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: 1000
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!