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Imitation of life

Label
Imitation of life
Title
Imitation of life
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives. 1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters
Member of
Cataloging source
KFW
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1934)
  • Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1959)
Credits note
1934 version: Photography, Merritt Gerstad ; film editors, Philip Cahn, Maurice Wright. 1959 version: Director of photography, Russell Metty ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Frank Skinner
Dewey number
  • 791.4375
  • FIC
Intended audience
Not rated by the MPAA
Language note
  • In English, with optional French or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PS3515.U785
LC item number
  • .I4553 2008
  • .I453 2008
PerformerNote
1934 version: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Baby Jane (Juanita Quigley), Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing.1959 version: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-1979
  • 1886-1950
  • 1895-1948
  • 1916-1972
  • 1883-1957
  • 1902-1962
  • 1903-1994
  • 1931-
  • 1892-1950
  • 1888-1945
  • 1880-1963
  • 1906-1995
  • 1897-1987
  • 1921-1995
  • 1928-
  • 1936-
  • 1919-2005
  • 1889-1968
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  • Laemmle, Carl
  • Hurlbut, William
  • Stahl, John M.
  • Colbert, Claudette
  • William, Warren
  • Hudson, Rochelle
  • Sparks, Ned
  • Beavers, Louise
  • Washington, Fredi
  • Quigley, Juanita
  • Hale, Alan
  • Armetta, Henry
  • Standing, Wyndham
  • Griffin, Eleanore
  • Scott, Allan
  • Hunter, Ross
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • Turner, Lana
  • Gavin, John
  • Dee, Sandra
  • Kohner, Susan
  • Alda, Robert
  • O'Herlihy, Dan
  • Moore, Juanita
  • Hurst, Fannie
  • Universal Pictures Company
  • Universal-International (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
236
Series statement
  • Universal legacy series
  • Closed captioned videodisc
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  • Single mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
Imitation of life
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst
  • Bonus features: Lasting Legacy - An Imitation of Life ; 1934 feature commentary with African-American cultural scholar Avery Clayton ; 1959 feature commentary with film historian Foster Hirsch ; Original trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl -- Disc 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two movie special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (236 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195019132
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
61102436
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn213372618
  • (OCoLC)213372618
System details
DVD, region 1; standard format (1.33:1, 1934 version) & widescreen format (1.85:1, 1959 version); Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Imitation of life
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst
  • Bonus features: Lasting Legacy - An Imitation of Life ; 1934 feature commentary with African-American cultural scholar Avery Clayton ; 1959 feature commentary with film historian Foster Hirsch ; Original trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl -- Disc 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two movie special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (236 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195019132
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
61102436
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn213372618
  • (OCoLC)213372618
System details
DVD, region 1; standard format (1.33:1, 1934 version) & widescreen format (1.85:1, 1959 version); Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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