American Film Institute

The American Film Institute is an American film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States. AFI is supported by private funding and public membership fees; the institute is composed of leaders from the film, entertainment and academic communities. A board of trustees chaired by Sir Howard Stringer and a board of directors chaired by Robert A. Daly guide the organization, led by President and CEO, film historian Bob Gazzale. Prior leaders were Jr. and Jean Picker Firstenberg. The American Film Institute was founded by a 1965 presidential mandate announced in the Rose Garden of the White House by Lyndon B. Johnson—to establish a national arts organization to preserve the legacy of American film heritage, educate the next generation of filmmakers, honor the artists and their work. Two years in 1967, AFI was established, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Ford Foundation.

The original 22-member Board of Trustees included actor Gregory Peck as chairman and actor Sidney Poitier as vice-chairman, as well as director Francis Ford Coppola, film historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. lobbyist Jack Valenti, other representatives from the arts and academia. The institute established a training program for filmmakers known as the Center for Advanced Film Studies. Created in the early years were a repertory film exhibition program at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the AFI Catalog of Feature Films — a scholarly source for American film history; the institute moved to its current eight-acre Hollywood campus in 1981. The film training program grew into an accredited graduate school. AFI moved its presentation of first-run and auteur films from the Kennedy Center to the historic AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, which hosts the AFI DOCS film festival, making AFI the largest nonprofit film exhibitor in the world. AFI educates audiences and recognizes artistic excellence through its awards programs and 10 Top 10 Lists.

In 2017, then-aspiring filmmaker Ilana Bar-Din Giannini claimed that the AFI expelled her after she accused Dezso Magyar of sexually harassing her in the early 1980s. AFI educational and cultural programs include: AFI Awards – an honor celebrating the creative ensembles of the most outstanding motion picture and television programs of the year AFI Catalog of Feature Films and AFI Archive – the written history of all feature films during the first 100 years of the art form – accessible free online AFI Conservatory – a film school led by master filmmakers in a graduate-level program AFI Directing Workshop for Women – a production-based training program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing AFI Life Achievement Award – a tradition since 1973, a high honor for a career in film AFI 100 Years... series – television events and movie reference lists AFI's two film festivals – AFI Fest in Los Angeles and AFI Docs in Washington, D. C. and Silver Spring, Maryland AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center – a historic theater with year-round art house, first-run and classic film programming in Silver Spring, Maryland American Film – a magazine that explores the art of new and historic film classics, now a blog on In 1969, the institute established the AFI Conservatory for Advanced Film Studies at Greystone, the Doheny Mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

The first class included filmmakers Terrence Malick, Caleb Deschanel, Paul Schrader. That program grew into the AFI Conservatory, an accredited graduate film school located in the hills above Hollywood, providing training in six filmmaking disciplines: cinematography, editing, production design, screenwriting. Mirroring a professional production environment, Fellows collaborate to make more films than any other graduate level program. Admission to AFI Conservatory is selective, with a maximum of 140 graduates per year. In 2013, Emmy and Oscar-winning director and screenwriter James L. Brooks joined AFI as Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory where he provides leadership for the film program. Brooks' artistic role at the AFI Conservatory has a rich legacy that includes Daniel Petrie, Jr. Robert Wise, Frank Pierson. Award-winning director Bob Mandel served as Dean of the AFI Conservatory for nine years. Jan Schuette took over as Dean in 2014 and served until 2017. Film Producer Richard Gladstein became Dean on July 1, 2017.

AFI Conservatory's alumni have careers on the web. They have been recognized with all of the major industry awards—Academy Award, Emmy Award, guild awards, the Tony Award. Among the alumni of AFI are Andrea Arnold, Darren Aronofsky, Carl Colpaert, Doug Ellin, Todd Field, Jack Fisk, Carl Franklin, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kamiński, Matthew Libatique, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Victor Nuñez, Wally Pfister, Robert Richardson, Ari Aster, many others; the AFI Catalog, started in 1968, is a web-based filmographic database. A research tool for film histo or Old Fulton NY Postcards is a historic newspaper website that contains archives of over 1,000 New York newspapers, along with collections from other states and Canada. As of February 2018, the site had 50 million scanned newspaper pages; the large amount of content on the site, at least three times as large as the National Digital Newspaper Program's Chronicling America site as of 2013, is notable because the site is operated by one person, Tom Tryniski, of Fulton, New York. Tryniski began the site circa 1999 with a collection of old postcards of Fulton. Subsequently, he scanned the entire run of the Oswego Valley News, the primary newspaper for Oswego County, New York where Fulton is located. In 2003, Tryniski purchased a microfilm scanner to expand his scanning project; as of May 2013, he is scanning 250,000 pages per month. As of December 2013, the site averaged six million page views per month; the website has retained its URL and "Old Fulton Post Cards" name despite its much expanded scope. index of historical New York newspapers

Happy Go Lovely

Happy Go Lovely is a 1951 British musical comedy film with Technicolor, directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and starring Vera Ellen, David Niven, Cesar Romero; the film was made and first released in the UK, distributed in the US by RKO Radio Pictures in 1952. When chorus girl Janet Jones is late for rehearsal in Edinburgh, the chauffeur for B. G. Bruno, gives her a ride in Bruno's limousine, starting rumours that she is engaged to the wealthiest man in Scotland. American producer Jack Frost, her employer, has just had the star of his next show, Frolics to You, walk out on him because of his desperate financial situation, he replaces her with Janet. Her dressmaker, Madame Amanda, gives her more clothes. Janet's roommate, Mae Thompson, convinces her to continue the deception; when Bruno receives the bill, he goes to the theatre to investigate. Janet mistakes him for reporter Paul Tracy, supposed to interview her. Finding Janet attractive, Bruno does not correct her error; the two fall in love. Bruno amuses himself by continually asking Janet about her relationship with the millionaire.

Bruno gives Frost a check for £10,000. When Janet finds out, she confesses everything. On the opening night of Frolics to You, Bruno takes a box seat. Frost summons the police to have him arrested. Janet tries to make "Paul Tracy" leave, in between performing on stage. During these hectic proceedings, Janet blurts out; the police catch Bruno, but the inspector in charge recognizes him, much to Janet and Frost's shock, all ends well. David Niven as B. G. Bruno Vera-Ellen as Janet Jones Cesar Romero as Jack Frost Bobby Howes as Charlie, Frost's assistant Diane Hart as Mae Gordon Jackson as Paul Tracy Barbara Couper as Madame Amanda Henry Hewitt as Dodds, Bruno's assistant Gladys Henson as Mrs. Urquhart and Mae's landlady Hugh Dempster as Bates Sandra Dorne as Betty Joyce Carey as Bruno's Secretary John Laurie as Jonskill, one of the creditors Wylie Watson as Stage Door Keeper Joan Heal as Phyllis Gardiner, the former star Hector Ross as Harold Ambrosine Phillpotts as Lady Martin Molly Urquhart as Madame Amanda's Assistant "MacIntosh's Wedding" - Sung by Joan Heal, danced by Vera-Ellen and Chorus.

"One-Two-Three" - Sung and danced by Vera-Ellen and Chorus. "London Town" - Danced by Vera-Ellen and Chorus. "Would You - Could You?"' - Sung and danced by Vera-Ellen And Who Is Kissing Me? Paradise for Two List of films in the public domain in the United States Craddock, Jim. Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Thomson Gale. ISBN 978-0-7876-7470-0. Martin and Marsha Porter. DVD & Video Guide 2004. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0-345-44994-8. Mundy, John; the British musical film. Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0-7190-6320-6. Tuska, Jon. Encounters with Filmmakers: Eight Career Studies. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. P. 33. ISBN 978-0-313-26305-7. Happy Go Lovely on IMDb Happy Go Lovely at the TCM Movie Database Happy Go Lovely at AllMovie Happy Go Lovely at the American Film Institute Catalog