Charming Display at Perfect Back Contest (1928)
Production Company: International Newsreel. Producer: William Randolph Hearst. Transfer Note: Copied at 18 frames per second from a 35mm tinted print preserved by the Library of Congress from source material provided by the New Zealand Film Archive. Running Time: 1 minute (silent, no music).
Although newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst didn’t invent the newsreel (that distinction goes to Charles Pathé), he was quick to expand his reach into the new medium of motion pictures. The February 1914 inaugural issue of Hearst-Selig News Pictorial ballyhooed the crossover by hyping itself as coming from “the greatest newspaper organization in the world.” Given Hearst’s unpopular isolationist stance in World War I, his name was dropped in 1918 and the title changed to International Newsreel. The series became a staple in movie theaters across America over the next decade, surviving under various titles until the mid-60s....