Home Movies by Stanley Zoobris

Shot on 8mm film from 1939-1964

This site contains digital transfers of home movies shot on 8mm film by Stanley Zoobris between 1939 and 1964.

If you, your relatives or friends appear in one or more of these films, you may request a copy of Stanley's film notes in PDF format. Please
write for more information.
Listen to Stan describing part of his journey from London to New York (recorded in 1962).


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The original movies range in length from about 8 minutes to about 18 minutes per reel. Here, the films are listed as Chapters (with corresponding reel numbers) and are presented in roughly chronological order. However, Stanley did re-edit some of them in order to place footage of various families together. In doing so, he sometimes combined scenes from different years or events. In most cases, these edits are described in his notes. The last 24 or so chapters were transferred at a later date, and so are out of order with regard to the previous chapters on the list. Some of the films were not assigned a reel number. A few reels are missing, hence the gaps in the list below.

In order to comply with technical restrictions, I have had to split some films into 2 chapters, as in chapter000a and chapter000b. The links below take you directly to specific YouTube pages in a new tab or window; close the new tab or window after viewing the movie to return to this page.

The first two dozen or so chapters were transferred from film that unfortunately had seriously degraded over the years. Due to severe curl, it was hard to get a reliable focus, and the film stuck and slipped in the projection gate during the transfer process. The remaining chapters are in better shape.

Other than Stanley and myself, there is to the best of my knowledge no indication of any other person's identity on this site. However, comments (over which I have no control) may be left on the YouTube pages. If you would like to leave a comment, feel free, but please be considerate of others' privacy and use initials rather than full names. I hope you enjoy these time capsules!

Please note: A number of the videos display what is known as "artifacts" and "pixellation" for the first few seconds; this distortion will clear up after 10 seconds or less!

Chapter Number

Chapter Number

Reel Number

000a

000b

1

005a

005b

1A

006

 

2

007

 

3

008

 

4

009a

009b

5?

010

 

6

011a

011b

7

012

 

8

014a

014b

10

020a

020b

14

022a

022b

15

023a

023b

16

024a

024b

17

025a

025b

17A

026

 

undetermined

027a

027b

18

028

 

19

030a

030b

23

031a

031b

24

032a

032b

25

034a

034b

27

035a

035b

28

036a

036b

undetermined

037a

037b

30

038a

038b

32

040a

040b

34

041

 

undetermined

042a

042b

34B

043a

043b

35

044a

044b

36

045a

045b

37

046

 

38

047

 

39

048a

048b

41

049a

049b

42

050a

050b

43

051a

051b

45

052a

052b

47

053a

053b

48

054a

054b

49

055a

055b

undetermined

056

 

undetermined

057a

057b

57

058a

058b

58

059a

059b

59

060a

060b

61

061a

061b

undetermined

062

 

undetermined

063

 

undetermined

064a

064b

68

065a

065b

undetermined

066a

066b

71

067a

067b

72

069a

069b

74

070a

070b

undetermined

071

 

76

072

 

77

073

 

78

074a

074b

79

075

 

80

076

 

81

077a

077b

83

078a

078b

84

079a

079b

85

080a

080b

86

081a

081b

87

082a

082b

88

083a

083b

90

084

 

92

085a

085b

93

086

 

94

087a

087b

95

088a

088b

96

089a

089b

97

090a

090b

98

091a

091b

99

092a

092b

100

093

 

101

094a

094b

102

095

 

103

096

 

104

097a

097b

undetermined

098a

098b

112

099a

099b

113

100a

100b

115

101a

101b

118

102a

102b

117

103a

103b

119

104

 

120

105

 

121

106a

106b

124

107a

107b

undetermined

108a

108b

122

109a

109b

125

110a

110b

126

111a

111b

128

112a

112b

129

113a

113b

130

114a

114b

131

115

 

132

116

 

133

117

 

137

118

 

138

119a

119b

139

120

 

140

121a

121b

141

122

 

undetermined

123

 

undetermined

124

 

undetermined

125a

125b

undetermined

126

 

undetermined

127a

127b

undetermined

128a

128b

undetermined

129a

129b

undetermined

130a

130b

undetermined

131a

131b

undetermined

132a

132b

undetermined

133

 

undetermined

134

 

undetermined

135a

135b

17b

136a

136b

40

137a

137b

44

138a

138b

51

139

 

53

140a

140b

55

141a

141b

56

142

 

62

143a

143b

66

144a

144b

69-70

145

 

88

146a

146b

91

147a

147b

105

148a

148b

106

149a

149b

107

150a

150b

108

151a

151b

109

152a

152b

110

153a

153b

116

154a

154b

116a

155a

155b

118a

156

 

134

157a

157b

undetermined

158a

158b

undetermined

     


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