Raymond Saroff became involved in the downtown New York art scene in the mid-1950s. With a partner, Howard Rose, he was one of the first collectors of Claes Oldenburg and Bruce Conner. Subsequently he became an important collector of American folk art. He made two films in the early 1960s, both of which had significant impact upon their limited audiences at the time. Both have been collected by the Whitney Museum of Art, and are distributed by Filmmakers Cooperative in Manhattan. The video and dvd transfers were made from the original masters.