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Carbonaro (right) pictured with photographer Margaret Bourke-White in We Are All Artists, 1935. National Archives and Records Administration, DM-H-HFF-88–8.

Charles J. Carbonaro

Club Affiliation

Amateur Cinema League

Bay State Cine Club

Boston Camera Club

Metropolitan Motion Picture Club of New York




ACL Ten Best 1935
ACL Ten Best 1936 - Honorable Mention General Class
ACL Ten Best 1937 - General Class
ACL Ten Best 1938 - Special Class
ACL Ten Best 1944 - General Class
ACL Ten Best 1950 - Honorable Mention
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1937 - Equipment Prize, Victor Animatograph Corporation projects for the most interesting lighting effect.
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1950- Trophy Award, 16mm. Black and White Class.
PSA Ten Best 1960


Children Grow Up

  • Date produced: 1935

Pinch Hitter

  • Date produced: 1936

Little Sherlock

  • Date produced: 1937

Entitled to Success

  • Date produced: 1938

Glamour vs. Calories

  • Date produced: 1944

Voice of the Key, The

  • Date produced: 1949

Will Finds a Way

  • Date produced: 1960



Biographical Notes

The 1937 December issue of Movie Makers cites Carbonaro was from New York City. The November 1960 PSA Journal states Carbonaro was from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Carbonaro was a filmmaking instructor for NYU's School of Education.

Bibliographic Resources

Movie Makers, Dec. 1937, 602.
PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 41.
Tepperman, Charles. Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960. University of California Press, 2014.