Category Archives: motion picture history

Commemorating a 60th Anniversary: Psycho by Robert Bloch

June 16th is the 60th anniversary of the release date of the film Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock’s film is based on a novel by Robert Bloch. It is the story of Norman Bates, a lonely motel caretaker who is seething with … Continue reading

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In A World Not Like Our Own

The Science Fiction or Si-Fi world has expanded and captured the minds of many due to its striking details, other worlds, and personable characters. Today it produces TV shows, box office features, and conventions that bring visitors from around the … Continue reading

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The Vivid Life and Photographs of June Vanleer Williams

June Vanleer Williams was born on June 24, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the first African American woman to be in a Stanford University Journalism fellowship program. She was part of the program from 1969 to 1970. As a … Continue reading

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When Lions Fly

It’s a familiar sight – a roaring lion’s head in a golden frame. We see this iconic image at the beginning of our favorite films, TV shows, and cartoons, but the history behind this logo is little known. MGM’s Leo … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: March 2020

We’re still busy as ever archiving and processing collections. Here’s another round of finding aides we’ve published so you can see what’s been added to our collections. As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for our … Continue reading

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Putting Buddy Ebsen on the Camera Stand

The AHC is primarily a research institution, meaning that a major focus of our collecting process is making collection material accessible to our patrons by processing and digitizing it. Digitization of archival material is important to making our collections searchable … Continue reading

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Archives Rewind Vol. 9

It’s been a while since we’ve highlighted some of our “Archives on the Air” programs. So here’s a brand new Archives Rewind for the new year! Episode 159: James L. Ehernberger Western Railroad Collection Railroads have had a vital impact … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: November 2019

We’ve had a productive fall (read: winter) processing even more collections over the past few months. Here’s another round of finding aids we’ve published so you can see what we’ve been up to. As a reminder, Finding Aids act as … Continue reading

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Archives Rewind Vol. 8 (Halloween Edition)

It’s the last week of October, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t pay homage to Halloween with this edition of Archives Rewind — our occasional highlights of past “Archives on the Air” programs. Let’s rewind for Vol. 8 (Halloween … Continue reading

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The Giant Gila Monster

Last Halloween, we brought you a blog post on The Killer Shrews, a low-budget horror movie shot in Dallas, Texas, and released in 1959.  What is the film’s connection to the American Heritage Center?  We hold the papers of Forrest … Continue reading

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