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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE: Cold Weather (Aaron Katz, 2010)

Monday, November 27, 2017

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After a shortened week last week RotLA returns today with the final installment of its Noirvember sub-series. This time, it’s a moody and realistic dive into Portland’s not-too-distant but oh-so-different past featuring understated performances, quietly iconic locations and an it-sneaks-up-on-you tension – passing by not only RotLA’s humble narrator’s own Hollywood neighborhood but also The […]

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Rare Looks Behind-The-Scenes of “Paint Your Wagon” In 1968

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Thank you to the Oregon Historical Society‘s KOIN Collection, and specifically to the Archivist for Photography and Moving Images, Matthew Cowan, and based on research done by Kickass Oregon History, we have some very rare and interesting footage to share about a film which found itself in the wilderness outside of Baker City in 1968. […]

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE: Portland Exposé (Harold Schuster, 1957)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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This week, continuing in the Noirvember theme, our world takes on a distinctly darker tone and embraces illegal pinball machines the corrupted Portland that found its way into hearing rooms in D.C. before the likes of  J. Edgar Hoover and Bobby Kennedy (under the aegis of the McClellan Committee). This is decades before The Polybius […]

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“Paint Your Wagon” and Its Place in Oregon’s Cinematic History

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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On Thursday, Nov. 16, Oregon Film, Kickass Oregon History, the Baker Heritage Museum and the Hollywood Theatre screen PAINT YOUR WAGON (1969), one of the most spectacular movies in Oregon’s long, rich, and varied film history.   As the story goes – Gov. McCall appointed Warren Merrill, Oregon Film’s first director, in 1968 specifically to […]

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“Chasing Grace”: A New Docu-Series About Women In Tech, Filming In Portland

Monday, November 13, 2017

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U of O grad, and reTHINKit Founder, Jennifer Cloer, is shooting part one of her docu-series, “Chasing Grace” in Portland this week, and took some time out from filming to talk to the Portland Business Journal  . The Chasing Grace Project, is a six-part documentary series “that brings together a community that is creating change for […]

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Kickass Oregon History Takes on “Paint Your Wagon” Turning 50

Friday, November 10, 2017

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Earlier this year KAOH‘s Doug Kenck-Crispen came to us and said “we need to do something on ‘Paint Your Wagon’,” and we said “heck ya, Pardner!” Then, in August and October we made separate trips out over rough roads into the wilds of the Eagle Cap Wilderness to find what remains of the shooting location […]

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE: The Darkest Corner of Paradise (Henry Weintraub, 2010)

Friday, November 10, 2017

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This week our intrepid Raider moves us into Noirvember and coins another term for calendar-based genre. This time we embrace true micro-budget filmmaking and the creative genius of necessity coming out of Eugene. Oregon’s cinematic history is long but its Eugene chapter is deep and varied – Five Easy Pieces, Animal House and, with the […]

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Spotlight On Location Scout – Brian McElroy

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Brian McElroy has been working in location management for over two decades and has had an interesting career path that ultimately led him to Oregon.  We caught up with him after he had finished working on “Woodstock or Bust” – an indy film written and directed by Leslie Bloom, a Lake Oswego native. Brian started […]

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Raiders of the Lost Archive: Movie Madness – SAVED! But there’s more work to be done …

Friday, November 3, 2017

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This week we go to the most local, most extensive VHS/DVD archive we have (although if you ever have a chance to look into the film and video archives that the Oregon Historical Society has, that’s just as great, but in a uniquely different way) – Portland’s own Movie Madness. As some of you may […]

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Come To The #OregonMade “Paint Your Wagon” Screening – Win A Weekend In Baker City!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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“Paint Your Wagon” (and Oregon Film!) turns 50 next year – come and see this #OregonMade feature!  Oregon Film, Kick Ass Oregon History, and the Hollywood Theater, are joining forces to bring you this special screening starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood and Jean Seberg. EVERY TICKET BOUGHT WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN […]

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