Ingrid Bergman’s Home Movies

11 Oct

International Home Movie Day is celebrated in the month of October. This year marks the eleventh year of the event that is celebrated worldwide. When 8mm and Super 8mm cameras became widely available from the 1950s onwards families began recording special events and day-to-day moments of their lives. In anticipation of the event, here are home movies shot by Ingrid Bergman during the filming of Roberto Rossellini’s Stromboli. Part of a new Criterion DVD release of the film, these films show Bergman and Rossellini working and relaxing on location, filming, crew members, local islanders, and friends of Bergman. The fleeting, fragmentary nature of the footage doesn’t lessen its impact, in fact it makes it even more poignant, as is true of many home movies from the same time.

Another part of Home Movie Day is to encourage people to learn how to care and properly store these films, so please join us for Home Movie Day in St. Louis, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the St. Louis Central Public Library from 1 pm – 3 pm. Contact the Film & Media Archive for information: wufilmarchives [at] or 314-935-8679.


One Response to “Ingrid Bergman’s Home Movies”

  1. V.E.G. March 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Ingrid Bergman was brought to Hollywood by the son of a Ukrainian immigrant. It was Selznick.

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