Episode of the BBC Monitor television series, "Roosevelt U.S.A., a film about Ben Shahn's America"
British Broadcasting Corporation
Motion Picture Film
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
1 film reel sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
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.
Digitized in 2009 from VHS video created from original film in 2003.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560