Ithaca Made Movies
Ithaca Made Movies
Table of Contents
- Brownlow, K. (1968). The parade’s gone by (1st ed.). New York: Knopf. "A narrative and photographic history of the early days of the movies, combining fact, anecdote, and reminiscence in a critical survey of films, actors, directors, producers, writers, editors, technicians, and other participants and hangers-on." --Google Books
- Castle, I. (1980). Castles in the air. A Da Capo paperback. New York, N.Y: Da Capo Press.
- Dieckmann, J. M., & DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County. (1986). A short history of Tompkins County. Ithaca, N.Y: DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County.
- Eagan, D., National Film Preservation Board (U.S.) (2010). America’s film legacy the authoritative guide to the landmark movies in the National Film Registry. New York: Continuum. This is an ebook and can be viewed online.
- Fernett, G. (1988). American film studios: an historical encyclopedia. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland.
- Golden, E. (2007). Vernon and Irene Castle’s ragtime revolution. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky. This is an ebook and can be viewed online.
- Ithaca. (2012).Images of America. Arcadia Pub.
- Kaplin, C. M. (1989). Take Two: The True Story of Ithaca's Movie Making Era. Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks Press.
- Keim, N. O. (2008).Our Movie Houses: A History of Film & Cinematic Innovation in Central New York (1st ed.). Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.
- Ramsaye, T. (1964). A Million and One Nights; a History of the Motion Picture. New York: Simon and Schuster.
- Weaver, J. T. (1971). Twenty years of silents, 1908-1928. Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press.
For books on silent films, click the subject: Silent Films
Museums, Archives and Local Libraries
- Wharton Studio photos by A. Chadwick These photos were posted by Ithaca College Archivist, Bridget Bower.
- Warren, M. E. (2001). Guide to the Wharton Releasing Corporation Records, ca. 1916-1923 ; Collection Number 3924 ; Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM03924.html
- Wharton Studio Museum
- New York Heritage Digital Collections
A research portal to hundreds of digital collections about New York State's people, places, and institutions. Search the digital collections from libraries, museum, and archives. There is not on Ithaca-made movies at this time but the collection is growing. They also have a Facebook page.
- History Center in Tompkins County
Home of the Tompkins County Museum and many primary sources relating to Ithaca and Tompkins County.
- Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL)
The local public library is located at 101 East Green Street not far from the Ithaca Commons. All residents, including students, living in Tompkins County can be issued a library card. The library is especially useful for researchers needing popular magazines for media literacy research. They keep 3 years of most titles. They provide local history information, too. The Finger Lakes Library System catalog (PowerPAC) has holdings for all public libraries in Tompkins County (DVDs, CDs, audobooks). Here is a Q&A on Ithaca Movies from TCPL.
- American Memory: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915
150 digitized films from the Library of Congress. Includes agricultural, industrial and recreational activities of Americans from 1894-1915. See also: American Silent Feature Film Database, 1912-1929
- UCLA Film & Television Archive
"The UCLA Film & Television Archive is, after the Library of Congress, the largest collection of media materials in the United States, with more than 220,000 film and television titles and 27 million feet of newsreel footage."
- National Film Preservation Foundation "The National Film Preservation Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America's film heritage."
Wharton Studio Photographs
Between 1914 and the early 1920s, Archelaus D. Chadwick (known as "Arch") was the production designer and set designer for the Wharton motion picture studio based in Ithaca. From 1925 until his retirement in 1939, Chadwick was a Professor in the Theater Department at Ithaca College. The Library has an online collection of digitized images of Wharton stage sets that Chadwick designed.
- International Encyclopedia of Dance REF GV1585 .I586 1998
Comprehensive survey of international dance traditions, dancers, and choreographers, illustrated.
- Klepper, R. K. (1999). Silent films, 1877-1996: a critical guide to 646 movies. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland.
- Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Provides a comprehensive introduction to film and film studies, covering topics such as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory, and film history. Approximately 200 entries cover specific topics, including acting, censorship, editing, lighting, career profiles, etc.