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Rare Gems on DVD

    Our users have spoken, and we have listened. You want to see rare and hard to find films, and we have created for you the Silent Gems Collection, available on eBay. This DVD collection includes rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please click on this link to see the collection: Silent Gems Collection

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You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users as a reward for donation. For details click here.

 2 Out Yonder 191915 That Model from Paris 192621 For Better  for Worse 191924 The Woman God Forgot 19173 Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall 1924

 

OUR DOCUMENTARY

    We are proud to present to all silent film lovers our multiple award-winning documentary! In March 2015 it won the distinction "Award of Merit" at the San Francisco Film Awards. In May it won the Silver Award at the 2015 International Independent Film Awards. In September 2015 it won the Award of Recognition at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Of equal merit is the inclusion of the documentary in the Official Selection of the San Jose International Short Film Festival in October 2015. In December the documentary won the extremely prestigious Diamond Award at the 2015 California Film Awards. The amazing run of recognition for our documentary continued in 2016. In February it was included in the Official Selection of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival.

 Accolade Global Film Competition AwardSan Jose International Short Film FestivalCalifornia Film Awards smallSan Francisco Film AwardsInternational Independent Film Awards

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  • "Assembling a Generator" (1904) - with film

    Assembling a Generator 1904

       A scene from the film


    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      May 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    3 m.

    "Assembling a Generator" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Casting a Guide Box" (1904) - with film

    Casting a Guide Box 1904

       A scene from the film


    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      July 28, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    6 m.

    "Casting a Guide Box" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Casting Scene" (1904) - with film

    Casting Scene

       A scene from the film


    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      July 28, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    3 m.

    "Casting Scene" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Coil Winding Machines" (1904) - with film

    Coil Winding Machines 1904

       A scene from the film


    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      May 6, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    2 m.

    "Coil Winding Machines" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Girls Taking Time Checks" (1904) - with film

    girls taking time checks 1904

       A scene from the film


    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      May 6, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    3 m.

    "Girls Taking Time Checks" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

    As girls get their time checks, a group of men, probably waiting their turn, get an eyeful.

    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Girls Winding Armatures" (1904) - with film

    Girls Winding Armatures 1904

       A scene from the film


    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      May 6, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    2 m.

    "Girls Winding Armatures" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Panorama of Machine Co. Aisle" (1904) - with film

    Panorama of Machine Co Aisle 1904

       A scene from the film


    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      July 28, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    4 m.


    "Panorama of Machine Co. Aisle" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Panorama View, Street Car Motor Room" (1904) - with film

    Panorama View Street Car Motor Room 1904 

      A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      May 2, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    3 m.

    "Panorama View, Street Car Motor Room" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     




  • "President McKinley Inauguration" (1901) - with film

    President McKinley Inauguration 1901 

       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                       March 4, 1901
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    1 m.

    "President McKinley Inauguration" (1901) is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    In addition to being the cinematographer, IMDB gives Billy Bitzer credit as a director and if this is confirmed the film would be one of very few films, for which he receives this distinction.

    "President McKinley Inauguration" (1901) was added to the National Film Registry in 2000 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

     

  • "President Roosevelt's Fourth of July Oration" (1903) - with film

    president roosevelts fourth of july oration 1903b

       A scene from the film


    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      July 1903
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    3 m.


    "President Roosevelt's Fourth of July Oration" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.


    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Steam Hammer" (1904) - with film

    steam hammer westinghouse works 1904

       A scene from the film


    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      July 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    4 m.


    "Steam Hammer" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "Swimming Pool, Palm Beach" (1905) - with film

    Swimming Pool Palm Beach 1905 01 

       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      February 13, 1905
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    3 m.


    "Swimming Pool, Palm Beach" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.


    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "The Brooklyn Handicap" (1904) - with film

    The Brooklyn Handicap 1904 

       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      June 3, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    8 m.



    "The Brooklyn Handicap" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.


    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

  • "The Georgetown Loop" (1903) - hidden gem

    The-Georgetown-Loop-1903-01 

       A scene from the film

     

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      1903
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    3 m.

     

    This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.

     

    "The Georgetown Loop" (1903)  is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    Georgetown was a mining town in a mountainous region of Colorado.  The film shows what is apparently an excursion train running through a picturesque area with passengers enjoying the scenery and waving handkerchiefs. 

     

    Attention please.

    Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

    Registered users who made the required donation please click here to watch this gem.

     

    Below is a short preview of the film.

     

  • "Welding the Big Ring" (1904) - with film

    Welding the Big Ring 1904 

       A scene from the film

    Directed by                       unknown
    Cinematography by        Billy Bitzer
    Starring                             unknown
    Distributed by                   Biograph Company
    Release date                      April 28, 1904
    Country                             United States
    Running time                    6 m.

    "Welding the Big Ring" is a very short documentary.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

    The film is part of the series "Westinghouse Works" (1904), which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

    Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.

     

     

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