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The Hollywood librarian : a look at librarians through film

Author: Ann Seidl; Overdue Productions.; Bi-Folkal Productions.; Media Education Foundation.
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Hollywood Librarian is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject of librarians. A vivid blend of factual documentary, feature film, and storytelling, it reveals the history and realities of librarianship in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies. Interviews with actual librarians, intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians, examine such issues as literature, books and reading,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Humor
Interviews
Nonfiction films
Documentaries
Humour
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Seidl; Overdue Productions.; Bi-Folkal Productions.; Media Education Foundation.
ISBN: 193286931X 9781932869316
OCLC Number: 318169908
Language Note: In English; optional subtitles in English, Spanish or French.
Notes: Originally produced in 2007.
Credits: Cinematographer, Aaron Harris ; original score composed and performed by David J. Murphy, Nestor Torres.
Performer(s): Narration, Ann M. Seidl.
Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: Marks in sand --
It's a wonderful life --
I became a librarian --
Andrew Carnegie --
Steinbeck in Salinas --
Shhhh! --
You are not alone --
It was like an epiphany --
Not just shelving books --
The librarian fantasy --
A smutty book --
One human thought --
What I read is my business --
The library that Susan built --
Election day --
A perfect job.
Other Titles: Look at librarians through film
Responsibility: Overdue Productions presents ; a documentary film by Ann Seidl ; written and directed by Ann Seidl ; produced in association with BiFolkal Productions, Inc.

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"The Hollywood Librarian is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject of librarians. A vivid blend of factual documentary, feature film, and storytelling, it reveals the history and realities of librarianship in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies. Interviews with actual librarians, intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians, examine such issues as literature, books and reading, censorship, library funding, citizenship and democracy. For the first time, we see and understand the real lives and real work of American librarians who for decades have been a cultural force hiding in plain sight."--Container.

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The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film

(EMRO user published 2010-05-10 ) Very Good Permalink
Don’t judge this film by its title alone. The Hollywood Librarian is so much more than a campaign to disprove movie stereotypes of librarians.

It is a wonderful history lesson on the origin of public libraries. Seidl pays special tribute to Andrew Carnegie, the immigrant and steel magnate...
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