Hello everybody. Let's cut to the chase. I'm here to ask how much luck has the Lost Media Wiki had in finding lost old silent films? I know many silent film reels have been found but the LMW has mostly found things that have been digitized. So how many (if any) silent films has the LMW helped find. I'm asking this because there's a silent film I'm interested in searching for, and I want it to be a realistic search. So, how is the LMW's luck on finding silent film reels?
For the record, I am thinking about searching for a silent film called “The Life of Nephi” made by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1915. Since the film was made in Salt Lake City (where I live) and made by the church I am a member of, I thought I could begin searching for it. Since the LDS Church has a vast record keeping system and its most likely there, I’ll begin asking around. PS any tips in searching will be helpful and appreciated.
Post by forlornjackalope on Oct 18, 2019 21:10:16 GMT
That would be really cool, actually. I've vaguely heard about this one, and there's also "The Victim of the Mormons" (1911) that's partially lost as of now. I glanced over Wikipedia real quick to make sure I had the right film, and it says that it was one of the longest Danish films ever produced for the time period which is interesting. However, I'm not sure when or how half of the film disappeared. I don't think it had anything to do with the war, so I'm kind of at a loss. However, the surviving half is in the LDS archives on VHS and 16mm.