Robert Chaffee Collection
Primary Format and Extent
film (14,800 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1935 to 1956
Collection contains newsreels from the "March of Time" series such as "Summer Theaters," filmed in Skowhegan in 1935; "Make Way for the Queen," concerning the Queen's 1953 coronation; and "America's New Number One Sport" about the race track at Belmont Park. Other newsreel titles are: "Ballet de France;" "Ballet de France, A Country Girl in Paris;" "Ballet de France, Fatima;" "Ballet de France, the Masquerade;" "Crusade on the Pacific, Part 2;" "Inside the Maginot Line;" "The Mighty Fortress;" "Show Business at War; The Tourist's Europe;" and "Vienna Today." Collection also contains fictional works such as "The House on 92nd Street" (1946), a documentary-style fiction spy film about World War II activity in New York City; and [The Alcoa Hour, Lindbergh] (1956).
The "March of Time" series was produced by Time, Inc. Westbrook Van Voorhis, narrator for the series, previously worked in Maine's Lakewood Theater under the stage name Hugh Conrad.
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