A Collection of Old Films Where You Wouldn’t Expect It

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Produced by Schuyler Swenson

In Denver, there’s a collection of old films that archivists are rushing to preserve. Some of the films are in pretty bad shape; others have already been lost forever. This treasure trove is somewhere you might not expect... The Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Next week, the museum will show a newly restored film that hasn’t had an audience in more than 50 years. It’s called “Hawaiian Album,” and the filmmaker is the late Alfred Bailey, who once led the museum. Ryan Warner speaks with Rene Payne, who’s the museum's image archivist, and Robert David. His company in Denver, The CinemaLab, painstakingly restored this Hawaiian film.

[Photo: Denver Museum of Nature & Science]