[Videolib] Anna May Wong films

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 07 Sep 2004 18:48:19 -0400

All are illegal dupes. In general if the item is ONLY on eBay
and not available either in NEW places like Amazon and NEVER shown
up as a video in OTHER library collections you can bet it is a dupe
This is virtually guaranteed if like these films it is a studio film

Remember probably 98% of films released by studios before 1970 are not
and probably will not ever be out on video or DVD

For example I was in LA this weekend at a movie conference and can report
the following Paramount IS sort of working on THE CONFORMIST but won't be
out for a while. No current plans to release films like WINGS or ANY silent
film in their library. Columbia has never released and has no plans
to release ( among others) 20th Century, Two Road Together, Investigation
of a Citizen Above Suspicion etc.

Most studios don't police eBay very well and while it is no doubt very
tempting to buy bootleg copies of films the studio will not release
It is both wrong and illegal and certainly no academic institution should be

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "R. Hertzler" <rhertz@u.washington.edu> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 15:07:22 -0700 (PDT) > To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Subject: [Videolib] Anna May Wong films > > Hello, all. I have a professor who's asked me to explore obtaining a > number of Anna May Wong films he found for sale on eBay. I'm doubtful > they're legit (can't find them anywhere else, etc.), and I seem to > remember some solid advice offered to this list in the past on going this > route. Could someone recap the general rule of thumb for "eBay-only" > items? Oh, and the titles are: > > Daughter of the Dragon (dir. Lloyd Corrigan, 1931) > Island of Lost Men (dir. Kurt Neumann, 1939) > Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (dir. James P. Hogan, 1941) > Mike Hammer TV series (various directors, 1956-1959, 78 episodes) > > Jessica? Others? Thanks in advance, > > Randy Hertzler > University of Washington Libraries > Seattle, WA > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib