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Horovitz, Samuel Collection
Credit: Samuel Horovitz Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Samuel Horovitz, 1939.
film (45,150 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16mm
1934 – 1968
York Harbor, ME
New York, US
North Carolina, US
West Virginia, US
Credit: Samuel Horovitz home movies. Excerpt from "Summer 1937 aboard the Sara." 16 mm. film. From the Samuel Horovitz Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 2:46.
The Samuel Horovitz Collection consists of 148 16 mm. film reels documenting primarily Horovitz’s worldwide lecture tours connected with his legal profession. In each of the countries he visited around the world, Horovitz filmed local culture (traditional dance, market squares, school children) and crafts, native people, scenery and flowers, museums, historic sites, and tourist attractions. Footage associated with well-known people or events includes Eleanor Roosevelt speaking at a banquet, the Henry Cabot Lodge political campaign, the Massachusetts Worker’s Compensation Committee, and Sonja Henie skating at Boston Garden. Coverage of family recreation includes the Columbia Yacht Club in South Boston, MA, and boats with family and friends on board in Massachusetts harbors; one vessel purchased from the Owens Yacht Co., in Baltimore, MD, is shown at the boatyard before coming to Massachusetts. Horovitz recorded many closeups (head and shoulder shots) of family members and associates including members of his synagogue, Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), and portraits of legal and academic colleagues from the Massachusetts bar and Howard University in Washington, DC. Four commercial reels in the Collection include a Pathe newsreel, Japanese cartoons and war history, and an automotive film made in 1937.
Samuel Horovitz graduated from Harvard in 1920 and Harvard Law School in 1922. He was an authority on workers compensation, instrumental in implementing the Massachusetts workmen's compensation system. WorldCat Horovitz was a member of Temple Emanuel in Newton, MA. He traveled lecturing on legal matters around the world.
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