Re: Venice Pier by Gary Beydler

From: Pip Chodorov (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Aug 31 2008 - 14:56:58 PDT

Mark, your story reminds me of how I tracked down Gary Beydler many years ago.
I knew Pasadena Freeway Stills (there was a print at the University
of Rochester), but didn't know how to reach Gary. I came across a
print at the Donnell library in New York, and "Freude" was written on
the can. I knew about Freude Bartlett through a TV show my dad wrote
and produced in the 60s, for which he often invited filmmakers, and
he had an old phone number for her. I called her out of the blue, and
from her got a number for Gary. This was a few years before
FrameWorks. He was happy to put Pasadena and Hand Held Day into
distribution at Light Cone, where they have been rented often over
the years. I have not been in touch with him since then. Say hi for

At 12:55 -0700 31/08/08, Mark Toscano wrote:
>Amazingly, the only reason I have ANYTHING on Los Ojos (I have one
>good print) is that a guy had found a reel of three of Gary's films
>in a flea market in (I think) Atlanta 25 years ago, and bought it,
>having no idea who he was or what the films were. He watched the
>films and really loved them, and shared them with friends over the
>years. Just a year or two ago, he came across a frameworks posting
>in which I was trying to track down prints, he got in touch with me,
>and sent me the reel, for which I'm extremely grateful. (Gary has
>no idea how this could've gotten to a flea market.)

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