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Episode of the BBC Monitor television series, "Roosevelt U.S.A., a film about Ben Shahn's America"

view Episode of the BBC <em>Monitor</em> television series, "Roosevelt U.S.A., a film about Ben Shahn's America" digital asset number 1
Creator:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Subject:
Shahn, Ben
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Place:
Roosevelt, N.J.
Date:
circa 1962
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 film reel sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Summary:
Tells the story of Ben Shahn's involvement in a project of the residents of Roosevelt, N.J. to create a Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial.
Includes footage of the 1962 opening ceremony for the memorial (including a short speech by Eleanor Roosevelt), and an interview with Shahn about his mural in Roosevelt which focuses on the founding of the town as a new community for Jewish garment workers from Manhattan.
Written by Huw Wheldon and Humphrey Burton. Directed by Humphrey Burton; produced by Huw Wheldon.
Provenance:
Digitized in 2009 from VHS video created from original film in 2003.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Jewish artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12065
See more items in:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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