Episode 47

We are deeply honored to have Doctor Robbins Barstow as a very special guest this time out on the Fan Film Podcast. Not only has Dr. Robbins produced the only Tarzan fan film that we are aware of, but also has one of his films in the Library of Congress under the National Film Registry.

In all fairness, I’m sure there are other Tarzan fan films out there somewhere. What makes Dr. Robbins film unique and special is that it was produced in 1936 making this a true pioneering film in the realm to what we classify as a “FAN FILM.” The short is called Tarzan and the Rocky Gorge and I’m sure hard core fan film connoisseurs like Fanboy Will and myself will agree it stands head to toe with most of what is coming out of the community today. It’s a fun film totally reflective on the times.

As mentioned above in December 2008, Disneyland Dream was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress. This 30-minute amateur documentary film tells the story of the Barstow’s adventures going to the Magic Kingdom back in 1956. If watching someone’s home movies of their vacation doesn’t especially interest you make a special exception in this case as the whole experience makes for an interesting story.

You can watch all of the films by Dr. Robbins at the Barstow Travel Adventure hosted by Archive.org.

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