• Carrie & David • We met in Texas but our friendship has carried us well beyond state borders and spans a bi-coastal distance a continent wide, a near half-world away. I could not be more lucky to have met this couple and call them friends -good friends- kindred spirits, role models. With every available free hour, Carrie and David have shown me a wealth of Bostonian wonders, from the nook-and-cranny thrift shops to the finest of art museums, but more notably, the Somerville theater and their massive treasure trove of books, CDs, vinyl and of course, _______😉. These two are as rare as the antique and vintage clothes they collect, cut from a cloth of knowledge, learning and aesthetic. I love my friends and I am so lucky they seem to like me! #friendship#friends#boston#somerville#collectors#vinyl#filmarchivist#librarian
Last week we received some film reels from the 50s! Our archivists set out to do some surface cleaning and the difference was astounding ✨ Watch the full process on our IG story today/tomorrow or on our Highlights “LEARN”.
We have for long been admirers of the work of Mr. B.D. Garga, who is, to our mind, one of the greatest historians and archivists of film in the world. Today is his birthday - an appropriate opportunity to announce a project that we conceived and have thought of for an extremely long time, and are glad will come to fruition now very soon: a digital, evolving archive of his work and life.
The web archive, which cites and aspires to the quality of various other such archives of individual life all over the world, will contain rare, out of print articles, correspondences and a lifetime of photographs.
Be in touch if you would like to participate.
This week we have Michael Troyan speaking on TWO film related topics. First will be his new book on the history of Twentieth Century Fox film studio, followed by the History of Disneyland. We don't know which one to be more excited about!
Here is our very own Eric Choi featured as the Korean Film Archive Coordinator who is in charge of collecting and investigating Korean movies oversees. (Link in bio)
For all those who don't speak Korean, the article mentions Choi's discovery of a film inspired by Lee Kwang Soo (Yi Kwang-Su), a famous novelist and advocate for Korean independence!