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“The King of the House” – Documentary Short Featuring Robert Dello Russo and Boston Barber Co. [Video]

The following is a documentary short, “The King of the House,” with Robert Dello Russo was created by Emerson students, Paul MacCarty and Kyle George. It includes not only a history of this well-known North End family, but a look back in time at the neighborhood and how it has changed including the opening of Dello Russo’s Boston Barber Co. on Salem Street.

The video can also be found on YouTube including the following notes from the creators:

The King of the House is a documentary short featuring Robert Dello Russo, an Italian barbershop owner from Boston’s North End. His story is rich with history, inspiration and most importantly, the preservation and importance of family values both at home and in the workplace. We would like to thank Robert, his family & everybody at Boston Barber Co. for everything they’ve done to help make this come together and for making us feel like we were a part of their family through every stage of this project.

Created By:
Paul MacCarty: Director, Co-Producer, Lighting & Sound Design, Video/Audio Editor
Kyle George: Director of Photography, Co-Producer, Web Designer, Still-Photographer

This video was made as a final project for Emerson College’s course on Foundations of Media Production. It features a brief clip from Frank Sinatra’s “What Is This Thing Called Love.” We do not own the copyrights for this piece of music and do not intend to collect any profits from this piece of work; it was solely an academic endeavor.

6 Replies to ““The King of the House” – Documentary Short Featuring Robert Dello Russo and Boston Barber Co. [Video]

  1. This is a very cool little documentary! It captures so much history in so little time. Thanks for posting.

    1. Jodie, if you want to get in touch, you can post your email as a comment below, and I will reciprocate.

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