Edward S. Curtis in the Land of the War Canoes. A Pioneer Cinematographer in the Pacific Northwest.
by [Northwest History] Holm, Bill and George Irving Quimby.
University of Washington Press,
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. In 1914, famed photographer of the Western Indians Edward Curtis made the first full-length motion picture of an aboriginal North American society. The film was a financial disaster and quickly fell into obscurity until 1940 when a damaged copy surfaced. The authors of this book restored the film in 1974. This book is a tribute to Curtis' genius. The authors spent nearly ten years restoring his film, and as they worked, they came to know well and respect the man behind the camera. Using much hitherto unpublished material - oral histories fromIndians who had worked with Curtis, and newly discovered records, correspondence, and photographs - they present Curtis as photographer, entrepreneur, ethnologist, and sometime family man. Their careful recording of the procedures they used ot restore the film is a valuable historical document in itself. It will be of interest to anthropologists, filmmakers and film historians, and all who admire Curtis' Indian photographs.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26203