Film org dispenses coin to save 64 pics

The National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded grants to 36 institutions to help preserve 64 films.

Lowell Thomas’ “Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia,” the 1919 silent docu that made British military officer T.E. Lawrence a household name, and director John Ford’s home movies are among the films to be preserved through the grants.

National Film Preservation Foundation, funded by the Library of Congress, was established by Congress in 1996 and has since saved more than 1,800 films and collections through its projects and grants. The recipients were universities, museums, libraries and other orgs throughout the U.S. including the New York Public Library, the Guggenheim Museum, the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the George Eastman House and Carnegie Hall Archives.

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