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Barbie nation : an unauthorized tour

Author: Susan Stern, (Filmmaker)Ruth HandlerSandi HolderRuPaulElizabeth FinlaysonAll authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : El Rio Productions [New York] : New Day Films, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Videocassette : Partial animation : U-matic : English : Collectors' editionView 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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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Ruth Handler; Barbie, (Fictitious character); Ruth Handler; Barbie, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Stern, (Filmmaker); Ruth Handler; Sandi Holder; RuPaul; Elizabeth Finlayson; Edward Bogas; Fawn Yacker; Tomas Tucker; El Rio Productions,; New Day Films,
ISBN: 1574481835 9781574481839
OCLC Number: 153276875
Language Note: Optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
Special features: Director's commentary; 5 short Barbie films: Weird Barbies, Black Barbie, Barbie on the street, Collectors' Barbies, Handlers at home; More Barbie shorts: Fandom, Weird Barbies II, Director's interview, Nora & Clair now; The filmmakers; DVD credits.
Credits: Editor, Elizabeth Finlayson ; music, Ed Bogas ; camera, Fawn Yacker, David Collier, John Rogers, Tomas Tucker, Peter Wu, Preston Sullivan, Bob Curlee.
Performer(s): Featuring, Evelyn Burkhalter, Ron Nicolino, Ruth Handler, Barbara Segal, Sandi Holder, Franklin Lim Liao, Caroline & Barbara, Sidney Kahn, Lisa McKendall, Nora Rodriguez, Claire Turner, Kerry Muller, Elliot Handler, RuPaul, Allen Moreli.
Awards: Golden Spire winner, San Francisco International Film Festival; Silver Apple, National Educational Media Network; National PBS premier, p.o.v.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : DVD video, sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Other Titles: Weird Barbies.
Black Barbie.
Barbie on the street.
Collectors' Barbies.
Handlers at home.
Fandom.
Weird Barbies II.
Director's interview.
Nora & Claire now.
Unauthorized tour
Responsibility: directed & produced by Susan Stern ; written & narrated 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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