Unidentified orphaned amateur film of East Lansing, Michigan and Michigan State University, purchased on an online auction and donated to the Center for Home Movies.
Produced in November of 1927 by Silverton, OR photographer June Drake with the assistance of Albert Adams, owner of the local theatre known locally as “The Palace.” The original Palace burned down and was re-built in the 1930s. This film depicts a number of different scenes of Silverton life in the 1920s. Starting off with […]
This film was found in the basement of a vacating business in Rochester, New York in 2004. The decomposition of the emulsion, combined with the vivid color and movements of the carnival rides, creates a beautiful film reminiscent of the work of filmmakers Peter Delpeut and Bill Morrison.Also available on the DVD “Living Room Cinema: […]
This reel from 1930 is possibly the first film shot by Wallace Kelly (1910-1988) and documents his train trip from Kentucky to Cincinnati to New York City, with scenes of Times Square at night, the Statute of Liberty, elevated trains and city streets, and a family outing with Percy Johnson, the president of Chemical Bank.Kelly, […]
Named to the National Film Registry in 2007, “Our Day” is a day-in-the-life portrait of the Kelly family of Lebanon, Kentucky. Wallace Kelly’s amateur cast was made up of his mother, wife, brother, and pet terrier. The film documents a modern home inhabited by adults with sophisticated interests and simple ones. Kelly, a newspaperman, was […]