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Collection Dates: 1932 – 1969
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of home movies from the Foley family. Also included are two commercially-produced reels of Kodak: 1.) "Cinegraph Eight: Midnight on a Pullman," no. 84550 available from Dec. 1932 to Dec. 1943, being an excerpt from a longer 'Our Gang' Cinegraph called "In New York," and, 2.) "Always in Trouble," no. 84546 available from September 1932 and discontinued in December 1943. Excerpt from a longer 'Our Gang' Cinegraph called "It's a Bear." In addition, there is one commercially-produced audio testing reel, "Norelco 101 Demonstration Tape 1-7/8 two track battery operated transistor tape recorder," with seven songs on each side.
Biographical Note: Our Gang was a series of American comedy short films about the adventures of a group of poor neighborhood children. Created by Hal Roach, Our Gang was produced at the Roach studio starting in 1922 and continued until 1938, when the series was sold to MGM. MGM produced the comedies until 1944. A total of 220 shorts and one feature film, General Spanky, were eventually produced.
Extent: 6 film reels : sd., col ; 16 mm.;62 film reels : si., col. ; 8 mm.;10 film reels : si., col. ; super 8 mm.;1 videocassette (BetaSP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.;1 sound tape reel : analog, 1 7/8 ips, 2 tracks.
Genre: Home movies and video;Comedies;Children's works
Subject Headings: Foley family;In New York (Motion picture);It's a bear (Motion picture);Home movies and video.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Warren Foley.
Cite Collection As: Foley family home movies, 1932-1969. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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