Issue #19
May 2012

In this issue...
What's New In The Archive
What's OLD (But Good) In the Archive
Stock Footage Projects Of Note
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!).

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Its been a very busy start to the year here at Historic Films.  As we continue to post new material on-line every day and dig deeper into our archival vaults we are re-discovering some fabulous performances in some great collections that we would love to share with you. 

Over the next few months we will be showcasing different collections in our Newsletter that Historic Films has owned or represented throughout our 20 year history... Stay tuned and we hope you enjoy!

 What's NEW in the Archive

The Campbell Collection
Rare Color  Home Movies Of The Warsaw 'Jewish Ghetto' 1938
Warsaw Poland 1938 Child
Warsaw Poland 1938

Filmed in 1938 by Dr. William C. Campbell (a professor of Education at the University of Southern California),  this footage is perhaps the only surviving color film of the Warsaw "Jewish Ghetto" during the Naz i occupation of Poland. Other footage in this remarkable collection, all in
inal Kodachromecolor, depicts Nazi Germany as it mobilizes for war.

Shots of "Hitler Youth" on the streets of Berlin as well as some remarkable footage of Italy during the short lived Hitler/Mussolini alliance.


The collection,also includes rare color footage of 1930's Mexico, Russian, Central America and Argentina.


For licensing inquiries please contact our
research staff

Historic Adds 167,000 Music, Entertainment and Archival Clips to
! With the launch of our new, fully streaming online website, Historic Films is able to offer immediate previews of thousands of hours of archival footage from our stock footage library and "priority  access" to thousands more entertainment & musical performance clips for research, screening and downloading.

We have been a longstanding member of the family, and are excited to bring our collection online  to the  worldwide
user base for the first time. Our online screening capacities will only enhance our ability to help creative professionals make full use of our outstanding production resources.

What's OLD (But Good) in the Archive
Our Monthly Showcase of Historic Films Collections, hand-picked by our researchers...

 Beat Club 


From 1965-1972 Germany's BEAT CLUB was one of Europe's top music programs.
Black Sabbath 1972
It Featured all the top artists of the era including The Beach   Boys, Frank Zappa, The Who, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kraftwerk,and The Doors.
has proven a perennial favorite among producers for its visually striking images, dynamic production values and sensational performances




 Musikladen (Music Shop)

ABBA 1976


Picking up where BEATCLUB left off, MUSIKLADEN (Music Shop) continued to provide Europe with the best in Pop, Rock and Country Music from 1972 -1984.  Artists included: Johnny Cash, Dire Straits, Motorhead, Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Dolly Parton, The Ramones, ABBA, ELO and Ray Charles among others.







Members of ACSIL

                             Stock Footage Projects Of Note

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

2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions   
Harvest of Empire documentary for EVS Communications
Booker T and the MGs Green Onions Special Edition
for Concord Music Group


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