22 Items in This Collection
1) Les Naturalistes
'Les Naturalistes': footage of Paris adult show featuring male emcee introducing various women in futuristic costumes. Partial nudity.   more
2) Miami Seaquarium - To Catch a Porpoise
[no contents description available at present]   more
3) [fullcoat (sound) FN narration]
[no contents description available at present]   more
4) Scenes in Baltimore and New England
Can notes as follows: 'Original Eckta' Soundmagic Productions Stock Footage List, Scene Description Baltimore, MD 1. W.A. - Johns Hopkins Hospital 17 sec. 2. CU - Sign at Johns Hopkins...   more
5) S.S. Oceanic Sunmay Cruise to Nassau
NHF cataloguer's notes, 4/96: A promotional film for 'Home Lines.' Excellent coverage of seven day cruise from New York to Nassau, late 1960s? Shows clothing styles (sportswear made fro...   more
6) Wings to Europe Grand Tour ca.1960
[no contents description available at present]   more
7) Wings to Jamaica
[no contents description available at present]   more
8) Wings to Italy, Land of Enchanted Fountains
[no contents description available at present]   more
9) North by Northeast
[no contents description available at present]   more
10) Voici La France
[no contents description available at present]   more
11) Views of Martinique 1953 Carnival
[no contents description available at present]   more
12) Wings to Brazil
Travel 'documentary' (promotional film) with scenes and brief narrative descriptions of the main cities and points of interest in Brazil. Includes shots of leisure activities (such as g...   more
13) So Small My Island
[no contents description available at present]   more
14) The New Puerto Rico
[no contents description available at present]   more
15) Wings to Hawaii
[no contents description available at present]   more
16) Philadelphia, PA
Can notes as follows: 'Original Eckta' Soundmagic Productions Stock Footage List, Scene Description 1. MLS - Independence Hall 18 sec. 2. Establishing LS Independence Hall 13 sec. 3. ML...   more
17) Lure of the Bahamas
[no contents description available at present]   more
18) Coffee
[no contents description available at present]   more
19) Wings to Scandinavia
[no contents description available at present]   more
20) Visit to USA
[no contents description available at present]   more
21) Isles to the Caribbean
[no contents description available at present]   more
22) [unidentified footage]
No contents description available at present. Possibly Foss family home movies.   more
Foss, Ernest L. Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (20,000 ft.) : si. and sd., col. ; 16 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1953 – 1960
Summary
Collection contains travelogues, created primarily for airline promotion, with titles such as "Views of Martinique 1953 Carnival" and "Wings to Europe, Grand Tour" [ca. 1960]. Other areas shown include the United States, Caribbean, South America, Europe and Scandinavia. Collection also contains an educational/cultural work entitled "Coffee," and erotica: a one-reel film called "Les Naturalistes" with scenes of a [Paris] nightclub show and women in exotic costumes.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Ernest L. Foss, born in Maine in 1907, began his career as an engineer at the U.S. Sound and Recording Company specializing in robophone technology. In 1934 he moved to the General Motors Research Laboratories in Detroit, assisting Dr. Charles Kettering in the development of the stroboscope. He lectured in General Motors' "Parade of Progress" traveling exhibit, an overview of American industrial progress.
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