4 Items in This Collection
1) Romany Rye
Three-reeler based on melodrama 'The Romany Rye' by George R. Sims. The followuing notes are from American Film Institute Catalog, 1911-1920, p. 514, for 'The Life Line,' a film also ba...   more
2) [Jonaitis Project--Mt. Washington and Swordfish]
FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Reels 1-5.   more
3) In the King's Service
North woods drama. Marion Warner plays Philomel, Leo Pierson plays her brother Jacques. They live in a log cabin and Jacques farms unsuccessully. 'Rupert of the Royal Mounted Police' is...   more
4) [Lobstering in Nova Scotia]
Opens with spinning globe and 'Televisit' logo. Thousands of lobster traps. Lobster boats docked. Lobstermen load traps onto boats. Fishermen wait for signal allowing them to shove off....   more
Jonaitis, Tony Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (52 mins.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1914 – 1990
Summary
Collection contains dramas. "Romany Rye" (1914), starring Marion Leonard, is a story about life with gypsies. "In the King's Service" (1915), directed by Tom Santschi and starring Marion Thomas and Thomas Santschi as Rupert of the Royal Mounted Police, is a north woods drama about Jacques, his sister, and a bootlegger who sells liquor to Indians. Collection also includes the documentary film "Lobstering in Nova Scotia", produced by the National Film Board of Canada and VHS copies of original film footage shot by Tony Jonaitis in the 1980s.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Tony Jonaitis, a former NHF intern, found 35 mm. nitrate prints of these two Selig Polyscope productions while in Bar Harbor, Maine. Selig Polyscope, Wikipedia The prints were donated to the Museum of Modern Art Department of Film for preservation. NHF retains videotape transfers of the footage.
Genre(s)
Documentary, Fiction
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