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Rear Bumpers

Copyright Date:
1969?

Copyright Holder:
Copyright holder is unidentified.

Artist:
Shepherd, Jean

Extent:
3 videoreels of 3 (180 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Background:
These "Rear Bumpers" were created by Shepherd through the Rockefeller Artsists-in-Television program and include footage shot earlier (at WGBH?). They were broadcast at the end of the programming day.

Scope:
Includes three reels of 2" masters of the various spots. The first reel has been reformatted to Betacam SP and forms the basis of the content description provided here.

In his "Rear Bumper" spots, writer and raconteur Jean Shepherd reminisces with several people on a boating excursion. Topics of discussion include his work in television, humor, and writing. Interspersed with this dialogue are anecdotal television spots recorded several years earlier.



Director:
Barzyk, Fred

Producer:
Barzyk, Fred

Performer:
Shepherd, Jean

Subjects:
Television
Writing
Anecdotes
Wit and humor


Genre:
Interviews





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