In 1990, Bob Furmanek realized a majority of the world’s 3-D film heritage was on the verge of being lost forever. In response, he founded the 3-D Film Archive, an organization dedicated to rescuing, preserving and restoring our stereoscopic heritage. Over the next two decades, Mr. Furmanek preserved over fifty 3D films, and at one point, the Archive held the largest collection of vintage stereoscopic elements in the world.
Over the past two -and-a-half decades, he has worked with NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, MGM/Park Circus, 20th Century-Fox, Warner Bros., George Eastman House, the British Film Institute, the Stanford Theater Foundation, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Museum of Modern Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Most recently, Mr. Furmanek helped ensure the preservation of the 1954 feature GOG, and has spearheaded the home video release of the 1966 film The Bubble through Kino and his own compilation of historically-important 3D shorts entitled 3d Rarities (2015) through Flicker Alley. This compilation has since toured the country, selling out shows at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art.