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Author: Thomas F LennonDavid G McCulloughSidney FineDon LenzerKen ElutoAll authors
Publisher: [U.S.] : Thomas Lennon Productions ; Alexandria, VA : PBS Video [distributor], 1989, [1999?]
Series: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 16.; American history video library, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : PBS Video index [version]View all editions and formats
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Using archival film and photographs and interviews with residents and scholars; this film examines the effect of prohibition on Detroit and the Detroit River area. Rumrunning, speakeasies, the Charleston, and bootlegging are covered. Starting with the temperence movement to the 18th amendment (1920) and its repeal in 1933, this film relates the views of Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company in relation to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Lennon; David G McCullough; Sidney Fine; Don Lenzer; Ken Eluto; Peter Thomas; Thomas Lennon Productions.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 43734013
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: "WGBH Educational Foundation and WNET/Thirteen [copyright] 1989."
Credits: Director of photography, Don Lenzer ; editor, Ken Eluto ; narration, Peter Thomas.
Performer(s): Series host, David McCullough; interviews with: Martin Hayden, Kenneth White, Gertrude Linscott, Seymour Fabrick, "Red" Cole, Sidney Fine, Lois Quig, Esther Earl, Don Gardner, Dennis Renaud, George Gayton, Clayton Riopelle, Theresa Plotzke, Mary Attaman, Maxie Silk.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on the PBS television series The American experience with David McCullough in 1989.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 16.; American history video library, v. 16.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: written and produced by Thomas Lennon ; a Thomas Lennon Production for the American Experience.
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Using archival film and photographs and interviews with residents and scholars; this film examines the effect of prohibition on Detroit and the Detroit River area. Rumrunning, speakeasies, the Charleston, and bootlegging are covered. Starting with the temperence movement to the 18th amendment (1920) and its repeal in 1933, this film relates the views of Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company in relation to prohibition and also chronicles the control of the bootleg market from the small-time operator to the Syndicates (the Purple Gang in Detroit) to the Sicilian Black Hands.

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