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Marvin Eisenman dies at 83; owner of vast video and DVD collection
Marvin Eisenman dies at 83; owner of vast video and DVD collection

On his business cards, Marvin Eisenman called himself a "film detective," but to the unofficial Hollywood network that benefited from his unusually large personal collection of videos and DVDs, he was simply Marvin of the Movies. Over the last quarter-century, the retired grocery store manager had amassed about 42,000 titles while indulging in a hobby that had grown "far past" an addiction, he often said. Movie stars, producers and scholars searching for a rare or obscure film often came calling. The walls of the studio at his Encino home were covered in photographic proof — signed "thank you" glossies from such famous names as Frank Sinatra and Cher. ...

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