Re: Thais (1917?) silent film

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 09:45:17 -0700 (PDT)

Well this must be a recent discovery since someone researching Ms. Garden's
carreer about six years ago could not find it. Do you know if this is a
COMPLETE & Preserved copy?
-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

> From: "Luke McKernan BUFVC" <luke@bufvc.ac.uk> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 09:35:06 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: Re: Thais (1917?) silent film > > THAIS certainly does exist. There's a copy in the British Film Institute. > > > Luke > > > ************************************************ > > Luke McKernan > Head of Information > British Universities Film & Video Council > 77 Wells Street > London W1T 3QJ > Tel: 020 7393 1508 > Fax: 020 7393 1555 > E-mail: luke@bufvc.ac.uk > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jessica Rosner" <jrosner@kino.com> > To: "Multiple recipients of list" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 5:21 PM > Subject: Re: Thais (1917?) silent film > > >> No it does not exist but it would not be anything personal re Miss > Garden's >> view of the film. For films made in 1916 close to 98% would no longer > exist >> NOBODY thought to "preserve" them back than and safety film was not >> available until the mid-fifties. If anyone DID find a copy these days >> I think it would get priority but alas that will not happen >> -- >> Jessica Rosner >> Kino International >> 333 W 39th St. 503 >> NY NY 10018 >> jrosner@kino.com >> >>> From: John Holland <jholland@chipublib.org> >>> Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu >>> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 09:09:38 -0700 (PDT) >>> To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> >>> Subject: Thais (1917?) silent film >>> >>> I believe I touched on this once before and stumped all of you, but >>> someone at Lyric Opera of Chicago has asked me for help in possibly >>> tracking down a silent film based on the Massenet opera (and Anatole >>> France novel) "Thais", made in 1916 by Sam Goldwyn and starring the >>> opera singer Mary Garden (it was one of her best roles). Internet Movie >>> Database gives 1917 as the release date, and The Motion Picture Guide >>> doesn't even recognize its existence (they list one made in 1914 with a >>> different cast). I have checked all of the usual video sources, OCLC, >>> and various film distribution catalogs, and have found nothing. I am >>> guessing that this is one of those films that disintigrated years ago, >>> and given that Garden herself was not happy with the film and indicates >>> in her autobiography that it was not especially well received, it >>> probably never occured to anyone to preserve it. If anyone knows of an >>> archival copy anywhere, all leads would be appreciated. For now I am >>> working under the assumption that any format would be welcome. >>> >>> -- >>> John Holland >>> Librarian >>> Chicago Public Library >>> Media Express >>> (312) 747-4100 >>> >>> >> >> > >