Wednesday, January 9, 2008

In Memoriam-Rusty Cassleton

We are deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Rusty Casselton.

Rusty was internationally known for film preservation and restoration. He had an enormous film collection, and worked with the Fargo Film Festival every year. Filmdom has lost another passionate and dedicated film preservationist who will be missed by all who knew him.

Rusty and his mentor, Ted Larson, had supplied "One Frightened Night" to Season 4 of the original Matinee At The Bijou. Rusty was excited about contributing some of his rare "Screen Snapshots" to the Return of Matinee at the Bijou.

Remembrance may be shared at alt.movies.silent and at the Wright Funeral Home website.

1 comment:

swac said...

Very sad news indeed...Rusty was a major fixture at the amazing Cinefest classic film festival in Syracuse (coming up this March 13-16!), and it was always a treat to see him there with reels in hand.

I look forward to the inevitable tribute to Rusty and his work at this year's Cinefest, but I also wish it didn't have to be. I hope he's up there somewhere enjoying a double feature of London After Midnight and Convention City.