WorldCat Identities

James, Elisabeth Haviland

Overview
Works: 6 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 1,519 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographical films  Biography  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Sports television programs  Educational television programs  Historical films 
Roles: Film editor
Classifications: KF224.L68, 346.73016
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elisabeth Haviland James
The Loving story( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage
Althea( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) - a decade before Arthur Ashe. The 90-minute documentary reveals the highs and lows of this remarkable athlete whose life and achievements transcend sports and have entered the annals of African American history. From her roots as a sharecropper's daughter in the cotton fields of South Carolina, to her emergence as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s, her story is a complex tale of race, class and gender. In recounting Gibson's story, the filmmakers were meticulous in finding period imagery, including over 450 vintage photographs. Producer and director Rex Miller weaves this archival visual material and interviews with those who knew Gibson, such as former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Wimbledon champions Dick Savitt and Billie Jean King (who also serves as one of the film's executive producers), Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, widow of Arthur Ashe, and more. People often cite Arthur Ashe as the first African American to win Wimbledon (1975). He was indeed the first African American male to win the men's singles title, but it was, in fact, Althea Gibson, who was the first African American to cross the color line playing and winning at Wimbledon (1957 and 1958) and at the U.S. Nationals (1957 and 1958 - precursor of the U.S. Open)
Althea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Althea Gibson broke records on and off the tennis court. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. A sharecropper's daughter, Gibson's family migrate north to Harlem in the 1930s, when fame that thrust her into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement. This films gives this elite athlete the attention she so richly deserves as uncompromising and courageous trailblazer and American pioneer
M.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dice life: Dice life will attempt to show and explain the motivation behind a person who has given all decision making powers to the random act of a single green die. The film visually expounds on the philosophies of a cult-book called "The Dice man." In addition it will provide information as to why this idea is so compelling to the many "Dice people" who activly follow author Luke Rhinehart's philosophies. Matt Scullan is the primary subject who will be captured actively participating in the "Dice life."
In so many words( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucy Daniels believes that a family secret told to her as a four year-old radically impacted the trajectory of her life, and set in motion a life-long debilitating mental illness. Born into a powerful newspaper-magnate family, from an early age Lucy defined her worth by her ability to write. Despite early success, she was struck with severe anorexia and underwent brutal treatment in mental institutions, only to survive, pen her first best-seller, and ultimately win a Guggenheim Prize in literature - all before the age of 22. The first of its kind, this hybrid documentary weaves together 'relational' recreations, animated dream sequences, constructed worlds and intimate interviews to tell a worthwhile story of survival and creativity, filtered through the eyes of filmmaker and subject"--Imdb.com
M.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vehicularly housed: Vehicularly housed follows a subculture of San Francisco urbanites who have escaped oppressive rent by choosing to live in their vehicles
 
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Languages
English (15)