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Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014

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Series 9:
An American Artist
Video Recordings
, 1995-2003
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 7-8

Series consists of 13 videocassettes (VHS) from the production of the documentary
Fletcher Benton: An American Artist
by Morgan Cavett, who was Benton's cousin. Being production material, there is a substantial quantity of footage that was not used in the final documentary, which is available on Benton's website and on DVD. Some of the material is personal and filmed in a casual manner.
The full, unedited interview with the curator George W. Neubert and Fletcher Benton's interview at the Davis Symphony Hall comprise two video cassettes each. An interview and footage about the Homage to WWII Airplanes series is also found on two videocassettes.
Three videocassettes contain footage of San Francisco's North Beach area with comments from Benton about his first years in the city, along with interviews of two of his studio assistants, Michael Roby and another unidentified assistant. Local scenes include Vesuvio Cafe and City Lights Books. Footage also includes studio scenes, some still shots of sculptures, and a tour given by Benton of his studio. Additional footage of the Dore Street studio and Benton's Napa home is on two videocassettes, and two rough edits of the documentary are on two additional videocassettes.
Additional video recordings are found in series 1, Biographical Materials, series 4, Exhibition and Commission Files, series 6, Broadcast Materials, and series 7, Photographic and Moving Image Materials.
Description Container Select
George W. Neubert Interview, 1995-2003, undated
2 videocassettes (vhs)
7
19
Fletcher Benton Interview at the Davis Symphony Hall, 1995-2003
2 videocassettes (vhs)
7
20
Homage to WWII Airplanes Series
, 1995-2003
2 videocassettes (vhs)
7
21
San Francisco North Beach Area and Assistants Interviews, 1995-2003
3 videocassettes (vhs)
7
22
Dore Street Studio Materials, 1995-2003
2 videocassettes (vhs)
8
1
Rough Edited Versions, 1995-2003
2 videocassettes (vhs)
8
2

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