Re: [Frameworks] Two historical questions

From: Damon <damonccny_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:33:46 -0400

Adam,

Thanks for the correction. My apologies to Ms. Singh and to all
Frameworkers who I almost led astray...

Damon.

On Jun 15, 2011, at 3:11 PM, Adam Hyman wrote:

> Rani Singh is a woman, head of the Harry Smith Archives, who also
> works at the Getty Research Institute, and directed the film:
> The Old Weird America: Harry Smithís Anthology of American Folk
> Music (which I co-produced).
> She knows her Harry Smith, but I donít think she is on Frameworks.
>
>
> On 6/15/11 12:00 PM, "Damon" <damonccny_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Smith:
>>
>> In the recent book from the Getty: Harry Smith: the Avant-Garde in
>> the American Vernacular, Rani Singh writes in his contribution
>> "Harry Smith, An Ethnographic Modernist" about Smith
>> "volunteering" to do library research for the program, and then in
>> July of 1947 being asked by Frank Stauffacher to travel to LA on
>> the program's behalf. Smith screened work with Art in Cinema in
>> Oct. '47, Sept. '48, Feb. '49, May '50, and Apr. '51. It is
>> unclear from the essay how he extricated himself from Art in
>> Cinema, or which month he left San Francisco, but Smith moved to
>> New York City in sometime in 1951 (probably early) for he received
>> a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in May of 1950 which would
>> act as a partial financial impetus to moving east.
>>
>> Damon.
>>
>>
>> On Jun 15, 2011, at 11:48 AM, Michael Betancourt wrote:
>>
>>> I'm hoping someone can help me with two historical questions:
>>>
>>> (1) When did Harry Smith start working at Art In Cinema, and how
>>> long was he there?
>>>
>>> I am under the impression he had left by 1950, but don't know
>>> when he started.
>>>
>>> (2) John Whitney mentions working with Saul Bass on title
>>> sequences, but I know of only the Vertigo title. Which others, if
>>> any, did he work on? I know UPA did film titles, were they
>>> responsible for the animation of Bass's work?
>>>
>>> Odd questions, I know.
>>>
>>> Thanks for any help, on or off list.
>>>
>>> Michael Betancourt
>>> Savannah, GA USA
>>>
>>>
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