Tony Jonaitis Collection
Primary Format and Extent
video (52 mins.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1914 to 1990
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.
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.
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