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

Stanley Midgley

Club Affiliation

Amateur Cinema League

Los Angeles Cinema Club

Gender:

Male

Awards/Recognition:

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

Films:

Yosemite on Two Wheels—and Two Feet (1947)

Utah (1966)

Yellowstone and Glacier Park by Bicycle (1960)

Free Wheeling In The Utah Parks (1946)

Rose Parade (1951)

Awheel and Afoot in the Canadian Rockies (1959)

Colorado Today and Yesterday (1958)

Free Wheeling in Colorado (1944)

Jeep Trails Thru Utah (1951)

Riding High In The San Juan Wonderland (1949)

Profession:

Chemist

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.