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The Ray Manzarek & Jim Morrison Preservation Project

$40,640
62%
Raised toward our $65,000 Goal
109 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 01, at 12:00 PM PDT
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Now on the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s YouTube channel

November 04, 2021

Now on the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s YouTube channel: four preserved short films made by The Doors legends Ray Manzarek (as director and actor) and Jim Morrison (as sound, camera person and extra) when they were aspiring filmmakers at UCLA in the 1960s:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVTStOGUY_Ucxwk0ifZDkInG15IqOeEKK

 

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Ray Manzarek & Jim Morrison Preservation Project to protect these unique pieces of The Doors and UCLA history! We're also grateful to Dorothy Manzarek and the filmmakers, Alex Prisadsky and Ron Raley, for making online access possible.

BIG NEWS: CHALLENGE RESULTS + EXTENSION

March 10, 2019

Dear Donors to The Ray Manzarek & Jim Morrison Preservation Project: 

 

Thank you again for your incredible support of UCLA Film & Television Archive's latest preservation effort to restore the student films of Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison! The outpouring of support from the Archive community and fans of The Doors everywhere has been remarkable to see. Every contribution has been adding up to bring us closer to our $65,000 funding target. 

 

As you know, between 2/28 and 3/10 aka Blue Sunday, Dorothy Fujikawa Manzarek posed a challenge to fans of The Doors everywhere and generously offered to match ALL DONATIONS on a 1-to-1 basis. Thanks to your efforts to Tell All The People, TWENTY NINE new donors stepped up and raised $3,512! Dorothy has agreed to match every dollar, and will generously contribute an additional $6,488 - bringing the new total raised for the campaign to $36,055 or 55% to goal!

 

With this amount secured, UCLA Film & Television Archive now has enough to begin and complete restoration work on one film!

 

UCLA Film & Television Archive knows that there are more fans out there, which is why we've been granted an extension on our Spark crowdfunding campaign. The NEW DEADLINE to raise the remaining 45% is 4/1 at 12 PM PST. 

 

You've already done so much by funding the complete restoration of one film! If you're willing to do just a little more, please browse the project donor wall and help the Archive identify other cinephiles or fans of The Doors who haven't yet made a contribution. Then, let them know about the campaign! Every gift of any size matters.

 

Thank you to Dorothy Fujikawa Manzarek for your amazing leadership contribution and another heartfelt thanks to ALL DONORS for spreading the word about The Ray Manzarek & Jim Morrison Preservation Project! 

Look Who We Spotted!

March 06, 2019

Thank you for your support so far; every contribution counts! Thanks to you, tremendous progress has been made toward our crowdfunding goal and The Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison Preservation Project is already 39% funded!

 

While examining the damaged film materials in the film lab, our preservationists spotted Jim Morrison making an on screen cameo behind Ray Manzarek during a scene in Ray’s film Induction! Our team is eager to begin work restoring Ray and Jim’s cinematic visions, and we can’t wait to see (and hear) these films as Ray and Jim intended them!   

 

Can you help us meet the funding target? With just over one week left, help UCLA Film & Television Archive Tell All The People about the campaign and spread the news that DONATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING MATCHED – but only for a limited-time.

 

In case you haven’t heard the news, your friends and fans of The Doors everywhere can DOUBLE THEIR DONATION from now until Blue Sunday, March 10th at 5 PM PST! Dorothy Fujikawa Manzarek has stepped forward with a limited-time offer to generously match each donation to the Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison Preservation Project 1-to-1, up to $10,000. For every $1 given, Dorothy will give an additional $1.

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$1

Five To One

All gifts bring us closer to restoring Ray & Jim's student works! To thank you for your donation of at least $1, you'll be listed in a group shout out on the UCLA Film & Television's Facebook page!

32 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2019

$50

Runnin' Blue

With your contribution of $50 to $99, in addition to the above perks, you'll receive an invitation to the film screening of the restored films Evergreen and Five Situations at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood. (December 2019/January 2020)

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Estimated Delivery: February 2019

$100

When The Music's Over

With your donation of $100 to $499, in addition the above perks, you'll receive a UCLA Film & Television Archive exclusive campaign collectible guitar pick.

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Estimated Delivery: February 2019

$500

Love Me Two Times

With your donation of $500 to $999, in addition to the above perks, you'll earn 2 reserved seats at the film screening of the restored films Evergreen and Five Situations at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood. (December 2019/January 2020)

13 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$1,000

Hello, I Love You

With your gift of $1,000 to $4,999, in addition to the above perks, you'll be sent a copy of Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together - a rare look into the life of Jim Morrison - written by Frank Lisciandro, Jim's friends and film collaborator. (fully tax deductible)

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2019

$5,000

The Soft Parade

With your gift of $5,000 to $9,999, in addition to the above perks, you'll be invited to tour the Archive STOA (located in Santa Clarita California) and will receive an authentic frame from a 35mm work print of one of the restored films, and will receive Restoration Funding Credit.(subject to availability – limit 4 per film)(fully tax deductible)

1 of 8 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$10,000

Queen Of The Highway

For your donation of $10,000 to $14,999, in addition to all of the above perks, you'll be given a thumb drive of all films preserved by this campaign (2TB USB Flash Drive)(fully tax deductible)

2 of 8 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$15,000

Riders On The Storm

For your incredible contribution of anything greater than $15,000, in addition to the above perks, you'll be listed as the Lead “Presented by” Film Restoration Credit on the restoration of one film (subject to availability – limit 4 per film)(fully tax deductible)

0 of 8 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019
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