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Photo of Kelly Rossum, jazz trumpeter

DeFlores Project Articles and Interviews


"Reeling in the Years," by Britt Aamodt, appeared in the January 2011 issue of Old Times, a newspaper available at antique stores in the Upper Midwest.

In 2009, the University of Wisconsin, River-Falls commissioned Kelly Rossum, jazz trumpeter, to compose a soundtrack to the silent film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The DeFlores Film Archive provided the film. In October 2010, Kelly showed excerpts from the film and spoke with Normandale students about jazz improvization.

"Phantom Flicks," by Mark Juddery appeared in The Canberra Times (Australia). The article about lost films listed Bob's "holy grail" films as being My Man with Fanny Brice from 1928, Honky Tonky with Sophie Tucker from 1929, and The Rogue, an early Technicolor film.

"Legacy for Learning: The DeFlores Film Project" was published in the Council for Resource Development's Dispatch.

The Bloomington SunCurrent's December 23, 2010, issue contained the summary of an inteview with Bob DeFlores. Reporter Nick Clark used effective quotes to communicate Bob's vision of using his collection as an educational resource and to demonstrate Normandale's goal of giving the collection added value through compilations and study guides.

An excellent short biography by Dick Parker about Bob DeFlores and his passion for film collection was published in the July 2008 issue of the online Mississippi Rag magazine. Since 1973, the Mississippi Rag has covered traditional jazz and ragtime.

Evelyn Cottle Raedler's Legacy for Learning article appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of the Normandale Community College Foundation's Creating Futures magazine. Interviews with Bob DeFlores, Carol Heen, Tom Trow, Aaron Moe, and Mary Krugerud explain how this private film collection has been made available exclusively to Normandale for development at an educational resource.

Dick Parker, DeFlores FIlm Project Coordinating Team member and local musician, wrote an article about the DeFlores Film Project for the Twin Cities Jazz Society's CODA. "Bob DeFlores Films Being Linked to Today's Memories appears on page 2 of the October 2007 CODA issue.