The Day the Music Burned

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The fire made news around the world, and the destruction of the video vault featured prominently in the coverage. But nearly all news outlets characterized the vault fire as a close call, in which worst cases were averted. The New York Times reported that “a vault full of video and television images” had burned up, but added that “in no case was the destroyed material the only copy of a work,” a claim attributed to Universal Studios officials. Subsequent articles focused on the fire’s impact on film festivals, which relied on prints from Universal’s library. But journalists moved on from the story, and there has never been a full accounting of film and video losses in the fire.

Source: The Day the Music Burned

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Hard to believe that something wasn’t lost.

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Russian airport on alert after huge brown bear wanders through security – World News – Mirror Online

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Yelizovo airport, a key hub on the Pacific coast, was packed with passengers when the bear made his way to security

Source: Russian airport on alert after huge brown bear wanders through security – World News – Mirror Online

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Boarding pass or not, who’s going to stop it?

Interesting that it got away.

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