Projected History Volume 1

Projected History Volume 1

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Projected History: A Catalog of the U.S. National Stories Released by Universal Newsreel, Volume I, 1929-1930, is a new book by motion picture film sleuth Phillip W. Stewart, that will interest students of history, film and genealogy. This well-researched landmark work details over 1275 nationally released newsreel titles that covered the first two years of what was known back then as the Universal Newspaper Newsreel. One of the great benefits of Projected History is that all the Universal Newsreel stores that are known to exist today within the film vaults of the National Archives are noted. This is the first time that the newsreel title, description and story availability have been brought together in a single resource. Before there was television, there was the newsreel. People saw the news twice every week in their neighborhood movie theaters. From the 1900's to the mid-1960's, the major American newsreel companies covered world events, politics, sports, fashion, and whatever else might entertain the movie audience. Today, newsreels offer a fascinating and unique look at that era and are a primary source of visual history. Out of the five major sound newsreels that documented America and the World from 1929 to 1967, only one is owned by the American people, royalty-free, and readily accessible for your review and use - the Universal Newsreel. Motion picture film consultant, TV producer, and retired USAF Officer, Phillip W. Stewart has spent over 20 years reviewing hundreds of rare films at the National Archives and Records Administration. Projected History is his third book on historic films. His first book, the 2008 winner of the Reader Views Award for the best History book of the year and a Finalist Award Winner in the National "BEST BOOK 2007" Awards, Battlefilm: U.S. Army Signal Corps Motion Pictures of the Great War (ISBN 978-0-9793243-2-1) documents 957 reels of WWI action on land, in the air, and on or below the seas. Mr. Stewart's second work, War Wings: Films of the First Air War(ISBN 978-0-9793243-4-5), chronicles over 2,550 individual scenes of filmed WWI aviation related action.

Product Details

  • Publication Date: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: PMS Press
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: PMS Press
  • Binding: Hardcover, 256 pages
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 1000L x 700W x 63H
    • Weight: 155
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 1000L x 700W x 63H
    • Weight: 156
  • List Price: $31.95
  • ISBN: 0979324394
  • ASIN: 0979324394

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