Monday, October 24, 2011

October 24: Home Movie Maven

It was on this day in 1908 that Robbins Barstow was born in Vermont. An amateur filmmaker (since the age of 10) whose camera documented every aspect of his Connecticut family's life for decades, Disney fans know him best from his film Disneyland Dream.
By day Barstow was the director of professional development for the Connecticut Education Association ... but by night and in retirement he was the auteur of tenderly shot documentaries, many of them travelogues chronicling the ordinary doings of everyday people.
With more than one hundred films to his name, Barstow garnered an online following with his Disneyland Dream, first shot in the summer of 1956 and starting in 2008 - downloaded some 76,000 times.

Learn more about Robbins Barstow HERE.


A Snow White Sanctum said...

I'd never heard of this before. But just read your July 11, 2009 post on the 1956 Barstow family trip. What a terrific story! Now I have to see this film.

Tony said...

Yes, check it out. I think it can still be viewed online (and purchased through Amazon).