Julien Bryan Collection
MS, traveling from a streetcar in Warsaw. Traffic officer on a pedestal in the middle of the street. Tree- lined streets. Sequence of modern shop windows in the city, including a fabric store, a clothing store, a food market, and a hair salon. 01:11:12 More street scenes of Warsaw, showing a kiosk full of advertisements and a flower vendor. There is a prominent announcement for a Chaplin film screening on the kiosk, and later, a sign in the distance for American actress Irene Dunne. People fill the sidewalks.
There are several very good establishing street shots in this segment.
Detailed preservation notes from the film lab are available in SSFVA department files.
Additional photographs are available in the USHMM Photo Archives.
Biography / History:
Julien Hequembourg Bryan (1899-1974) was an American documentarian and filmmaker. In the 1930s, he conducted extensive lecture tours, during which he showed film footage he shot in the former USSR. Between 1935 and 1938, he captured unique records of ordinary people and life in Nazi Germany and in Poland. He was in Warsaw within days of Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939 and remained throughout the German siege of the city, filming and photographing what would become America's first cinematic glimpse of the start of WWII.
2003.214 The Julien Bryan Collection of films, photographs, documents, and artifacts was purchased by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from Sam Bryan and the International Film Foundation, Inc. on February 12, 2003.
Jules Bucher; Robert Carr
Sam Bryan, JB 2120A
35mm, b/w, orig cam neg
35mm; DigiBeta; Betacam SP; VHS
01:09:28:00 - 01:11:52:25
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive