“The 75 movies are a real rarity — in part because early film was volatile and degraded quickly. ‘Only about 20 percent of the films produced in America during the silent era — that is the era of motion pictures before 1929 — survive today in the United States in complete form,’ says Annette Melville, director of the nonprofit Film Preservation Foundation.”

NPR 06/07/10

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