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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

The Dream Factory

Certificate verifying destruction of the ten parts of The Trespasser received by Ohpir Films

Creator:
Volunteer Fire Brigade, Tel-Aviv
Date:
1938-02-14
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Studio owners wanted duplicates of films destroyed after their run in theaters, believing they had the original negatives safely stored in their vaults if ever they were needed. Studios required legal affidavits as proof that destruction of duplicates had taken place because copies were distributed all over the world.


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