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Paul Rubenstein collection

Identifier: COD0000010-ACC 1982-0001

This collection of 247 films is eclectic. It includes news footage, home movies, prints of major Hollywood productions, Castle films, Castle film distribution catalogs, and equipment. The bulk of the collection (137,125 feet) is on 16mm; a subset (1,642 feet) is on 35mm.


  • 1930s-1984



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138,000 feet of film

51 Linear Feet

Biographical Note

Paul Rubenstein was, at various times over the course of his career, a news cameraman for Fox Movietone, a film producer, a theater operator, a distributor of Castle Films, and a collector of films and film equipment. From the mid-1960s until he donated his collection to USC in 1984, Rubenstein operated Photomart, a film supply and equipment business in Tampa and Orlando.

Physical Location

Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC). 707 Catawba St. Columbia, SC 29208.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in two parts, in 1982 and 1984.


Repository Details

Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository

707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208

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