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« on: September 06, 2007, 08:23:17 AM »


The National Film Archives in Pretoria received an incredible donation early this year from a member of the public. Her late son had, shortly before his passing, collected clippings, original posters, stills and other promotional items which he pasted into a thousand huge scrapbooks. Yes, you read right: 1000Buggedout

This collection runs from 1970 to 2006 and has something from almost every film released here over the years: the mind boggles when I look at it and realize just how much he must have spent on books, magazines and newspapers over the years. And bear in mind, he had a normal day job too!

I am at present sorting the collection out: each scrapbook has a number and all the info is catalogued thankfully, so I don't have to do any of that. The only problem is that I am spending more time looking at what is in each scrapbook so the job is taking a little longer than necessary.

But what a collection!  TeddyR
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 10:21:52 AM »

Man, Trevor that is a treasure for sure.  I would be in heaven going through that stuff.

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 11:14:40 AM »

That would be a lot of fun to look through at random.  With a thousand different scrapbooks, it would take weeks to look through them all.  Well, at least work should be fun and interesting for the next month or two. 

I have always been sad that I never visited the Ackermansion before Forry was forced to sell off a chunk of his collection.  Can you imagine being able to browse through decades of science fiction like that?

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 07:03:29 PM »

 I saw a documentary (just the tail end) about a man in France named Henri Langlois,whose collection rivaled that of Forry's.  I first heard of Mr.Langlois in issue # 113 of Famous Monsters,in which FJA went and visted Henri's muesuem...which also housed the METROPOLIS robotrix-Forry's favotie exhibit,of course!



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