Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Largest movie camera collection-Richard LaRiviere
sets world record
CLEARWATER, Fla., USA-- Richard "Hyker" LaRiviere,
64, founder of the Museum
of Motion Pictures and Television, has about 900 movie
cameras-which sets the new world record for the Largest
private movie camera collection.
Photo by Terry Bryce Reeves (enlarge
The former New England developer and
businessman, who now lives in Land O'Lakes, is making plans
for a museum
large enough to house 35,000 movie artifacts, including a
collection of more than 900 movie cameras.
Film and camera fans are invited to view
the array of movie cameras that have been used by everyone
from NASA engineers and Hollywood filmmakers to Mom and Po.
Props come from movies like Cleopatra, The Rocketeer and Gangs
of New York.
But for now, his nonprofit is homeless.
He has been talking with city officials
all over Tampa Bay looking for enough space to properly display
he's been amassing since he received his first Super 8 camera
at age 15. "So far nothing acceptable has been found," he
On the Net: Museum
of Motion Pictures and Television
"Part of the fun of collecting these things,"
LaRiviere said, "is doing the research and seeing what you
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November 10, 2009