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Albinson (left) pictured receiving a trophy in Home Movies, July 1945, 282.

Elmer Albinson

Club Affiliation

Amateur Cinema League

Minneapolis Cine Club

Gender:

Male

Awards/Recognition

ACL Ten Best 1947 - Honorable Mention General Class
ACL Ten Best 1948
ACL Ten Best 1950

Films:

Lake Superior Landscape

  • Date produced: 1947

Seminole Indians

  • Date produced: 1949

Drama of an Old Farm

  • Date produced: 1953

Profession

Funeral Director

Related Professional Works

Pueblo Arts (ca. 1951)

Biographical Notes

"Elmer Albinson was born August 8, 1906. An early enthusiast in motion picture filming, he is credited with purchasing film from the first lot of color film to reach Minnesota in 1933. He traveled extensively, visiting and filming other places and cultures. In 1936 he married and spent his honeymoon filming in the jungles of Ecuador.
A funeral director by profession, he was named director of the American Swedish Institute in 1954. Around that time, the Minneapolis Star newspaper named him one of the country's top avocational filmmakers. His film, "Lake Superior Landscape," won him a host of awards, and "Homespun," a documentary of Swedish weaving, went on to be nationally distributed. Albinson was a charter member of the Minneapolis Cine Club and won several awards there for his films. He died on February 16, 1980." Minnesota Historical Society.

Bibliographic Resources

The Elmer Albinson Film Collection, Minnesota Historical Society.