James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket
James Baldwin The Price of the Ticket
Jimmy Turns
Ninety !!!
 
August 2, 2015 was James Baldwin’s 90th Birthday.
Our Celebration:  A Nationwide Series of Community Forums,
"Conversations with Jimmy"   ...  NEWS   ...  EPK

 

     

    JAMES BALDWIN:  THE PRICE OF THE TICKET

    -- Production Credits --


     

  • Directed by
    KAREN THORSEN

    Produced by
    KAREN THORSEN
    &
    WILLIAM MILES

    Co-Produced by
    DOUGLAS K. DEMPSEY

    Associate Producers
    JOY BIRDSONG
    JOE WOOD

    Edited by
    STEVEN OLSWANG

    Co-Editing by
    SANDRA GUTHRIE

    Director of Photography
    DON LENZER

    Sound Recordist
    PETER MILLER

    Written by
    KAREN THORSEN
    DOUGLAS K. DEMPSEY

    Still Photo Animation
    CHRISTOPHER KOGLER
    ROB ISSEN

    Additional Photography
    BILL DILL
    GREGORY ANDRACKE
    TIMOTHY C. HOUSEL

  • Assistant Camera:  TOM KRUEGER
    Additional Sound:  MICHAEL KARAS
       ROGER PHENIX
      PAUL COTE
    Assistant Editor:  CLOVER CANNADY
    Sound Editor:  SANDRA GUTHRIE
    Asst. Sound Editor:  LISE LEBEUF

  • Senior Researcher
    JOY BIRDSONG

    RESEARCH – U.S. & FOREIGN
    Dorothy Alleyne
    Leisa Jenkins
    Amy Seplin
    Karin Wilkinson
    Karen Wvatt
    Julian Seymour
    Monique Leveque Polgar
    Simone Reber
    Juanita R. Howard, Ph.D.
    Marta Balletbo-Coll

    BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE
  • Juanita:  Diana Sands
    Richard Henry:  Al Freeman, Jr.
    Mother Henry:  Hilda Haynes
    Meridian Henry:  Percy Rodriguez
    Parnell James:  Pat Hingle
    Directed by:  Burgess Meredith

  • GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • Gabriel Grimes (father):  Paul Winfield
    John Grimes (son):  James Bond III
    Produced by:
    Directed by:
      Robert Geller
      Stan Latham

  • WITNESSES
  • Dr. Maya Angelou       William Styron
    Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones)       Engin Cezzar
    David Baldwin       Yashar Kemal
    David Leeming       James Briggs Murray
    Lucien Happersberger       Frances Foster
    Bernard Hassel       Bobby Short
    William Cole       Cynthia Packard
    Ishmael Reed       Alexa Birdsong

  • SCHOLAR / ADVISORS
  • Dr. Maya Angelou       David Baldwin
    Howard Dodson       Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    David Leeming       James Snead

  • This Project was Funded by
  • CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
    NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
    FORD FOUNDATION
    NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
    WNET, NEW YORK / AMERICAN MASTERS
    LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION (G.B.)
    LA S.E.P.T.-TV (FRANCE)
    NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
    SASAKAWA PEACE FOUNDATION (JAPAN)
    NORTH CAROLINA HUMANITIES COUNCIL
    NEW YORK COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES
    EPISCOPAL COMMISSION FOR BLACK MINISTRIES
    FALK FOUNDATION
    POLAROID FOUNDATION
    BYRON & PEPPER BINKLEY

    Fiscal Sponsor
    NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
    Advisor:  Lynda Hansen
  • In-Kind Contributions
  • AIR FRANCE       MANHATTAN TRANSFER
    APPLE COMPUTERS, INC.       SOUND ONE
    EASTMAN KODAK, INC.       PHOTO·SONICS, INC
    TIME, INC.       THE HIT FACTORY
    N.Y. COMMUNITY TRUST       STUDIO FILM & TAPE
    GENERAL CAMERA       THE TAPE HOUSE

  • ATTORNEY
    David S. Singer

    ASS'T. CAMERA (FUNERAL)
    Jim Williams
    Duncan Forbes
    Bobby Cohen

    GAFFER (HARLEM CHURCH)
    Ned Hallick

  • ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE
  • Meredith Woods       Laura Eicholz
    Walis Johnson       Vildan Sevker
    Pola Rapaport       Zeynep llgin
    Donna Gray       M. P. LeVasseur
  •  
  • RE-RECORDING:    Peter Waggoner, Sound One
    FILM-TO-TAPE:    Ron Brower, Manhattan Transfer
    OPTICALS:    Mel Wolpin, Videart
         DuArt Laboratories
    TAPE-TO-FILM:    Image Transform, Inc.
    NEGATIVE MATCH:    Stan Sztaba, World Cinevision
    VIDEO TRANSFERS:    Audio Plus Video
    SOUND TRANSFERS:    ToddAO

  • COLOR BY DUART
    A Special Thank You to Linda Young & Irwin Young
    and the Staff of DuArt Laboratories, Inc.

    MAIN TITLE DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION BY
    Rich, Butts & Gittens / The Solution

  • ARCHIVAL FILM SOURCES
  • ABC-TV, New York       National Black Archives
    Thomas Ayck         of Film & Broadcasting, Inc.
    BBC·TV, England       National Council of Churches
    Lebert Bethune       London Weekend Television
    CBS-TV, New York       Miles Educational Film Prod.
    The Dick Cavett Show       KQED-TV, San Francisco
    Herb Graff       NOS-TV, Netherlands
    Learning In Focus       N. Y. Center for Visual History
    Sedat Pakay       Fox Television Stations, Inc.
    Ernie Smith       Rick Spalla Video Prod.
    FOX MOVIETONEWS       Studio Hamburg, Germany
    The National Archives       RSTR-TV, Switzerland
    WNET-TV, New York       Thames TV, England
    WTN       WGBH-TV, Boston

  • STILL PICTURE SOURCES
  • Architectural Digest       Esquire Magazine
    Dr. Maya Angelou       Freedomways
    Gordon Baer, PEOPLE       Jacques Gomot
    David Baldwin       Harper's Magazine
    Beacon Press       Bernard Hermann
    Alexa Birdsong       Matt Herron
    Black Star       Alfred A. Knopf
    Engin Cezzar       Hubert le Champion, LIFE
    Yves Coatsilou       David Leeming
    Commentary       Danny Lyon
    Walter Dallas       Magnum
    Frank Dandridge, LIFE       St. Martin's Press / Marek
    Doubleday / Dial Press       Daniel H. Minnassian
    Ed van der Elsken       Charles Moore
    The Nation       Steve Schapiro
    The New Leader       Leslie Schenck
    N.Y. Board of Education       Donna Schrader
    The New York Times       Peter Shiras
    The N.Y. Review of Books       Bobby Short
    Cynthia Packard       Harvey Stein
    Sedat Pakay       Boris Chaliapin, TIME
    Partisan Review       Wide World Photos
    Petrified Films       Geoffrey Wolff
    Chicago Defender       Alfred A. Knopf
  • – And –
    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  • Graphic & Still Photo Design
    DOUGLAS K. DEMPSEY
  • A SPECIAL THANK YOU
  • The Baldwin Family       Dr. Kenneth Clark
    Albert & Gillian Maysles       Walter Dallas
    The Maysles Films Staff       Emile Capouya
    Lynda Hansen, N.Y.F.A.       Jerome Smith
    Don Marbury       Ellis Haizlip
    Harlene Freezer       Gulriz Sururi
    Diane Dufault       Carl Falsgraf
    Ani de Ia Jara       Philip B. Hallen
    Barbara Preiskel       Kendall Christiansen
    Lynn Walker       John B. Stokes, MHT
    Clarence Jones       Henri Hervé
    Michael Lawrence, NAACP       Cristine Collin
    Michael Small       Sam & Dani Mezrahi
    John G. Avildsen       Prudence Arndt
    Susan Froemke       David Leitner
    Deborah Dickson       Susan C. Korda
    Anne Belle       Kathy Dougherty
    Marcel Dumont       Lynn Sullivan
    Arthur Barron       Sandy Titsch
    Pierre Koralnik       Laura Sklar
    Joe Lovett       David Linx
    Harry Moses       Hugh A. Hill
    Bob Faw       Dan Weissman
    Gil Noble       Lisa Livingston
    St. Clair Bourne       Bill Nisselson
    Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee       Phillip Fenty
    Alan Neigher       Andrew Heiskell
    Lalia M. Giordano       Jason McManus
    Central Holiness Church       Gil Rogin
    Co-Pastor Whitted       Richard B. Stolley
    & Raymond Ray       John Calley
    Gloria McNeal       Jason C. Berger
    La Colombe d'Or       Missie Rennie
    Univ. of Massachusetts       Onita Estes-Hicks, Ph.D.
    The Negro Ensemble Co.       Dr. Eleanor Traylor
    Linda Demerit       Dr. Ernest Champion
    Richard Korn       Catherine McLaughlin
    Sandi Skodnik       Irma McLaurin-Allen
    Val Coleman       Marc Crawford
    Howard Chapnick       Shirley Sands
    Elizabeth &       Joseph Wood, Sr.
    John Rice       Vic Losic
    Dave Pomeroy       Anthony Jamieson
    Janet Cosby       Beth Simon
    Blanche Brann       Beverly Roberts
    Roy Lewis       Arthur Katz
    Mildred Garris       Dr. Lionel McMurren
    Alain Cinquini       Gerald O'Grady
    Joe DeGennaro       Dr. Dean Ornish
    Claire Burch       Cristina Ventry
    Leo Branton       Jeremy Birkbeck
    Wallace & Emy Thorsen       John & Helen Dempsey
  • – And –
    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  •  
  • "MOTHERLESS CHILD"       "MOURNFUL SERENADE"
    Traditional, Arranged by Odetta       Jelly Roll Morton
    Recorded by Nobody Knows       Bluebird Records
     
    "BALDWIN FUNERAL DRUMS"    "IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD"
    Babatunde Olatunji    (I. Mills, D. Ellington, M. Kurtz)
    & Friends    Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
    Recorded by Nobody Knows    Impulse!
     
    "0 PRECIOUS LORD"    "SEHNAZ LONGA"
    (T. A. Dorsey)     Santuri Ethem Efendi &
    Arranged by James Baldwin   "HUSEYNI SIRTO"
    Recorded by David Linx    Tamburi Cemil Bey, Monitor Records
     
    "WHY DO I LIE TO MYSELF    "WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED"
    ABOUT YOU!"    The Freedom Singers
    Fats Waller, Bluebird    Mercury Records
     
    "BLUE WALK"    “ERNIE’S TUNE”
    (B. Golson)    (D. Gordon & V. Arnold)
    James Moody, Prestige    Dexter Gordon, Blue Note
     
    "NAlMA"    "PEACE IN MISSISSIPPI"
    John Coltrane    Jimi Hendrix
    Atlantic Records    Warner/Reprise, Bella Godiva
     
    "BLOODCOUNT"    "HAVE A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS"
    (Billy Strayhorn)    & "I'M SINGING IN MY SOUL"
    Duke Ellington    Arr. by Bobby Short & David Baldwin
    Bluebird    Recorded by Nobody Knows

  • Jimi Hendrix Courtesy of Leo Branton, Inc. &
    Alan Douglas, Are You Experienced?, Ltd.

    James Baldwin's Vocal, "O Precious Lord"
    Produced by David Linx for his Album
    "A Lover 's Question"

    Piano on "O Precious Lord" by
    CHARLES DARDEN

    Executive Producers
    SUSAN LACY
    ALBERT MAYSLES

    A Karen Thorsen Production
    in Association with
    Maysles Films, Inc. & WNET, New York

    This motion picture is protected under laws of the United States and other countries. Unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

    © MCMLXXXIX Nobody Knows Productions / DKDmedia

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