Victor Steinbrueck filmComin' Home Baby, 1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Steinbrueck, Victor
Title
Victor Steinbrueck filmComin' Home Baby
Dates
1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 videocassette (VHS) ((4 minutes))
1 videocassette (DVCAM??) ((150 feet))
1 reel ((150 feet))
Collection Number
Summary
This brief film shows Seattle architecture from various perspectives: from a moving vehicle, from the street below, from above and from a distance. Some of the buildings shown include the Smith Tower and the Space Needle. It also shows the downtown area from the freeway and downtown streets, showing the crowds of people, cars and lit-up signs.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

The original reels and duplicating master are not accessible due to preservation concerns; however, a viewing copy is available in the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Victor Steinbrueck was a Seattle area architect, professor and advocate for historic preservation and civic life.

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Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Steinbrueck was active and vocal in efforts to preserve Seattle's historical sites and buildings. This film was acquired along with materials detailing his activities and efforts toward historical preservation projects in the 1960s. Steinbrueck may have made this film in an effort to highlight Seattle's architecture and the sites Steinbrueck was working to preserve.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This brief film shows Seattle architecture from various perspectives: from a moving vehicle, from the street below, from above and from a distance. Some of the buildings shown include the Smith Tower and the Space Needle. It also shows the downtown area from the freeway and downtown streets, showing the crowds of people, cars and lit-up signs.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

The film was found with notes that seem to indicate that Herbie Mann's jazz piece "Comin' Home Baby" was probably to be played as the soundtrack. The viewing copy available to patrons reflects this, with the music having been added during transfer. The original film was silent.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Viewing copyReturn to Top

1 videocassette (VHS) (4 minutes)

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Throughout the viewing copy, University of Washington Libraries has inserted intertitles that display the collection name, accession number and reel number for the material that follows. These intertitles were not part of the original material but were created and added to the viewing copy at the time of transfer for clarity and tracking purposes.

Description
film begins, traveling (sped up) on freeway towards downtown seattle, shots of downtown buildings
pan up the Seattle Building tower (?)
shot of Smith Tower from below?
view of top of Smith Tower, from side
seattle buildings from below in a car again
brightly painted pipes and stairs on the sides of Seattle buildings, then other buildings
Smith Tower from the street/freeway nearby (in car) othe rseattle buildings, freeway, downtown Seattel to the left of the car
headed into downtown seattlea t dusk, on regular streets
inside pike place market
seattle street scenes (downtown)
in the car again, headed down streets, construction of Westin Hotel SouthTower visible
buildigns at night, signs
blurry shot of Space Needle froma distance (pans to…
Mt. Rainier!
black screen

Original positive, circa 1968Return to Top

1 reel (150 feet)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Moving Image Collections (University of Washington)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Steinbrueck, Victor (creator)