Re: Fwd: Re: Silent movie question

Henry K Mattoon (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 17:59:00 -0800 (PST)

Apologies. I should have checked my other email account, where Charles
Hopkins, archivist at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, had forwarded
the request on to the Association of Moving Image Archivists listserv
(AMIA-L). A couple of people from Videolib emailed me directly, so I'd
thought I'd post to this list the reply from Ed Stratman from the film
archive at the George Eastman House.


Henry Mattoon
National Moving Image Database
The American Film Institute
Los Angeles, CA

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Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 17:49:08 +0000
From: Henry Mattoon <>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Silent movie question (fwd)

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>Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 18:24:09 -0500
>Sender: Association of Moving Image Archivists <AMIA-L@LSV.UKY.EDU>
>From: "Edward E. Stratmann" <eds@GEH.ORG>
>Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Silent movie question (fwd)
>To: Multiple recipients of list AMIA-L <AMIA-L@LSV.UKY.EDU>
>>The following message was forwarded to the UCLA Film and Television
>>Archive Research and Study Center. Can any AMIA members identify this
>>film? It is definitely not something preserved by UCLA.
>>Charles Hopkins
>>Motion Picture Archivist
>>UCLA Film and Television Archive
>>>---------------- Begin Forwarded Message ----------------
>>>Date: 11/13 10:51 AM
>>>Received: 11/13 11:02 AM
>>>From: Gary Handman,
>>>To: Multiple recipients of list,
>>>A weird reference query from left field...Any ideas (I'm stumped)
>>>Gary Handman
>>>Media Resources Center
>>>Moffitt Library
>>>UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
>>>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 9:22:12 -0800 (PST)
>>>From: Jim Thompson, UC Riverside (909) 787-3221 <>
>>>Subject: Re: Silent movie question
>>>Well, some time during the last year AMC ran some silent shorts to
>>>promote (I think it was) their preservation festival. I've been
>>>searching for one of these, but they didn't, as far as I could see,
>>>identify it, and I can't track it down.
>>>It involved a family home invaded by a character called the "Fuzz-
>>>Faced Fiend," who popped out of hidden doors, rode around on a sort
>>>of skateboard, and generally aggravated the family in many ways.
>>>Ring any bells?
>>>----------------- End Forwarded Message -----------------
>I think the film you are talking about is a short with Charles Bowers called
>"There It Is". It is part of the George Eastman House Motion Picture
>Collection. If you would like more information, contact Dr. Christopher
>at (716) 271-3361, ext.-375.
>Ed Stratmann
>George Eastman House