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There's actually a new documentary just on this very subject, Lost Emulsion (2016). Here is a link to the trailer. A short answer is that nobody thought that people would be interested in most movies decades after they were made. Nitrate film, that was used for 35mm films up until about 1950, was very flammable, and there ...



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