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Found In The Archives

Found In The Archives: Japan's Roaring Rockabilly Scene

Found in the Archives, a Picture Show miniseries, features archival films and found images selected by researcher Rich Remsberg.


Nothing too heavy this month, just a feel-good archival newsreel from 1957 on the rockabilly invasion of Japan.

Newsreels were shown in movie theaters before the main feature, along with cartoons and previews. The earliest ones began around the turn of the century, although most didn't get going until the late 1920s or early '30s. There were five major companies, and the one I draw from the most is Universal Newsreel, because it is in the public domain and available from the National Archives.