Writing for On Bunker Hill, my crime buddy Nathan Marsak has done a breakdown of shots in a 6-minute film that turned up at archive.org. The footage was apparently filmed as background for an unidentified movie.
Let’s see if we can unravel a bit of the mystery about who shot the film.
Fortunately, whoever digitized the film left the leader intact:
So if we go frame by frame, and reverse the images we can put it back together. Sort of – because not every frame was captured.
Which translates as:
Columbia Photographic Effects
Neg Can # 12D17 (or 19)
Neg Key # ? OB 9 ? 537- ? 27
Neg Key # 21? 3?73 – 909
Or pasted together:
This may well scramble the Neg Key and Neg Can numbers. Or it may help. At least we know it’s from Columbia.