Before Video: A History of the Non-Theatrical Film

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Sadly, Eastman Kodak took a long time to come around to reality. It left the production of videotape stock to its competitors from Japan. As late as 1982, Eastman Kodak was taking out advertisements in non- theatrical film journals announcing "FILM: The Imperative. Not the Alternative." The problem was that no one was paying attention.


NOTES
1.
Quoted in Daniel Bickley, "Nontheatrical Distribution: The Last Twenty Years," Sightlines, vol. XX, no. 1 (Winter 1986/87), p. 15.
2.
Quoted in Morry Roth, "16M, 35M Distribs End 40-Year War," Variety, September 4, 1974, p. 5.
3.
William F. Kruse, "The Feature Film in 16mm," Film News, vol. XXIII, no. 4 ( 1966), p. 7.
4.
Quoted in Daniel Bickley, "Nontheatrical Distribution: The Last Twenty Years," Sightlines, vol. XX, no. 1 (Winter 1986/87), p. 16.
6.
Sightlines, vol. XXII, no. 3 (Summer 1989), p. 12.
7.
Stanley Yates, "The American Archives of the Factual Film," Sightlines, vol. XXIV, no. 1 (Winter 1991), p. 15.
8.
Daniel J. Perkins, "The Sponsored Film: A New Dimension in American Film Research?" Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, vol. II, no. 2 ( 1982), pp. 133-39.
9.
Ron Hall in conversation with the author, August 15, 1981.
10.
Kit Parker in conversation with the author, August 15, 1981.
11.
"Don't Discount 16mm Product," Daily Variety, February 17, 1989, pp. 3, 10.
12.
Robert Finehout, "Brave New Video World: Is This the Twilight of Film?" Business & Home TV Screen, June 26, 1981, p. 45.
13.
Walter J. Klein, Sponsored Film ( New York: Hastings House, 1976), p. 31.
14.
Letter from Thomas W. Hope to the author, August 16, 1991.

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  • Recent Titles in Contributions to the Study of Mass Media and Communications ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Notes xii
  • One Origins 1
  • Notes 16
  • Two Chicago-- the Non-Theatrical Film Capital of the World 19
  • Notes 31
  • Three the Eastman Kodak Connection 33
  • Notes 43
  • Four Specialization 45
  • Five Film in Education and Religion 59
  • Notes 73
  • Six the Chronicles of America 75
  • Notes 87
  • Seven the 1930s and 1940s 89
  • Notes 105
  • Eight Decades of Progress and Prosperity 107
  • Notes 120
  • Nine the Waning Years 123
  • Notes 136
  • Appendix A: Major Non- Theatrical Distributors of the 1920s 137
  • Appendix B: Major Non-Theatrical 16mm Distributors of the 1930s 141
  • Appendix C: Major Non-Theatrical 16mm Distributors of the 1940s 145
  • Appendix D: Useful Non-Theatrical Addresses 151
  • Selected Bibliography 155
  • Index 161
  • About the Author 172
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