Combined with studio vault fires, where nitrate
film literally exploded, and orders from Studio
Executives to destroy what they thought were
outdated, films, close to 90% of films made before
1930 are missing.

LOST EMULSION, a new feature length
documentary tells the story of so many lost films
from the silent and early sound era.   Films such as
CLEOPATRA, with the alluring Theda Bara, LONDON
AFTER MIDNIGHT, with Lon Chaney, and many
others.   So many landmarks of motion picture
history, and so many films that show what life was
like 100 years ago are gone.  LOST EMULSION also
focuses on the race to save what is left.  There are
interviews with George Williem from The Library of
Congress, David Schwartz from The Museum of
the Moving Image, Film Historians Tom Meyer,
Hugh Munro Neely, Marilyn Moss, Ben Model and
To see LOST EMULSION, make a $20
donation and a Private Vimeo File will
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three minute trailer for LOST EMULSION