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Barbie nation : an unauthorized tour

Author: Susan Stern; New Day Films.; El Rio Productions.
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : El Rio Productions LLC, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The documentary explores the history of the Barbie doll, through older and contemporary clips. Includes interviews with Barbie fans, foes, and fetishists ; these are people of all ages and sexes who either covet or revile Barbie. Visits conventions and auctions, where early dolls and memorabilia are bought and sold. Also tells the story of Barbie's creator and Mattel co-founder: Ruth Handler, whose commentary runs  Read more...
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Named Person: Ruth Handler; Ruth Handler
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Stern; New Day Films.; El Rio Productions.
ISBN: 1574480480 9781574480481
OCLC Number: 53067571
Notes: Originally produced in 1998.
Dolby digital stereo.
Documentary.
Video guide inserted in container.
Features: optional audio director's commentary; a short film "Filmmakers"; 5 short Barbie films: Weird Barbies, Black Barbie, Barbie on the street, Collector's Barbies, The handlers at home.
Credits: Camera, Fawn Yacker ... [et al.] ; editor, Elizabeth Finlayson ; music, Ed Bogas.
Performer(s): Narrated by Susan Stern.
Description: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Weird Barbies.
Black Barbie.
Barbie on the street.
Collector's Barbies.
Handlers at home.
Unauthorized tour
Responsibility: New Day Films ; directed and produced by Susan Stern ; written by Susan Stern ; El Rio Productions LLC.

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The documentary explores the history of the Barbie doll, through older and contemporary clips. Includes interviews with Barbie fans, foes, and fetishists ; these are people of all ages and sexes who either covet or revile Barbie. Visits conventions and auctions, where early dolls and memorabilia are bought and sold. Also tells the story of Barbie's creator and Mattel co-founder: Ruth Handler, whose commentary runs throughout the film. Handler adapted a 1950s German doll for adults called Lilli, to create Barbie, named after her daughter.

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