Friday, February 19, 2010

Film Preservation Blogathon: A Few Recovered Treats For You

Among the great work accomplished by the National Film Preservation Foundation is to scour the world's film archives, looking for lost treasures of American film. Recently, they discovered a bunch of films previously thought lost in an Australian archive. They have presented a few of them here. Just click on the link to watch this amazing material.

Among the highlights are a YWCA documentary about Japan from 1919, the oldest known footage shot by the U.S. Navy, a typical but neat little 1912 western entitled "The Prospector," a 1922 news reel, and a couple others. This is just the tip of the iceberg of films the NFPF has saved.

Donate to the NFPF here! Save more of America's treasures!!!