The Newman Numismatic Portal partners with the Internet Archive for digitization and file storage. Internet Archive has also partnered with another group with a bit of a numismatic
connection. E-Sylum readers are aware of Emperor Norton I, the 19th-century San Francisco eccentric who issued "bonds" to his "subjects" (and willing tourists) in exchange
for cash. -Editor
Emperor's Bridge Campaign Partners With the Internet Archive to Bring Rare Emperor Norton-Themed Films Online
Following on from Lights! Camera! Norton! — its recent sold-out Emperor Norton film nights at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco — The Emperor's Bridge Campaign, the San Francisco-based
nonprofit that advances the legacy of Emperor Norton, has contributed four rare Emperor-themed films to the Internet Archive, the nonprofit library that collects published works and makes them
available in digital formats.
The films include the three that were shown at the Roxie, plus one more:
The Story of Norton I: Emperor of the United States (1936) — Columbia Pictures
"Emperor Norton's Bridge" (1956) — Season 1, Episode 8, of Telephone Time
"Emperor Norton" (1956) — Season 4, Episode 21, of Death Valley Days
"The Emperor Norton (1966) — Season 7, Episode 23, of Bonanza
All four of these films are rarely seen outside the confines of film screening societies and, occasionally, subscription cable television — and sometimes not even then.
The Campaign is delighted and grateful to have the Internet Archive as a partner in making these films available for viewing by a broader audience.
To read the complete article, see:
The Emperor's Bridge Campaign Contributes
Four Rare Emperor Norton Films to the Internet Archive (www.emperorsbridge.org/blog/2017/4/18/the-emperors-bridge-campaign-contributes-four-rare-emperor-norton-films-to-the-internet-archive)
To watch the videos, see:
Emperor Norton (https://archive.org/details/emperornorton)
To read the some earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
HOLABIRD-KAGIN AMERICANA DECEMBER 2012 AUCTION : Lot 116: Emperor Norton I Note (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v15n48a21.html)
ARTICLE PROFILES “THE EMPEROR OF THESE UNITED STATES” (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n40a27.html)
WALL STREET JOURNAL COVERS EMPEROR NORTON I (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n33a28.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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