C.V. Starr East Asian Library
 

Wan-go H.C. Weng film collection, circa 1944-1980

Series 3: "Art of China" and "Crafts of China", 1947-1991

The films in this series depict various Chinese art forms through demonstrations by skilled artisans (including Weng himself in the painting episodes), as well as shots of art objects similar to those in the Li Sumin films. The films were filmed in the early 1950s. Each film runs approximately 10 minutes long and features color footage shot silently and English-language narration. The collection contains master picture and sound elements for five of the seven listed films (excepting Folk Dances and Dressmaking), prints for all seven films, and additional sound elements and original footage for many of the films. Titles include in this series: Chinese Shadow Play; Chinese Jade Carving; Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances; Painting the Chinese Landscape; Painting the Chinese Figure; Chinese Dressmaking; Chinese Firecrackers.


Box 12 Container WW0134A, WW0134B Chinese Jade Carving, 2 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Pictura Films


Box 18 Container WW0204 Chinese Jade Carving, 1 Reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 28 Container WW0212A, WW0212B, WW0212C Chinese Jade Carving, 1966 April 29, 3 Reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 11 Container WW0166 Chinese Jade Carving, [1960-1969], 1 film reels

Producer: Wango Weng. Production Co.: Contemporatry Films. Content Summary: Demonstrates basic techniques of jade carving showing samples of the carvings which illustrate the quality of Chinese craftsmanship; reproduced on DVD


Box 29 Container WW0227 Chinese Jade Carving, 1 film reels


Box 32 Container WW0246 Chinese Jade Carving, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Pictura Films Distribution Corp.


Box 47 Container WW0248A Chinese Jade Carving, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 47 Container WW0248B Chinese Jade Carving, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 11 Container WW0162 Chinese Shadow Play, 1947, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: China Film Enterprises of America : Pictura Films. Content Summary: Briefly summarizes the history of the shadow play in China, and presents an English adaptation of the fairy tale, The white lady. Uses painted parchment figures behind a translucent screen to produce action. Shows the puppets and other backstage equipment after the performance; original version -comp. print; reproduced on DVD


Box 12 Container WW0136A, WW0136B Chinese Shadow Play, 1978 June 5, 2 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Pictura Films


Box 12 Container WW0136B Chinese Shadow Play, 1978 June 5, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Pictura Films


Box 12 Container WW0137A Chinese Shadow Play, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 12 Container WW0137B Chinese Shadow Play, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 13 Container WW0182 Chinese Shadow Play, 1 film reels


Box 13 Container WW0185 Chinese Shadow Play, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 29 Container WW0238A Chinese Shadow Play, 1972 January 24, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 29 Container WW0238B Chinese Shadow Play, 1972 January 24, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 32 Container WW0243 Chinese Shadow Play, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Pictura Films Distribution Corp.


Box 47 Container WW0049 Chinese Shadow Play, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 9 Container WW0107A Painting the Chinese Landscape, 1976 August 25, 1 film reels

Producer: Wango Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films


Box 9 Container WW0107B Painting the Chinese Landscape, 1976 August 25, 1 film reels

Producer: Wango Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films


Box 9 Container WW0126A Painting the Chinese Landscape, [1952] or 1947, 1 film reels

Producer: Wango Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films


Box 9 Container WW0126B Painting the Chinese Landscape, [1952] or 1947, 1 film reels

Producer: Wango Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films


Box 9 Container WW0130A Painting the Chinese Landscape, 1960 November 18, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 9 Container WW0130B Painting the Chinese Landscape, 1960 November 18, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 9 Container WW0130C Painting the Chinese Landscape, 1960 November 18, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 11 Container WW0163 Painting the Chinese Landscape, [1952], 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films


Box 18 Container WW0209 Painting the Chinese Landscape, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 13 Container WW0168 Painting the Chinese Landscape, [1952] or 1947, 1 film reels

Producer: Wango Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films Distribution Corp. Content Summary: Shows a Chinese artist at work. Illustrates four important steps in painting Chinese landscapes and includes comments on the relationship of man to nature from the Chinese point of view; P103; reproduced on DVD


Box 13 Container WW0183 Painting the Chinese Figure, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 9 Container WW0127A Painting the Chinese Figure, 1960s, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Contemporary Films


Box 9 Container WW0127B Painting the Chinese Figure, 1960s, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Contemporary Films


Box 9 Container WW0128A, WW0128B Painting the Chinese Figure (Chinese Version), 2 film reels

Producer: Wango Weng. Production Co.: Zhongguo dian ying qi ye guo ji gong si (中國電影企業國際公司). Content Summary: Ye Qianyu biao yan; reproduced on DVD


Box 9 Container WW0129A Chinese Firecrackers, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: China Film Enterprises of America Inc.,


Box 9 Container WW0129B Chinese Firecrackers, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: China Film Enterprises of America Inc.,


Box 9 Container WW0131A Chinese Firecrackers, 1 film reels

Director: H.C. Liu. Written: Virginia Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films Distribution Corp.


Box 9 Container WW0131B Chinese Firecrackers, 1 film reels

Director: H.C. Liu. Written: Virginia Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films Distribution Corp.


Box 29 Container WW0214 Chinese Firecrackers, 1 film reels

Written: Virginia Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films Distribution Corp.


Box 29 Container WW0232 Chinese Firecrackers, 1975 August 11, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 32 Container WW0247 Chinese Firecrackers, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Pictura Films Distribution Corp.


Box 32 Container WW0245 Chinese Firecrackers, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 9 Container WW0132 Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: China Film Enterprises of America Inc.,


Box 11 Container WW0152 Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 11 Container WW0161 Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 1947, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: China Film Enterprises of America Inc.


Box 12 Container WW0133A, WW0133B Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 2 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 13 Container WW0189 Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 1986 February 6, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Pictura Films Distribution Corp.


Box 11 Container WW0148 Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 1972 May 16, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Distributed by Pictura


Box 13 Container WW0190 Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances = 中國民間舞兩種, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng?. Production Co.: Zhongguo dian ying qi ye guo ji gong si (中國電影企業國際公司) : Pictura Films Distribution Corp. Content Summary: Dai Ailian biao yan (戴愛蓮表演); P-101 ; reproduced on DVD


Box 28 Container WW0237A Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 1991 April 13, 2 film reels


Box 29 Container WW0215 Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Pictura


Box 29 Container WW0237B Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 1991 April 13, 1 film reels


Box 35 Container WW0340 Two Chinese Dances / Chinese Folk Dances, 1 film reels


Box 41 Container WW0194 Chinese Dressmaking, 1 film reels