Archives for January2013

‘The Hitler home movies’

Extended article published in The Guardian on Sunday 27 February on ‘The Hitler home movies: how Eva Braun documented the dictator’s private life‘.

‘Home Movies Project’

‘Home Movies Project’– ‘Changing platforms of ritualized memory practices. The cultural dynamics of home movies‘ – a research project currently developed by Dr. Andreas Fickers (Maastricht University), Dr. Susan Aasman (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Dr. Jo Wachelder (Maastricht University), Tom Slootweg (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), and Tim van der Heijden (Maastricht University).


‘Movie magic of everyday life’

‘Movie magic of everyday life’ – Article about the amateur film collections held by the Yorkshire Film Archive. It includes an interview with Heather Norris Nicholson, author of Amateur Film: Meaning and Practice, 1927-77 (Manchester University Press, 2012).

Japanese amateur films of the Topaz concentration camp (Utah, U.S.), c.1943.

Several amateur films made by Dave Tatsuno between 1943-45 show scenes of the Topaz concentration camp for Japanese Americans (click here to view a clip). The Dave Tatsuno Collection is held by the The Japanese American National Museum and some clips are available on the Discover Nikkei website.  For a discussion of Tatsuno’s amateur film practice see Karen L. Ishizuka and Patricia R. Zimmermann, ‘The Home Movie and the National Film Registry. The Story of Topaz’. In Mining the Home Movie. Excavations in Histories and Memories (eds. K.L. Ishizuka and P.R. Zimmermann, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008)

Charles Lindbergh attending a Mexican bull fight, c.1927

A rare glimpse of Charles Lindbergh attending a Mexican bull fight, c.1927 (Marquis Ritchey Cring Collection, 1927-1966; Chicago Film Archives) and scenes of an American family celebrations.

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