This blog post was researched and written by Chuck Howell, MARMIA donor and volunteer. Introduction These are not Christmas trees pictured atop the TV on MARMIA’s new tee-shirt commemorating Television Hill in Northwest Baltimore’s Woodberry neighborhood (near historic Druid Hill Park)–though buying one as a gift through Charm City Threads is certainly encouraged. They could … Continue reading Liberace’s Wasn’t the Only Famous Television Candelabra
Amazingly, 2018 is nearing its end. Here at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive, we have accomplished a lot this past year...but we have so much more to do! We desperately need your help to continue our 100% volunteer-run work of preserving the cultural heritage of the Mid-Atlantic through moving images. There are 3 ways … Continue reading Giving Tues(News)Day is Coming
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) has recently acquired the WJZ-TV Collection, including one-of-a-kind audio and video formats. WJZ-TV is Baltimore’s third television station in history, having first broadcast in November 1948. The WJZ-TV Collection is extremely rare. There are only a handful of network affiliate station archives in the United States that have … Continue reading MARMIA Acquires the WJZ-TV Collection!
For a minimum $10 donation to MARMIA, we will send you our 2016 MARMIA zine. The zine covers all of our big accomplishments over the past year and includes ideas for the future--which we cannot achieve without your generous help! Just donate at the button at the top right of our website and email email@example.com your … Continue reading 2016 MARMIA Zine!
By Siobhan Hagan As the Halloween and Dia de los Muertos weekend draws to an end, I feel satisfied with my celebrations and am ready to move forward. After all, it isn't every October that you get to talk to a local TV legend on the phone! I am unfortunately just too young and missed … Continue reading How Do I Love Thee, TV Horror Hosts? Let Me Count the Ways…
By Siobhan Hagan We are now about one month away from International Home Movie Day 2013, so I thought it an appropriate time to post and discuss some of my own home videos. On October 19 various cities and towns across the world will hold free and open to the public events where attendees can … Continue reading Pre-Gaming Home Movie Day
From a phone interview with filmmaker Allen Moore, full-time adjunct faculty member in the Film and Video Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Cinematographer for Ken Burns. Interview conducted and post written by Siobhan Hagan. Allen Moore grew up in Baltimore and went to Gilman School, where he developed an interest … Continue reading Movie Maker Profile: Allen Moore
By Siobhan HaganMarMIA recently published a post about the local news collection held by the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library Special Collections. In that post there is included a brief history of the local television stations in Baltimore. It is important to research the history of television in Baltimore in much greater depth: to understand … Continue reading Making Chesapeake Airwaves
Fells Point-based movie maker Jacquie Greff in her own words (edited by Siobhan Hagan). Episode "The Privy Diggers" of "History at Risk". I'm originally from Iowa and my husband is from Illinois. We moved here in 1993 from Cincinnati where I was working for Procter & Gamble and was transferred to their Hunt Valley research … Continue reading Movie Maker Profile: Jacquie Greff
By Siobhan Hagan The University of Baltimore has a large amount of moving images held by its Langsdale Library’s Special Collections Department in the WMAR-TV and the WJZ-TV Collections. WMAR-TV was the first television station in Baltimore, Maryland, and was one of the first television stations in the United States. It had its first broadcast … Continue reading AV @ UB