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Fashion Fun
Program 726
Original Airdate: 5/13/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American fashion designers
Afro-American women
Clothing and dress
Fashion designers - Boston - Massachusetts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
D'ambra, Nik
Downs, Bettye

Program Description
Host Barbara Barrow and Say Brother fashion consultant Rebecca Hill speak with two Boston-based clothing designers: Bettye Downs and Nik D'ambra. Subjects include how they started designing clothes, their choice of models, what people look for in custom clothing and why they are willing to spend so much, costs related to custom clothing, choice of fabrics, and design sensibility. Fashions by both designers are modeled during the program.

Producer
Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Director
Conrad White

Host
Barbara Barrow
Rebecca Hill

Guests
Nik D'ambra
Bettye Downs

Performers
Valerie Kaan (ventriloquist)

Others
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Brian Clarke (assistant to the producer)
June Cross (production assistant)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Danny Horne (intern)
Lenita Johnson (intern)
Valerie Kaan (commentator)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Frank Lane (camera)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Carolyn Marshall (production secretary)
Gene Meckles (graphic designer)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting director)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (lighting assistant)
Jahid Songai (intern)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John Sullivan (assistant stage manager)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Bob Wilson (camera)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03348
Original recording 1/4" audio reel (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01254A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01255
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape 2501-30 / A3348
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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