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Collection Dates: 1972 – 1992
Scope and Content Note: The Media Archives holdings of "Cinema Showcase" include completed as-aired programs as well as raw footage for the program. The archival material exists on various formats of videotape and on 16mm film. Transfers have been made of several programs for viewing and research; additional transfers can be made by request but transfers are dependent upon condition and format. We require 24-48 hours lead time to inspect the original materials; additional time may be required to transfer certain formats. Audio materials from Whaley's radio program Cinema Soundtrack are as yet uncataloged.
Biographical Note: In the era before American Movie Classics and Turner Classic Movies, public television was one of the main broadcast outlets to show classic films, generally uncut and uninterrupted by commercials. "Cinema Showcase" was syndicated to several television markets. For the show, Whaley interviewed stars and filmmakers, attended premieres and junkets. Some of his interview subjects were Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Susan Hayward, Francois Truffaut, and Frank Capra.
Extent: 75 video reels : sd., b&w and col. ; 2 in.;74 video reels : sd., col. ; 1 in.;467 videocassettes (Umatic) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.;262 videocassettes (BetaSP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.;23 film reels : sd., col. ; 16 mm.;[1000?] sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10-12 in.
Subject Headings: Cinema showcase (Television program);Whaley, Jim, 1948-1992;WPBA (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.);Cinema soundtrack (Radio program);Motion pictures--United States;Streep, Meryl;Spielberg, Steven, 1946-;Hayward, Susan, 1917-1975;Truffaut, François;Capra, Frank, 1897-1991;Motion picture actors and actresses--United States;Motion picture producers and directors--United States;Television--Georgia--Atlanta;Television.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives in 1995.
Cite Collection As: Cinema showcase collection, 1972-1992. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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