Re: Greb vs Walker was filmed
Yeah, you'd think that if someone was really serious about finding it we could unearth lost films. What would it take? To find the Greb/Tunney tape we'd have to start with the name of the promoter for the fight, then find out who he sold filming rights to, who was a regular cameraman, what theaters the film was shown at, where the film was processed, etc. Then you make a few calls, knock on a few doors to see if any of those places are still in business and if they keep any vaults. Check with the descendants of whoever was involved. And eventually find out that the film perished in Hurricane Sandy or when someone's house burned down a year ago.
I know there are societies dedicated to the preservation of old silent films. Is there anything like that for boxing footage? You'd think one of the international organizations would sponsor something like that. I also don't get why there's no company subtitling foreign bouts so we can understand the commentary. We have tons of companies that do that for commercial films.