75 "lost" silent films found in New Zealand
July 21, 2011: In 2010, 75 previously thought "lost" American silent era films were found in a Wellington, New Zealand archive, including work by director John Ford ("Upstream" 1927) and a lost Clara Bow drama ("Maytime" 1923). Many of the films are being restored by the Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress. The films are generally all in a shrunken state, with a quarter of them in a stage of advanced nitrate decay. See a list of the films at the Preservation Film Board web site
[Below: Actress Pearl White, famous for the "Perils of Pauline" serial, has a work now found among the cache of 'lost' American silent film from a New Zealand archives, i.e., The Woman Hater, 1910.]
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