Kelly Scrap Book : Wallace Kelly

A reel of “odds and ends” from Wallace Kelly’s film collection from the 1930s. The film consists primarily of family home movies, but also includes outtakes from “Our Day,” scenes of the film “The Story of Astoria,” shots of a marquee of the Marx Brothers in “Monkey Business” (1931) and clips of Kodacolor lenticular film […]

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The Enterprise Goes to Press : Wallace Kelly

Wallace Kelly’s film “The Enterprise Goes to Press” (ca. 1938) is his amateur industrial film about the production of “The Enterprise,” the Kelly family’s newspaper in Lebanon, Kentucky.Kelly (1910-1988) was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His film “Our Day” was named to […]

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Trip to the Yellowstone : Wallace Kelly

Reel #1 of the Kelly family’s (Mattie, Oliver, Mabel and Wallace) 1937 trip west, including Dust Bowl scenes, the construction of Mt. Rushmore and Native American scenes.Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His film “Our Day” […]

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Family Trip West : Wallace Kelly

Reel #4 from Wallace Kelly’s 1939 trip through the Western United States.Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His film “Our Day” was named to the National Film Registry in 2007.This reel was preserved by the Center […]

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Wallace Kelly Goes to New York : Wallace Kelly

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, […]

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Our Day : Center for Home Movies

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 […]

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