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The Resource American masters : I've gotta be me, Sammy Davis, Jr ., produced by Sally Rosenthal and Michael Kantor ; directed by Sam Pollard ; a production of Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters for WNET in coproduction with ZDF ; in collaboration with ARTE

American masters : I've gotta be me, Sammy Davis, Jr ., produced by Sally Rosenthal and Michael Kantor ; directed by Sam Pollard ; a production of Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters for WNET in coproduction with ZDF ; in collaboration with ARTE

Label
American masters : I've gotta be me, Sammy Davis, Jr .
Title
American masters
Title remainder
I've gotta be me
Title part
Sammy Davis, Jr .
Statement of responsibility
produced by Sally Rosenthal and Michael Kantor ; directed by Sam Pollard ; a production of Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters for WNET in coproduction with ZDF ; in collaboration with ARTE
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Director
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Language
eng
Summary
He was "Mr. Entertainment," a show-business meteor who blazed across the twentieth century. Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. Yet, his life was complex, complicated, and contradictory. Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me explores Davis' journey to create his own identity - as a black man who embraced Judaism - through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress. A veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, Davis strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Featuring interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kim Novak, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis' vast personal collection and footage of his electric performances, this film explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory highlighted the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
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  • Pollard, Sam
  • Rosenthal, Sally
  • Kantor, Michael
  • Maslon, Laurence
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • Thirteen Productions
Runtime
100
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  • Davis, Sammy
  • African American entertainers
  • Jewish entertainers
  • African American actors
  • African American singers
Target audience
adult
Label
American masters : I've gotta be me, Sammy Davis, Jr ., produced by Sally Rosenthal and Michael Kantor ; directed by Sam Pollard ; a production of Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters for WNET in coproduction with ZDF ; in collaboration with ARTE
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Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 19, 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP4062334/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (100 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1096490918
Video recording format
other
Label
American masters : I've gotta be me, Sammy Davis, Jr ., produced by Sally Rosenthal and Michael Kantor ; directed by Sam Pollard ; a production of Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters for WNET in coproduction with ZDF ; in collaboration with ARTE
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 19, 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP4062334/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (100 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1096490918
Video recording format
other

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