Episode of the BBC Monitor television series, "Roosevelt U.S.A., a film about Ben Shahn's America"
British Broadcasting Corporation
Motion Picture Film
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1 film reel : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. ; 53 min., 3 sec.
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.
Episode of the BBC Monitor television series, "Roosevelt U.S.A., a film about Ben Shahn's America", circa 1962. Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.
Digitized in 2009 from VHS video created from original film in 2003.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560