Disneyland home movie from 1956 makes Library of Congress's National Film Registry


4 Responses to “Disneyland home movie from 1956 makes Library of Congress's National Film Registry”

  1. JG says:

    My Father bought a Bell & Howell movie camera and projector around 1960. He used it to document our annual circuitous pilgrimages, driving from Pennsylvania to visit relatives in Southern California. Over the years we took several different routes and always documented the activities along the way.
    Subsequently, I have a lively collection of footage from almost every tourist trap, national park, steak house, Route66 attraction, reptile farm, gem shop, motel or amusement park between Greensburg, PA, and Oxnard CA..
    It’s perhaps the most precious documentation I have of times and places that became such an important part of my personal history.
    I’ve had them restored and transferred to DVD.
    I encourage everyone with these priceless heirlooms to do the same.
    The process is reasonable inexpensive and causes little stress to the original media.
    You can not imagine the value of ‘Home Movies’ to future generations.

  2. Anonymous says:

    For those that have 8mm home movies and are considering transferring these to DVD, this is not considered to be an archival medium. DVD discs can fail over time. Keep the 8mm films in a safe cool place for future generations. If they are Kodachrome films most likely the color dyes will not fade if stored properly. I have heard of cases of people throwing out the 8mm films after a DVD transfer thinking that the DVD is more permanent. Not true.

  3. Jeff9821 says:

    I’m not a big Disney fan, but I adore “home movies” like these. They provide such a sweet look back at the past, the way people want to remember it.

  4. lautaylo says:

    How wonderful! I loved watching this movie when BB first pointed it out. It stands as a terrific slice of life in the 50′s. Family movies may seem mundane or unimportant, but they capture the intangible moments of one’s life in vivid detail, refreshing fuzzy memories of days past. Barstow’s modest but hilarious commentary and clean-cut editing make this particular movie quite the gem. Hooray!

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