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Guide to the Amos Poe Papers, 1966-2005 MSS.203

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Collection processed by Rhyannon J. Rodriguez, 2009 - 2010. Finding aid completed by Ashley Todd, 2010.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 22, 2016

 Record edited by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2016 accretion  , October 2016

Container List

Series IX: Video

Series IX, Subseries A: Access Copies

Conditions Governing Access

Access copies for all video elements may not exist at this time. Please contact a Fales archvist.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Shelf: Media Media : ID: 203.0221 [1]-- Ballad of a Thin Woman [2]-- Knife in the Rain

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: DVD

Color, Silent

Duration: [00:23:00]

Original Format: Super8mm

[1972]
Shelf: Media Media : ID: 203.0218 [1]-- St. Mark's Place Massacre [2]-- Ark of Destiny

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: DVD

Color, Silent

Duration: [00:23:10]

Original Format: Super8mm

[1972]
Shelf: Media Media : ID: 203.0229 My, My Michaelangelo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: DVD

Color, Sound

Duration: 00:09:27

Original Format: 16mm

1974
Shelf: Media Media : ID: 203.0230 The Blank Generation

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: VHS

Black and White, Sound

Duration: 00:55:00

General

Content: A film by Amos Poe & Ivan Kral. Distributed by Pokra Pictures

The cream of New York new wave/punk filmed live at CBGB's when the scene was just beginning. Includes performances by Patti Smith, Blondie, Television, the Ramones, Talking Heads, the Heartbreakers, the Shirts, Wayne County, the Marbles, the New York Dolls, Miamis, Harry Toledo, and the Tuff Darts (w/Robert Gordon).

1976
Shelf: Media Media : ID: 203.0232 Unmade Beds

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: VHS

Color, Sound

Duration: 00:77:00

General

Content: A film by Amos Poe

Starring Duncan Hannah, Debbie Harry

This is the story of Rico, a man who lives in New York in 1976 but who lives his own life in Paris during the time of the 'New Wave'.

1976
Shelf: Media Media : ID: 203.0240 The Foreigner

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: VHS

Black and White, Sound

Duration: 00:77:00

General

Content: A film by Amos Poe

Starring Eric Mitchell, Debbie Harry

European secret agent Max Menace arrives in New York City, waiting for his contact to tell him his assignment. He becomes entangled with an assortment of odd characters and situations, but never learns why he's there.

1978
Shelf: Media Media : ID: 203.0474 CBGB's Second Avenue Theater - Film Footage - Reel One

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: DVD

Color, Silent

Duration: 00:37:45

Original Format: 16mm

General

Silent film footage shot at CBGB's Second Avenue Theater, December 1978. May be multiple nights. Performers include: Patti Smith, The Dictators, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and The Shirts.

December, 1978
Shelf: Media Media : ID: 302.0477 CBGB's Second Avenue Theater - Film Footage - Reel Two

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: DVD

Black and White, Silent

Duration: 00:03:00

Original Format: 16mm

General

Unidentified performers - onstage and backstage footage

[December, 1978]
Shelf: Media Media : ID: 203.0480 CBGB's Second Avenue Theater - Film Footage - Edited Excerpt

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Format: DVD

Color, Silent

Duration: 00:12:42

Original Format: 16mm

General

Silent film footage shot at CBGB's Second Avenue Theater, December 1978. May be multiple nights. Performers include: Patti Smith, The Dictators, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and The Shirts.

December, 1978

Series IX, Subseries B: Originals

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 52 Media : ID: 203.0471 "Amos Poe Sample Reel"

General

Format: Helical Video Tape

Track List: 1. Run DMC, "You Talk Too Much" 2. Animotion, "Obsession" 3. Raven, "On and On" 4. Johnny Van Zant, "I'm a Fighter" 5. Humpe-Humpe, "Three of Us" 6. Juice Newton, "Can't Wait All Night" 7. Van Stephenson, "What the Big Girls Do"

Duration: [unknown]

May 15, 1985
Box: 55 [Assorted Footage 1]

General

This is a collection of 96 original video elements.

Format: Mini DV, DV Cam, Hi8

Duration: [unknown]

various
Box: 56 [Assorted Footage 2]

General

This is a collection of 79 original video elements.

Format: Mini DV

Duration: [unknown]

various
Box: 59 [Assorted Footage 3]

General

This is an assortment of 33 original video elements.

Format: Betacam, VHS

Duration: [unknown]

various
Box: 60 [Assorted Footage 4]

General

This is an assortment of 43 original video elements.

Format: VHS

Duration: [unknown]

various
Box: 45 [Directed by Amos Poe 1]

General

This is a collection of 45 videos directed by Amos Poe.

Format: VHS

Duration: [unknown]

1976 - 1994
Box: 46 [Directed by Amos Poe 2]

General

This is a collection of 27 video elements directed by Amos Poe.

Format: U-Matic, DV Cam, VHS, DVD

Duration: [various]

1998 - 2003
Box: 52 Media : ID: 203.0470 "The Films of Amos Poe"

General

Format: Betacam SP

Duration: [unknown]

April 19, 1996
Box: 47 "John the Cop" (Tapes 1 - 12)

General

Format: Betacam SP

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 48 "John the Cop" (Tapes 13 - 24)

General

Format: Betacam SP

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 49 "John the Cop" (Tapes 25 - 36)

General

Format: Betacam SP

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 50 "John the Cop" (Tapes 37 - 48)

General

Format: Betacam SP

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 51 "John the Cop" (Tapes 49 - 51)

General

Format: Betacam SP

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 51 "John the Cop" (Tapes 001 - 003)

General

Format: Betacam SP

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 51 "John the Cop" (Beta Masters 1)

General

This is a collection of 10 original video elements.

Format: Betacam SP, VHS

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 52 "John the Cop" (Beta Masters 2)

General

This is a collection of 13 original video elements.

Format: Betacam SP, VHS

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 53 "John the Cop" (Hi8 Footage 1)

General

This is a collection of 48 original video elements.

Format: Hi-8

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 54 "John the Cop" (Hi8 Footage 2)

General

This is a collection of 47 original video elements.

Format: Hi-8

Duration: [unknown]

1996
Box: 58 [Music Video Footage]

General

This is a collection of 8 original video elements.

Format: U-Matic, Betacam

Duration: [unknown]

1984 - 1985
Box: 57 [Produced by Amos Poe]

General

This is a collection of 21 original video elements.

Format: U-Matic, VHS

Duration: [unknown]

various

Series IX, Subseries C: Miscellaneous Video

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 61 [Commercial Video 1]

General

This is a collection of 34 videos from Amos Poe's personal library.

Format: VHS

Duration: [various]

various
Box: 62 [Commercial Video 2]

General

This is a collection of 28 videos from Amos Poe's personal library.

Format: DVD, VHS

Duration: [various]

various

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