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Evening with Eartha Kitt, An
Program 1000
Original Airdate: 9/14/1979

Subject Keywords
Afro-American actresses
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American women
Music - Performance

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Chiesa, Ron Della
Cummings, Cheryl
Kitt, Eartha
Roumain, Martial

Corporate Names
Timbuktu! (theatrical production)

Program Description
Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with vocalist and actress Eartha Kitt, in Boston with the production of Timbuktu! Topics includeTimbuktu! as an extension of Kitt's Kismet, how long the show has been traveling, her role in Timbuktu! , the music in the production, interpreting her character Sahleem-La-Lume (which is not an essential one), her political positions and stance on the Vietnam War, and her difficult childhood. Program opens with excerpts from Kitt's interview with WGBH Radio FM's Ron Della Chiesa (host of the program Music America), and includes a studio dance performance of "Birds of Paradise" from Timbuktu! (performed by Martial Roumain and Cheryl Cummings), and a vocal performance by Kitt.

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

Brian Clarke

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Eartha Kitt

Cheryl Cummings (dancer)
Mark Hill (pianist)
Eartha Kitt (vocalist)
Martial Roumain (dancer)

Susan Brennan (audio)
David Crane (videotape recordist)
Elias Goldman (video)
Randy Gray (boom operator)
Randy Gray (assistant cameraman)
Ademah Hackshaw (assistant to the producer)
Rich Harrison (video)
Clint Heitman (scenic design)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Larry LeCain (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Jim McKenna (stage manager)
Joe Pugliesi (video)
Iris Rosenthal (lighting assistant)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Kim Swan (intern)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06107
Original footage 2" videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01548A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01551A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 1862-60
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Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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