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Saving My Film Collection

Episode # 1 : Witness my nightmare 14 years ago when I had to pack up two rooms in my basement filled with 16mm & 35mm celluloid films and find another place to store everything. I couldn't find anyone interested at the time in saving the thousands of commercials I rescued from a burnt out building when drug dealers torched the townhouse of the creator of the Cleo Awards because he owed them money.  

Episode # 2  The nightmare continues as you can start to see the condition of all the films that came to this storage facility 14 years ago.

​You can see by my recent posts that I have collected one of the most unique and diverse private celluloid film collections in the the world. If I don't do something to save my one-of-a-kind 35mm, 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 films they will be lost forever. There some of the rarest films, television shows, industrial films, documentaries, Soundies, cartoons, film shorts, silent and sound features, newsreels, sporting events, home movies, and--especially--commercials from the early days of film to the Golden Age of television.

Episode # 3  This was the first of the three rooms housing my cellioud film collection I had to pack up 14 years ago and move to my New Jersey storage room. A detail list is being worked on.

Episode # 4 It's a trip down memory lane for any Boomer, scholar or fan of early television  to witness so of my rare one of a kind films and commercials. But it's  going to be a lot of hard work trying to save it all first.

© 2018 Ira H. Gallen 220 west 71st Street New York City 10023 (212) 724 - 7055

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