Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976.
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968.
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979.
Guggenheim, Solomon R. (Solomon Robert), 1861-1949.
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006.
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967.
Rodia, Simon, 1879-1965.
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.
Mates, Robert E.
Messer, Thomas M.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.).
Since its earliest years, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM), its staff, its exhibitions, and the artists it has presented have been the subject of documentation. The Museum has both documented itself, through filming exhibitions, and been documented by outside sources, through the filming of major Museum figures such as former Director Thomas M. Messer and Peggy Guggenheim to be featured on television programs. The interest in retaining film documentation of the Museum parallels SRGM's long-standing interest in the medium established by first SRGM Director, Hilla Rebay. This content of this collection has been compiled over time by the SRGM staff.
Scope and Content Note
The Film collection contains 100 films, 2 Betacam SP's, 2 VHS' and related paper documentation. There are seventy-two 16 millimeter, twenty-seven 8 millimeter, and three 35 millimeter films. The collection is divided into six distinct series arranged alphabetically by title. The films span the years of 1941-1980, with the bulk of films produced in 1962-1963. The Betacam SP and VHS contained in the collection are preservation and access copies of the unique film versions of the Hilla Rebay (HVR) home movies and Solomon R. Guggenheim's (SRG) 80th birthday, which are a part of series 4. Personal Films.
Series 1. Artists and Architecture Documentaries contains films produced outside of the Museum regarding a specific artist or work. Series 2. Exhibition Films consists of internally made films documenting SRGM exhibitions and openings. Series 3. Programs Featuring the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is composed of externally produced films and television shows that pertain to the Guggenheim Museum and associated artists. Series 4. Personal Films holds a film about Peggy Guggenheim, documentation of SRG's 80th birthday, and HVR home movies. Series 5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Financed Films includes films produced with funding from the Foundation. Series 6. Unidentified Films includes unlabelled and unviewed films about which no information is known.
The collection encompasses a range of material that present a multi-faceted view SRGM's history and operations. Some of the distinct and unique highlights include the HVR home movies, which are part of series 4. Personal Films. These films contain documentation of HVR and her family at both her Connecticut Estate and in the Alps, offering inimitable insight into the life of SRGM's first director. Also notable are the internal produced films held in series 2. Exhibition Films, which document the 1962-63 exhibition, "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection." These films are expected to be three minute filmic studies of single sculptures. Such content serves as useful documentation of the layout of the exhibit, as well as an intimate study of individual sculptures. Included with the Exhibition Films series are photographs of the sculptures that were filmed and written camera directions.
|691926||Beresford, Bruce. "Lichtenstein in London." 16mm. color. sound. 20 min.||1968|
|786552||Branther, Alfred. "Soto, or the Will." 16mm. color. sound. 30 min.||undated|
|786552||Comco Productions. "Falling Water. 16 mm.||undated|
|691926||Constantinescu, Pavel. "Brancusi." 35 mm. color. sound.||undated|
|691926||[DeKooning at the Modern]. 16mm.||undated|
|786552||Falkenberg, Paul and Hans Namuth. "Brancusi #5." 16 mm. color. sound.||undated|
|786552||Fresco, Robert. "Henry Moore." 16 mm. color. Sound||1980|
|691926||Hurtado, Angel. "Soto." 16mm. color. sound. 15 min||undated|
|786552||[Kandinsky]. 16mm. color. sound.||undated|
|691926||Nehls and O' Connell, Inc. "8500 Tonnes de Fur Bury Eiffel." 16mm. b/w. sound||1972|
|691926||"The Towers." 16 mm. color. sound.||1955|
|564 (786289)||Correspondence||undated, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1990|
|691926||[Alexander Calder's Braniff Airplanes from Selections from the Guggenheim Museum Collection: Recent Acquisitions 1972-1973.]. Super 8mm. color.||1973|
|691926||[Guston Opening]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min||1962?|
|691926||[Hirshhorn Estate: Conn Test Film.]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min||1962?|
|691926||[Hirshhorn Exhibit?]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min. 23 films.||1962?|
|691926||[Hirshhorn Sculpt. 6th Ramp]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min.||1962?|
|786551||[Léger Opening/ Tapies Opening/ Guston Opening]. 16 mm. b/w.||1962?|
|691926||[Léger Open I]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min.||1962?|
|691926||[Léger Open II]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min.||1962?|
|691926||[Moore I]. 16mm. b/w.||undated|
|691926||[Mr. Xceron]. 16mm. b/w. silent.||1965 - 1966?|
|691926||[Opening Taping]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min.||1962?|
|691926||[Paolla 221]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min.||1962?|
|691926||[Paul Feeley (1910-1966): A Memorial Exhibition]. 16mm. color. silent. 7 min.||circa 1968|
|691926||[Ponzi Guggenheim Museum]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min.||undated|
|691926||[Sixth Guggenheim International Exhibit]. 16mm. color. silent. 4 min.||1971|
|691926||[Skylight]. 16mm. silent. b/w. 3 min.||undated|
|691926||[Test. Galleries. Ponzi]. 16mm. b/w.||undated|
|691926||[Unknown Exhibition Film]. Super 8mm. b/w. silent. 3 min. 14 films.||undated|
|691926||[Walking in Gallery]. 16mm. b/w. silent. 3 min.||undated|
|564 (786289)||Camera Direction and Photographs (3 folders)||1962?|
|564 (786289)||[Paul Feeley (1910-1966): A Memorial Exhibition]. Film Contents and Quality.||circa 1968|
|786551||[Baroness Rebay at Green Farms]. 16mm. color. silent. 3 min. (2) copies.||undated|
|786551||[Baroness Rebay at Green Farms]. 16mm. dupe neg. silent. 3 min.||undated|
|786551||[Baroness Rebay at Green Farms, Mr. Solomon R. Guggenheim Expanding Cinema, Baroness Rebay at Metropolitan Museum of Art]. Betacam SP. color and b/w. (2) silent, (1) sound. 14.21 min.||1941|
|786551||[Baroness Rebay at the Metropolitan Museum]. 16 mm. b/w. silent.||undated|
|786551||[Guggenheim 80th Birthday.]. 16mm. color. sound.||1941|
|786551||[Mr. Solomon R. Guggenheim]. 16mm. color. sound. 7 min.||1941|
|786551||[Mr. Solomon R. Guggenheim]. 16mm. dupe neg. sound. 7 min.||1941|
|786551||[Mr. Solomon R. Guggenheim]. 16 mm. color. sound.||1941|
|786551||[Rebay Family Alps Visit, Pre-WWII]. 8mm.||undated|
|786551||[Rebay Family Alps Visit, Pre-WWII]. 8mm.||undated|
|786551||[Rebay Family Alps Visit, Pre-WWII]. 16mm||undated|
|691926||[Rebay Family Alps Visit, Pre-WWII]. Betacam SP. b/w. 13 min.||undated|
|691926||[Rebay Family Alps Visit, Pre-WWII]. VHS. b/w. 13 min.||undated|
|786551||[Ritratto di Peggy]. 16mm. color. sound.||undated|
|564 (786289)||Transfer Correspondence||2001|
|786552||[Calder Art]. 16mm. color. sound. (2 copies.)||1969|
|786552||Calder at the Guggenheim. 16mm. color. sound.||1965|
|786552||Calder at the Guggenheim (unaired version). 16mm. color. sound. 28 min.||1965|
|786552||[A Conversation with Marcel Duchamp and James Johnson Sweeney.]. 16mm.||1956|
|786551||Hirshhorn Sculpture at the Guggenheim. 16mm. b/w. sound||1962?|
|786552||[Kandinsky Lecture by Thomas Messer.] 16mm. b/w. sound.||1963?|
|786552||Irvine, Louva Elizabeth. "Blue Moment." 16mm. color. sound.||1976|
|564 (786289)||Receipts and Correspondence||undated, 1967, 1977|
|786552||Hubley, John and James Johnson Sweeney. "Adventures of an *." 35mm||1957|
|786552||Hubley, John and James Johnson Sweeney. "Adventures of an *." 16mm||1957|
|786552||Triantafylliade, Theodore. "My Destination." 16mm. color. sound.||1974|
|564 (786289)||Correspondence and Promotion||undated, 1957 - 1960|