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daughter's memories of her dad at APC.
Photos provided by Adrienne Shane Esposito include this picture of her
dad, Master Sergeant Theodore F. Shane, behind the camera at APC in the
Mobile Television Unit
In the early 1950s,
Signal Corps Pictorial Center was home to a mobile television unit evaluating
and demonstrating the potential use of this developing technology. Dick
Robinson and Edward Boykin supply details and photographs.
Film industry in WWII:
Producer needs film, stills;
Personal collections sought
French film company writes,
are currently in development of a documentary film about Hollywood Film industry
are more precisely in search of photos and film footage concerning the
involvement of Hollywood (directors, movie stars,...) in the war, directly
(being enlisted, or in charge of filming battles, or directing training films)
or undirectly (filmed during showes held for troops,...).
are very aware of Library of Congress and Nara's (National Archives and Records
Administration) collection concerning this subject, but are looking also for
more private or personal collections, which could help us find some more
unreleased or badly known material.
"More specifically, we are looking forward to locate photos and/or footage of
the following persons, during their involvement into Army Pictorial Center :
John Ford, Sterling Hayden, George Stevens, Owen Crump, William Wyler, Darryl
Zanuck, Franck Capra, Jack Warner,..."
you know of collectors who may help, please forward a link to this site to them.
If you have any materials or information -- or would like contact information
for this French film company, please write to the
Headlines, stories and photos that previously
appeared on this home page may have moved to Yesterday's Headlines, where you
can still find helpful links.
APC / SCPC
Yes, we still need
your help to answer the questions about SCPC/APC and films made
Miller bring his famous Army Air Force band to the Astoria
stages? We'd like to know!
Film producer Christine
Fitzpatrick needs footage for Korea War Battle of
Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chipyong-ni, and also the
Vietnam War Battle of Ap Bac (1963).
What was that artillery film made in Ft. Hood about 1965?
James (Jim) Strizich, of the Artillery, 2nd Armor
Division, appeared as a lieutenant.
Truman Bradley showing us how to select and pack an animal
in 1943 training films?
re-enactor seeks information about Signal Corps Field Caption
"It is quite rare and information is
scarce." Someone has acquired a WWII Oneida Photographic
Lab Trailer and is seeking information, manuals, or photos.
It isn't an
SCPC connection, but an Army photograph led Lisa R. Gerardi
here in her search for records made by her grandfather, PFC
Jerry, the editor on "Public Shelter Living: The Story of
McManus the original Emmy, the model for television's top
Did anyone ever
respond to the a question about the film, "Invasion of Poland,"
asks researcher Jeff Grehan.
See if you can answer any of the questions on the Help page.
Alumni of Signal Corps
Photographic Center / Army Pictorial Center have been asked to donate
artifacts to the
collection at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Collection Curator Barbara
Miller wrote, "We would be very interested in collecting 'artifacts' from
former SCPC/APC staff. These would include cameras (not necessary that they
be in working condition) and other technical equipment, photographs,
scrapbooks, manuals, or any other objects used in the production or
promotion of media created by the military. We have a fairly significant
group of objects related to the APC in our collection, and are committed to
preserving APC history through collecting and exhibiting this material.
Please note we do not collect moving image media (i.e. film and video), only
objects related to their production, promotion, and exhibition."
If you have artifacts you can
offer to the museum, send a note
to this site's Webmaster.
Visit the museum website at