People's Stuff (1992)

About the Film

People's Stuff is a document of six collectors of unusual objects. Creating an environment for storytelling, the subjects reveal inner dreams and motivations as they share both their collections and their lives with the viewer.

Charmaine Burrell collects Purple Cows. Fred Crane, Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Iowa, collects jaw or jews harps (he calls the instrument a trump). George Preston collected commercial signs. Ruth Rasmussen is in the Guinness Book of World Records for her salt and pepper shaker collection. Irene Redfearn collects sea shells and Craig Starr, spark plugs.

Ruth Rasmussen is in the Guinness Book of World Records for her salt and pepper shaker collection. Irene Redfearn collects sea shells and Craig Starr, spark plugs.

Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact LeAnn Erickson, the distributor Patricia Sawin, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: LeAnn Erickson
  • Produced by: LeAnn Erickson with Julie Rasmussen
  • Cinematographer: LeAnn Erickson
  • Sound: LeAnn Erickson
  • Editor: LeAnn Erickson
  • Other Credits: Interview subjects: Charmaine Burrell, Fred Crane, George Preston, Ruth Rasmussen, Irene Redfearn, Craig Starr.
  • Funding: Film in the Cities, Jerome Foundation. Additional funds from the the Iowa Arts Council
  • Original Format: 8mm: Hi8 Video
  • ©1992, LeAnn Erickson
  • 23 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    AgingArts, Visionary and Outsider