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C-V News were reel serials shown in movie theaters before the main feature. The were produced in Southern California in the early-1920s. It was a short lived newsreel and was an offshoot of the Vanderbilt tabloid newspaper chain (Vanderbilt Newspapers Inc.). "C-V" stands for Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. - the producer of the series.
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This is the most famous of the C-V newsreels to survive, as the filming of "Greed" in Death Valley at the height of summer is still infamous today.
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Director of this news short remains unknown.
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The DVD print of this short was copied at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. A 35mm positive preprint (from the donated nitrate print) at 19 and 23 frames per second.
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One of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film is preserved by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, has a running time of 4 minutes and an added piano music score.
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