25 Items in This Collection
1) Hunting Bird Secrets with a Naturalist
Title on film: 'Hunting Bird Secrets with Naturalist, by Robert J. Cleaves.' Paramount Pictograph.   more
2) Tommy's Troubles
NITRATE (see notes) // Title on film: 'Tommy's Troubles.' // Presented by The Department of Health and New York Tuberculosis & Health Association. Produced by Carpenter-Goldman Laborato...   more
3) [unidentified--home movies]
Unidentified home movie footage. // Dates from edge codes on film. // Note on can: 'Mother, father, little daughter getting into 1920's car, grandparents, etc., good dloseups. Kodak saf...   more
4) Ships and Scenes of the Munson S.S. Lines
Title on film: 'Ships and Scenes of the Munson S.S. Lines.' // Intertitle: 'The new Munson building, foot of Wall Street, looking east.' Intertitle: 'Views of Lower New York.' Intertitl...   more
5) Bobby Bumps and the Speckled Death
Title on film: 'Bobby Bumps and the Speckled Death.' // 1920 date code on film. // On reel with 1557.0047A.   more
6) [Alan Kattelle's House]
Supplemental video taken by Andrea McCarty of Alan Kattelle and his home in Hudson in May, 2004.   more
7) Making of an American, The (Audio Elements)
Soundtrack for The Making of an American performed by Clayton Smith from a score compiled by Gillian Anderson and Jim Luke.   more
8) [Misc. Pathescope Segments]
28mm Pathescope reel containing 5 separate segments: 'Walrus Hunting' (missing title); 'Ice Breaking in Finland;' 'Blossoming Spring;' 'School of Cavalry at Saumur, France;' School of L...   more
9) Making of an American, The DISTRIBUTION MASTER
DISTRIBUTION MASTER // For distribution duplication only. // The Making of an American featuring soundtrack performed by Clayton Smith. // Audio taken from 2333.0003.   more
10) [Excerpt from The Black Pirate]
NITRATE // One reel of The Black Pirate starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr. // 2-strip Technicolor. // First 600 feet has faded orange color - looks toned - with flaky image, followed by sec...   more
11) Making of an American, The
3/4 inch SP videotape of The Making of an American featuring soundtrack performed by Philip Carli. // Audio can not be reused without permission of Carli. // Some slight dropout occasio...   more
12) [Unidentified Paramount Pictograph] & Rod & Wire Mill
Reel contains two separate items. // First item is Paramount Pictograph edited by Waldermar Kaempffert of Popular Science Monthly. // LC copyright range for first item is 1916 to 1918....   more
13) An Oral History with Alan Kattelle
Interview with Alan Kattelle conducted by Andrea McCarty in August, 2003. // Consists of 11 MiniDV tapes. // Audio is also available on cassette. Text of interview is also available in...   more
14) [Alan Kattelle--features] Reels 96-179
This record is three of three. START OF THIRD BATCH 96. [Swimming Pool] fragment contains type along edge of film ìLeased for use only on machines licensed by the Motion Picture Patents...   more
15) Making of an American, The (Release Print)
Release print created from negative (acc. 1557.0012.01) at National Film, Television and Sound Archives of Canada, 05/1999. // Public service educational short presents the story of a r...   more
16) The Fall of Jerusalem
Fully timed, tinted answer print, Estar. Print by Haghefilm for the George Eastman House, June 2001.   more
17) Making of an American, The (Blowup Negative)
Negative created from 28mm original (acc. 1557.0012) at National Film, Television and Sound Archives of Canada, 05/1999.   more
18) Making of an American, The (Audio Elements)
Soundtrack for The Making of an American performed by Clayton Smith from a score compiled by Gillian Anderson and Jim Luke. Each segment of score is played individually, with pauses in...   more
19) Making of an American, The
The State of Connecticut Department of Americanization presents 'The Making of an American.' // Public service educational short presents the story of a recent Italian immigrant to Conn...   more
20) [N. Krackov--home movies]
Home movies from N. Krackov, Newark, NJ. Primarily family scenes and children playing. // Considerable water damage and fading in some reels. .001 'Reel 3' May 9-30, 1937 (written on bo...   more
21) [Alan Kattelle--features] Reels 1-41
Note: ìBlue Labelî refers to separate batch of the collection. This record is one of three and comprises 41 individual reels, each numbered separately (e.g., The Fall of Jerusalem/Jerem...   more
22) Rogue Song, The (Release Print)
35mm release print created from original nitrate reel of The Rogue Song, Part 7. // Reel contains a ballet sequence from MGM's first all talking, all Technicolor motion picture.   more
23) Making of an American, The
DVD master of The Making of an American featuring soundtrack performed by Clayton Smith. // Distribution copies were created from this edition. // Audio taken from 2333.0003.   more
24) [Alan Kattelle--features] Reels 42-95
This record is two of three and comprises 54 individual reels. SECOND BATCH 42. The Parson by Wallace Carson, Daypho-Bray Library of Motion Pictures First part b&w, then after about...   more
25) Rogue Song, The
NITRATE // 35mm reel of The Rogue Song, Part 7. // Printed into the head of the reel before picture start is a card which says, ìRogue Song, Part 7.î Reel has excellent color. Placed on...   more
Kattelle, Alan Collection
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Credit: Jeremias (1922).
Collection Date Range
1912 – 1969
Summary
Collection contains features, shorts, newsreels, and home movies. Collection includes "The Making of an American," a 1920s film by The State of Connecticut Department of Americanization, about the importance of learning English, "Tommy’s Troubles," by the Dept. of Health and New York Tuberculosis and Health Association, and "Operations of the Columbia Salvage Corporation at Charleston, South Carolina." Features include the silent biblical epic, "Jeremias" (1922), directed by Eugen Illés. Jan-Christopher Horak identified the film, a safety 35 mm. copy distributed by the Wholesome Film Service, Boston, as "The Fall of Jerusalem." See Horak's article, "The Strange Case of The Fall of Jerusalem," The Moving Image, Fall 2005. WorldCat The collection also contains one reel of the lost Laurel and Hardy film, "The Rogue Song." Shorts and newsreels include Paramount-Bray Pictographs: The Magazine of the Screen, Pathé News, Castle Films, and "Bobby Bumps" animated films.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Alan D. Kattelle (1919-2010) was a engineer and business executive who collected, wrote, and lectured about amateur motion picture equipment for over twenty-five years. His articles appeared in numerous collectors' society journals and periodicals. He is the author of the book Home Movies: A History of the American Industry, 1897-1979 WorldCat. He is co-founder and past president of the Movie Machine Society and served on the advisory board of Northeast Historic Film. The Making of an American was made in 1920 to be used as an educational tool in the Americanization effort—governmental initiatives to assimilate immigrants into mainstream culture, especially by encouraging them to learn English. The film was shown to more than 112,500 people the year it was made, and then copies were sold to other states. The film was targeted to industrial workers and contains location filming at the Hartford Rubber Works Company. It was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress in 2005. The print survived on 28 mm. stock and was preserved with assistance from William S. O'Farrell, National Archives of Canada.
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