The lost films list is very preliminary and researched primarily using
secondary sources. It is far from comprehensive and a work-in-progress.
Other lists available are more thorough, such as the lost films posted on
the Silent Era site (www.silentera.com) -- but we are not trying to
re-create the lost films list there, only working on providing a sampling,
with reference to where the fragments of the films can be found, it they are
known to exist, and in what condition.
We are aware that Mockery, Street Angel, and Man, Woman, and Sin are not
lost, thanks to a number on this list who were not shy to point that out.
London After Midnight is definitely on the list (although currently not on
the list that is posted).
The list does focus on silent era Hollywood produced feature films since
they are the easiest to get information on (and even then reference sources
offer contradictory information) . Since the Remembrance Wall is aimed at
the general public, secondary sources was an area that was important to tap
into, since that is where the the general public will usually come across
We are working on expanding the Wall to include examples of other kinds of
moving image materials, such as home movies, ephemeral digital moving images
(such as those created through cell phones) and the like. If there are
volunteers who would like to work on developing the Remembrance Wall
further, please do let me know. My contact information is below. Thanks!
From: Association of Moving Image Archivists
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Mark Toscano
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 10:25 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [AMIA-L] LOST TV - MIC project
Since when are Mockery and Street Angel lost films? Where does this list
come from? It also seems odd that London After Midnight is not on it...
Perhaps I'm missing something...?
At 09:09 AM 08/14/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>As noted in an earlier post, the MIC Education and Outreach Committee is
>diligently at work on constructing a remembrance wall of lost films:
>In addition, we are including a section on Lost Television--an area not
>documented. Karen Barcellona, a graduate student in the Moving Image
>Archive Studies program at UCLA is working on this segment of MIC. So far,
>she has consulted the list put together by the Museum of Television and
>Radio several years ago, but still is not finding much about specific
>programs, producers or series. If you can help out in this area, please
>contact Karen directly:
>Karen Barcellona [[log in to unmask]]
>Chair, MIC Education and Outreach Committee
>UCLA Film and Television Archive
>1015 No. Cahuenga
>Hollywood, CA 90038
>voice: 323-462-4921 x13
>email: [log in to unmask]