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Video clip of Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet

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Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (25 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (25 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (25 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (D3) (25 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (25 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4in.
1 videocassette of 1 (25 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4in.

Copyright Date:
1975

Copyright Holder:
William Wegman

Artist:
Wegman, William

Background:
"Dinner Party" was created when Wegman was an NEA Artist in Residence and was probably broadcast on "Artist's Showcase."

Scope:
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP and D3 preservation masters, and VHS and 3/4" screening tapes of the completed work.

"Dinner Party," 1975, was created by video artist William Wegman. Dorothy Chiesa is credited as the coordinator. It shows the conflicts that arise when two different types of dinner parties occur simultaneously. Guests arrive for a more formal party and are served accordingly. Once the dinner is underway, another set of guests arrives for a buffet-style meal, which is more casual in tone. The same hosts attend to both sets of guests, attempting to observe the proper codes of etiquette in each case. Workshop Director Fred Barzyk appears as one of the performers.



Producers:
Barzyk, Fred
Tappan, Olivia (Associate Producer)

Editor:
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Editor)

Performers:
Dewing, Lilian M.
Caito, Jim
Birk, John
Hunter, Betsy
Egan, Cini
Anastasios, Chris
Dike, Esther N.
Weinstein, Frances
Weinstein, Cecil
Pallin, Sherry
Barzyk, Fred
Carmody, Judy
Anzalone, Joseph

Subjects:
Dinners and dining
Entertaining
Etiquette






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