Pappasl

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Date registered: April 17, 2012

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  1. Home Movie Day at The Nick — September 3, 2013
  2. Feature Video–May 2nd–Caribbean Cruise — May 2, 2013
  3. Feature Video–April 2013–Camp Jocassee — April 1, 2013
  4. The 7th Chinese Film Festival — February 6, 2013
  5. Feature Video–January 29th 2013–Rubenstein mystery films — January 29, 2013

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  1. Feature Video–October 20th–Owens Field–Gibbes–home movies — 2 comments
  2. Feature Video–July 24th–Old Cooper River Bridge — 2 comments
  3. Feature Video–April 2013–Camp Jocassee — 1 comment
  4. Feature Video – 17th May – Dambusters Raid — 1 comment
  5. Feature Video–January 29th 2013–Rubenstein mystery films — 1 comment

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Sep 20

Feature Video – Sept 20th – Olympic Athletes return

pat mcdonald

The Olympics, and Para-Olympics, are over in London,  and returning athletes from both these competitions are already home. However, in previous Olympics which took place around the world, it may have been many weeks or months before the athletes could return home, depending on where they had to travel to, and get back from. Our …

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Sep 13

UFO – Unidentified men on the street

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Where were you on January 24th 1973? Were you in Florence, SC and were you stopped by a WBTW reporter on that day? If so, you might recognize yourself in this featured video. We don’t know much about this local television news item. http://mirc.sc.edu/fedora/repository/usc%3A1155 It was possibly filmed in Florence, SC – can you identify …

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Aug 15

UFO–Unidentified Fauxhoho Object

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Here at MIRC we often come across bizarre bits of footage about which we would like to know more – this especially is one and that is why it was picked by our curators as the featured unidentified filmed object in this series. In this blog we usually try and cover the information behind a …

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Aug 09

Feature Video–8th August–Olympic Trials

mystery athlete

Since the Olympics are everywhere at the moment, especially in my previous home town of London (England), I have finally succumbed to the pressure and decided to throw up some Olympic footage for you all. Being an archive, then of course it is some of the old stuff. I started looking for footage from the …

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Jul 24

Feature Video–July 24th–Old Cooper River Bridge

cooper bridge

Let’s Take a Ride on the Old Cooper River Bridge by Cherrie Redd-Brown (MIRC) For readers who may not be familiar with the Low Country area of South Carolina, let me introduce you to the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge (also known as the Old Cooper River Bridge), which was completed in 1929 to link Charleston, …

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Jul 11

Feature Video–11th July–Scott Nixon Home Movies

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The Scott Nixon Home Movies Collection by Charles Sinclair Anyone who browses the Scott Nixon collection will begin to get to know the man behind the camera.  Mr. Nixon had many passions which he explored and documented habitually.  The stories reveal that he had a great interest in the mechanical marvel which is the railway train, …

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Jun 19

Feature Video – 20th June – Amelia Earhart

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My favorite part from this great clip of Amelia Earhart is actually the outtakes that are seen at the very end, which show Amelia on board of the Mayor of New York James Walker’s boat. She is being questioned by reporters in a light hearted manner about her solo transatlantic flight from which she has …

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May 23

Feature Video – 23rd May – Bonnie and Clyde

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The feature video on the MIRC website for this week is presented on the anniversary of the day that the wanted outlaws, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, were killed in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe along a road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. They were being hunted in the aftermath …

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May 17

Feature Video – 17th May – Dambusters Raid

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As we are changing our feature videos on a weekly basis, I thought I would take the opportunity to share some of the interesting facts and research material that I find out for each video that we post on our website. This weeks feature video is to commemorate the anniversary of Operation Chastise, carried out …

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May 04

Unidentified Fencing Object?

Do you know this man?

This wonderful piece of film shows a man displaying Japanese swordsmanship techniques but we have no idea who he is – do you? This was filmed for a piece that was included on Local Television station WBTW and aired in 1976. Please let us know if you have any idea about this person or remember …

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