Tag Archives: home movies

Prohibition Era Footage at MIRC

This year is the 94th anniversary of the start of Prohibition in the United States. This imposed national ban on alcohol remained in effect until 1933. The illegal activity that resulted, paired with the music, culture, decadence, and new technology of the raucous … Continue reading

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Donation Stories: Stephanie Wilds on the Phelps Sisters Collection

In 1992, Stephanie Wilds donated a collection of 35mm and 16mm home movies shot and edited by her great-aunt and grandmother, Claudia Lea Phelps and Eleanor Phelps Wilds, to the Moving Image Research Collections. Fixtures of Aiken, SC society, the … Continue reading

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Home Movie Day a Smashing Success

Columbia’s Home Movie Day event, hosted by Moving Image Research Collections and the Nickelodeon Theatre this past Saturday, was a great success. Over fifty people attended the screening, MIRC staff answered numerous questions about the proper care and storage of film … Continue reading

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Home Movie Day at The Nick

USC Libraries’ Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) and Nickelodeon Theatre are teaming up to host Columbia’s National Home Movie Day 2013 event. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 19, members of the community are invited to attend the free, … Continue reading

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UFO – mystery film

Nesting birds–Gibbes–home movies Its time for a UFO again and this month our Unidentified Filmed Object consists of 2 items, the area and the subject. This film is of nesting birds in a lake or wetlands area and we would … Continue reading

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Feature Video–October 20th–Owens Field–Gibbes–home movies

Home Movie Day is upon us again and this year it is the 10th anniversary of the annual event. I have attended and assisted this event for the last few years in London, and this year will be both attending … Continue reading

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Visit the MIRC Digital Video Repository

The University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections is excited to announce the launch of its Digital Video Repository site: mirc.sc.edu This pilot site provides access to more than two hundred moving images from a diverse set of collections, … Continue reading

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Feature Video–July 24th–Old Cooper River 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 … Continue reading

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Feature Video–11th July–Scott Nixon Home Movies

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 … Continue reading

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Feature Video – 27th June – Lulu Belle and Scotty Wiseman

Lulu Belle and Scotty ranked among the biggest country music stars of the late 1930s. Both launched their careers on WLS’s “National Barn Dance,” broadcast out of Chicago. Myrtle Eleanor Cooper started appearing on the Barn Dance as the comic … Continue reading

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