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Art for the record : issues of Documentation and Contemporary Art : Panel discussion

Creator:
Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Nodelman, Sheldon, 1935-  Search this
Paul, Stella  Search this
Boshier, Derek  Search this
Brauer, David  Search this
Chipp, Herschel Browning  Search this
Gerlach, Murney  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer, 1929-  Search this
Harrison, Newton, 1932-  Search this
Holt, Nancy, 1938-2014  Search this
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009  Search this
Extent:
Sound recording: sound files (digital, wav file)
Container:
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000061867]
Audio [31027000061875]
Audio [31027000061883]
Audio [31027000061800]
Audio [31027000061818]
Audio [31027000061826]
Audio [31027000061834]
Audio [31027000061842]
Audio [31027000061859]
Sound recordings
Date:
1988 March 26
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion sponsored by the Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation.
The participants speak of the relationship between documentation and contemporary art.
The participants are: Stella Paul, Sheldon Nodelman, Henry Hopkins, Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison, David Brauer, Herschel Browning Chipp, Murney Gerlach, Derek Boshier, Nancy Holt, and Paul Karlstrom. The event is hosted by the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
The Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation is a consortium representing galleries, museums, libraries and archives throughout Southern California. Established in 1985 to promote an understanding of and interest in documentary records relating to contemporary art activity in the area.
General:
Originally recorded on 9 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 47 min.
Funding note:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Collection Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Conceptual artists -- California, Southern  Search this
Educators -- California, Southern  Search this
Environmental artists -- California, Southern  Search this
Filmmakers -- California, Southern  Search this
Painters -- California, Southern  Search this
Sculptors -- California, Southern  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- California, Southern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.archiv57, Item AAA
See more items in:
Archives of American Art sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw921ebf24b-07df-4d86-b225-c2ae0d31b953
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archiv57-ref4

Original Sound Recordings and Transcripts

Collection Creator:
Neff, Tom, 1953-  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990-1991
Scope and Contents:
Series contains sound recordings of interviews with Beatrice Wood, interviews with others about Wood, and public appearances by Wood recorded for the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada. Transcripts of the recordings are also found and filed with the original tapes. Many of the transcripts appear to be incomplete, perhaps containing only passages under consideration for inclusion in the final film. A transcript of a phone conversation with Wood, without a corresponding sound recording, is arranged at the end of the series.

Individuals besides Wood who are interviewed include Francis Nauman, John Perrault, Garth Clark, Mark Del Vecchio, Anne D'Harnoncourt, Steve Watson, Rupert Pole, R.P. Singh, Henry Huglin, and Lee Waisler. Recorded public appearances by Wood include a December 8, 1990 appearance at the Santa Monica Library auditorium, and a November 6, 1991 appearance at an Ojai, California bookstore.

Some of the recordings appear to have been made as sound-only recordings, and some were recorded while filming. Sound roll logs documenting corresponding camera roll numbers and brief notes on content are found with many of the sound reels. Their presence is noted in the folder listing.
Arrangement:
Arrangement is chronological, with transcripts for each item followed by tapes. Sound roll logs are filed with sound reels. Where corresponding film footage exists, it is found in Series 3, Moving Images.

Researchers should note that the link between picture and soundtrack is not always explicit in the original labeling and documentation. Sound roll logs usually note the "CR" or camera roll number and brief notes on footage content. Series 2 contains additional documentation linking corresponding sound and picture reels. These CR numbers are different from the existing negative roll numbers found on the film reels themselves and in this finding aid. This reflects the filmmaker's process of assigning one set of numbers during shooting, and assigning a different set of numbers during editing to the same material.

Camera roll numbers are the numbers assigned during shooting and are found on sound roll logs, transcripts, and other production notes. Negative roll numbers assigned during editing are the numbers found on the physical film leaders and cans, and are the numbers referred to in Series 3 of this finding aid.

Although camera roll numbers are sometimes found in transcripts in Series 1, these transcripts also seem to contain several numbering errors. "Slate" numbers spoken at the beginning of recordings seem to be more reliable than transcripts, although not all slate numbers were verified during processing. CR numbers found on sound roll logs also appear to be reliable, and often contain in addition general notes about content.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Outtakes, reels and transcripts: Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from WILD WOLF PRODUCTIONS via Tom Neff, producer. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada, 1990-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nefftom, Series 1
See more items in:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93121066b-e7f8-4484-b8c7-d3dc86105996
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nefftom-ref1

Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection

Names:
Andrade-Watkins, Claire  Search this
Bambara, Toni Cade  Search this
Dash, Julie  Search this
Gerima, Haile  Search this
Gunn, Bill, 1934-1989  Search this
Jafa, Arthur  Search this
Jones, Robert Earl, 1904-2006  Search this
Massiah, Louis  Search this
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951  Search this
Moses, Ethel  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934- (poet, reader)  Search this
Snead, James A., 1953-1989  Search this
Spence, Louise, 1945-  Search this
Tucker, Lorenzo  Search this
Donor:
Bowser, Pearl, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
approximately 100 Motion picture films
213 Sound cassettes (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Sound cassettes
Sound cassette
Oral histories (document genres)
16mm motion picture film
Place:
England
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Roanoke (Va.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Date:
bulk 1920-2001
Biographical / Historical:
Pearl Bowser is a filmmaker, producer, author, lecturer, and highly acclaimed scholar of African American film who is recognized as an authority on the works of Oscar Micheaux, a noted writer, director, and producer of race films from 1919 to 1948.

Born Pearl Johnson on June 25, 1931, in Sugar Hill, Harlem, New York, she was named after her mother (also Pearl Johnson), a domestic worker who had been raised in a Catholic nunnery. On occasional Saturdays, the younger Pearl would accompany her mother to work in apartments in lower Manhattan, where she would assist her by folding handkerchiefs for a small allowance. After moving to a lower part of Harlem when she was about four years old, she met Harlem entrepreneur "Bumpy" Johnson, for whom she and other children in the neighborhood did odd jobs such as counting coins or attending to his ice-cream stand. Johnson, who would sometimes give the children joy rides in his Cadillac, occasionally allowed Pearl and the other children to borrow books from his extensive library, provided that they read them and submitted to a quiz.

As a child, Bowser had several racist encounters. For example, one of her white kindergarten teachers at her elementary school wore gloves in the classroom as to not touch Black pupils. She was also occasionally teased for having a gap between her teeth but felt insulated from sustained bullying because she had several older brothers who sometimes protected her. On a separate occasion, when she was about nine years old, her mother sent her on a trip from New York to the South to visit relatives. Although her mother had purchased tickets for her to be in a Pullman car, when she changed trains in Washington, DC., she was forced to ride in the car behind the engine, which left her covered in soot.

An avid reader, Pearl excelled in elementary and high school and received a scholarship to attend Brooklyn College, where she majored in biology. She supplemented her income by recording the numbers in one of Bumpy Johnson's shops. Disappointed with the quality of the education she was receiving, Bowser withdrew from Brooklyn College, eventually landing a job at CBS where she worked on a team that analyzed Nielsen ratings.

In the mid-1960s, although Bowser and her husband LeRoy Bowser had separate interests, they both were working simultaneously in the civil rights movement. While LeRoy was active in Brooklyn CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and went to the South in the summer to teach for what was the beginning of HeadStart, Pearl, along with other production activists, took to the streets documenting African American culture and issues—working to bring these films to schools. Additionally, Bowser wanted to write a cookbook to earn funds for Brooklyn's CORE organization. She was approached by David Davis, the editor of Tuesday magazine. Tuesday had distribution in the Herald Tribune across the country as a Sunday supplement. As the urban-world magazine exploded in Black communities, 'Joan' Bowser's two-page pictorials on Southern Cooking with a set of recipes became very popular in the five years she wrote them. Bowser retained copyrights to the articles, and easily completed her cookbook a short time later.

Bowser's colleague at ABC, Charles Hobson, found a used book written by Peter Noble about Black films and Oscar Micheaux. The volume was slim and contained what little information contained in the MOMA files. Hobson and his colleagues wanted to write a book about the topic, and they assigned Bowser to begin the research. As part of the project, Bowser went to California to interview actors who may have been in early Black films or may have worked with Micheaux. What she learned began her intensive scholarship into Micheaux and his fellow filmmakers.

In 1971, she organized her first film festival, the Black Film History Series. In 1979, she organized the nation's first American women's film festival in New York City. She also presented a major retrospective, Independent Black American Cinema 1920-1980, which toured the country during 1981 and 1982. She also directed the Journey Across Three Continents film and lecture series, which toured the country from 1983-1985. Bowser also served as president of the prestigious Flaherty Film Seminar in 1987. In 1989, she, alongside Grant Munro, programmed the 35th Flaherty Film Seminar, which featured films such as Finzan, Zajota and the Boogie Spirit, Daughters of the Dust, and many more. She has also been a judge at the world-renown Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESCPACO) in Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta).

In the 1980s Bowser was awarded an independent artists grant by the Ford Foundation to travel west and collect oral histories from individuals in Oscar Micheaux's orbit, loosely following the route he would have travelled decades earlier. Stopping in cities such as Roanoke, Virginia; Memphis, Tennessee; and Jackson, Mississippi, she collected dozens of oral histories from actors, actresses etc. that knew Oscar Micheaux. Through this research she became an eminent figure in the Black independent film industry. Working as a programmer, she travelled around the United States and the world showing films by domestic and Black filmmakers within the Diaspora.

Despite her wealth of experience working as a programmer, it wasn't until the 1990s that Bowser made her directorial debut with the documentary film Midnight Ramble. Funded by American Experience, the film looks at African Americans and Hollywood movies from 1910 through the 1950s. In 2000, she, along with Louise Spence, co-authored Writing Himself into History: Oscar Micheaux, His Silent Films and His Audiences, a book about the pioneering filmmaker. Additionally, she is founder and director of Chamba Educational Film Services, a film distribution company that specialized in distributing films by African American filmmakers. In the early 1980s, she renamed her company/collection as African Diaspora Images, a collection of historical and contemporary films documenting Black film history. She subsequently joined Third World Newsreel, where she was director of their theater department.

In 2012, Pearl Bowser donated her extensive collection of books, sound cassettes, films, film memorabilia, and papers to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Sources:

1940 United States Federal Census; New York, New York, New York, population schedule, p. 61B, house number 1486, family 195, Pearl Bowser; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012 accessed: 10 Sept 2022); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm: m-t0627-02665

Bowser, Pearl. Pearl Bowser Oral History. Interview by Tuliza Fleming and Jennifer Lyon, July 21, 2011.
Occupation:
Filmmakers  Search this
Actors -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Documentary films  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
African American actors  Search this
African American actresses  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Race films  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American women authors  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Conferences  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Motion picture soundtracks  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Radio broadcasts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound cassette
Oral histories (document genres)
16mm motion picture film
Identifier:
NMAAHC.A2012.79.AV
See more items in:
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3209e9c6d-3045-4a0a-941e-6519385b18d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmaahc-a2012-79-av

[Walden]: naturalized campanulas.

Creator:
Pinkerton, Charlotte M., 1879-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Walden (Lake Forest, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Lake County -- Lake Forest
Date:
[between 1910 and 1935]
Biographical / Historical:
Charlotte M. Pinkerton (1879-1966) was an accomplished colorist in the 20th century. In addition to coloring photographs, it is believed that Pinkerton may have also been a photographer. Pinkerton spent her early professional years in Chicago where she received high praise for her high-quality coloring services. She marketed herself to professionals by placing advertisements that cited endorsements from Burton Holmes, the American traveler, photographer, and filmmaker. She worked on coloring Katherine Ertz-Bowden and Charles Bowden's lantern slides in "A Pictorial Story of Hiawatha" which she also leveraged to obtain commissions. Charlotte Pinkerton married James Blazer in 1914 and moved to California where she resided till her death in 1966.
General:
Mount reads: "Charlotte M. Pinkerton." [either the photographer, colorist, or slide manufacturer]
Historic plate number: "83, 2N."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. Cyrus H. McCormick."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Perennials  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Campanula  Search this
Gardens -- Illinois -- Lake Forest  Search this
Naturalized plantings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item IL025002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois / IL025: Lake Forest -- Walden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6623b2f4f-2904-4f29-93e1-ad447b73694e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref7031

Newell Garden

Creator:
Lake Forest Garden Club  Search this
Newell, Madeleine  Search this
Pinkerton, Charlotte M., 1879-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Illinois -- Lake Forest
United States of America -- Illinois -- Lake County -- Lake Forest
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Biographical / Historical:
Charlotte M. Pinkerton (1879-1966) was an accomplished colorist in the 20th century. In addition to coloring photographs, it is believed that Pinkerton may have also been a photographer. Pinkerton spent her early professional years in Chicago where she received high praise for her high-quality coloring services. She marketed herself to professionals by placing advertisements that cited endorsements from Burton Holmes, the American traveler, photographer, and filmmaker. She worked on coloring Katherine Ertz-Bowden and Charles Bowden's lantern slides in "A Pictorial Story of Hiawatha" which she also leveraged to obtain commissions. Charlotte Pinkerton married James Blazer in 1914 and moved to California where she resided till her death in 1966.
General:
The glass slide is cracked.
Mount reads: "Charlotte M. Pinkerton." [either the photographer, colorist, or slide manufacturer]
Historic plate number: "85."
Historic plate caption: "Miss Madeline Newell."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Arbors  Search this
Containers  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Peonies  Search this
Houses  Search this
Benches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item IL029001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois / IL029: Lake Forest -- Newell Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e58331b9-e627-4047-83d0-8d8ee0d8a553
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref7041

Butler Garden

Creator:
Lake Forest Garden Club  Search this
Butler, H. B., Mrs  Search this
Pinkerton, Charlotte M., 1879-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Illinois -- Winnetka
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook County -- Winnetka
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Biographical / Historical:
Charlotte M. Pinkerton (1879-1966) was an accomplished colorist in the 20th century. In addition to coloring photographs, it is believed that Pinkerton may have also been a photographer. Pinkerton spent her early professional years in Chicago where she received high praise for her high-quality coloring services. She marketed herself to professionals by placing advertisements that cited endorsements from Burton Holmes, the American traveler, photographer, and filmmaker. She worked on coloring Katherine Ertz-Bowden and Charles Bowden's lantern slides in "A Pictorial Story of Hiawatha" which she also leveraged to obtain commissions. Charlotte Pinkerton married James Blazer in 1914 and moved to California where she resided till her death in 1966.
General:
Mount reads: "Charlotte M. Pinkerton." [either the photographer, colorist, or slide manufacturer]
Historic plate number: "388."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. H. B. Butler."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Hillside planting  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item IL030001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois / IL030: Winnetka -- Butler Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb696e0f671-f857-4d69-bc1f-dbee07bd1ad6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref7111

FACEism: A panel discussion of history and accountability

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-02-20T00:25:55.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_h3AiHVr-IIQ

Sounds of Los Angeles: César Castro’s Son Jarocho

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-04-11T15:20:21.000Z
YouTube Category:
Travel & Events  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolklife
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolklife
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_n-je6HvZNZ8

Diana Fuller galleries' records, 1965-1990

Creator:
Fuller, Diana Burgess, 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Wiley, William T.  Search this
De Forest, Roy  Search this
Levine, Marilyn  Search this
Holland, Tom  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Fuller Goldeen Gallery  Search this
Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery  Search this
Hansen-Fuller Gallery  Search this
Fuller Gross Gallery  Search this
Hansen Galleries  Search this
Citation:
Diana Fuller galleries' records, 1965-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10403
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213779
AAA_collcode_fulldian
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213779

Episode 300: Hannah Beachler

Produced by:
Maurice Cherry, American  Search this
Interview of:
Hannah Beachler, American, born 1970  Search this
Subject of:
Ryan Kyle Coogler, American, born 1986  Search this
Beyoncé, American, born 1981  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 108.9 minutes (6534 seconds)
Type:
sound recordings
digital media - born digital
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
North Korea, Asia
Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Africa
South Africa, Africa
Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Place captured:
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 24, 2019
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Africa  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Music  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maurice Cherry and Glitch, Inc.
Object number:
2019.47.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© Maurice Cherry and Glitch, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Revision Path
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5716badde-c8d9-479e-b605-8080a2930438
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.47.11

BLK Vol. 1 No. 11

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Subject of:
George Augustus Stallings Jr., American, born 1948  Search this
Imani Temple African-American Catholic Congregation, American, founded 1989  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
National LGBTQ Task Force, American, founded 1974  Search this
AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, American, founded 1987  Search this
Jewel Thais-Williams, American  Search this
Jewel's Catch One, American, founded 1973  Search this
Ivy Bottini, American, born 1926  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
African-American Lesbian and Gay Alliance, American, founded 1986  Search this
Dr. Huey P. Newton, American, 1942 - 1989  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d6661ebd-8b24-4a1c-9561-f56857c6d0f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.11

BLK Vol. 2 No. 4

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Subject of:
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Essex Hemphill, American, 1957 - 1995  Search this
Gay Men of African Descent, American, founded 1986  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, American, founded 1987  Search this
Nelson Mandela, South African, 1918 - 2013  Search this
Simon Nkoli, South African, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Dr. William Allen, American, born 1944  Search this
Howard University, American, founded 1867  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Rev. Carl Bean, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
Larry Saxxon, American  Search this
Rev. Dr. Renee McCoy, American, born 1951  Search this
Pat Norman, American, born 1939  Search this
Tony Brown, American, born 1933  Search this
Big Daddy Kane, American, born 1968  Search this
Jewelle Gomez, American, born 1948  Search this
Photograph by:
Dr. Ron Simmons, American, 1950 - 2020  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Pittsburgh, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States, North and Central America
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States, North and Central America
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, North and Central America
Ashanti Region, Ghana, Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
Reading, Saint James, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa, Africa
Date:
April 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Politics  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.17
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55686b903-934b-464a-a396-090a4fe48064
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.17

Poster advertising Marlon Riggs: 10 Years After

Designed by:
Ayana Baltrip  Search this
Subject of:
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 20 1/16 × 16 1/16 in. (51 × 40.8 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Men  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jack Vincent in memory of Marlon Riggs
Object number:
2014.169.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c75db546-ad56-4ad7-92d4-27fd385b9d9d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.169.2.1
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Poster advertising Marlon Riggs: 10 Years After

Designed by:
Ayana Baltrip  Search this
Subject of:
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 20 1/16 × 16 1/16 in. (51 × 40.8 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Men  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jack Vincent in memory of Marlon Riggs
Object number:
2014.169.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5eb62c92e-4674-4e80-9f3d-a82a9e730552
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.169.2.2
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Poster advertising Marlon Riggs In Person!

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 16 3/8 × 10 3/8 in. (41.6 × 26.4 cm)
Type:
posters
Place depicted:
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Men  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jack Vincent in memory of Marlon Riggs
Object number:
2014.169.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ec967ee7-5110-48ea-bf25-b8e1dda8e135
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.169.3
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Poster for A Series of Events Endangered: Art and Performance by Men of Color

Designed by:
Seitu Jones  Search this
Subject of:
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 16 1/2 × 12 3/4 in. (41.9 × 32.4 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Men  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jack Vincent in memory of Marlon Riggs
Object number:
2014.169.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd544e177d2-d46b-4bbe-ac4c-40969c449c55
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.169.4
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Poster advertising the AIDS Memorial Quilt events

Created by:
The NAMES Project Foundation, American, founded 1987  Search this
Subject of:
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 17 × 11 in. (43.2 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1996
Topic:
African American  Search this
Health  Search this
Humanitarianism  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jack Vincent in memory of Marlon Riggs
Object number:
2014.169.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59121c1f3-34b1-4440-b37c-cf2052ef1bcf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.169.5
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Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 9/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.5 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Dance  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a99826b2-563a-492a-9d22-e03c2c02f99c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.18
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Ben Caldwell Oral History Interview

Created by:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Interview of:
Ben R. Caldwell, American  Search this
Interviewed by:
David P. Cline Ph. D., American, born 1969  Search this
Subject of:
L.A. Rebellion, American, 1967 - 1989  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles, American, founded 1919  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 2 hr., 7 min., 24 sec.
Total: 213.25 GB
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New Mexico, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 11, 2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American West  Search this
Art  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Film  Search this
Military  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number:
2011.174.77.1a-f
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title:
Civil Rights History Project
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a30b4029-8050-4b75-bc27-290c90a6eb6f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.77.1a-f

George Sidney Collection

Collector:
Sidney, George, 1916-2002  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment  Search this
Names:
Columbia Pictures  Search this
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer  Search this
Paramount Pictures  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Margret, Ann-, 1941-  Search this
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973  Search this
Sidney, George, 1877-1945  Search this
Sidney, Hazel Mooney  Search this
Sidney, Louis K.  Search this
Sullivan, Ed, 1901-1974  Search this
Donor:
Sidney, Corinne Entratter  Search this
Extent:
54 Film reels
96 Cubic feet (288 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Photographs
Place:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1885-2002
bulk 1940-1967
Summary:
George Sidney (1916-2002) was a film director during the Golden Age of Hollywood filmmaking (1927-1954). He spent the longest period of his career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) until the 1950s. He later produced and directed films for Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures. He was a president of the Directors Guild of America and an avid photographer. He was the recipient of three awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar). The collection consists of photographs, photographic negatives, personal and business materials, and film. The collection also contains material created by George Sidney's uncle, George Sidney, vaudevillian and motion picture actor.
Scope and Contents:
The George Sidney Collection consists of approximately eighty-eight cubic feet of photographs and materials from the Hollywood director George Sidney, most dealing with his career in motion pictures. Sidney was an avid photographer and collector of photographs documenting extremely well the Hollywood film community during the Studio Era (1927-1954) of filmmaking. The bulk of the collection is from Sidney's most productive years, circa 1937-1968.

MGM's motto was "More Stars than there are in Heaven" and the researcher would be advised that the extent of this collection is such that it is impossible to list and identify all of the celebrities and personalities photographed, both behind and in front of the camera. There are stills from Sidney's many productions as well as his on-set personal photographs. There are photographs from dinner parties, and many studio and film community functions. Productions are dated to their generally accepted first theatrical release date (Los Angeles and New York) and in the case of a Broadway show to their opening date.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Photographs, Photographic Negatives, and Slides, 1914-1996, undated.

Subseries 1.1: The Camera Eye of George Sidney, undated.

Subseries 1.2: Productions (Motion Picture, Stage, and Radio), 1921-1968. Subseries 1.3: Personalities and People, 1932-1996, undated.

Subseries 1.4: Personal and Family, 1914-1992, undated.

Subseries 1.5: Family Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks, 1918-1950, undated.

Subseries 1.6: Travel and Locations, 1940-1981, undated.

Subseries 1.7: Studio, Entertainment, and Public Events, 1949-1995, undated.

Subseries 1.8: Tests, 1938-1967, undated.

Subseries 1.9: Photographic Negatives, 1937-1979, undated

Series 2: Production Ephemera, Posters, Scripts, 1930-1991, undated.

Subseries 2.1: Production Posters, 1943-1964, undated

Subseries 2.2: Production Ephemera and Scripts, 1930-1991, undated

Series 3: Office Files and Personal Material, 1903-2002, undated

Subseries 3.1: Personal Material, 1944-2002, undated

Subseries 3.2: Correspondence, Random Files, Indices, and Inventories, 1903-2002, undated

Series 4: Music Manuscripts, Sheet Music, and Music Related Material, 1885-1992, undated

Subseries 4.1: Music Manuscripts, 1937-1960, undated

Subseries 4.2: Sheet Music, 1885-1990

Subseries 4.3: Music Related Material, 1971-1992, undated

Series 5: Audiovisual, 1933-2001, undated

Subseries 5.1: Film, 1940-1960, undated

Subseries 5.2: Audio, 1933-2001, undated

Subseries 5.3: Video, 1989-2001, undated

Series 6: George Sidney (1877-1945), 1909-1945, undated
Biographical / Historical:
George E. Sidney was born in New York, New York on October 4th, 1916 into a show business family. His father Louis K. Sidney (birth surname Kronowith) (1891-1958) was a Broadway producer, actor-manager, and one of the vice-presidents of Loew's Incorporated. Sidney's mother, Hazael Mooney (?-1969), was a vaudeville performer, part of a sister act known as The Mooney Sisters. She was a native New Yorker, daughter of prominent New York City attorney Henry Mooney. She and Louis were married at her home, 12 West 109th Street, New York. Another residence was 179 West 63rd Street.

Louis K. Sidney began working for Loew's Incorporated in 1923. He managed theatres in Denver, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Dayton, and New York. Later he was in charge of stage productions for the theatre circuit. He was in charge of MGM's East Coast film production facility in New York. He and Hazael followed son George to Los Angeles in 1937. Louis produced two motion pictures at MGM, The Big Store with the Marx Brothers and Hullabaloo. After February 1951, he was a member of the four man executive committee in charge of MGM. At his retirement in 1955, Louis K. had risen to the position of vice-president of Loew's, Incorporated. He served as vice-president and director of the Motion Picture Producers Association, as a director of the Motion Picture Relief Fund, and the Hollywood Coordinating Committee.

George Sidney had two uncles in show business, Jack Sidney, known as "Jack of Spades" a black-face comedian, and Sidney's half-uncle, George Sidney (1877-1945) (real name Samuel Greenfield), a vaudeville comic. George had a successful Broadway and screen career, most notably as the bum, Busy Izzy, a character that lasted on the vaudeville circuit from 1901-1915. His initial Broadway success was in a show entitled Welcome Stranger that ran for 309 performances. Welcome Stranger had an extensive touring schedule across the United States. In conjunction with Charlie Murray, he developed a comedy act known as Cohen and Kelly that was not only a vaudeville success but easily made the transition to motion pictures. The Cohens and Kellys films became a motion picture franchise for Universal Studios in 1924. He was married to Carrie Weber (?-1940). George was a member of the Friars Club and an avid sports fan. He owned a racehorse named Kibbitzer.

George Sidney made his on-screen debut in The Littlest Cowboy (1921) starring Tom Mix. He moved to Los Angeles in 1930. Sidney went to work as a messenger at MGM. Louis B. Mayer's nickname for Sidney was "boy". Sidney flourished at the studio and by the time he was twenty he was directing screen tests and one-reel shorts. He directed installments in the Our Gang and Little Rascals series, as well as the Pete Smith and the Crime Does Not Pay series. He won back-to-back Oscars for two of his shorts, Quicker'n a Wink (1940) and Of Pups and Puzzles (1941). His feature film directing debut was Free and Easy (1941) starring Robert Cummings. His first major film musical was the all-star, war time musical, Thousands Cheer (1943), starring Kathryn Grayson and Gene Kelly. Sidney always indicated he viewed films as entertainment and seems to have rejected the auteur theory of directing embraced by some of his well known colleagues such as John Ford and Vincent Minnelli. His film, The Three Musketeers (1948), starring Gene Kelly and Lana Turner, was one of MGM's highest grossing films in the post World War Two period. He won his third Oscar for the short, Overture to 'The Merry Wives of Windsor, in 1954. Jupiter's Darling (1955) with Esther Williams was Sidney's last film for MGM. He was loaned to Columbia Pictures to direct The Eddy Duchin Story (1956), after which his contract at MGM ended.

Sidney went on to become an independent producer and director at Columbia Pictures where he directed such films as Pal Joey (1957), starring Frank Sinatra, and Bye Bye Birdie (1963) starring Ann-Margret. He returned to MGM in the 1960s to make A Ticklish Affair (1963), starring Shirley Jones and Viva Las Vegas (1964), starring Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley. His last film was the musical Half a Sixpence (1967) starring Tommy Steele for Paramount Pictures. Sidney also directed and produced for television most notably Who Has Seen the Wind (1964). He financed and founded Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1944. He was a two-term president, 1951-1959 and 1961-1967, of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), earlier known as the Screen Directors Guild (SDG).

In his personal life, Sidney was married in 1942 to legendary MGM drama coach, Lillian "Burnsie" Burns Salzer (1903-1998). He was eight years her junior. They lived at the Sidney home (1140 Tower Road) in Beverly Hills. They divorced in the mid 1970s. For a brief time Sidney maintained a penthouse apartment for George Sidney Productions at 144 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. He maintained a suite (301) in the Palm Wilshire Building, 9201 Wilshire Boulevard in the 1970s. He married his second wife, Jane Adler Robinson (?-1991), second wife and widow of actor Edward G. Robinson (1893-1974), around 1978. The house at 1140 Tower Road was sold and Sidney moved to the Robinson home at 910 Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills. Sidney married his third wife, Corinne Kegley Entratter (1937-?), widow of showman and Las Vegas entrepreneur John Entratter, in 1991. Sidney was a prolific photographer. He collected art and was apparently an avid gardener. He was a member of the Royal Horticultural Society. He died in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2002.
Related Materials:
The Harry Warren Collection, AC0750

The Groucho Marx Collection, AC0269

Sidney related artifacts from Sidney's films are housed in the Division of Culture and the Arts, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian. There are scrapbooks donated by the Sidney Estate in the collection of the Cinema-Television Library, Doheny Library, University of Southern California, consisting of eleven volumes containing photographs, correspondence, publicity documents, and other materials, circa 1933-1963.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Archives Center in 2005 by Corinne Entratter Sidney, widow of George Sidney.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with cotton gloves. Researchers may use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis and as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of the collection requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to LP recordings is only possible by special arrangement.

Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period.

Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. All requests for permission to use these materials for non-museum purposes must be addressed directly to the Archives Center, and the Archives Center will forward the request to the copyright holder. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Motion picture production and direction  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
George Sidney Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, gift of Corinne Entratter Sidney
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0867
See more items in:
George Sidney Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep878cc8f7c-849a-43d0-8ca9-4149e7f39a74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0867
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