Meet some of The Great Lovers

 

Valentino....

   Barrymore...

       Gable...

Their last names alone are enough to conjure images of romance and adventure.  Yet, those are but celluloid shadows.  Now, for the first time, you can meet some of the REAL Great Lovers of the Silver Screen whose devotion to film collecting and restoration have made it possible for millions to discover and enjoy “lost” films and forgotten masterpieces.

Film Producer, Projectionist and  Coney Island enthusiast, DENNIS ATKINSON, has amassed a diverse collection of films over the years.  What’s better is, he’s willing to share them!  

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The film collector community owes an enormous debt of gratitude to KEVIN BROWNLOW for introducing them to a once-lost, magical world of artistry known as silent films...                                                                     

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Hollywood Motion Picture Professionals LINDA DRAKE, and  MILLER DRAKE have worked on countless blockbusters including The Abyss, The Bourne Supremacy...

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ERIC GRAYSON, an Indianapolis, Indiana, film historian and preservationist, is truly one of the great lovers of the silver screen.  In addition to teaching film history...  

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The Cinema Museum founder RONALD GRANT, and co-director MARTIN HUMPHRIES have put together a vast collection of all things cinema currently housed in a former workhouse in Lambeth, London...   

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When JOHN HARVEY was 16, and already a budding projectionist, his parents took him to see “This is Cinerama” at the Capitol Theatre in Cincinnati.  The experience changed his life and with good reason...

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BRUCE LAWTON may be one of the best kept secrets in film preservation.  As an Historian, Preservationist and Showman, he has provided rare film sequences and archival material for the American Film Institute, HBO, Turner Entertainment, and

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He may look like an old movie star but  KARL MALKAMES has spent his life behind the camera as a distinguished cinematographer, advancing the preservation and restoration of early film through his technical innovations...

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LARRY SMITH’s story almost sounds like a Hollywood Musical.  Starting as a manager trainee at a Dayton movie theatre, he eventually worked his way up the ranks until he was not only creatively programming and promoting the films but also a part owner ...

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The antithesis of a stereotypical government worker (and twice as fun), GEORGE WILLEMAN is just as excited to go to work today as the day he started at the Library of Congress,

20-some years ago.  

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featured interviewees.

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