Archive for Film

The Internet Archive

Posted in FYI with tags , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2010 by shesaidsvengali
The Internet Archive Building

The Internet Archive Headquarters - San Francisco, CA.


At Virginia Underground, we love people who share our passion for historical preservation. That is why we are giving a shout out to The Internet Archive, a non-profit that houses thousands of films in the public domain. Why? In order to make it easier for all of us to view these wonderful pieces of history. Through their efforts, researchers, students, the disabled, and everyday film aficionados can watch classic films from the comfort of their own homes. Gone are the days of calling every video rental store within a one hundred mile radius just to get a copy of Le Voyage Dans La Lune. In addition to the films  preserved by The Internet Archive, you can also find books, websites, live music, and all manner of ephemera. The work done by the IA is truly wonderful. We encourage all of you to check out the site and let us know what you think.


Welcome to “She Said Svengali”!

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , on January 3, 2010 by shesaidsvengali

Welcome to our little corner of the web where you can find all you ever wanted to know about classic public domain films! We will be updating 5 days a week with information and links to some of the best forgotten films of the past 100 or so years. If you have any suggestions for films to review or if you need some help locating that hard to find title, please feel free to comment on any post, or email us at

Get yourself some popcorn and I’ll be back soon with our first feature presentation!