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Chenoweth, Harold



Harold "Hal" Fiske Chenowith was an early Nebraska film producer.

From an insert with the DVD copy of "Nebraska Football 1936 and 1937, "Touchdowns and Quarterbacking"" produced by Robert Chenoweth, son of Harold Chenoweth: "H.F. Chenoweth, Nebraska's first motion picture producer, faced both the Depression and the introduction of sound movies in 1932. With the help of Charlie Craig, a talented theater projectionist/engineer, a sound recorder was built and installed in a basement studio in his home in Benson. He then produced "Sponsored Newsreels" to be shown in the now sound equipped theaters throughout the Mid-West. They were "one reelers", 10 to 12 minutes long. Popular subjects like State Fairs, Cornhusking Contests, and Rodeos, would be shown - things of interest to people on farms and in small towns. Big Six football was very popular throughout the Mid-West. This DVD shows several of the first "Sponsored Newsreels", narrated by a 1925 Nebraska football player and by Harold Chenoweth himself. (Corny but Classic) Chenoweth was paid by the sponsors. It got him through the Depression."

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Action on the Home Front

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_004

Aksarben Newsreel

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_005


 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_006

Bison to Barley

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_007

Bison to Barley, circa 1943-1944

Scope and Contents A preliminary index of the film based on the version received has been created. • Clip 01: :00 Title card 1: “Bison – to _ Barley – by - Hal F. Chenoweth”, title card 2: “A story of the – development –of our – Mid-Continent – Area”; title card 3: The producer wishes to acknowledge helpful suggestions in script preparation by Ora Williams, Curator of Iowa State Department of History and Archives; The Nebraska State Historical Society, A.E. Sheldon, Secry; Dr. Edward Bumgardner of Lawrence,...
Dates: circa 1943-1944

California Trip, Hoover Dam

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_003

California Trip, Hoover Dam, circa 1931-1936

Scope and Contents A preliminary index of the film based on the version received has been created. • Clip 01.dv 00:00:14 clip of mountain scenery. • Clip 02.dv: 0 – 00:03:00 Opens with California scenery, construction of Hoover Dam; people in unidentified city before returning to dam, rural, mountain scenery; 00:07:18 sign for Top of Tennessee Pass in winter; 00:07:25 train in winter; 00:08:56 men wearing “Terraplane“ sweaters lined up on a mountain road next to their race cars, cars are shown racing away...
Dates: circa 1931-1936

Champions in Action

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_010

Cornbelt Champions

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_011

Fire, Boystown, and Bakery

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_002

Harold Chenoweth Film Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0028
Scope and Contents The Harold Chenoweth Film Collection holds the digitized copies of the original films shot by Chenoweth during the first half of the twentieth century in Nebraska. The subject matter of the films include: rodeos; commercials; state fairs; highlights from Aksarben including the racetack, parade, stock animals, and factory; Delco Farm Lighting; highlights from the 1941 Rose Bowl football game between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Stanford University; a 1933 California trip of...
Dates: 1915-2013

Home Movies, "Earliest HFC Reel 1"

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_014

Home Movies, "Earliest HFC Reel 2"

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_015

Home Movies, "Earliest HFC Reel 1,2"

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_013

Home Movies, "Eyemo"

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_016

Manpower Nebraska

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_017

Midwest Champions of 1937

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_018

More Power to You

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_019

Nebraska Football, Touchdowns and Quarterbacking

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_027

New Pioneers

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_020

Playing the Game

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_021

Reel for Chenoweth Reception

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_023

Rose Bowl

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_024

The Tale of a City

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_025

Treacherous Missouri

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_001