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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Rumi Nagashima
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83
ITEMS
6,477
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Rumi Nagashima, a college student and girl scout troop leader from Tokyo, Japan. She was 22 years old at the time of the shoot. Rumi Nagashima was born in 1984 in Higashi-Koganei, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan. At the time of the Global Lives Project shoot, she was about to graduate from Atomi University with a degree in Management Studies, and had a job lined-up with Fujitsu as a systems engineer. Due to an accident in 2005, she lost the...
Topics: globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Jamila Jad
collection
102
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5,705
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by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Jamila Jad, an elementary school student from Beirut, Lebanon. She was 9 years old at the time of the shoot. Born from a Lebanese mother and a Palestinian father, Jamila Jad inherited the nationality of her father. She is one of 400,000 officially registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Jamila was born and raised in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, where she attends public school and dreams of becoming a doctor. The oldest of four...
Topics: globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Mingmar Lama
collection
51
ITEMS
4,170
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is a 24-hour video recording of a day in the life of Mingmar Lama, a seasonal harvester of yartsa gumbu, or caterpillar fungus, and farmer. Mingmar is an on-screen participant featured in Lives in Transit from the Tsum Valley of Nepal. This video was produced by Rinzin Lama, Andrew Mahlstedt, Dawa Yakpa, Yog Shakya, Tenzin Norbu, Ravi Shrestha, Karma Ghale, Santa Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Magar, Tenzin Norbu, Thepe Tamang, Maila Tamang, Santosh, Jit Bahadur Gurung, and Kancha Tamang. This...
Topic: global lives project
Pierre Vallee
collection
53
ITEMS
3,515
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Pierre Vallee, a boat pilot living in Trois Rivières in the province of Quebec, Canada. This video was produced by Karen Vanderborght, Catherine Genest, Rébecca Lavoie, Ariane Lorrain, Marianne Ploska, Patrick Pearce, and Yanie Dupont-Hébert. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topic: global lives
Lara Aragon
collection
51
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3,475
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is a 24-hour video recording of a day in the life of Lara Aragon, a traveling clown and on-screen participant featured in Lives in Transit from Magaluf, Spain. This video was produced by Mara Pérez, Chino Saavedra, Pablo Barrientos, Paromita Dhar, and Carlos Rodríguez. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit www.globallives.org .
Topic: global lives project
Seunghwan Seo
collection
50
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3,338
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is a 24-hour video recording of a day in the life of Seunghwan Seo, an employee of a company called Anyman which provides virtually any service for people all around Seoul. Seunghwan is an on-screen participant of the Global Lives Project featured in Lives in Transit from Seoul, South Korea. This video was produced by Sam Queen, Rachel Gist, Jee Young Lee, Michael Stulberg, Marisol Park, Nayoung Jung, Joel Elliott, and Cole Quinlan. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video...
Topic: global lives project
Ivan Montano
collection
49
ITEMS
3,114
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Ivan Montaño, a horse-cart driver and tailor from Cali, Colombia. This video was produced by Claudia Quigua, Diego Eraso, Carlos A. Sanchez, Nelson Gomez, Carlos H Tofiño, Daniel F. Gomez, and Harvey Paz. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topic: global lives
Muttu Kumar
collection
81
ITEMS
2,889
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Muttu Kumar, a postcard seller and tour guide from Hampi, India. He was 18 years old at the time of the shoot. Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu Kumar speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central to his work as a tour guide and postcard salesman in Hampi, India where the architectural achievements of the Vijaynagar Empire have been declared a UNESCO World...
Topics: globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Rael Feliciano
collection
94
ITEMS
2,804
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Rael Feliciano, a hip-hop singer and city permit inspector. He was 23 years old at the time of the shoot. Better known as Rael, Israel Feliciano was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his GLP shoot in 2006, he was an emerging hip-hop artist who paid the bills working as a city permit inspector. Rael has been a performer since childhood, when he and his brother would break dance in the city center and at school...
Topics: globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Edith Kaphuka
collection
97
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2,646
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Edith Kaphuka, a student from Ngwale Village, Zomba District, Malawi. She was 13 years old at the time of the shoot. Edith Kaphuka was a 13-year-old student at Domasi Mission Primary School in Zomba District, Malawi during her Global Lives Project shoot in 2007. The oldest of four girls, Edith has many responsibilities at her home in Ngwale Village, such as fetching water, cleaning the dishes, and gardening. Her little sister, Memory,...
Topics: globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Dadah
collection
81
ITEMS
2,440
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 2,440
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Dadah, a farmer from Sarimukti Village, Indonesia. She was 32 years old at the time of the shoot. Dadah is a mother of three from Sarimukti, a Sundanese village in the highlands of West Java. She and her husband are farm workers on a state-owned plantation that dates back to Dutch colonial days. They are practicing Muslims and active members of the Pasundan Farmers' Union, which lobbies for both land re-distribution among farmers and...
Topics: globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Zhanna Dosmailova
collection
82
ITEMS
2,184
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Zhanna Dosmailova, a child from Vannovka, Kazakhstan. She was 5 years old at the time of the shoot. Zhanna Dosmailova has grown up in an orphanage, though she is not an orphan herself. Her mother is the orphanage's director, and her father is its driver and maintenance manager. They live in Vannovka, Southern Kazakhstan, near the Tien Shan mountains. Five-year-old Zhanna and her two older brothers often play Wii and other games with...
Topics: globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Kai Liu
collection
84
ITEMS
1,912
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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Dusan Lazic
collection
46
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1,562
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Dusan Lazic, a beekeeper and retired engineer from Vojka, Serbia. He was 57 years old at the time of the shoot. Dusan Lazic turned to beekeeping in 2004 after having difficulty finding work as an engineer. He lives in Vojka, Serbia. Born in 1942, he has experienced firsthand many of the tumultuous events that have shaped modern East European history, including the rise and fall of communism, the Yugoslav wars, and Serbian independence....
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James Bullock
collection
15
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929
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable car drive in San Francisco, California. He was 56 at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his wife Nina, a construction forewoman. James has worked in public transportation for more than 30...
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Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1966 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Pied Piper" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1956 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Wizard of Oz".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1976 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Oliver!" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1950 Play Troupe of Port Washington "Alice In Wonderland" Program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1959 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Snow White".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1968 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Winnie The Pooh" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1964 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1973 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Alice In Wonderland" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1977 Play Troupe production of "Beauty and the Beast".  March 1977.  Port Washington, NY.  Directed by Cinde Nissen.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1977 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "On The Town" program.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1967 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Clown Who Ran Away" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1955 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Emperor's New Clothes". March 5th, 1955. Main Street School. Port Washington, NY. Directed by Elmer Tangerman. Staged by George Wiley. Produced by Emily Spence and Molly Tangerman. Music composed and directed by Bob Procter. Choreography by Jane Laughlin.
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1981 Port Washington Play Troupe Teen Summer Theater production of "Red Hot & Blue". August 16th, 1981. Port Washington, NY. Directed by Pamela Meadows. Musical direction by Philip Glover. Arrangement and Orchestrations by David Barnett. Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1959 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Snow White" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1954 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Women".
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1980 Port Washington Play Troupe Teen Summer Theater production of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".  August 18th, 1980.  Port Washington, NY.  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical direction by Philip Glover.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1979 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1972 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Anything Goes" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1952 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Cinderella" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1959 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Kind Lady".  Port Washington, NY.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1976 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Tales of Sleepy Hollow" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1956 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Time of the Cuckoo".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1985 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Robber Bridegroom".  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical Direction by Sandra A. Vigliotti.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Janet Grunwald.  August 16th, 1985.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1963 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Sleeping Beauty" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1975 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Guys and Dolls" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1979 Play Troupe production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie".  October 19th, 1979.  Main Street School.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe
Port Washington Performing Arts
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1984 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Annie".  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical Direction by Sandra Vigliotti.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Janet Grunwald.  August 19th, 1983.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1955 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Sabrina Fair".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1978 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Rumpelstiltzkin" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1975 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Around The World in 80 Days" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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Port Washington Play Troupe's 50th anniversary.  February 1977.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1973 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Bye Bye Birdie".  Port Washington, NY.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1969 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Wizard of Oz".  Weber Junior High School.  March 22,23 & 29, 1969.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1958 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Puss In Boots" Program
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1972 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Peter Pan" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1954 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Peter Pan" Program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1977 Play Troupe production of "Ten Little Indians". By Agatha Christie.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1964 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Seagull".  Port Washington, NY.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
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1954 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Happy Time".  Directed by Eileen Hickson.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
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1967 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Never Too Late".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1978 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Tall Tales Of The Wild West" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1983 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Grease".  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical Direction by Corey Berman.  Choreography by Deborah Rosenthal.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Janet Grunwald.  Carrie Palmer Weber Junior H.S.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1962 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Reluctant Dragon" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1957 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Jack and the Beanstalk".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1978 Port Washington Play Troupe Follies II.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1978 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Golden Apple".  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical direction by Steven Cahn with Judith Marshall.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  August 18,19,20,21, 1978.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1970 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Mr. Poppers Penguins" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1978 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Glass Menagerie".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1974 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Red, Hot & Blue".  Port Washington, NY.  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical direction by David Barnett.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1964 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1974 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Pinocchio" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1970 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Hansel and Gretel" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1955 Play Troupe of Port Washington production of "Night Must Fall".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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2014 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "War of the Worlds".  In partnership with WCWP 88.1 FM.  October 30th, 2014.  Hillwood Recital Hall.  C.W. Post College.  Brookville, NY.   Directed by Kate Beckman.  Production Manager - Robert Raduazzo.  Foley Design - Brian E. Long.  Foley Artist - Phyllis M. Montuori.  Music Consultant & Pianist - David Barnett.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1955 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Emperors New Clothes" program.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1982 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Kismet".  August 13-14-15-16th, 1982.  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical direction by Corey Berman.  Choreography by Debbie Rosenthal.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Margie Sung.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1953 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Alladin And The Wonderful Lamp" program
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Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1957 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" program.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1974 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Red, Hot & Blue" program.  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical direction by David Barnett.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1980 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Death Of A Salesman".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts