A family traveled to France and Germany in 1938 and shot this footage
which features two appearances by Adolf Hitler. It's creepy seeing this Nazi spectacle shot by an amateur. It's a perspective I don't know if I've ever seen. The video opens in France and the Nazi footage starts around 1:45.
The collector writes: "The Basement Collection presents: An 8mm film bought at an estate sale back in the 90's. This reel is part of a series of a family vacation movies to Europe in 1938. On this reel the family visits France and then Germany. The footage of Hitler is from a celebration in the Berlin Stadium on what I think is a May Day celebration (May 2, 1938) then another celebration at Berlin's Lustgarten. (on May 1st). (I think the reel was edited together out of order)."
posted by zzazazz
on Aug 12, 2010 -
While looking for ways to digitize old home movies, I came across the Home Movie Depot Video Archives
, and was in awe of how much content they have available online. The vendor provides their clients with space to upload their converted movies, and many have done so... to the tune of 80+ pages of albums. You can browse
through page by page, or search
for specific keywords. [more inside]
posted by avoision
on Apr 17, 2007 -
The Unhappy Medium.
If you like modern silent films like Doc Hammer's Rub
, linked here previously
, you may also enjoy the work of Chelsea Spear
. Her Alphabet
is a short about math, music and a precocious child, while The Unhappy Medium
, set in the 1920's, is about spiritualism, fraud, adults and children. And some good news for the would-be filmmaker: Kodak still makes Super-8 film
, and there are plenty of cameras both old
posted by box
on Feb 6, 2005 -