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Midgley pictured in Home Movies, Feb. 1947, 91.

Stanley Midgley

Club Affiliation

Amateur Cinema League

Los Angeles Cinema Club




Union Pacific Railroad Amateur Film Contest 1946 - First Prize, $1000 & Engraved Trophy
ACL Ten Best 1947 - General Class
UCLA Film and Television Archive list of titled amateur films


Yosemite on Two Wheels—and Two Feet

  • Date produced: 1947


  • Date produced: 1966

Yellowstone and Glacier Park by Bicycle

  • Date produced: 1960

Free Wheeling In The Utah Parks

  • Date produced: 1946

Rose Parade

  • Date produced: 1951

Awheel and Afoot in the Canadian Rockies

  • Date produced: 1959

Colorado Today and Yesterday

  • Date produced: 1958

Free Wheeling in Colorado

  • Date produced: 1944

Jeep Trails Thru Utah

  • Date produced: 1951

Riding High In The San Juan Wonderland

  • Date produced: 1949



Biographical Notes

From La Cañada, California. "Over his career, Stan Midgley shot footage in such places as Yosemite, Arizona, the Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone, and Hawaii and made over 4,000 appearances with his adventures. He embraced regionalism wherever he was and shared local pronunciations and customs with his viewers. Because of his use of sight gags, Stan Midgley referred to his films as 'chucklelogues.' His love of the American places he captured, along with his humor, earned him the moniker 'Mark Twain with a camera.' " Oldfilm.org

The UCLA Film and Television Archive holds the Stan Midgley Collection.

Bibliographic Resources

Midgley receives a write up in "Cycling Cinematographer" (Home Movies, Feb. 1947, 91, 112-113).
Movie Makers, Dec. 1947, 511.