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Lost footage from the ’60s and ’70s rediscovered

Almost 20,000 film cans that has been stored for decades in tunnels deep underground in central London have been brought back to light. Now owned by the Associated Press, the news bulletin footage that has recently endured a restoration process reveals clips of a young Saddam Hussein and footage of Beirut being billed as a holiday destination.
July 2, 2009

Almost 20,000 film cans that have been stored for decades in tunnels deep underground in central London have been brought back to light. Now owned by the Associated Press, the news bulletin footage that has recently endured a restoration process reveals clips of a young Saddam Hussein and footage of Beirut being billed as a holiday destination.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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