Skip to comments.Michigan Family’s Home Movies Found Scattered Around Balboa Park
Posted on 11/10/2012 7:36:42 AM PST by BenLurkin
ENCINO (CBSLA.com) A walk with a mans dog uncovered years of memories for a Michigan family.
The man uncovered home movies scattered all around a park. Only the park was no where near Michigan.
Richard Ellman of Tarzana found the silent 8 mm movies in Balboa Park while walking Robo for their morning ritual.
Actually, he walks me, quips Ellman.
During a recent stroll, Ellman came across a box labeled 8mm movies.
He recalls the box was upside down and empty.
Then Ellman began picking up strips. There was, he recalls, Film all over the place. Spread all over.
Suzie Suh, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, returned to the park with Ellman and they found more film. Theres another little piece here.
Ellman did his best to organize his find. And in doing so, he found out a lot about one family.
There was Christmas of 1963. He also stumbled upon 1964. 60th Birthday. And a great 1972 vacation.
Ellman also discovered a Michigan address on the film boxes. I tried to call but he wasnt listed, Ellman recalls.
The film finder reached out to us and we found Kenneth Kulow in Michigan. In turn, he told us he has a grandson in LA, named Mark Kulow.
It turns out Kulows storage unit in Canoga Park was recently burglarized. He didnt even know the box was missing until we told him.
When he saw some of the films, the memories came flooding back. This is my grandfathers. He bought a camera when my oldest brother was born.
We also told him someone found it. And reports, Suh: talk about a special delivery.
Ellman met Kulow to return his priceless family memories. Hi. How you doing? I think these belong to you.
Kulow was understandably appreciative. Theres still good people in the world. This just confirms that.
Ellman says no reward necessary. I have a box like that at home.
He hopes that someone else would do the same for him.
Kulow says hell return the favor with dinner and a lifetime of gratitude.
He might want to start there if he wants to get the police involved.
I saw some 8mm films recently.
It turns out there was this Alien that dug a big hole and was living it it.
Some guy named Steve made them.
What an UPLIFTING STORY!!!
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