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Poster: oldbones Date: Jan 17, 2015 8:19am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

My head hurts!

According to Imdb, the running times are

1 hr 5 min (65 min)
56 min (Argentina)
1 hr 14 min (74 min) (1982 re-issue)
1 hr 8 min (68 min) (DVD)
1 hr 1 min (61 min) (cut)

I am assuming you are talking about the 'cut' version.
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USOC shows,

Glen or Glenda / produced under personal supervision of George Weiss ;...
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000111752 / 1981-03-20
Application Title: Glen or Glenda, which is he?; He or she.
Title: Glen or Glenda / produced under personal supervision of George Weiss ; original story written and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Imprint: [s.l. : s.n.], c1954.
Description: 1 videocassette (62 min.) : sd., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Notes: Variant title on housing & container: I led two lives.
From the story Glen or Glenda.
Deposit includes description (2 p.).
Alternative titles on description: I changed my sex; Transvestite.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell et al.
Performer: Presented by George Weiss & Thunderbird Films.
Credits: Director of photography: William C. Thompson; film editor: Bud Schelling.
Copyright Claimant: George Weiss d.b.a. Screen Classics Productions
Date of Creation: 1953
Date of Publication: 1953-04-15
Authorship on Application: screenplay, music, all other soundtrack material, all other cinematographic work: Screen Classics Productions, employer for hire.
Basis of Claim: New Matter: screenplay, music, all other soundtrack material & all other cinematographic work.

Other Title: I led two lives.
I changed my sex
Transvestite.
Glen or Glenda, which is he?
He or she.
I led 2 lives
Names: Weiss, George
Wood, Edward D., Jr.
Thunderbird Films.
Screen Classics Productions

This appears to be a registration for the re issue.
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USCO also shows,

Glen or Glenda. By Screen Classics Productions.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000105166 / 1981-07-31
Renewal registration for: PA0000111752 / 1953-04-15
Title: Glen or Glenda. By Screen Classics Productions.
Copyright Claimant: Paramount Pictures Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: Glen or Glenda.
Names: Screen Classics Productions
Paramount Pictures Corporation

This looks like the renewal for the original 1954 release, which according to Imdb runs 65 minutes. (Your copy is 62 min) The renewal is about three weeks late.

Check the notice on your copy.
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Also from USCO


Glen or Glenda : a.k.a. Which is he, Transvestite, I led two lives, I...
Type of Work: Recorded Document
Document Number: V3087P429
Date of Recordation: 1995-03-10
Entire Copyright Document: V3087P429-430
Date of Execution: 28Jan95
Title: Glen or Glenda : a.k.a. Which is he, Transvestite, I led two lives, I changed my sex & He or she / Motion picture.
Notes: Assignment of rights.
Party 1: Linda Helliesen-Miller, as personal representative of the Estate of Mildred Weiss.
Party 2: Wade Williams 3rd.

Variant title: Which is he
Transvestite
I led two lives
I changed my sex
He or she
Names: Helliesen-Miller, Linda
Miller, Linda Helliesen
Williams, Wade 3rd.
Mildred Weiss Estate of

I bring to your attention this transfer of copyright notice for the sole reason of one of the parties, namely Wade Williams, and his track record with copyrights.

My best guess is that the 65 min original is pd.
Thus concludes my novella, and I am off to find the aspirin bottle.

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Poster: picfixer Date: Jan 17, 2015 11:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Good grief! Mine too!

Thanks so much, OB!

Pleading ignorance (which is uncomfortably close to the truth) I will ignore the 0:02:40 time discrepancy. "Glen or Glenda" will be posted later today or tomorrow.

I'll write more from my jail cell.

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Poster: oldbones Date: Jan 17, 2015 3:46pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Regarding contraband...you are on your own!

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Poster: picfixer Date: Jan 17, 2015 4:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

I do not intentionally post contraband, but in this case how can you really tell its status, what with run times rounded off to the nearest minute? In addition this version has been on YouTube for years without being challenged. Attached is a screen cap of the title card, if that helps.

Also, please see skybandit's review of "The Creeping Terror." He says it isn't PD. Comments?

Thanks.

Attachment: Glen_or_Glenda__Original_Version__1953__Edward_D._Wood_Jr..mp4_000019161.jpg

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Poster: oldbones Date: Jan 17, 2015 7:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

By contraband, I meant getting stuff into your jail cell. :) Was looking for an invalid notice on Glen/Glenda...easy way for it to be pd. Check the renewal date (below)...unless my math has gone south, the renewal is over two weeks late. Reviewer: skybandit - - January 18, 2015 Subject: Sorry, not PD Creeping terror. By Bad Axe Productions. Type of Work: Motion Picture Registration Number / Date: RE0000561567 / 1991-12-17 Renewal registration for: PA0000447201 / 1963-12-01 Title: Creeping terror. By Bad Axe Productions. Copyright Claimant: Crown International Pictures, Inc. (PWH) Variant title: Creeping terror Names: Bad Axe Productions Crown International Pictures, Inc.
This post was modified by oldbones on 2015-01-18 03:58:27

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Poster: picfixer Date: Jan 17, 2015 8:20pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Okay, thanks. It stays.
Re files in cakes: I prefer chocolate.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Jan 19, 2015 6:21pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

I was under the impression that the renewal could happen anytime in the 28th year from 1/1 to 12/31, but It wouldn't be the first time I was wrong. Kinda hope I am, since this thing makes Larry Buchanan look good!

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Poster: oldbones Date: Jan 19, 2015 7:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

I stand corrected! (And not for the first time). Looked at the wrong set of notes. Mea culpa.