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Griffith (D.W.) Film Festival Collection.ca. 1915-1976

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Author

Archives Staff

Title

Griffith (D.W.) Film Festival Collection

Date

ca. 1915-1976

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], D.W. Griffith Film Festival Collection, ca. 1915-1976, 31V2, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

one box

Scope and Content

D.W. Griffith, a native of Louisville, found national prominence as a producer of silent movies in the early days of film. In honor of her native son, two Louisville institutions, WAVE-TV and the University College of the University of Louisville sponsored the D.W. Griffith Film Festival in connection with an amateur film contest. Inaugarated in 1970, the film festival enjoyed local and national attention. Unlike other national film festivals, the Griffith Festival included a silent film catagory, the media of D.W. Griffith. Although University College discontinued its support in 1972, the idea was picked up by the Speed Museum, who holds the D.W. Griffith Film Festival annually.

One box contains the collection and covers all aspects of planning and implementation. Notes, correspondence and proposal drafts relate the many details involved in planning. Newsclippings and press releases provide background information on the festival and D.W. Griffith. Applications reflects the concerns and interests of young filmmakers in the early 1970s. The collection rounds out with judge's comment sheets and photographs of various films.

Collection Inventory

Box Inventory
First Annual D.W. Griffith Film Festival
[box: 1]
Second Annual D.W. Griffith Film Festival
[box: 1]
Third Annual D.W. Griffith Film Festival
[box: 1]
Application Forms--, 1970
[box: 1]
Application Forms--, 1971
[box: 1]
Application Forms--, 1972
[box: 1]
Correspondence
[box: 1]
Film Publications
[box: 1]
Judges Work Sheet I
[box: 1]
Judges Work Sheet II
[box: 1]
Invitation List
[box: 1]
Invoices
[box: 1]
Mailing Lists
[box: 1]
Memos and Notes
[box: 1]
News Clippings
[box: 1]
Other Film Festivals
[box: 1]
Periodical Listings
[box: 1]
Photographs
[box: 1]
Press Releases
[box: 1]
Publicity Materials
[box: 1]
Schlesinger Film Festival--, 1971
[box: 1]
Newsclipping Inventory
Cardinal
"UL to host national film contest in May", January 23, 1970
[box: 1, page: 1]
"UC, WAVE-TV to sponsor second Griffith Film Festival", March 19, 1971
[box: 1, page: 2]
"UL Griffith festival to award $2500 to student filmakers", April 23, 1971
[box: 1, page: 1]
Courier-Journal
"U of L to offer course on films", April 28, 1970
[box: 1, page: 1]
"Film class enrolls 20 with as many interests", May 12, 1970
[box: 1, page: 1]
A 10. "Miss Cooper's `lovely life' includes Griffith's movies", May 16, 1970
[box: 1, page: 1]
" `Hospital' documentary wins a pair of Emmys", May 19, 1970
[box: 1, page: 1]
"The art of film: an exciting event", May 20, 1970
[box: 1, page: 1]
B 2. "D.W. Griffith sleuth still searching", October 16, 1970
[box: 1, page: 1]
A 24. "Titles promise intriguing film fare at U of L Griffith Student Festival", April 23, 1971
[box: 1, page: 1]
"Film festival entries reflect maker's ideals", April 24, 1971
[box: 1, page: 1]
B 7. "South California films win 5 of 6 top Griffith festival awards", April 25, 1971
[box: 1, page: 1]
Times
"Young ideas on film", May 16, 1970
[box: 1, page: 4-5]
Magazine Section "They want her memories"
[box: 1, page: 4-5]
B 1. "Following the Master", April 23, 1971
[box: 1, page: 4-5]
The Owl
"Hour show on TV covers the first Griffith festival", August 10, 1970
[box: 1, page: 5]
RG 31V2. D.W. Griffith Film Festival
1) "West Texas" writer-director, Alan Gadney, blocks action for veteran actress, Florence Lake, during an opening sequence
[box: 1, folder: XVIII]
2) "West Texas" - Cast of Western portion standing in front of a sod house constructed on location near Riverside, California
[box: 1, folder: XVIII]
3) "West Texas" U.S.C. Cinema Department student crew filming on location of Western farm set built near Riverside, California
[box: 1, folder: XVIII]
4) "West Texas" - Students from Dept. Of Cinema, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, film ending scene set in , 1920
[box: 1, folder: XVIII]
5) MOMA Film Library #1 (street scene)
[box: 1, folder: XVIII]
6) MOMA Film Library #6 (little girl with a cow)
[box: 1, folder: XVIII]
7) MOMA Film Library #8 (people lined up for provisions)
[box: 1, folder: XVIII]
Scope and Content Note:

--All seven prints are 8'x10'.

RG 196. Virginia T. Chance - , 1962 ca
-- #1 Scrapbook - Along with many newspaper photographs, this scrapbook contains one 5'x7', thirty-two 8'x10', and five 4'x5' gelatin silver prints; all of these show the children and teachers in the daycare working in class as well as outside. Many of these photographs are credited to Robert Steinau
[box: 1, folder: XVIII]
-- #2 Scrapbook - This scrapbook contains twenty-two 4'x5' prints, and thirteen 8'x10' prints. All of them concern the daycare
[box: 1, folder: XVIII]
RG 169. John H. and Murray Atkins Walls
- Photographs in folder #19 are in the Photographic Archive's collection. (79.11) Proofsheets should be found in this folder
[box: 2, folder: 18 & 19]
- (7'x19') Photograph of the Central Community Conference YWCA, Lake Geneva , 1925
[box: 3 (OVERSIZE)]

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