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Woolworths : five and dime fortune and failure

Author: Geraldine HugoJack PerkinsHistory Channel (Television network)Arts and Entertainment Network.A & E Home Video (Firm)All authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : A & E Home Video : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, ©1997.
Series: Biography (A & E Home Video (Firm))
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Traces the life of F.W. Woolworth, who went from a poor farm family in New York to become one of America's most famous millionaires. Discusses the effect of the money on his heirs including Barbara Hutton, his granddaughter. Woolworth built a fortune by establishing the Great 5 Cent Store. This venture lead to the Woolworth 5 and 10 cent chain of stores and great bargain shopping, a revolutionary concept in retail.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Frank Winfield Woolworth; Charles Sumner Woolworth; Barbara Hutton; Frank Winfield Woolworth
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine Hugo; Jack Perkins; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767004582 9780767004589
OCLC Number: 38723613
Notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of: Biography.
Credits: Camera, Steve Clark ... [et al.]; editor, Kendrick Simmons; music selector, Jill Kirschen; research, Bridgitte Abadi ... [et al.].
Performer(s): Host, narrator: Jack Perkins.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Biography (A & E Home Video (Firm))
Other Titles: Five and dime fortune and failure
Woolworth five and dime :
Fortune and failure
Biography (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and written by Geraldine Hugo ; produced by History Television Network Production, H-TV ; A & E Television Networks.

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Traces the life of F.W. Woolworth, who went from a poor farm family in New York to become one of America's most famous millionaires. Discusses the effect of the money on his heirs including Barbara Hutton, his granddaughter. Woolworth built a fortune by establishing the Great 5 Cent Store. This venture lead to the Woolworth 5 and 10 cent chain of stores and great bargain shopping, a revolutionary concept in retail.

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