North Carolina’s Past Through the Films of Century Film Studios
Get a unique glimpse into North Carolina’s past through a special highlights screening of films from Raleigh’s own Century Film Studios (1950s-1980s). Century’s owner, local cinematographer O.B. Garris (formerly of WNAO and WRAL) was a prolific cameraman, photographer, and filmmaker outside of his work with Century, and this event will also feature some of these works.
- Campaign coverage of Governors Bob Scott, Dan K. Moore, James E. Holshouser, Jr., and Jim Hunt;
- Sponsored films for NC law enforcement agencies, the Boy Scouts, and the North Carolina State Fair;
- Commercials for the Record Bar, Mt. Olive Pickles, and Duke's Children’s Classic golf tournament;
- And a host of materials (even NC State Football) that illustrate the “image” of the state and its enterprises that this local company was hired to create.
See a trailer for the event here.
The films will be discussed by Dr. Devin Orgeron, associate professor of Film Studies at NC State, Melissa Dollman, media archivist (who processed and is presenting research on the collection), Kim Andersen of the State Archives, and NC State alumnus Skip Elsheimer of A/V Geeks.
Free and open to the public.
This program is a collaboration between the NCSU Libraries, NC State’s Film Studies Department, the State Archives of North Carolina, and A/V Geeks.