Julien Bryan Collection
Sequence of outtakes.
INTs of the 1937 Munich exhibition of "Degenerate Art" [Entartete Kunst] in the Archaeological Institute, not far from the house of German Art.
Visitors inside the exhibition are seen looking at art in Room 3, including Otto Dix's "War Cripples" on the north wall (CU). Paintings and sculptures located on the west and south walls of Room 3 are also shown.
Views of visitors and the art exhibited are to some extent different from that seen on Nazi Germany reels at the Library of Congress.
Detailed preservation notes from the film lab are available in Film and Video department files.
Additional photographs are available in the USHMM Photo Archives.
This entire reel contains deep emulsion scratches, also known as "wavy positive scribe" that detract from the viewing of this print, and were done to prevent people from copying the footage without permission.
Similar material exists in the Julien Bryan Collection at the Library of Congress. See USHMM Film ID 951, Story RG-60.2668 for a more complete version of this footage.
Bryan filmed in Germany in 1937 for the March of Time, but retained certain material and rights. He donated this part of the collection to the Library of Congress. Some film shot at the same time appears in the March of Time release, "Inside Nazi Germany." See Raymond Fielding's chapter on this title, in the book "The March of Time 1935-1951."
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.
Sam Bryan, JB 2020
35mm, b/w, pos print
35mm; Uncompressed QT; ProRes 422; DigiBeta; Betacam SP; VHS
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US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive