Film History Index : Early Cinema
: Before cinema
| Postwar cinema
- The history of early Korean cinema
- National Fairground Archive, Britain "The National Fairground Archive (NFA) was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield in 1994, with the support of the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain and the Fairground Association of Great Britain. Housed in the Main Library, it is a unique collection of photographic, printed, manuscript and audiovisual material covering all aspects of the culture of travelling showpeople, their organisation as a community, their social history and everyday life; and the artefacts and machinery of fairgrounds. The NFA collections are continuing to grow: there are now over 30,000 images in the photographic collection, in addition to audio and video material, journals and magazines, and nearly 300 monographs. The collection also includes a unique body of fairground ephemera ( programmes, handbills, posters, charters and proclamations, plans and drawings).
- Website dedicated to American silent cinema
- The Magic Lantern Society, UK
"The objectives of the Society are to exchange knowledge, co-ordinate research and disseminate information about the history and development of the magic lantern and lantern slides;
to encourage and perpetuate the conservation of apparatus and slides and to examine and recommend conservation techniques; to encourage the cataloguing and
the exhibition of all existing magic lantern material; to revive and sustain the art of magic lantern projection and to arrange slide presentations."
- HADDON, the online catalogue of archival ethnographic films and film footage shot during the first half-century of cinema
- The Victorian Magic Lantern - Pictures of magic lantern slides
- Victorian magic lantern shows. Technical details of various lantern types and copies of old slide-catalogues
- The Randall-Salter Collection - Victorian slide sets
- The projection boxPublisher specialised in books about the prehistory of cinema. Contains also a nice museum-tour through this prehistory, based upon a discontinued exposition at the London Museum of the Moving Image
- The Bill Douglas Centre, University of Exeter
- The Museum of the Moving Image, London The museum is temporarily closed, but this website is still accessible.
- National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford (England)
- The News Film Library, University of SouthCarolina "In an historic 1980 donation, the University of South Carolina was selected to receive a portion of the Fox Movietonews newsreel collection by the 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.
The Library owns 11 million feet of Twentieth Century Fox Movietonews reels and their associated outtakes. Included are all reels from 1919-1934, as well as the complete
newsreels and all associated outtakes from the important World War II period of September 1942 through August 1944.
The Movietonews reels preserve events of national and world significance such as speeches by Winston Churchill, Benito Mussolini, Franklin Roosevelt, and Herbert Hoover, and even
remarkably long speeches by the reputedly taciturn Calvin Coolidge. Great events like Lindbergh's transatlantic flight and the nation's reception of Amelia Earhart's flights are well
covered. The crown jewel of the collection is the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, a Movietonews exclusive. While Movietonews cameras captured these and many other
important people and events, of equal value are the vignettes of life from the 1920s and 1930s covering entertainment, lifestyles, fashions, farming, aviation, sports, occupations, women,
etc." The Library also has film and television archives received from South Carolina media companies.
- Historia del cine - http://www.xtec.net/~xripoll/ecine0.htm -
Desde el ´pre-cine´ hasta el cine actual.
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updated the 10 May, 2007