Episode 65: Lost Films Needs Your Help! With Eli Savada

I’m fascinated by re-discovered history be it photographs, places, or films.  Motion Picture history is a lot more varied than many of us realize. In the early years of the movie industry, production studios were all over the country. Unfortunately, most of that history is now lost. The Library of Congress and museums and archives all over the world are trying to piece together that past.  Today’s guest wants me to weigh in on some of these mysteries just like I do with your family photos.


About My Guest:

Eli Savada is a copyright researcher by trade, as the owner of the Motion Picture Information Service, which has serviced over 1,500 clients since 1977. Using a vast knowledge of cinema history and keen intuitive skills, he’s been able to expand on a basic copyright report to include information not available in the Copyright Office files. Over the course of its existence, MPIS has compiled over 13,000 reports representing research on thousands of films, television programs, songs, books, etc. He also writes film reviews for Film International (filmint.nu). Not surprising, Eli is a genealogist too. 

About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

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