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This project documents the work of Corrado Parducci whose work graced almost every building during the 1920's building boom. Read more

Detroit, MI Documentary
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This project documents the work of Corrado Parducci whose work graced almost every building during the 1920's building boom.

Detroit, MI Documentary
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This documentary film is about the life of Corrado Parducci and his contribution to our architectural history. Although his work mostly focuses in Detroit and the metropolitan surrounding areas, it can be found nationally. 

I've been researching and lecturing on Parducci's work since 2009, and I am always asked where people can go to learn more. Unfortunately, I reluctantly answer that there aren’t any resources available, which is one of the reasons I am producing this film. The second reason is that I feel that Parducci’s work deserves to be recognized. 


With close to 600 commissions in his job book, Parducci's work is still almost unknown. He came to Detroit in 1924 at the urging of Albert Kahn - one of Detroit's most prolific architects – with the intent to only stay for two months. Fortunately for Detroit, he ended up staying for the rest of his life and left his fingerprints on countless commercial buildings, private homes, churches and schools. 

Your contribution to this project is so very important to not only create a resource in current times, but also to pass the information along to the next generation. Film maker Jack P. Johnson has created a very short introduction which I use for my lectures and can be found here:

The contributed funds will be used for travel and expenses relating to research and obtaining artifacts used for the documentary. (The cost of having copies from original photos or purchasing scans adds up quite quickly.) Thank you for your interest in this project! We could not produce this documentary without your support.

Sincerely, Jennifer Baross and Jack P. Johnson

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    NEWSLETTER - Thank you, thank you, thank you! Every dollar helps with this project. We look forward to keeping you up to date with the project.

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    POSTER OF THE FILM - Friends will be envious of this awesome poster on glossy stock hanging in your office or living room. Thanks for your contribution! (Includes copy of newsletter. International contributors please add $5 for postage.)

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    PARDUCCI FILM T-SHIRT - Shirts are 100% Cotton and will be a limited run for the film. (Includes copy of newsletter. International contributors please add $5 for postage.)

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    DVD - Copy of the DVD with personal message from the Producer. (Includes copy of newsletter. International contributors please add $5 for postage.)

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    DVD + POSTER COMBO - Copy of the DVD with personal message from the Producer AND the poster your friends will envy. (Includes copy of newsletter. International contributors please add $5 for postage.)

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF LOST DETROIT by Parducci friend, Dan Austin.

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    SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF PARDUCCI'S WORK by photographer and film maker, Jack P. Johnson. Image size 5"x7", final size 11"x14" in archival mat and all that good stuff on true photographic paper. Images can be seen here: http://destinationdetroit.photoshelter.com/gallery/Parducci/G00002qroncg2U8A/ (International contributors please add $5 for postage)

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    A beautiful softcover book of Corrado Parducci's work photographed by Jack P. Johnson and Jennifer Baross. (Includes copy of newsletter. International contributors please add $5 for postage.)

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    SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF PARDUCCI'S WORK by photographer and film maker, Jack P. Johnson. Image size 11"x14", final size 16"x20" in archival mat and all that good stuff on true photographic paper. Images can be seen here: http://destinationdetroit.photoshelter.com/gallery/Parducci/G00002qroncg2U8A/ (International contributors please add $5 for postage)

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    PACKAGE DEAL - Includes Parducci Film T-Shirt, DVD + Poster combo, 3 photos from the set and/or stills of the film and newsletter. (International contributors please add $5 for postage.)

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    BE A VIP - VIP ticket for you and a guest at the film premier AND a special invitation to a private reception with Director, Producer and founding members of the Parducci Society.

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    PARDUCCI TOUR - Jennifer will take you and a three (3) guests on a tour of Parducci's work personalized just for you. (Must be on a scheduled date which works for everyone's schedule. Includes copy of newsletter.)

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    DINNER WITH FRIENDS OF PARDUCCI - Enjoy a private dinner for four (4) with the Director, Producer and founding members of the Parducci Society. (Includes copy of newsletter.)

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Funding period

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