Film stills collection, [ca. 1920-1970], [ca. 1960-1970] (bulk).


Film stills collection, [ca. 1920-1970], [ca. 1960-1970] (bulk).

Included are still photographs from the films of avant-garde and other directors. Directors represented include Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Peter Brook, Luis Buñuel, John Cassavetes, Shirley Clarke, Joseph Cornell, Sergei Eisenstein, Jerome Hill, Peter Kubelka, Jonas Mekas, Marie Menken, Sidney Peterson, Ron Rice, Leni Riefenstahl, Joseph Ruttenberg, Harry Smith, Michael Snow, Stan Vanderbeek, Dziga Vertov, Jean Vigo, Orson Welles, and others.

ca. 12 cubic ft.

Related Entities

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Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 (person)

Actor, writer, director, and producer for stage, radio, and film. From the description of Papers, 1930-1959. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 31734907 George Orson Welles, named for his parents' friend George Ade, was born on May 6, 1915, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A child prodigy aided and encouraged by guardian Maurice Bernstein and teacher Roger Hill, Welles had considerable writing and acting experience before the age of twenty. Through the years this multi-talented...

Anger, Kenneth (person)

Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer, February 3, 1927) is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost forty works since 1937, nine of which have been grouped together as the "Magick Lantern Cycle". His films variously merge surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult, and have been described as containing "elements of erotica, documentary, psychodrama, and spectacle". Anger himself has been described as "o...

Menken, Marie (person)

Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989 (person)

Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of John Cassavetes : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574245 ...

Vertov, Dziga, 1896-1954 (person)

Cornell, Joseph (person)

American artist. From the description of Joseph Cornell letters : Flushing (N.Y.), to Charles Henri Ford, 1938-1957. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 123429522 Assemblage artist. Born 1903, died 1972. From the description of Joseph Cornell letters to Muriel Streeter Schwartz, 1957-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118594 Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was an assemblagist, collagist, and filmmaker from Flushing, N.Y. ...

Ruttenberg, Joseph, 1889-1983 (person)

Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934 (person)

Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983 (person)

Luis Buñuel was born February 22, 1900 in Calanda, Spain. He was educated by Jesuits before going to Madrid to study at the University. There he met Salvador Dali and the two became friends. He moved to Paris where, in 1928-29 he made, with Dali, the short film Un Chien Andalou. This film contained such shocking images that it was banned for decades. Some of the images still shock today, such as the slit-open eyeball that was one of the opening images in the film. It catapulted Buñuel to notor...

Snow, Michael, 1929-.... (person)

Smith, Harry, 1923-2012 (person)

Rice, Ron (person)

Hill, Jerome (person)

Hill, a filmmaker, artist and philanthropist, maintained friendships and working relationships with a wide variety of artists and musicians both mainstream and experimental. His innovations in documentary film and in feature films have been influential. His papers also represent a unique vantage point into the families of railroad magnates James J. Hill and Louis W. Hill, his grandfather and father, respectively. James Jerome Hill was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Ma...

Anthology Film Archives (corporateBody)

Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948 (person)

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, Russian filmmaker and film theorist, 1898-1948. From the description of The principles of film form : typescript (carbon copy), Zürich, 1929 Nov. 2; translation: Beverly Hills, Calif., 1930 Nov. 2 / by Sergei Michaelovich Eisenstein ; authorized translation by Ivor Montagu. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594167 From the description of Scrapbook of photographs and manuscripts, [ca. 1900]-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133868 ...

KUBELKA, PETER. (person)

Clarke, Shirley, 1925- (person)

Riefenstahl, Leni (person)

German film director Leni Riefenstahl was born in 1902 in Berlin. She achieved fame and notoriety for her propaganda film TRIUMPH OF THE WILL and her two part rendition of the 1936 Olympic Games, OLYMPIA, both made for Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. One of the most controversial figures in the world of film, she had already made a name for herself in her native Germany and abroad when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. With his friendship and support she became the "movie-queen" of Nazi Germany," ...

Mekas, Jonas, 1922-.... (person)

Jonas Mekas was born in Lithuania in 1922. In 1949, Mekas emigrated with his brother to the United States, where he became interested in avant-garde film. He later began screening his own avant-garde films and publishing criticism in several different venues, including Film Culture . Mekas also founded the Anthology Film Archives, one of the world's largest collections of avant-garde films. From the description of Jonas Mekas collection of Fluxus film loops, 1960-1970. (University of...

Peterson, Sidney, 1912- (person)

Brakhage, Stan (person)

Avant-garde filmmaker; full name James Stanley Brakhage; b. 1933. From the description of Stan Brakhage papers, 1953-1966. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28415992 ...

Brook, Peter, 1927-2009 (person)

Vanderbeek, Stan (person)