows luggage being loaded with an electrical crane, then gives a forward end view of the first, second, and third cabin decks. Last scene of the ship shows it moving from the dock, as hundreds of people wave. Next sequence has jumpy pans showing the Titanic's rescue ship Carpathia, with its captain Arthur H. Rostron, and many young men on the deck mugging in front of the camera. Survivor Stewart (i.e., Stuart) Collett is interviewed by the press.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/mp73125400
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Globe Film Company, Warner'S Features, and Kleine. Titanic Disaster. [Great Britain: Globe Film Company?, ; United States: Warner's Features, 1912] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/mp73125400/.

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Globe Film Company, Warner'S Features & Kleine. (1912) Titanic Disaster. [Great Britain: Globe Film Company?, ; United States: Warner's Features] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mp73125400/.

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Globe Film Company, Warner'S Features, and Kleine. Titanic Disaster. [Great Britain: Globe Film Company?, ; United States: Warner's Features, 1912] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mp73125400/>.