Vedr. [allthingshistory] David Kiehn, Bay Area Historian, Traces Old Films
There was an interview with this guy on Sixty minutes a while back, in which he explained how he made his discovery.
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Dato: Søndag 12. desember 2010 10.04San 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
David Kiehn, Bay Area historian, traces old films(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.
Monday, December 6, 2010
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.<SNIP>
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