Re: Film Archives/Lois Weber
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 13:49:35 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Beth,
The three archives in the Eastern half of the US who have good materials on
Lois Weber are:

George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Musuem of Modern Art, New York City
Library of Congress, Washington DC

They all, I believe, have websites with viewing policies listed. You can also
start by finding the UCLA Film Archives website that has links to many of the
archives around the world.

Lastly, the New York Public Library Dance Film Archive has a 16mm print of
"Dumb Girl of Portici" by Lois Weber which is the only copy in the US. At the
moment, they're located at West 43rd Street and about 11th Avenue.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
275 West 96th Street, Suite 28C
New York, NY 10025
phone: (800)603-1104 or (212) 865-7449 outside the US
fax: (212) 222-8952

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."
Friedrich Engels, 1803-1882

In a message dated 10/12/99 2:16:46 PM, writes:

<< Greetings,

I'm hopeful that someone on Videolib has a knowledge of film archives,

especially those in the Eastern U.S.

A faculty member here is trying to locate films of Lois Weber, a silent film

director, writer, actress, & producer. I've identified several for

purchase, but he is interested in identifying an archive that might have

other works by this individual available for screening. I've attempted to

use our existing print resources fr identifying collections, along with the

Internet without success. Does anyone know of an archive or a good index

for identifying film research libraries & archives?!

Any hints or leads would be gratefully appreciated!

Many thanks,

Beth >>