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Vedr. [allthingshistory] David Kiehn, Bay Area Historian, Traces Old Films

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  • morten hansen
    There was an interview with this guy on Sixty minutes a while back, in which he explained how he made his discovery.  ... Fra: Kim Noyes
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 12, 2010
      There was an interview with this guy on Sixty minutes a while back, in which he explained how he made his discovery. 

      --- Den søn 2010-12-12 skrev Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@...>:

      Fra: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@...>
      Emne: [allthingshistory] David Kiehn, Bay Area Historian, Traces Old Films
      Til: "CaliforniaDisasters" <californiadisasters@yahoogroups.com>, "AllThingsHistory" <allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com>
      Dato: Søndag 12. desember 2010 10.04

       

      David Kiehn, Bay Area historian, traces old films

      Edward Guthmann, Special to The San Francisco Chronicle

      San Francisco Chronicle December 7, 2010 04:15 PM Copyright San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

      Monday, December 6, 2010

      (12-07) 16:15 PST NILES -- David Kiehn has spent most of his life working in film-related jobs. But it wasn't until he made a remarkable discovery - and was featured on "60 Minutes" - that anyone outside the film community took notice.

      For years, Kiehn knew about "A Trip Down Market Street," a 12-minute silent film, shot in San Francisco from a cable car. The Library of Congress dated the film to 1905, but Kiehn suspected otherwise. Studying weather reports, vehicle registration records and show-biz trade publications, he discovered that "Market Street" was in fact shot four days before the great earthquake of April 18, 1906.

      Suddenly, the film took on a haunting poignancy: We now look at the San Francisco newsboys, the carriage jockeys and the women in elaborate hats, and know that many will soon be dead.

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      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/05/DDM11GKJ2K.DTL#ixzz17t0z6ZU0


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