The Lobster collection catalog, now on-line, covers 60 years of cinema - from 1895 to the 1960's. It's a real gold mine of early films containing rare and unique gems, but also offering some of the great heritage classics.
Early films (prior to 1920)
Fantasies and trick films, music-hall numbers and comic films from the turn of the century.
The Best of Slapstick
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel, and Harold Lloyd among others. Lobster is also the exclusive worldwide distributor of the Blackhawk collection.
Here again you will find an excellent cast: Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Nat King Cole, Stephane Grappelli, Frank Sinatra, but also Cab Calloway, and Billie Holliday.
Black and white and colour cartoons from the greatest American collections, directed by Winsor McCay, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, Dave and Max Fleisher, plus French cartoonist Jean Dubout, and starring the most famous characters of Cartoon Golden Age.
Westerns, adventure films and musicals from Hollywood's Golden Age, starring: Douglas Fairbanks, James Stewart, Lon Chaney, Rudolph Valentino, Errol Flynn, Laurel and Hardy, Eric Von Stroheim, and directed by the greatest filmmakers, plus French comedies of the thirties and forties, in which one can see famous French actors such as Jean Gabin, Arletty, Edwige Feuillere, Michel Simon, Fernandel or Bourvil in their debuts on stage.
Hundreds of extremely rare documents: fashion shows from the Belle Epoque, portraits of New York and Paris, images from all over the world since 1900, documents about WWI and WWII, including the famous series 'Why We Fight' by Frank Capra shot between 1939 and 1947 in order to mobilize Americans against the enemy.
Brothels at the turn of the century (but Sh, don't repeat it !)
Series from the 1950's, such as Sherlock Holmes, or Colonel March starring Boris Karlof.
More recent productions are also in our catalog: made for television series from our archives (Cartoon Factory, and Slapstick Encyclopedia), or programs completely independent of our collection: for example, funny animation of children songs interpreted by French-speaking singer Henri Des.
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