Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rogers Archive acquires filmmaker's trove

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 3:27 PM

The Rogers Photo Archive in North Little Rock has purchased the library of documentary filmmaker David Hoffman. Seen above is a long interview with Hoffman in which he describes his life's work.

The 50-year collection includes over 2,000 hours of video. Included are rare interviews with NASA pioneers including John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin, rights to Hoffman's six-part TV series "Making Sense of the Sixties," footage used to make his World War II doc "How Hitler Lost the War," footage shot during the making of a 1974 B.B. King concert shot live at Sing Sing Prison, plus un-aired footage of historical events ranging from the Central High Crisis of 1957 to concerts by Bob Dylan and Elvis.

John Rogers, the owner of the archives, has been on a media buying spree in recent years, acquiring the photo morgues of a slew of American newspapers, including the Detroit Free Press, The Denver Post, the Chicago Sun Times and others. The Rogers Photo Archive sells duplicate images and leases historical images to publications and other media.

FUN FACT: Rogers also happens to own the only nude photo of Joe DiMaggio known to exist, purchased at auction last year for $17,233.

Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by David Koon

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Defense for Suhl asks judge to dismiss bribery indictment, citing Supreme Court decision in McDonnell case

    Attorneys for the businessman argue that his cash payments to a former deputy director of DHS, Steven Jones, did not constitute corruption. They say prosecutors cannot prove the money was given in exchange for any particular "official act" from Jones.
  • Nursing home bribery case details suspect judicial fund-raising

    Plaintiffs' lawyers made their case today to continue to trial with the civil suit over then-Judge Mike Maggio's reduction of a $5.2 million jury verdict in a nursing home negligence case to $1 million, a reduction he said he made in return for campaign contributions from the nursing home's owner.
  • Arkansas Heirloom Tomatoes at Edwards Food Giant for the Fourth of July weekend

    We are receiving 200-pounds of large heirloom tomatoes Friday morning from Times publisher and farmer Alan Leveritt. We have dark, brick red Carbons, Goldies (large, high acid golden tomatoes) and Annis Noire, a delicious French heirloom that is green with red marbling when ripe.
  • When America was great

    Donald Trump is right. There was a time when America was great and it didn't pussyfoot around to avoid offending people who thought they were victimized by discrimination. It was, let's see, the period after World War II, when everyone prospered and America was kicking butts, at home and abroad, and Arkansas's leaders were at the center of it.
  • Resistance grows nationally to freeway expansions

    The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has issued a news release about freeway expansion with relevance in Little Rock. It's about wasting money to widen freeways that only create more congestion. Sound familiar?

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation