Professor Shelley Stamp recently served on a panel of experts advising The National Film Preservation Foundation on the discovery of hundreds of previously lost American silent films recently discovered in the New Zealand Film Archive.
Along with archivists and scholars from around the country, she helped identify the films most worthy of restoring and repatriating to US archives. These included films by John Ford, Lois Weber and Mabel Normand, an early film starring Clara Bow, and several action-adventure serials with daring female heroines. The project received extensive coverage in national media outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Variety. Stamp was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered about her work on the panel. Click here for the NPR article.