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What's it called? Sammy Davis, Jr. [videorecording] : I've gotta be me / produced by Sally Rosenthal and Michael Kantor ; edited by Steven Wechsler ; written by Laurence Maslon directed by Sam Pollard ; a production of Thirteen Productions LLC's American masters for WNET; in coproduction with ZDF ; in collaboration with ARTE.
Who published it? [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2019]
[Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  792.7092 Sam  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD video
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Television program
Helpful notes! With optional English SDH subtitles and descriptive video.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Credits Original music, Christopher Rife.
Special stuff to know! DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; 5.1 surround.
Who'd like this? Rating: TV14.
What's it about? Examines entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr.'s journey to create his own identity, as a black man who embraced Judaism, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress; a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, he strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Features new interviews with Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, Kim Novak, and others, with photographs from Davis's personal collection and performance footage.
Helpful notes! Special features: Being black in America; Persona; Sammy's funeral; Star.
Performers! Sammy Davis, Jr.
Helpful subjects! Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990.
Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990. (OCoLC)fst01800775
Entertainers -- United States -- Biography.
Entertainers. (OCoLC)fst00912655
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
It's a special thing! Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Documentary television programs. (OCoLC)fst01710387
Nonfiction television programs. (OCoLC)fst01710270
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities. (OCoLC)fst01710451
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990, performer, on-screen participant.
Rosenthal, Sally, television producer.
Kantor, Michael, 1961- television producer.
Wechsler, Steven, editor of moving image work.
Maslon, Laurence, screenwriter.
Pollard, Sam, television director.
Thirteen Productions, production company.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, production company.
Association relative à la télévision européenne, production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher.
PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor.
Other titles to try! I've gotta be me
American masters (Television program)
Special numbers! 9781531709082
00841887040839 gtin-14
Special numbers! AM61702 PBS
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