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Orson Welles: Lost and Found

The only surviving copy of Orson Welles’ 1930 silent film Too Much Johnson was long thought totally lost after a fire devastated Welles’ home outside Madrid in 1970, yet yesterday the George Eastman House not only announced it had been recovered, but that a screening would be held this October.

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The Return of Organ Music in the World’s Oldest Photography Museum

Each morning and evening, as he ate, George Eastman would be serenaded by live pipe organ music played by a musician who came daily to the the photography innovator’s home in Rochester, New York. Sometime after his death when the house became a museum, this system of thousands of pipes was irreparably damaged by a fire. Now the North Organ Project at the George Eastman House is returning the massive organ to its blaring glory.