Arizona Route 66 Association gives $50,000 to NAU to preserve documents

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona announced Tuesday it created a $50,000 endowment to help Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff preserve and digitize Route 66 documents and photographs in the university's collection. From left, Sean Evans, Northern Arizona University's Cline Library, Angel Delgadillo, Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona president, Cynthia Ann Childrey, dean … Continue reading Arizona Route 66 Association gives $50,000 to NAU to preserve documents

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More screenings announced for “Almost Ghosts” Route 66 documentary

The filmmakers of the "Almost Ghosts" documentary have announced more screenings of the film at several historic theaters on or near Route 66. A screen-capture image of Angel Delgadillo in the "Almost Ghosts" film. The Flagstaff screening will feature one of the film's subjects, Angel "Angel of Route 66" Delgadillo, speaking before the movie. At … Continue reading More screenings announced for “Almost Ghosts” Route 66 documentary

“Almost Ghosts” documentary to screen this fall in historic theaters along Route 66

Image of Angel Delgadillo from the "Almost Ghosts" film. "Almost Ghosts," a Spaniard-directed film that won the Best Documentary award during the Arizona International Film Festival earlier this year, will be screened this fall in several historic theaters along Route 66. The film's makers interviewed Angel Delgadillo of Seligman, Arizona; Harley Russell of Erick, Oklahoma; … Continue reading “Almost Ghosts” documentary to screen this fall in historic theaters along Route 66

Scenes from the 2019 Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Frank Kocevar put together this video about the just-completed Arizona Route 66 Fun Run that went from Seligman to Topock. https://vimeo.com/334349468 It's good to see Angel Delgadillo, at 92 years young, and Fun Run grand marshal Bob Boze Bell in the clip. The 2020 edition of the Fun Run will be May 1-3.

Scott Piotrowski’s “158 Miles to Yesterday” now on YouTube

Scott Piotrowski recently uploaded a 20-minute documentary from 1998, "158 Miles to Yesterday," that he directed and produced. The film, shot in 16 mm film and uploaded from the VHS tape, examines the longest unbroken stretch of original Route 66 from in Arizona, from about Crookton Road to Topock. Now over 20 years old, the … Continue reading Scott Piotrowski’s “158 Miles to Yesterday” now on YouTube

“Almost Ghosts” documentary to premiere in U.S. in Arizona next month

The "Almost Ghosts" Route 66 documentary will have its U.S. premiere next month at the 28th Arizona International Film Festival. "Almost Ghosts," a film from Spain directed by Ana Ramon Rubio, will be screened at 6 p.m. April 18 at The Screening Room in Tucson, Arizona. It is an official selection of international documentaries in … Continue reading “Almost Ghosts” documentary to premiere in U.S. in Arizona next month

“Almost Ghosts” Route 66 documentary premieres Wednesday in Spain

"Almost Ghosts," a documentary filmed by Ana Ramon Rubio in March along Route 66, will premiere at the Seminci Film Festival in Spain on Wednesday. Among those featured in the film are Harley Russell of the Sandhills Curiosity Shoppe in Erick, Oklahoma. Lowell Davis, an artist who re-created his hometown near Carthage, Missouri; and Angel Delgadillo, … Continue reading “Almost Ghosts” Route 66 documentary premieres Wednesday in Spain

Interstate 40 repairs affecting Seligman businesses

Old-timers in Seligman, Arizona, must be getting a sense of deja vu, and not in a good way. Forty years after Seligman businesses were devastated by the opening of Interstate 40, the interstate is hampering businesses again -- this time because of repairs to three bridges leading into the town. The Arizona Department of Transportation … Continue reading Interstate 40 repairs affecting Seligman businesses

Director from Spain films new documentary about Route 66’s living icons

A director from Spain praised for her work in short films and digital media has shot a full-length documentary about the living icons of Route 66 and hopes to see the movie in theaters by 2019. Ana Ramon Rubio directed "Almost Ghosts," which is designed to "remember those who were forgotten when the U.S. Government finished … Continue reading Director from Spain films new documentary about Route 66’s living icons

“The Angel of Route 66”

Benjamin Hager, a multimedia journalist at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, over the weekend uploaded this nearly 4-minute video about Angel "The Guardian Angel of Route 66" Delgadillo of Seligman, Arizona. As you'll see, Delgadillo, even at age 91, remains a compelling figure. The Angel of Route 66 from Benjamin Hager on Vimeo. Delgadillo helped found … Continue reading “The Angel of Route 66”