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"James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket" documentary film collection.

Title
"James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket" documentary film collection.
Author
Thorsen, Karen
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 851 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box 2Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 851 box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box 3Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 851 box 3Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box 4Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 851 box 4Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box 5Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 851 box 5Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box 6Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 851 box 6Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Subjects
Source (note)
  • This collection was acquired by the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division in 1998. The paper documentation was separated in 2011-2012 from the audio-visual collection housed in MIRS.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Also found in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: James Baldwin papers, Sc MG 936; James℗ Baldwin's "Five℗ Years" poetry manuscript, Sc MG 934; Ten Screenplays for Malcolm X Film collection, Sc MG 969
Call Number
Sc MG 851
OCLC
1232240835
Author
Thorsen, Karen, film director.
Title
"James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket" documentary film collection.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Summary
The feature-length 16mm documentary "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket", directed by Karen Thorsen in 1989, is an autobiographical portrait of writer and activist James Baldwin. Without using narration, the film allows Baldwin to tell his own story. It premiered on "American Masters", a PBS show, in 1989. Since then, repeated PBS broadcasts have reached millions of people. The film received numerous awards and was honored at festivals in over two-dozen countries, including Sundance, London, Berlin, and Tokyo. Co-written and produced by Karen Thorsen and Douglas K. Dempsey, the film uses archival and original footage, including scenes from Baldwin’s funeral service; explorations of his homes in France, Switzerland, Turkey, and Harlem; and on-camera interviews with close friends, colleagues, and critics including his brother David; biographer David Leeming; writers Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, William Styron, Ishmael Reed, and Yashar Kemal; painter Lucien Happersberger, and entertainer Bobby Short.
This collection consists of material used to make the film including notebooks and binders prepared by the production crew documenting the resources acquired during film research; transcripts of interviews; research forms; stock footage research; book tour itineraries and promotional items; articles about Baldwin; FBI files on Baldwin; eulogies and memorials; and reviews.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Also found in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: James Baldwin papers, Sc MG 936; James℗ Baldwin's "Five℗ Years" poetry manuscript, Sc MG 934; Ten Screenplays for Malcolm X Film collection, Sc MG 969
Materials Separated from the Resource: Transferred to the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division: audio and moving image materials. For more information, please contact the division at schomburgaudiovisual@nypl.org or 212-491-2270.
Source
This collection was acquired by the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division in 1998. The paper documentation was separated in 2011-2012 from the audio-visual collection housed in MIRS.
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Added Author
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Dempsey, Douglas K.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 851
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