lawrence, kansas

lawrence, kansas

Leo Beuerman: A Legacy (Trailer)

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Leo Beuerman was born in 1902, enclosed in a twisted, crippled body that would commonly be described as grotesque, ugly, and repulsive. He was a dwarf, 36 inches in height, weight 50 pounds, unable to walk, who maneuvered himself around on a square wooden platform fitted with casters at each corner. At fifty years of age, he began selling pencils and other wares in downtown Lawrence, Kansas from a small red wooden cart he made that resembled a crude kitty car. For 16 years, he drove a specially rigged tractor, hoisted himself into his cart and pushed it with his arms and hands down the sidewalk to his place of business in front of the Woolworth Department store. Our website offers the original Leo Beuerman film along with brand new special features including interviews and a reading from Leo's autobiography. We have mastered this new content together in a package called "Leo Beuerman: A Legacy". Please visit our web store to see video clips and purchase this amazing story on DVD and digital download. Awards and Nominations Academy Award Nomination -- Short Documentary Best Educational and Best of Festival, National Visual Communications Association Chris Statuette, Columbus Film Festival Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival Cindy Award, Information Film Producers Association Gold Medal, International Film and TV Festival of New York CINE Golden Eagle http://leobeuerman.com/