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Author: Edward GrayMark ObenhausKenneth LevisElizabeth KreutzDavid G McCulloughAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Obenhaus Films ; [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video [distributor], 1989, [1998?]
Series: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 18.; American history video library, v. 18.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using archival film and photographs and interviews with historians, writers, customers and former employees, this film explores how the Sears catalogue, giving readers a sense of urban life and a vision of middle class splendors, reflected the changes of the time and became a symbol for the national ambitions and dreams of a sprawling country. Contains biographical information on Richard Warren Sears and Alvah  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard Warren Sears; Alvah Curtis Roebuck; Julius Rosenwald; Alvah Curtis Roebuck; Julius Rosenwald; Richard Warren Sears
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Gray; Mark Obenhaus; Kenneth Levis; Elizabeth Kreutz; David G McCullough; James C Worthy; Annette Atkins; Harry Crews; Wayne Edison Fuller; Gilbert Courtland Fite; Joan L Severa; Frank Ferrucci; Obenhaus Films (New York, N.Y.); PBS Video.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 42365020
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: "WGBH Educational Foundation and WNET/Thirteen [copyright] 1989."
Credits: Interviews photographed by Mark Obenhaus, Eddie Marritz ; edited by Ken Levis ; original music, Frank Ferrucci ; narrator, Mark Obenhaus ; voice of Richard Sears, Ron Frazier.
Performer(s): Series host, David McCullough; interviews with: James C. Worthy, Annette Atkins, Harry Crews, Wayne E. Fuller, Gilbert C. Fite, Bob L. Lee, Lilly Wingfield, Joan Severa, Frank F. Winters.
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. 18.; American history video library, v. 18.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: written and produced by Edward Gray and Mark Obenhaus ; directed by Edward Gray and Ken Levis ; co-producer, Elizabeth Kreutz ; an Obenhaus Films, Inc. production for the American Experience.
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Using archival film and photographs and interviews with historians, writers, customers and former employees, this film explores how the Sears catalogue, giving readers a sense of urban life and a vision of middle class splendors, reflected the changes of the time and became a symbol for the national ambitions and dreams of a sprawling country. Contains biographical information on Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck.

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