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Louisa May Alcott : the woman behind Little women

Author: Nancy W PorterHarriet ReisenElizabeth MarvelDaniel GerrollJane AlexanderAll authors
Publisher: Lexington, MA : Nancy Porter Productions, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen, [educational ver.]View all editions and formats
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Filmed on location at many places actually frequented by the real persons portrayed and featuring a script written from primary sources, this documentary tells the life story of American author Louisa May Alcott, chronicling her efforts to rescue her family from poverty and find wealth, fame, and happiness for herself. Includes animations and commentary from Alcott scholars, novelist Geraldine Brooks, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Biographical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Educational television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Biography
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Louisa May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy W Porter; Harriet Reisen; Elizabeth Marvel; Daniel Gerroll; Jane Alexander; Geraldine Brooks; Joel Myerson; Sarah Elbert; Daniel Shealy; Madeleine B Stern; Jan Turnquist; John Matteson; Nancy Porter Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 497937656
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced in 2008 and broadcast in 2009 as an episode of the PBS television series: American masters.
Special features: Extended interviews with commentators: Geraldine Brooks, Joel Myerson, Sarah Elbert, Daniel Shealy, Madeleine Stern, Jan Turnquist, John Matteson ; interview with filmmakers Porter, Reisen, and Marvel ; Love (a poem by Louisa May Alcott, read by Elizabeth Marvel).
Credits: Photography director, Boyd Estus ; editor, Dick Bartlett ; music, Sheldon Mirowitz.
Cast: Elizabeth Marvel (Louisa May Alcott), Daniel Gerroll (Bronson Alcott), Jane Alexander (Ednah Cheney) [and others].
Description: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; stereo. or 5.1 surround sound.
Other Titles: American masters.
Woman behind Little women
American masters (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York's American masters ; directed and produced by Nancy Porter ; written and produced by Harriet Reisen.

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Filmed on location at many places actually frequented by the real persons portrayed and featuring a script written from primary sources, this documentary tells the life story of American author Louisa May Alcott, chronicling her efforts to rescue her family from poverty and find wealth, fame, and happiness for herself. Includes animations and commentary from Alcott scholars, novelist Geraldine Brooks, and the "literary sleuths" who uncovered Alcott's lost thrillers.

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