Two Lost Films From the Archive


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Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO  80205
The image archivists at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science recently uncovered two film fragments from the 1920s. They've now been restored and will be screened at the museum during Two Lost Films From the Archive, at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 28, with a live, original musical score written by University of Colorado Denver students. The first film is the featurette Naked Man vs Beast, an African safari adventure that hasn't been seen since the 1930s. The second, Abyssinia Revisited, is from the collection of Alfred Bailey of the Field Museum in Chicago; it documents a trip to Ethiopia. “We found four reels of film hidden in Bailey’s collection with some extraordinary content,” says DMNS's Rene Oconnell. “While the film was severely deteriorated, we managed to save significant footage and splice together enough to somewhat re-create the original.” Admission is $8 for DMNS members and $10 for non-members; learn more at

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