About Us


Welcome to Classic Images Stock Footage!


Classic Images Stock Footage, established in 1992, has the most comprehensive library of vintage subjects available and a select collection of color contemporary HD footage. We specialize in archival Movies, TV Shows, Cartoons, Documentaries/Newsreels, Music, Commercials, Nature, Educational/Industrial and Exploitation/Censorship footage. We are known for our huge library of Public Domain entertainment properties. Our archives contain over 5000 titles, from the dawn of motion pictures in 1895 to the present. We have supplied motion picture, television and non-broadcast productions for over 20 years and are committed to an ongoing program of acquisitions to keep our library fresh, unique and competitive. All footage originates from the highest quality elements available and is catalogued to quickly find the subjects you need. Our commitment to quality, competitive prices and creative personalized service has established Classic Images Stock Footage as the foremost resource for stock footage in the industry.

One of the many qualities that set Classic Images Stock Footage apart from other stock footage libraries is our over 40 years of experience and our ability to deal with legal and historical issues that often arise in the area of vintage film and stock footage. We are a storehouse of knowledge concerning film properties and personalities and their legal clearances.

We believe that clients should only pay for the seconds they actually use and always be indemnified for the footage we license to them.

Many projects need a package of rights or customized licensing. If you need to package rights, a customized license, or your requirements are not listed please contact us for assistance. Use the Contact Us form on the site, email us at sales@classicimagesstockfootage.com, or call us at 1-310-277-0400.

Please note that not all of our footage is available online. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our site use the Research Request form, email sales@classicimagesstockfootage.com, or telephone 1-310-277-0400 to speak with an account representative.

Classic Images Stock Footage uses a “Rights Managed” pricing model and licenses footage by the second. We have the legal right to license the footage and will indemnify you in our license against any liability, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any such claim. You are responsible for any and all underlying clearances required to clear the usage of the footage (e.g. Music, trademarks etc.). The fees per second are based on the usage and rights required. Our rates are extremely affordable and not matched by most rights managed libraries. Most uses are licensed for worldwide all media in perpetuity. Rates are negotiable and we can give discounts for large orders, packaged rights, and special projects. Please contact us for more information.