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California One

Copyright Date:
1979

Copyright Holder:
Poetry Center, San Francisco State University

Artists:
Beck, Stephen
Montoya, Jose
Hawkins, Bobbie Louise
Grahn, Judy
Herd, Dale
Lockett, Reginald
Dorn, Edward
Dickey, William
Hagedorn, Jessica
Marshall, Jack
Lyle, K. Curtis

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

Background:
Originally created for a West Coast series called "Western Exposure" and presented by the Bay Area Video Coalition, "California One" appears to have been broadcast as an episode of "Artist's Showcase."

Scope:
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP preservation master, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies.

The Poetry Center of San Francisco State University takes the words of several poets and sets them to images of the California landscape. Computer-generated imagery by video artist Stephen Beck accompanies some of the pieces.
Poems include:
"Resonant Valley" by Jose Montoya
"Liver" by Bobbie Louise Hawkins
"She Who" by Judy Grahn
"Blood" by Dale Herd
"She Tries: Reflections on a Student's Homework Assignment" by Reginald Lockett
"An Opinion on a Matter of Public Safety" by Edward Dorn
"Rainbow Grocery" by William Dickey
"Smokey's Gettin' Old" by Jessica Hagedorn
"In Your Shoes" by Jack Marshall
"Sylvester St. Elmo Hope" by K. Curtis Lyle

Music is by Patrick Gleeson.



Directors:
Olson, Martha
Blair, Wendy

Producers:
Olson, Martha
Blair, Wendy
Wright, Barbara (Executive Producer)
Craig, Gordon C. A. (Executive Producer)
MacAdams, Louis (Executive Producer)

Editor:
Olson, Martha

Funders:
Rockefeller Foundation
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
California Public Broadcasting Commission
California Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts

Performers:
Behling, Robert
Eaton, Marion Gynith
Feil, Judy
Hawkins, Bobbie Louise
Lynch, Susan
Watts, Jane

Subjects:
Poetry
California



Genre:
Readings





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