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Collection Dates: 1972 – 1992
Scope and Content Note: 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.
Audio materials from Whaley's radio program Cinema Soundtrack are as yet uncataloged.
Biographical Note: Jim Whaley (1948-1992) created and hosted Cinema Showcase on Atlanta public television station WPBA (Channel 30) from 1972 to 1992. He previously hosted Cinema Soundtrack for two years on WABE-FM radio, and was for 12 years the film reviewer for Atlanta's Creative Loafing newspaper. Before his death, he served as a member of the Georgia Film and Videotape Commission's Advisory Board.
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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