America's Film Vault (Third Book in the Historic Footage Project)

America's Film Vault (Third Book in the Historic Footage Project)

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AMERICA'S FILM VAULT: A Reference Guide to the Motion Pictures Held by the U.S. National Archives is the comprehensive new book by award-winning author and film-sleuth Phillip W. Stewart.

Some of the best kept history secrets are buried deep within AMERICA'S FILM VAULT. This essential reference guide unshrouds, for the first time in book form, the whereabouts of historic motion picture films preserved in the National Archives. This treasure trove includes over 360,000 film reels that document a century of American and world history. Unfortunately, relatively few people know that these historically significant films exist, and even fewer know how to find them.

AMERICA'S FILM VAULT is an indispensable reference guide that discloses how these vintage films are organized and where to find them; exposes over 330 Government and Donated records that have motion pictures buried within them; uncovers and specifically identifies over 1,460 film titles and provides topical references to thousands more; and reveals-all with a comprehensive 2,130-plus subject index that sheds light on a vast variety of rare films.

According to William T. Murphy, former Chief of the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Branch of the National Archives, America's Film Vault is, "...a convenient overview of National Archives and Records Administration's motion picture holdings, one difficult to obtain from any other source."

If you're ready to play detective, take a crack at the combination, and investigate the bowels of the vault, you need a guide map...and this is it! Discover "reel" treasures with AMERICA'S FILM VAULT. Check out the author's website (at for more information about this and his other books in The Historic Footage Project.

Product Details

  • Publication Date: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: PMS Press
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: PMS Press
  • Binding: Hardcover, 308 pages
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 700L x 75W x 1000H
    • Weight: 177
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 1020L x 700W x 100H
    • Weight: 160
  • List Price: $44.95
  • ISBN: 0979324351
  • ASIN: 0979324351

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