20th century Film & Sound

Brigid Duffy (bduffy@sfsu.edu)
Tue, 5 Mar 2002 17:31:50 -0800 (PST)

I haven't seen the current newsletter, but I have seen something in the
same vein: the "Timeline" DVD series from Whirlwind Media. This is a
collection of newsreel footage and radio recordings, arranged year by year.
For instance, 1937 has short segments on the Spanish Civil War, the opening
of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hindenburg disaster - and lots more. This
should be ideal for history professors introducing a topic to a class.

We purchased our prints from BestPrices (http://www.bestprices.com) for
about $15 each.

Whirlwind Media has done 15 years between 1937 and 1962 and plans to do 15
more, from the 1930s to 1960s, before the end of 2002. Their website is
http://www.WhirlwindDVD.com but it wasn't working today.

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200
E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu

>Gary, your column in the current newsletter is something I have felt for a
>long time. I don't think a lot of people realize how miraculous (and I do
>mean it) film and sound technology are. Virtually the entire 20th century
>is available for viewing and listening. We don't have film of the Civil
>War, or Abraham Lincoln. No one will ever know how Jenny Lind sang. But
>for all of the news and people in all walks of life in the 20th century, if
>they were filmed or recorded, we know. I wonder if Thomas Edison really
>appreciated what he came up with.
>
>Becky Tatar
>Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
>Aurora Public Library
>1 E. Benton Street
>Aurora, IL 60505
>PHONE: 630-264-4100
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