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Judith Wechsler papers, circa 1940-2003, bulk 1971-1994

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Series 4:
Harry Callahan
Production Records
, 1992-1994
3.3 Linear feet
Boxes 2, 12-14, 18-19, 21

Series includes mainly production elements for Wechsler's documentary about the photographer Harry Callahan. An original sound recording of a 1992 panel discussion at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) with Callahan, Peter Galassi, and Douglas McGill is found, as well as an interview of Callahan conducted the following day, presumably by Judith Wechsler. Original, unedited sound reels recorded for the documentary in 1993 are also found, which contain synchronous sound (shot with picture), wild sound (shot without picture) and voiceover sound material. Brief logs of sound reels reels from 1993 link them to synchronous picture reels and briefly describe content.
Additional production elements include work print of the MoMA panel discussion and interview, outtakes from the interview, and work print and outtakes from other components of the film. A video copy of the edited work is also found.
Additional material in the series includes a flyer describing the finished work and photographs of the filmmaker's original film containers, which were replaced with archival film cans during processing.
A letter from Wechsler to the film lab filed is series 2 also makes reference to Harry Callahan material.
Description Container Select
Flyer, 1994
2
12
Photographs of Original Film Containers, 1994
2
13
Harry Callahan, Peter Galassi, and Douglas McGill at the Museum of Modern Art, 1992 December 8
3 Sound tape reels
Original sound reels #1-3
1 Sound cassette
2
14-15
Harry Callahan Interview, 1992 December 9
1 Sound cassette
21
7
Logs for Original Sound Reels #1-11, 1993 March 21-22
2
16
Original Sound Reels #1-11, 1993 March 21-22
11 Sound tape reels
Includes sync sound, wild sound, and voiceover recordings interspersed throughout reels; sync sound numbered "TK 1-18"
3 Sound cassettes
Copies
2
17-22
Film Lab Records, 1993
2
23
Work Print
Edited Work Print , circa 1994
2 Film reels
picture and soundtrack; soundtrack labeled "full mix"
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 122-123
12
MoMA Lecture, Excerpts, circa 1994
1 Film reel
soundtrack
16mm
Film can numbered FC 124
13
MoMA Interview , circa 1994
1 Film reel
soundtrack
16mm
Film can numbered FC 125
13
Wild Sound, circa 1994
2 Film reels
Soundtrack
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 126-127
13
Dialogue, circa 1994
1 Film reel
labeled "Dialogue C"; sound clips assembled on reel with unrelated picture trims for timing
16mm
Film can numbered FC 128
13
Outtakes and Trims
Interview Outtakes, circa 1994
3 Film reels
picture and soundtrack
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 129-131
13
Additional Outtakes, circa 1994
2 Film reels
picture and soundtrack
16mm
Film reels numbered FC 132 (in box 13) and FC 133 (in box 14)
13
14
Trims and Outtakes, circa 1994
16 Film reels
16 reels in 5 film cans
picture and soundtrack; rolls numbered 1-16 by filmmaker
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 134-135 (in box 18), 136-138 (in box 19)
18
19
Trims and Outtakes, circa 1994
45 Film reels
45 reels in 6 film cans
picture and soundtrack; unnumbered
16mm
Film cans numbered FC 139-144
14
Edited Work, 1994
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Video copies
2
24

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