8 Jan 2018 – Donors are good people who help others. In the case of the Institute for Cinema Ephemera, donors are collectors, merchants, heirs, estate advisers, and philanthropists who give for all kinds of reasons. Contributions of movie paper, artifacts, and memorabilia from 2,800 films have been cataloged so far. And that’s just the beginning with 270,000 pieces yet to inspect, assess, and record.
As a result of this generosity, our Permanent Collection is growing by leaps and bounds. The Lagniappe Collection of duplicates is slowly making its way into auctions and other outlets for sale to the public. These sales support the Institute and spread our love of movie paper.
One generous donation from Russ and Sandra Herman of New Orleans is providing an historic marker for Vitascope Hall, the first movie theater in the United States. It opened on Canal Street in 1896 and efforts have been underway for more than a century to commemorate the site. Thank you Russ and Sandra!
We’re about to launch our Institutional Initiative for museums, universities, and preservation societies. Contact Ed Poole email@example.com or Linda Thurman linda@CinemaEphemera.org if you’d like to know more.
2018 is promising to be a great year!