Ain't misbehavin' [videorecording] : the Coit Tower murals / New Pacific Productions ; producers, David Bolt, John Esterle, and Sue Ellen McCann ; director, David Bolt ; writer, John Esterle ; art director, Sue Ellen McCann ; narrator, Bruce Holbert

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.newpacif
Creators:
New Pacific Productions
Dates:
c1986
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Item
videocassette (VHS) (ca. 20 min.)
sd., col.
1/2 in.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Reviews the history of the San Francisco Coit Tower from its building, the commissioning of the often controversial murals by the Public Works of Art Project in 1933, and their significance in both artistic and political terms, through to the more recent problems of restoration and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the murals in 1984. Appearing in the video are Coit Tower muralists, Ralph Chessé, John Langley Howard and Bernard Zakheim. Offering commentary and analysis are: Masha Zakheim Jewett, author of COIT TOWER, Michael Bell, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission, and art historian Francis V. O'Connor.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1986 by David Bolt.

Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
San Francisco, Calif. : New Pacific Productions [production company], c1986.

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Keywords
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Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American -- California -- San Francisco Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project (Calif.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell, Michael S., 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chessé, Ralph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howard, John Langley, 1902- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewett, Masha Zakheim, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Connor, Francis V. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Pacific Productions Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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