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The Resource Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk, (videorecording)

Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk, (videorecording)

Label
Imitation of life
Title
Imitation of life
Statement of responsibility
a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives
  • 1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters
Member of
Cataloging source
UNA
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Imitation of life (Motion picture : 1959)
Credits note
  • 1934 version: Photography, Merritt Gerstad ; film editors, Philip Cahn, Maurice Wright
  • 1959 version: Director of photography, Russell Metty ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Frank Skinner
Intended audience
Not rated by the MPAA
Language note
In English, with optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.I45 2012
PerformerNote
  • 1934 version: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Baby Jane (Juanita Quigley), Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing
  • 1959 version: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore, Mahalia Jackson, Troy Donahue
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-1979
  • 1883-1957
  • 1886-1950
  • 1895-1948
  • 1916-1972
  • 1883-1957
  • 1902-1962
  • 1903-1994
  • 1931-2017
  • 1892-1950
  • 1888-1945
  • 1880-1963
  • 1906-1995
  • 1897-1987
  • 1921-1995
  • 1931-2018
  • 1936-
  • 1919-2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Laemmle, Carl
  • Hurlbut, William J.
  • Stahl, John M.
  • Colbert, Claudette
  • William, Warren
  • Hudson, Rochelle
  • Sparks, Ned
  • Beavers, Louise
  • Washington, Fredi
  • Quigley, Juanita
  • Hale, Alan
  • Armetta, Henry
  • Standing, Wyndham
  • Griffin, Eleanore
  • Scott, Allan
  • Hunter, Ross
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • Turner, Lana
  • Gavin, John
  • Dee, Sandra
  • Kohner, Susan
  • Alda, Robert
  • O'Herlihy, Dan
  • Moore, Juanita
  • Clayton, Avery
  • Hirsch, Foster
  • Universal Pictures Company
  • Universal-International (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
236
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurst, Fannie
  • Single mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Passing (Identity)
Technique
live action
Label
Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst
  • Bonus features. Featurette, Lasting Legacy - An Imitation of Life (32 min.). 1934 version: feature commentary with African-American cultural scholar Avery Clayton ; theatrical trailer. 1959 version: feature commentary with film historian Foster Hirsch ; theatrical trailer
  • Originally produced as motion pictures in 1934 and 1959
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imitation of life (1934 ; 1 hour, 51 minutes) -- Imitation of life (1959 ; 2 hours, 5 minutes)
Control code
sky253739635
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-movie special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (236 minutes)
Isbn
0251921295512
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
kp 09/17
Other control number
025192129551
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
61121216
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
NTSC, Region 1 ; full frame (1.33:1, 1934 version) & anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1, 1959 version) ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono. ; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Imitation of life, a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl. Imitation of life / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst
  • Bonus features. Featurette, Lasting Legacy - An Imitation of Life (32 min.). 1934 version: feature commentary with African-American cultural scholar Avery Clayton ; theatrical trailer. 1959 version: feature commentary with film historian Foster Hirsch ; theatrical trailer
  • Originally produced as motion pictures in 1934 and 1959
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imitation of life (1934 ; 1 hour, 51 minutes) -- Imitation of life (1959 ; 2 hours, 5 minutes)
Control code
sky253739635
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-movie special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (236 minutes)
Isbn
0251921295512
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
kp 09/17
Other control number
025192129551
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
61121216
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
NTSC, Region 1 ; full frame (1.33:1, 1934 version) & anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1, 1959 version) ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono. ; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD

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