Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

DVD - 2004
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"Filmmaker Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of this great lady of the American imagination, in a program that won nominations for both an Academy Award and an Emmy. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, 2004
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Full screen version
Credits: Edited by Paul Barnes.
Performers: Narrated by David McCullough.
Language Note: Closed captioned
ISBN: 1415702578
UPC: 841887051408
Call Number: DVD 974.71 STATUE

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Me_Tarzan
Sep 03, 2018

As the story goes - Back in 1868 - When French sculptor, Frederic Bartholdi finally decided whose appearance his "Statue of Liberty" creation was going to resemble - He gave Libertas (the Roman goddess of liberty) the face of his mother (sweet!) and the body of his mistress. (Oh! Really!?)

(Now - Doesn't that tidbit of historical-trivia somewhat change your overall perspective of this giant, 150-year-old American icon even by just a tiny bit??)

Anyway - This informative, 60-minute "Statue of Liberty" presentation from the PBS Network was originally released as a TV broadcast back in 1985.

Through stills, archival footage, and interviews - This documentary takes a close-up look at the history of this looming copper and steel-reinforced monument that certainly represents many different things to a variety of outspoken American citizens.

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