Edison To D-Day: A History of the Newsreels

Workshop Presentation with Robert Neal Marshall

Run Time:  45 mins 

Workshop, Educational, History, Film, Television

Join Robert on a journey with his Grandfather looking at the History of Newsreels then travel from London, across the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy then onwards into Paris on the day of Liberation.

Description: Guest Speaker, Robert Neal Marshall examines the early days of film making, from the Kinetoscope to capturing world events. Share a personal family tribute with rare color movies of the Normandy Landings and the Liberation of Paris.

In 1944, Robert’s grandfather, Jack H. Lieb, was one of several journalists who followed the Allied advance across Europe after the Normandy invasion. Working for the newsreel News of the Day, he also shot silent color footage of the Landing on Utah Beach and the Liberation of Paris with his own 16mm hand held camera.  By this time in his career his work as a Newsreel Cameraman already included Charles Lindbergh’s daring flight to Paris in 1927, the Revolution in Nicaragua,  the Great Ohio and Mississippi floods of 1937 plus two and a half years covering South, East and Central Africa in the early 1930’s.

Included is additional rare footage of the pre-invasion gathering of troops and preparations; plus personalities such as Ernie Pyle, Edward G. Robinson, Ernest Hemingway and (then General) Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as the massive celebrations after the liberation of Paris leading towards the end of World War II.

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