Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Largest Record Collection in the World

Paul Mawhinney has the world's largest record collection - an incredible treasure trove. At age 69, Mawhinney is ready to part with the archive, though has received no serious offers. This short documentary is beautifully shot, endearing, and quite sad as well.
The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.
[Via Notes From a Different Kitchen]

1 comment:

Allison said...

Wow. That was completely heartbreaking, especially in the last minute when they put the text up with the estimated worth, and his asking price.

On an unrelated note, being the museum geek I am, my first thought when seeing the stacks was, I wonder what the humidity levels are in there.

I'm going to link this, so more people watch it. Thanks for posting.