Eva Braun with her family; Berchtesgaden terrace on Easter

Reel 4 of the private motion pictures of Eva Braun. (Seized Enemy Records.);COLOR. Scenes of buildings, boats, probably Hamburg. Eva with her family on a boat. Scenes of city and the water. Women selling fish. Out at sea, military boats, other boats. Hands from deck of boat in Nazi salute. Docking, man shaking woman’s hand. […]

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Hitler’s butler’s home movies; maiden voyage of KdF ship “Robert Ley”

Some events are early 1939. Amateur films of Hitler’s major domo – “Hausintendant” Arthur Kannenberg. Landscape. Kannenberg with chimney sweeps in front of shop. Landscape – Bavaria or Austria. 01:03:26 to 01:03:45 Kannenberg in civilian clothes, in front of small unit of men, with officer. Swans, pond. Civilians including Adolf Galland fish from stone bridge. […]

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Pavilion attractions and entertainment at the International Exposition in Paris, 1937

Expofilm. Le Plus beau souvenir de l’Exposition” 01:08:12 German flag with swastika flying with other country flags. Country maps. Child dressed like Churchill with cigarette. Adults gathered to watch play with midgets dressed in period-attire. 01:09:29 “Expofilm presente” “en exclusivite” “les parcs d’attraction” Amusement ride for children, airplane. 01:10:11 “et leurs etonnantes nouveautes” Amusement park […]

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 52 – Summer Trip to the East Coast

This home movie captures scenes of the Freeman Family taking a road trip up the East Coast to celebrate July 4th and Mother’s Day, stopping to sightsee and visit family along the way. At one stop, the Freemans visit what appears to be cousins or family friends, and the children spend the afternoon swimming in […]

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Being a Texan (2013)

This student film, made by Joey Arcidiacono, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore what it means to be a Texan. Arcidiacono discusses his early immersion in Texan culture, his rejection of it as a teenager, his move to California to escape Texas, and his eventual realization and acceptance […]

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 3 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s […]

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life, […]

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