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From the Archives: An Archive of Industrial Films.

Richard Prelinger is a archivist educational, industrial, and public-service films made from the 1930s through the 1960s. He's the director of Prelinger Associates, Inc., and he's collected some 25,000 films with titles like "A is For Atom," "Good Wrinkles: The Story of a Remarkable Fruit," and "Are You Popular?" Some of his collected films will be shown at the American Museum of the Moving Image (Jan 27-Feb 11). The retrospective is called: "Millennial Mysteries: Continuing Revelations from the Prelinger Archives." Prelinger compiled and edited a two volume videotape and disk documentary, "To New Horizons: Ephemeral Films 1931-1945," and "You Can't Get There From Here: Ephemeral Films 1946-1960." Also writer Ken Smith who was writing a book on the films. Smith is co-author of "Roadside America" books (volumes 1 and 2) about tourist attractions in the U.S. He's also an archivist with Prelinger Associates. (REBROADCAST from 1/13/94)


Other segments from the episode on January 26, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 26, 1996: Interview with Richard Prelinger and Ken Smith; Review of the film "From Dusk Till Dawn"; Interview with Leonore Tiefer; Commentary on Superbowl…


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