silent newsreels

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christopher connelly
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silent newsreels

Postby christopher connelly » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:34 pm

Anyone know anything about "International News" - a silent newsreel series a la Pathe news. Was it the product of a particular studio (Universal, perhaps?) and - the inevitable question - is there any one-stop survival list/holding archive list available?

many thanks

Frank Flood
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Re: silent newsreels

Postby Frank Flood » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:29 pm

The various "International" newsreels were connected to the Hearst organization. The Hearst wire service that competed with the Associated Press and United Press was the International News Service, and a lot of his organizations - silent newsreel, film studio, newspaper syndicate - seemed to use the name "International." With the coming of sound, the Hearst newsreel moved to MGM release as first Hearst-Metrotone News and then News of the Day.


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