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Licensing Projects  |  2015

Footage licensed from the Archive has appeared in many notable projects for the big screen, television and other media.  All proceeds support the Archive's moving image preservation efforts.

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Lucy Comes Home

dir. Chris Olsen


La saga des comédies musicales hollywoodiennes

dir. Bertrand Tessier and Hugues de Rosière


The Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price

dir. James Greeson

Arkansas Educational Television Network

Destins secrets d'étoiles

dir. Henry-Jean Servat

France 3

American Experience: American Comandante

dir. Adriana Bosch



dir. Jay Roach


Kino Varieté


Arthur Miller: Ein ehrgeiziges Herz

dir. Henrike Sandner


Behind the Screams: "A Real Psycho"


Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ

dir. Clarence Simmons, Chike Ozah


Les couples mythiques du cinéma: "Laurence Olivier - Vivien Leigh"
and "Frank Sinatra - Ava Gardner"

dir. Norbert Balit

OCS Géants

The 13th Step

dir. Monica Richardson

Beverly Hills Film Festival

American Experience: Walt Disney

dir. Sarah Colt


The Seventies


American Masters: Althea

dir. Rex Miller


A Faster Horse

dir. David Gelb

Tribeca Film Festival

Unexpected History: The Story of Hennessy and African-Americans

dir. Llewellyn Smith

American Black Film Festival

Svetlana Allilouïeva, la fille de Staline


Rock 'n' Roll America

BBC Four

Act of Faith: The Rev. Emery Andrews Story

dir. Janice D. Tanaka

Japanese Baptist Church of Seattle

Brave in the Attempt

dir. Fritz Mitchell


Historical Anecdote - Joseph C. Grew


Japan 70 Years


Watts Riot: 50 Years Later

Al Jazeera America

Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: Japanese War Brides

dir. Lucy Craft, Karen Kasmauski, Kathryn Tolbert

BBC World News


dir. Aviva Kempner


Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

dir. Lyn Goldfarb


Coloring Independently

California African American Museum

Tabloid: "Fame and Misfortune"

dir. Yoram Astrakhan

Investigation Discovery

And the Academy Award Goes To... "Mrs. Miniver"

BBC Radio 4

A Tale of Love and Darkness

dir. Natalie Portman

Cannes Film Festival

Shirin Neshat: Facing History

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of
Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Coming to Terms: The Legacy of the Armenian Genocide

Armenian Genocide Museum of America


dir. Doug Pray


The Trials of Contance Baker Motley

dir. R.E. Rodgers

Tribeca Film Festival

Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA

dir. Michael Maglaras

New Britian Museum of American Art

Like a Bullet Around Europe

dir. Mauro Tonini

Valsusa Filmfest

Selma: Bridge to the Ballot

dir. Bill Brummel

Teaching on Tolerance

Hitchcock / Truffaut

dir. Kent Jones


Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words

dir. Stig Björkman

Cannes Film Festival

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

dir. John McKenna, Gabriel Clarke

Cannes Film Festival

China: Through the Looking Glass

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

dir. Alex Gibney


Mysteries at the Museum

Travel Channel

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

dir. Barak Goodman


Das Reich, Hitler's Death Squads

dir. Michaël Prazan

France 3

Freeway: Crack in the System

dir. Marc Levin

Al Jazeera America

Chavez Ravine

dir. Lisa Peterson

Kirk Douglas Theatre

The Big Burn

dir. Stephen Ives


The Eichmann Show

dir. Paul Andrew Williams



dir. Michelle Ferrari


The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

dir. Stanley Nelson

Sundance Film Festival

It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise

dir. Matt Wolf

Sundance Film Festival / HBO

Being Evel

dir. Daniel Junge

Sundance Film Festival

Murder Book

Investigation Discovery