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Zeitz, Harry F., 1/22/49

 File — Box: 212

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Quigley archive is, properly speaking, the photo “morgue” of Quigley Publications, active under various titles since 1915 in motion picture industry trade publishing (Motion Picture Herald, Motion Picture Daily, and others). Primarily an assemblage of publicity photos, the archive is a unique national resource for photographs of motion picture industry people: producers, directors, animators, and their colleagues. Actors and actresses figure less prominently, but are well represented among the approximately 55,000 black-and-white photographs and 3,500 negatives ranging in date from about 1906 to 1972. Of special interest also are smaller files of photographs devoted to motion picture studios, theaters, and equipment.


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From the Collection: 120 Linear Feet (circa 220 boxes)

Language of Materials


Container Summary

See- Julian Rifkin Harry Zeitz, New England pioneer in the installation of sound motion picture machinery, shown writing a letter of congratulations to Colonel Jack L., Major Albert W., and Harry M. Warner on the occasion of their Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of Talking Pictures. Mr. Zeitz' New Bedford Theater, New Bedford, was one of the first in New England to show sound films. Andy W. Smith, Jr. General Sales Manager of 20th Century-Fox, shakes hands with Mayor Arthur N. Harriman of New Bedford, Mass. on arrangements for World Premiere of "Down To The Sea In Ships" to be held in Whaling City on February 15. Harry Zeitz, owner of State Theatre, in center, will cooperate with film company and city officials in making event a big one in city's history.


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057