Issue #13
November 2011

In this issue...
What's New In The Archive
What's New In Production
Stock Footage Projects Of Note
Historic Films
Historic Films is  the most comprehensive online source for licensing stock, musical performance and entertainment footage.

Welcome to the latest issue of our series of periodic updates & news blurbs concerning all things Historic (Footage, that is!). 
 Historic Films

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Historic Films fully new and fully digitized online library!  ...Offering our clients, for the first time, uninterrupted long-form access to our vaults.

After two years in active development Historic Films is proud to be on the fold of the launch of our newly conceptualized website, with a renewed mandate to simplify and streamline the process by which our material gets to you, the researcher.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks....

What's New In The Archive
Film & Video Stock Shots

Historic Films is proud to announce it's exclusive representation of FILM & VIDEO STOCK SHOTS.


For over 20 years Film & Video Stock Shots has been a leading source for contemporary News, Lifestyle, Travel, Sports, and Fashion stock footage. 

Historic has worked for months to integrate this library into our database and has begun digitizing key parts of the library's 40,000 hours of footage.    


For licensing inquiries please contact our research staff.

Barack Obama:  The Lost Interview 

Filmed in 1993 this obscure 12 minute interview was
unearthed by filmmaker Stuart A. Goldman, who used only a small portion of it in his documentary "Becoming Barack". Most of this interview has never been released.

Historic Films is proud to announce the exclusive representation of this complete, rare and important early glimpse at the future President. 

For licensing inquiries please contact our research staff
What's New In Production

A Tribute to the Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin


Historic Films is honored to be working with the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME  in creating a 60 minute tribute film montage tracing the remarkable career of ARETHA FRANKLIN.  The film is to be shown at the Rock Hall's upcoming week long tribute.

Rare clips tracing Aretha's remarkable career from the Historic Films archive will be included as well as a segment on Aretha's Gospel and secular music influences. Much RESPECT and thanks goes to David Peck for graciously providing two of the clips that will be included in the program!

Stock Footage Projects Of Note

Historic Films has recently made important stock footage contributions to the following productions:

                        Trixtar Productions: The William Shatner Tour
The Documentary Group: America in Primetime for PBS
Good Footage Productions: David Bromberg Documentary titled
"Unsung Treasure"
Berhane Productions: Bob Marley Documentary
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About Us

Historic Films holds an extensive library of databased, copyright cleared and digitized stock footage from 1896-1990.

Our archive contains over 30,000 different musical performances (1925-2000), drawn from the many programs and libraries owned and represented by Historic Films. Historic Films is also a leading source for archival (1895-1990) stock shots, with over 20,000 hours of copyright cleared and fully logged material, encompassing virtually every subject imaginable.

Our stock image searchable online database, online compilation reels and informed staff will make your film research fast, painless and affordable.

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Be sure to contact HISTORIC FILMS for all of your archival stock footage needs. The footage you need is just a few mouse clicks away.

Joe Lauro
President / CEO