September 16 2012
The life of George Bernard Shaw 1956,
Wendy Hiller, Anthony Asquith, a look at the life of this great Literary figure, with interviews and
newsreel sequences of the great man himself, 20 min. b&w, excellent
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A
Mason, Merchant Ivory production, color is pink, print is excellent, 60
ACT OF FAITH 1949,
The rebuilding of the church of St.
Michael at Coventry
The ruins of St Michael’s are the consequence of violence in our own century. On the night of 14 November 1940, the city of Coventry was devastated by bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe. The Cathedral burned with the city, having been hit by several incendiary devices.
The decision to rebuild the cathedral was taken the morning after its destruction. Rebuilding would not be an act of defiance, but rather a sign of faith, trust and hope for the future of the world.
BBC Symphony orch. Print runs 38 min., b&w, vg to exc. shape-
1964, a film by Joseph
Strick, BBC, 40 MIN., A comical look at British politics, b&w,
WITH A DOUBLE BASS
1974, a 40-minute short subject,
designed for British television. John Cleese, still in his Monty Python
period, plays a double-bass player who woos a lovely princess (Connie Booth).
Both Cleese and his beloved are left to wander the countryside naked when a
thief steals their clothes. with amusing cameos from such master performers as
Graham Crowden and Freddie Jones. color is so-so to pinkish, v.g. to exc.
1969 A look at the The Crab Nebula, the most famous and
conspicuous known supernova remnant, an cloud of gas created in the explosionof a star as supernova.
The supernova was noted on July 4, 1054 A.D. by Chinese astronomers, and was about four times brighter than Venus, or about mag -6. According to the records, it was visible in daylight for 23 days, and 653 days to the naked eye in the night sky. It was probably also recorded by Anasazi
Indian artists (in present-day Arizona and New Mexico), as findings in Navaho Canyon and White Mesa (both AZ) as well as in the Chaco Canyon National Park (NM) indicate; there's a review of the research on the Chaco Canyon Anazasi
line. 1 Hour, BBC, color is okay, print is excellent $50
OCCURANCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE
directed by Robert Enrico, winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, & the following year an Academy Award
for best live action short subject, This famous featurette was also used as a
Twilight Zone episode, based on a short story by Ambrose Bierce, 30 min., v.g.
to exc. shape- print missing the opening titles, otherwise complete, in v.g. to
exc. shape- $75
1966, Directed by, Vladimir Forgency,
winner of the Venice Festival, San Giorgio Prize, Mannheim festival,
Golden Ducat, 14th N.Y. Film Festival prize & Academy Award
Nominee, 22 min., on BalletA small and poignant film, 30 minutes of truth about the devotion and the grandeur of the dance, b&w, exc. shape-
1949, Narrated in
English, a look at the life of famous French novelist Balzac, 20
TO FELIX TOURNACHION 1966, A film portrait of the man who made the first, enduring photographic portraits of France's leading 19th century artists--among them Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, and the divine Sarah
Bernhardt, fair color, Narrated in English 20
The Emperor Penquins 1953, Armor Films,
Narrator Tom McKee,
Paul Emile Victor, Leader Of The French Polar Expedition, Photographed during the the third
French Polar expedition to Terre Adelie,
and directed by Mario Marret, 10 minutes, excellent shape-
ONE EYED MEN ARE KINGS
1974, Michel Leroy
,Oscar winner for best foreign short, exc.
shape, faded color- 15 min. $20
1967, subtitled, b&w, 2
reeler with a circus theme, exc. shape- $25
GO TO PRESS
the inner workings of a European newspaper,
exc. shape, in English, 15 min.-
IN THE NORTH, SHADOWS OF A HUNTER 1947, no
Famed Russian writer of Dr. Zhivago is profiled here with rare archive footage,
print is v.g. to exc. shape, b&w, 50 min. narrated in English-
BALLAD OF LOVE 1964, winner of the
Gold Prize of the fourth international Moscow Film Festival, directed by
Mikail Bogen, Riga Films, 40 min.- $75
on the famed Ballet dancer. Her impact on both Russian and Western ballet was enormous. Unforgettable are her roles in Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, Fountain of Bakhchisaray and many others. In 1959 she became ballet mistress of the Bolshoi,
45 minutes, narrated in English, with plenty of old film footage-
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