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The Warhol

FOX MOVIETONE NEWSREELS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN, 1928 - 1942 w/ Curator Greg Wilsbacher

Friday, Dec 14, 2012 8:00 PM EST (7:30 PM Doors)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

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Greg Wilsbacher, curator of the Newsfilm Collections at the University of South Carolina–Columbia, will visit the Warhol to introduce an eclectic program of 35mm Fox Movietone newsreels from headlines past. The Fox Movietone News Collection at USC provides one of the most detailed snapshots of American and global culture in the decades before television. Consisting of over 2,000 hours of content, much of which are original camera negative outtakes, the Collection records deeds great and small, serious and silly. “Fit to Print” brings an hour of these early sound news stories to Pittsburgh for the first time to be screened in glorious 35mm.



“Television Pictures, Fox Movietone News Story 9-433” (March 1931)

“Jenkins Orphanage Band, Fox Movietone News Story 1-507” (November 1928)

“Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Fox Movietone News Story 6-962” (October 1928)

“World’s Youngest Acrobat, Fox Movietone News Story 4-171” (November 1929)

“New York City StreetScenes and Noises, Fox Movietone News Story 4-399” (December 1929)

“Etiquette for Women Sitting, Fox Movietone News Story 1-685” (January 1929)

“Now It Can Be Shown!Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1942, Fox Movietone News Vol. 25 No. 27” (December 1942)


All films are 35mm, b/w, sound.



The Fox Movietone News Collection comprises just a portion of Moving Image Research Collections (known by all its friends as MIRC).  MIRC holds over 6,000 hours of archival film and video. Visit MIRC online at:



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