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What happened to all the old footage for Louis de Rochemont's March of Time? He did a piece on old one room schoolhouses, which my mother was in--is the old footage still around? Is there archive for it?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
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Videos (VHS) with March of Time material are available on Amazon.com here:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/105-6113890-5102867?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=March+of+Time&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go

And, in Beta format (for the top offering only), on EBay here (also several VHS sets, scroll down, several are available:

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&fkr=1&from=R8&satitle=March+of+Time&category0=&submitSearch=Search


You can buy one of the "March in Time" features here:

http://www.nostalgiafamilyvideo.com/browse2.asp?MOVE=NEXT&cat=14&CurrentPage=2

The Ramparts We Watch (1940)

Director: Louis De Rochemont.
Cast: John Adair, John Summers, Julia Kent, Marguerite Brown, Ellen Prescott. Narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis.
Description: A March of Time Feature. Focuses on a typical small American town during the years before American involvement in WWI. Produced and co-wriiten by Louis De Rochemont.
Color/B&W: B&W. Running Time: 90 mins.   Item #2752 $14.99
Format: VHS

The Dudley Knox Naval library has this:

American Defense. Part 2 / Time, Inc.; executive producer, Louis de Rochemont; narrator, Westbrook Van Voorhis. Los Angeles: New Line Home Video, 1995. 1 videocassette (VHS) (126 min.).

    Selections from the March of Time newsreels produced during World War II which focus on the armed forces of the United States. Includes films on the naval victories of Midway and Guadalcanal.

Source: http://www.nps.edu/Library/Research/Bibliographies/Midway/MidwayBibVideoRecordings.html

The Rowan Library has a "Part 2" entitled "Friend and Foe:

Source: http://catalog.rowanpubliclibrary.org/TLCScripts/interpac.dll?Search&FormID=0&Config=pac&LimitsID=0&StartIndex=0&SearchField=1&SearchType=0&SearchData=March&ItemsPerPage=10

The complete filmography of Louis de Rochemont can be seen here:

http://seacoastnh.com/louis/filmography.html

Some (but not March of Time) can be purchased here:

http://seacoastnh.com/louis/filmography.html#1

March of Time was discussed in depth here:

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA04/wood/mot/html/film_what.htm

There actually were TWO movies known as "March of Time":

# XXXXX Movies March On (1939) (producer)
... aka March of Time: The Movies March On (USA: series title)
# XXXXX Nazi Germany (1938) (producer)
... aka March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany (USA: series title)

Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0211195/

Part 1 of a six-part series - on the war issues - is reviewed here:

http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=208637

There is a university archive, mostly post "March of Time":

"The Archive at University of Wyoming in Laramie has a collection of material they got from Louis de Rochemont. Mostly post March of Time. There is stuff about the features they made in late 40's early 50's.

Paul Spehr
17 Valley View Trail

Here is a review of "Land of Cotton", from the series:

http://fp.okstate.edu/osuengl/Rollins/1903s_Three_New_Deal_Documentaries.htm


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