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Barbie nation (1998)
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Call no.:
DVD 020 420
Title:
Barbie nation
Alternate titles:
Unauthorized tour
Originally produced:
1998
Format:
DVD
Summary:
The documentary explores the history of the Barbie doll, through older and contemporary clips. Includes interviews with Barbie fans, foes, and fetishists ; these are people of all ages and sexes who either covet or revile Barbie. Visits conventions and auctions, where early dolls and memorabilia are bought and sold. Also tells the story of Barbie's creator and Mattel co-founder: Ruth Handler, whose commentary runs throughout the film. Handler adapted a 1950s German doll for adults called Lilli, to create Barbie, named after her daughter.
Credits:
presented by El Rio Productions LLC. ; New Day Films ; written, directed, and produced by Susan Stern.
Edition:
Collectors' edition
Publication:
[San Francisco, CA] : El Rio Productions ; [New York] : New Day Films, 2007.
Details:
1 DVD (102 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
New Day Films
Director(s):
Stern, Susan
Screenwriter(s):
Stern, Susan
Producer(s):
Stern, Susan
Performer(s):
Narrated by Susan Stern.
Production:
Camera, Fawn Yacker ... [et al.] ; editor, Elizabeth Finlayson ; music, Ed Bogas.
Notes:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
Special features include: optional audio director's commentary; a short film "Filmmakers"; 9 short Barbie films: Nora & Claire - still best friends, Director's interview, Black Barbie, Weird Barbies I & II, Fandom, The Handlers at home, Barbie on the street, Collectors' Barbies.
Subjects:
Handler, Ruth.
Barbie (Fictitious character)
Barbie dolls Social aspects United States.
Play Social aspects United States.
Genre:
Documentary films.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Documentary films
Year: 1990s
Spoken language: English
Title: Barbie nation
Director: Stern, Susan
Musical score composer: Bogas, Ed
Production studio: New Day Films
Film technique: Animation and live action
Cover image available: Yes