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Video clip of More TV Stories

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More TV Stories

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (14 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (14 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (D3) (14 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (14 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (14 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

Copyright Date:
1985

Artist:
Segalove, Ilene

Background:
These are screening copies of "More TV Stories," 1985, which was created by video artist Ilene Segalove for The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund.

Scope:
Includes a 1" master, Betacam SP and D3 preservation masters, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies. The work also appears on a 3/4" tape with "Easy Living."

A woman, probably Segalove, narrates brief dramatizations of six anecdotal stories, each of which relates in some way to watching television. The dramatizations are humorous and mainly autobiographical, featuring performers wearing everyday clothing in everyday environments.

The individual segments are as follow:
The Pastrami Sandwich: A child watches the Burns and Allen show and realizes he wants a pastrami sandwich.
Dial 116: A child watching television is prompted by an advertisement to call and report a nonexistent fire.
Truth on TV: Driving home, a couple listens to the radio broadcast remarks of a child who reached out and caught a ball at an L.A. Dodgers game.
Hotel Suite: A couple checks into a hotel; the woman is excited by the cleanliness of the room; even the television has been sanitized.
Anatomy in Motion: After experiencing stomach pain, a woman is x-rayed; she drinks a barium milkshake and the nurses whisper descriptions of foods in her ear, encouraging her stomach to create juices and appear on the nearby monitor.
The Forbidden Channel: A young girl's parent's purchase a cable television system that provides access to a pornographic channel; they forbid their daughter to watch the channel and leave for the evening; when surfing the stations, the girl performs an elaborate gymnastic tumbling pass when the forbidden channel comes up, thus averting her gaze.



Directors:
Segalove, Ilene
Abbene, John (Director of Photography)
Feldman, Miriam (Art Director)

Producer:
Segalove, Ilene

Coproducer:
Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund, The

Editors:
Segalove, Ilene
Browne, Steve E.

Funder:
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, New Works Program

Performers:
Ballmer, Leslie
Cleator, Molly
Conway, Michelle
Dillon, Diana
Feldman, Miriam
Kenilworth, George
Kleiner, Richard
Louise, Diana
Muniz, Mark
Muniz, Danny
Priven, Louis
Segalove, Ilene
St. George, Wade

Subjects:
Television


Genres:
Compilations
Dramas

See Also:
Easy Living





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