Category Archives: Movies

Rare Archival Airship Films Have Been Digitized and Are Available for Viewing

The Archival Services of the University of Akron have digitized four nitrate films that form part of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. records stored at the university. The videos were first transferred from highly combustible nitrate to safety film … Continue reading

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MOVIE TIME! – Friday October 23, 2015

Featuring the USS Akron, the Akron Airdock and Navy Day On Friday, October 23 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (the day before our Annual Banquet), Vic Fleischer, director of the University of Akron Archival Services, cordially invites you to view … Continue reading

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Preserves a Home Video of the Graf Zeppelin

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (oscars.org) has posted a home video taken of the Graf Zeppelin during the 1929 visit to Los Angeles to their YouTube channel.

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The USS Akron, a rigid airship that crashed in 1933, will be preserved on film

Source: The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com By Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer Films documenting the history of the USS Akron, a helium-filled U.S. Navy rigid airship that crashed in 1933, killing 76, will be preserved by the University of Akron.

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Oscars 2014: ‘Helium’ wins live-action short

Source: Los Angeles Times – latimes.com By Christy Khoshaba Helium, the story of a terminally ill boy who is bored with the idea of heaven until he meets a janitor who concocts an alternative blimp-laden version of the afterlife, won … Continue reading

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