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1st_sgt
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 7:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.archive.org/details /DetroitN1917

See any family?
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1st_sgt
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 7:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are more films about Detroit on this site.
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Terryh
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 9:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That was great 1st sgt. Wonder which streets it was filmed on. Where are the other films at on the site?

(Message edited by Terryh on March 08, 2007)
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Kathinozarks
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 9:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

why can't I see this??
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Terryh
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 9:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I found them. There is a Police Department promotional film from early 50s
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Stryker81
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 9:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is an interesting one.....A promotional film of the city from 1965. Narrated by Jerry Cavanaugh.
http://www.archive.org/stream/ DetroitC1965/DetroitC1965_256k b.mp4
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Ray1936
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 10:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great find, 1st_Sgt!
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1st_sgt
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 10:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just do a search "Detroit" Lots of different things come up.
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Jeduncan
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 11:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

is it just my crappy ISP or does this stream really choppy?
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Burnsie
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 7:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you download the MP2 versions they come out really nice.
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Kronprinz
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 8:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think this is more likely 1927 or 1925 than 1917. Couldn't someone with a knowledge of old cars verify my hunch?
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Miss_cleo
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 9:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is an interesting one.....A promotional film of the city from 1965. Narrated by Jerry Cavanaugh.




This one just blew me away, I was born in 65 and only remember the city post riots. The difference between then and now is striking.
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56packman
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Post Number: 1089
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 9:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The offending car in the speeding chase appears to be about a 1922 Lincoln--they started making cars in 1921, so it wouldn't be before that.


22 L
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Esp
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 10:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting site and film but I doubted 1917 right away. The quality of the newsreel footage would be better than the silent film being shown. First "talkie" was in 1927.
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56packman
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 10:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Esp wrote " The quality of the newsreel footage would be better than the silent film being shown"
have you ever seen a silent film projected from a good quality 35mm print? the difference in quality is astounding. I accompany silent films and have worked (out of necessity) with a lot of 16mm copies, many of which were cranked out for the 1960's-80's home collector market and they are dark and fuzzy. I have played for the same films with newly-struck 35mm prints and the difference is astounding. sharp, bright cinematography. The first talkie was in 1927, the Jazz singer. The nationwide conversion to sound really didn't occur until 1929.
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Esp
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 11:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Packman ... so I've been looking at low quality copies on TV? Hasn't AMC done a lot of work reprinting from the originals and rescoring silent films? I think they show these late on Sunday night.

Anyway ... after the speed chase the card insert mentions a Judge Bartlett. I found this: Bartlett, Charles Loughead (b. 1871) also known as Charles L. Bartlett of Detroit, Wayne County, recorder's court judge in Michigan, 1922-29.
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Cambrian
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 12:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That was a crappy player, took 15 minutes to watch 8 minutes of footage. Unlike the 1954 8mm video someone posted I could not recognize any place in that film. Neat! So the Detroit as we know it was developed after that period. Was the parade on Woodward?
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56packman
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 1:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Esp-the big difference is that you are watching those films on television, rather than getting the "in theatre" experience.
Tomorrow night (3/10) there is a prime oppertunity--the Redford theatre is showing the 1924 version of "Peter Pan" with live accompaniment by Lance Luce. You can see a 20's movie in a 20's theatre accompanied by a 20's musical instrument, in the original style.

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