Sunday, August 22, 2010
Milton College Preservation Society
Link to August 21 Janesville Gazette article, "Old silent films speak for Milton College".
Excerpt: Young men clad in 1930s-era day dresses, dancing with British naval admirals in a behind-the-scenes mockup of Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera “H.M.S. Pinafore.”
A bored student carving his initials on a desktop.
Coeds in pajamas, playing leapfrog outside of Old Main.
These are not outtakes from the FOX teen TV series “Glee.”
They’re snippets from silent films shot at the former Milton College in the 1930s and 1950s, pulled together into a digitally remastered DVD that took five years of film repair, reproduction and research.
The Milton College Preservation Society recently released the DVD, titled “Vintage Silent Films of Milton College: 1930s and 1950s.” The society, which operates out of Main Hall at Milton College, is hosting a free public screening of the film Saturday, Sept. 18, at the college’s annual homecoming.