Category Archives: California Audiovisual Preservation Project

Filipino American Home Movies: Cayetano, George

These 16mm reels from the 1950s are Kodachrome home movies of a Filipino American family in California and Hawai’i. Footage was taken by George Cayetano. Footage includes arrival of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, Former President and First Lady of the Philippines, at Hickam Field in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Footage also covers the Filipino-American farming community in

Read More

Little Tokyo 1930s Home Movie: Kawasaki, Akira

Home movie of pre-World War II Los Angeles, including the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Harbor. Footage documents Downtown Los Angeles night traffic, the annual Nisei Week Parade in Little Tokyo, ships at the harbor, and construction. This internegative was obtained through a restoration process performed on the original

Read More

[Home Movies. Muscle Beach #1]

Film contains footage of a man and a woman doing acrobalance, two men throwing a young girl, men throwing women, men and young boys doing acrobalance, various shots of people on the beach, three men and a woman practicing acrobalance in an outdoor circus/fair grounds, and people posing with an elephant.

Lassen County, Calif.: Eastman, Jervie H.

The film opens with winter roadway scenes in Lassen. Two title slides state: “Most highways are kept open in winter with modern equipment” and “These highways offer some of the world’s most scenic winter drives.” Further footage shows fall foliage, a street scene in Susanville, and Canadian geese.