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Makes use of basic records from the annals of paintings in Cinema, certainly one of this country's so much influential movie societies, to bare a vital size of the heritage of yank self sufficient cinema.

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There is one contribution which might add to your show and demonstrate better than anything else the sources from which the Avantgarde film derived: Eggeling’s & my scroll-drawings. I could send 1946 35 you one of both (if I don’t need them for my one-man show of paintings which opens Okt 1 at Peggy Guggenheims gallery here). Eggeling and I were painting and drawing variations of abstract themes in counterpoint in the years before 1919 and (annoyed about having our little sheets of paper, one besides the other, lying on the floor in a kind of melodious continuity)—we decided to make them on long scrolls—we were surprised about the real movement they “made” and decided to make them in film.

As part of the Museum’s over-all policy of bringing to San Francisco the best representative works of contemporary artists in all art mediums, this series has been arranged. The program as it was originally conceived had no principle of organization. The field of the socalled art film was an unknown quantity; none of the normal distribution channels for commercial films were of any help in arranging the series. The New York Museum of Modern Art Film Library was the best source for the films, and we have leaned heavily upon them for help.

27 PRECURSORS TRIP TO THE MOON ONESIME HOROLOGER JOYEUX MICROBES SLIPPERY JIM CABINET OF DR CALIGARI COQUILLE ET CLERGYMAN OCT. 4 Melies Durand Cohl Zecca Wiene Dulac FRENCH AVANT-GARDE EMAK BAKIA L’ETOILE DE MER ANAEMIC CINEMA BALLET MECHANIQUE ENTR’ ACTE CHIEN ANDALOU MENILMONTANT Man Ray Man Ray Duchamp Leger Clair Bunuel Kirsanov 18 Art in Cinema: The Documents [hw] SMILING MADAME BEUDET BEUDET OCT. 11 CONTINENTAL AVANT-GARDE BERLIN RHYTHMUS 21 RAIN HANDS ? UBERFALL plus any of Egglings work that we can get ahold of … ???

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