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Preservation funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation, The Packard Humanities Institute and The Stanford Theatre Foundation

Silent and Early Sound Films from the Hearst Metrotone News Collection (1919-1930)

Hearst Metrotone News Collection
March 29, 2009 - 7:00 pm
Jeffrey Bickel, Newsreel Preservationist, UCLA Film & Television Archive.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive recently completed a project funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation. With this funding, some of the oldest and most endangered newsreels in the collection have been preserved and restored. The newsreels include both silent era and sound newsreels from the first year of sound production (1929-30). Highlights from the silent era will include an obituary for President Theodore Roosevelt and the newsreel story "Women Besiege Capitol To Urge Suffrage Bills." Sound era selections will feature such titles as "Coolidge Reviews Bay State Fete" and "Edison Welcomes ‘Brightest' Boys."

35mm, approx. 100 min.