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.