Frame 4 Frame: A Film Digitization Initiative
The Frame 4 Frame Project is one of the most important initiatives in preserving bowling’s history today. The Museum’s film collection consists of over 1,500 films that include historical footage such as President Nixon bowling in the White House, and a variety of classic tv shows and programs many people are familiar with, like Championship Bowling that was enjoyed weekly in homes across the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s. Many of these programs and others include some of bowling’s most recognizable names such as Dick Weber, Don Carter, Laverne Carter, Marion Ladewig, and Earl Anthony.
Film is an infamously sensitive medium that degrades easily over time; therefore, once this collection is lost, it is lost forever. The Museum is working quickly to digitize these films before they are lost, so that the bowling community may cherish them for generations to come. So far, over 500,00 feet of film has been digitized, but there is still a long way to go. Join in the cause and donate today to do your part in saving the history of our sport.