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8mm (photographic film size)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Describes motion picture film that is 8 millimeters wide, the narrowest gauge available for such film. Introduced in 1932 for use by amateur filmmakers and for home movies, 8mm film was also taken up by filmmakers of the avant-garde and the underground, due to the comparatively low cost of the film stock and the processing. Since the mid-1960s, standard 8mm film has been generally superceded by the Super 8 type.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Commercial Films, circa 1930-1949

 Series — Reel 1-9
Scope and Contents A collection of nine 8mm commercial films for use in teaching. The films were from the collection of the family of Dr. Lee Simmons. The films include: Mudded in Mud, unidentified film (Pictoreels, 1946), unidentified animals, Chimp the Aviator (1940s), Three Bruins in the Woods (1942)?, African Pygmy Thrills (1930s), Bug Carnival (1937), Camera Magic, and Mary Had a Little Lamb.