New report: 70 percent of America’s silent films are gone forever
Seventy percent of America’s silent films from 1912-29, an era that established Hollywood and American cinema as a lucrative and prominent art form, are gone forever. A new study commissioned by the National Film Preservation Board and unveiled by the Library of Congress revealed that of the nearly 11,000 silent feature films released during that period, only 30 percent are still in existence — and more than half of those are incomplete or remain only in foreign versions or in lower-quality formats, like 28 mm or 16 mm.
No! How heartbreaking.
Our beloved Christmas Angel has been unearthed! I’ve been doing so many Christmas activities today… unboxing old favorite decorations (from our awful shed, which amazingly weren’t ruined!), and my mom and I are making a scrapbook from old Christmas cards, which is going swimmingly!
Here you can spot the people who got in line before we did. They were the only two in their bubble. An old lady couldn’t move fast enough and they hadn’t planned on stopping the Eye, and the lady couldn’t shuffle fast enough onto it, so the couple ended up having the entire thing to themselves.
Our bubble was full, but surprisingly, everyone was very nice & no one got in each others way.
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