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Jack E. Gieck

Club Affiliation

Amateur Cinema League




ACL Ten Best 1951 - Honorable Mention


Uranus (1951)

Biographical Notes:

"Jack E. Gieck turned his passion into his full-time job as a filmmaker, author and Ohio canal historian. ... He took early retirement in 1982 from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. where he had been director of new product development for non-tire products to become a full-time writer and producer of industrial, educational and historical films. ... Mr. Gieck set up his own company, Cinemark Inc., and won numerous awards for his work. He did a number of films for Firestone and did a history of Alcoholics Anonymous, which started in Akron."

A number of Gieck's later professional films are available through the University of Akron libraries.

Bibliographic Resources:

"Akron filmmaker, author, canal historian Jack Gieck dead at 92." Akron Beacon Journal, June 8, 2015, via Ohio.com.