Produced by
Marzani, Carl, American, 1912 - 1994
Union Films, 1946 - 1953
Subject of
Wallace, Henry, American, 1888 - 1965
Seeger, Pete, American, 1919 - 2014
Robeson, Paul, American, 1898 - 1976
Progressive Party, American, 1948 - 1955
Claiborne, Bob, American, 1919 - 1990
Dr. Jackson, George, American, 1929 - 1995
Composed by
Claiborne, Bob, American, 1919 - 1990
Owned by
Bowser, Pearl, American, born 1931
Beveridge, Tee, American, 1923 - 1993
Date
July 1948
Medium
acetate film and metal
Dimensions
Duration: 9 Minutes
Length (Film): 350 Feet
Caption
Presidential campaign film for 1948 Progressive Party candidate Henry Wallace featuring Paul Robeson and Pete Seeger. The soundtrack is by Bob Claiborne (a Seeger-associated folk musician), who narrates, plays guitar, and sings over footage. The footage includes both outdoor and indoor activities during the July 1948 Progressive Party convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and many scenes of young people speaking, playing music, singing, and dancing. Henry Wallace appears onstage at the convention towards the end of the film. Other delegates and party officals identified in the film are George Jackson from Seton Hall, Alvin Jones from Louisiana, Seymour Linfield, Louis Burnham from Alabama, and Walter Wallace.
Description
A youth-oriented documentary short with the title "Count Us In." It consists of a single reel of 16mm black-and-white acetate film with optical sound. The film was produced by Union Films and includes footage of the 1948 Progressive Party convention in Philadelphia, part of the presidential campaign for Progressive Party candidate Henry Wallace. It also includes appearances from individuals such as Paul Robeson and Pete Seeger. The soundtrack is by Bob Claiborne (a Seeger-associated folk musician), who narrates, plays guitar, and sings over footage. The footage includes both outdoor and indoor activities during the July 1948 Progressive Party convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and many scenes of young people speaking, playing music, singing, and dancing. Henry Wallace appears onstage at the convention towards the end of the film. Other delegates and party officials identified in the film are George Jackson from Seton Hall, Alvin Jones from Louisiana, Seymour Linfield, Louis Burnham from Alabama, and Walter Wallace.
Place depicted
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Type
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
short subjects
16mm (photographic film size)
Topic
Documentary films
Folk (Music)
Mass media
Political organizations
Politics
U.S. History, 1945-1953
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number
2012.79.1.7.1ac
Restrictions & Rights
No known copyright restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59ee4a272-63b7-4f54-afe9-ed9d6a2bb40a
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