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The Resource Building the American dream : Levittown, NY, writer/producer, Stewart Bird ; a production of Hofstra University, Cablevision, (videorecording)

Building the American dream : Levittown, NY, writer/producer, Stewart Bird ; a production of Hofstra University, Cablevision, (videorecording)

Label
Building the American dream : Levittown, NY
Title
Building the American dream
Title remainder
Levittown, NY
Statement of responsibility
writer/producer, Stewart Bird ; a production of Hofstra University, Cablevision
Title variation
Levittown, NY
Contributor
Screenwriter
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This historical documentary chronicles New York real estate developer William Levitt's post-war construction of affordable housing for returning World War II veterans and their families in Levittown and other Long Island communities, thereby establishing the prototype for modern suburbia. Tracing the period from 1947 to the present day, the video explores Levitt's vision of rapidly constructing inexpensive tract homes on 60' x 100' lots, featuring rare archival footage and photos, an interview with Levitt and the reminiscences of numerous Levittown residents. The video shows how the federal government, banks and builders like Levitt cooperated in the early postwar years to finance and build affordable housing, reveals how a policy of racial discrimination prevented blacks from buying the homes, and traces the subsequent collapse of Levitt's construction empire
Cataloging source
ILU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Paul Caliguri
LC call number
  • HT168.L48
  • B83 2005
PerformerNote
Narrator: Steve Powers
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bird, Stewart
  • Powers, Steve
  • Cinema Guild
  • Hofstra University
  • Cablevision Systems Corporation
Runtime
60
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  • Levitt, William
  • Levittown (N.Y.)
  • Suburbs
  • Housing
  • Housing development
  • Suburban life
  • City planning
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Building the American dream : Levittown, NY, writer/producer, Stewart Bird ; a production of Hofstra University, Cablevision, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
  • Originally released on VHS in 1994
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
64445302
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)64445302
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Building the American dream : Levittown, NY, writer/producer, Stewart Bird ; a production of Hofstra University, Cablevision, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
  • Originally released on VHS in 1994
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
64445302
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (60 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)64445302
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD

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