Bulman, Alan, 1926-

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Bulman, Alan, 1926-

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        Alan Bulman (1926-) is a veteran, businessman, and film technician who specialized in the preservation and restoration of archival film in Toronto from 1963 to 1994.

        Alan Bulman, son of Joseph and Jane (Henley) Bulman, was born in 1926 in Cyprus. Alan undertook his early studies in Glasgow, Scotland, before volunteering for the Royal Navy in 1943. After being on deferred service for a year, he was called to service in 1944 and was taught to fly just as World War II ended. It was in learning how to fly that Alan was exposed to photography. His interest was further piqued when he worked for British Films Limited in Bullham, London, after the war, where he obtained experience working with the preservation of archival footage.

        Alan Bulman emigrated to Canada in 1963. From 1965 to 1970, Alan worked at Graphic Consultants Limited, a film restoration house and stock footage company in Toronto. Alan then worked as a Special Projects Officer in the Design Team for Ontario Place from 1970 to 1974, where his work mostly entailed providing archival footage. In 1974, Alan Bulman set up his own business “Colour Prints,” which he operated until he sold the business in 1994.

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