PATHE NEWS, INC. LIBRARY
In 1895 Charles Pathe began his quest to document the historical events of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By 1914, Pathe was producing the first-ever weekly newsreel.
HISTORIC FILMS exclusively represents AMERICAN PATHE ( Pathe News, Inc.) which includes highlights from the long running newsreel and the following derivative Pathe produced series.
THE ROBERT YOUNGSON SHORTS
These shorts produced in the 1950s contain footage taken from earlier newsreels. They document crazy inventions, daredevils and just plain wacky archival footage. These amusing, entertaining films continue to prove popular among producers for their "quick-read" visuals.
Contains over 1200 diverse musical performances shot between 1949-1954. From Pop to Country to Blues to Jazz, this collection has it all. Among the many legendary performers are; Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughn, Merle Travis, Teresa Brewer and Gail Storm. HISTORIC FILMS currently holds the original 35mm negative on these performances.
SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO
Rare early footage shot at the legendary Apollo Theater documenting the great black artists of the day, including BIg Joe Turner, Amos Milburn, The Larks, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway.
PATHE EDUCATIONAL FILM SERIES
A journalistic approach to historical newsreel footage, similar in structure to today's "60 Minutes" series, this collection includes rare footage of historical events from 1895-1960. Other collections included are the Frank Fontaine Show and the Captain Edward Grief series.
MILESTONES OF THE CENTURY
Consists of over 25 short films that focus on the most famous and infamous people and events of the first half of the 20th century.
MEN OF DESTINY
Contains over 250 short films that focus on some of the most iconic and important politicians, celebrities, and sports figures of the first half of the 20th century
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