I was lucky that my Grandfather Cy Gallen was in the film business, if you count making family home movies as a profession.  He started taking 16mm movies when my Grandmother Clara gave birth to my father Norman and Uncle Gilbert in 1928.


I first saw Charlie Chaplin onscreen when I was five or so, at a family gathering in the basement projecting our family films. My grandfather had edited into the ten-minute family reel the ice cream scene from The Adventurer (1917).

16mm Gallen Home Movies 

 Gallen Family Pictures

The Gallen Family Home Movies

and Unknown Friends 1930 (16mm)


& GILBERT 1930 16mm Home Movies

The Gallen Family Members 1930

Cy Gallen and his wife Clara take a day trip with friends 1930

Gallen Family Visiting 1876 East 24th Street

Brooklyn NY 1930   16mm

The Gallen Twins Norman &^ Gilbert playing outside 1930 Brooklyn NY 16mm

 8mm Home Movies 1960 Summer Brooklyn

Norman & Gilbert's 1st Overcoat November 7th 1930  16mm

Cy Gallen Family take a Trip 1932 16mm

Gallen Vacation to White Sulpher Springs, NY 1932 16mm

Cy Gallen Family take a Trip 1940 8mm

 Ira playing with his Snub Noise 38 gun & shoulder holster by Mattel. 1960 Brooklyn


My Spine Is a Mess by Ira H. Gallen


My Pandemic  Diary  - click

Ira H. Gallen  Bar Mitzvah September 12th 1963  

Gallen Home Movies  Hi8 Video Tape  - Private

Norman & Sylvia Gallen

travel through Panama with friends. HI8 Video Cassette.

1 hour 47 minutes  Uncut

Jason visiting Grandparents, Clara, and Tillie, Red Barbecue. 45 minutes HI 8

Parents Sylvia & Norman Gallen visiting Universal Pictures with friends Hi8 Tape 47 minutes

Doll Event Boston with Mom,Dad, Ira and Marlo 47mm HI8 Video Cassette

Jason visiting Grandparents Golf/Bowling/Shuffle Board, Ira Visiting HI8 Home Video

Ira & Jason Bahama Vacation

Norman and Sylvia Gallen 50th Anniversary Party

Parents Sylvia & Norman Gallen visiting Disneyland

4oth Birthday Costume Party 1968 for my Dad.

 Uncle Milton Gallen's Birthday Party, with all the relatives 1986  3/4 Tape

Traveling with My 94 Year Old Mother

Clara Gallen Lang in Nursing Home 220 West 71st Street NYC 10023