Diane Lee Collection
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Diane Lee
Diane Lee
Primary Format and Extent
film (800 ft.) : sd,. col. ; 35 mm. print.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1933 - 1995
Collection contains prints and production materials from "Who Will Say Kaddish for Shapiro?" and "Tender Loving Care," two independent films produced by Diane Lee, as well as prints of her other short films. Collection also contains two documentaries. "Jerry Brown Speaks in New Hampshire" and "Taking Back America: An Informational Video About Jerry Brown" are two productions from Brown's 1992 presidential campaign. Collection also contains "Burnett's Vanilla Extract," footage advertising this product.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Diane Lee (1940-2002) was an independent Maine filmmaker. She acquired the Jerry Brown footage in Connecticut while working on the 1992 campaign, and bought the 35 mm. Burnett's vanilla extract film at an antique store. The Joseph Burnett Company, incorporated in 1895, was located in South Boston, Mass. The company, originally a chemists, manufactured food colorings and flavorings. In 1946 it was sold to American Home Foods, Inc., a subsidiary of American Home Products Corporation, later known as Wyeth.

People and Organizations
Jerry Brown
Items in this collection: 12
Showing 1 - 10 of 12:
1) [Burnett's Vanilla Extract]
Company-made film about how vanilla extract is made. Opening of film is missing but otherwise it is complete through the end. Intertitles. 1) Constant inspection must be maintained to p...more
2) ['Who Will Say Kaddish for Shapiro?' test reels]
Test print and test negative for Who Will Say Kadish for Shapiro.more
3) Who Will Say Kaddish for Shapiro?
No description availablemore
4) Jerry Brown Speaks in New Hampshire
Footage of Jerry Brown from 1992 presidential campaign.more
5) Taking Back America: An Informational Video About Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown's 1992 presidential campaign.more
7) [various titles]
Diane Lee titles included are: 1. 'Lizzie' (1983), 'Momma' (1983), 'Tender Loving Care' (1983), 'Residence Hall Promo' (1985) [curriculum-related or independent works]; 2. '60 Minutes f...more
8) ['Who Will Say Kaddish for Shapiro?' outtakes]
Various outtake footage for 'Shapiro' production.more
9) [on set of 'Shapiro']
Videotape taken August 1993 by Tom Presott on set of 'Who Will Say Kaddish for Shapiro.' Features Ernest Nukanen, 'creative lighting consultant' (director of photography).more
10) Taking Back America, an Informational Video About Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown's presidential campaign, 1992.more
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