A sweet and sort of sad mini-documentary about Howard Mandelbaum, the photo collector, author, and co-founder of Photofest, an entertainment photo archive specializing in film, television, and theater stills, which houses over two million rare hard copy images. It’s a dying profession, of course. Imagine: Hard copies in 2013? But the reason the business is dying has less to do with the rise of the internet, and more from this generation’s general apathy towards the past. Fuckin’ kids today. Anyway, it’s a fascinating look at his collection, and what I wouldn’t give to spend a couple of weeks noodling around in those files. Check out more New York Lives here.
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