from: Fox Movietone News, Cairo, Egypt 1928






















LISTEN to past symposia panels
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below audio files from: Orphans II: Documenting the 20th Century (2001)

Welcome to "Orphans of the Storm II"

Dr. Dan Streible, Film Studies
Dr. John Palms, USC President
Dean Joan Stewart, College of Liberal Arts, USC

Preservation and Copyright

Bill Morrison, "The Film of Howard Walls"
Ken Weissman, "Restoring Paper Print Films to 35mm"
Buckey Grimm, "Early Motion Picture Preservation Initiatives"
David Pierce, "Legal Limbo: How American Copyright Law Makes Orphan Films"

file 1 (introduction; Morrison; Grimm) | file 2 ( Grimm, continued; Weissman; Pierce) | file 3 (Pierce)

Women Aviators  

Music for Silent Documentaries and Newsfilm

Performance, screening and talk by Martin Marks, for the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Treasures of American Film Archives DVD


view: Women Aviators of the Silent Era, 1927-1929

screening of the USC Newsfilm Library's newly-preserved Movietone footage (+ early sound newsfilm), which was the recipient of a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.


Roundtable discussion on women aviator films
file 1 | file 2 | file 3

moderated by Susan Courtney, USC Film Studies, with responses by:
Patricia Gilmartin (University of South Carolina, Geography & Women's Sudies)
Angela Dalle Vacche (Emory University)
Jane Gaines (Women Film Pioneers Project)
Antonia Lant (New York University)
Amelie Hastie (University of California Santa Cruz)
Jeff Lambert (National Film Preservation Foundation)


Películas Huérfanas de América Latina
file 1 (Sarria; Rocha) | file 2 (Rocha) | file 3 (Rocha; Berg)

Ivo Sarría, (Cinemateca de Cuba / ICAIC) "Orphan Films from Cuba"
Gregorio Rocha, "Making The Lost Reels of Pancho Villa"
Charles Ramírez Berg, "On Seeing Pancho Villa: Images of Mexicans and Mexico in the 1910s"


Orphans III: Sound/Music/Voice (September 26-28, 2002)






what is an ORPHAN FILM?