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  PBS 1978/1985    PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST 1983/1995    PARTNER TO GENIUS 1996    KEN BURNS 1998 
 
PBS 1978/1985
 
Date: 1978

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright  Vol. 3 Prophet Without Honor (Produced by PBS WHA-TV and Wisconsin ETV Network)

Author: PBS

Description: Prophet Without Honor.  (Two Copies)

Size: 29 Minutes

ST#: 1978.24.0506

   
Date: 1985

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright  Vol. 3 Uncommon Places  (Produced by PBS WHA-TV and Wisconsin ETV Network)

Author: PBS

Description: Uncommon Places  (Two Copies)

Size: 58 Minutes

ST#: 1985.21.0506

   
   
   
PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST (1983/1995)
 
Date: 1983

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Portrait of an Artist, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (Produced by The Arts Council of Great Britain and A. B. C. Video Enterprises) VHS

Author: Narrated by Wright’s granddaughter Anne Baxter, Produced by Barbara and Murray Grigor

Description:For more than seventy-five years, Frank Lloyd Wright played a central role in the development of modern architecture. He remains one of the greatest American architects. This engaging biographic portrait traces the evolution of his unique vision of space sculptured to create living and working environments in harmony with nature. Rare recordings of Wright's spoken reflections are combined with stunning cinematography to create a distinctive profile of his work. The program highlights Wright's concepts of form and function which are, in large measure, the basis of contemporary design." (Back Cover).

Size: 75 Minutes

ST#: 1983.18.1006

   
Date: 1995

Title: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (VHS) (Produced by Barbara and Murray Grigor, The Arts Council of Great Britain and A. B. C. Video Enterprises.)

Author: Written and directed by Grigor, Barbara & Murray

Description: First released in 1983. "The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright is a sumptuous comprehensive survey of Wright's life and career, from his apprenticeship with Louis Sullivan in Chicago to his final days at Taliesin in Wisconsin. Among the buildings included here are the Robie House, the Wright Home and Studio, Ennis House, Millard House, Unity Temple, the Larkin Building, Hollyhock House, the Guggenheim Museum and many others. Featuring rare recordings of Wright's own reflections on his work and the principles that guided him, the film combines beautiful camerawork with imaginative use of period detail to capture the buildings that continue to evoke awe and admiration today. More, the film shows Wright as a pioneer not only of functional design, but of such utopian projects as the build-it-yourself "Usonian automatic" house and an early prototype for a solar residence. Narrated by Wright's granddaughter, actress Anne Baxter," (Back cover.)

Size: 75 Minutes

ST#: 1995.09.0900

   
Date: 1995

Title: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (VHS) (Produced by Barbara and Murray Grigor, The Arts Council of Great Britain and A. B. C. Video Enterprises.)

Author: Written and directed by Grigor, Barbara & Murray

Description: First released in 1983. "The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright is a sumptuous comprehensive survey of Wright's life and career, from his apprenticeship with Louis Sullivan in Chicago to his final days at Taliesin in Wisconsin. Among the buildings included here are the Robie House, the Wright Home and Studio, Ennis House, Millard House, Unity Temple, the Larkin Building, Hollyhock House, the Guggenheim Museum and many others. Featuring rare recordings of Wright's own reflections on his work and the principles that guided him, the film combines beautiful camerawork with imaginative use of period detail to capture the buildings that continue to evoke awe and admiration today. More, the film shows Wright as a pioneer not only of functional design, but of such utopian projects as the build-it-yourself "Usonian automatic" house and an early prototype for a solar residence. Narrated by Wright's granddaughter, actress Anne Baxter," (Back cover.) Note, this video was in a public library and the cover produced by them.

Size: 75 Minutes

ST#: 1995.91.0617

   
   
   
PARTNER TO GENIUS 1996
 
Date: 1996

Title: Partner to Genius. A Biography of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright (Produced by Milwaukee Public Television)

Author: Milwaukee Public Television

Description: "Partner to Genius traces the fascinating life of the mysterious, charismatic woman who seemed fated to marry Frank Lloyd Wright. The program interweaves interviews with present and past members of the Taliesin Fellowship, daughter Iovanna and granddaughter Eve, family films, and archival footage of both Taliesin and Taliesin West..." 4.125 x 7.5.

Size: 60 Minutes

ST#: 1996.73.0914

   
   
   

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: A FILM BY KEN BURNS AND LYNN NOVICK (1998)

   
Date: 1998

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Author: Burns, Ken & Novick, Lynn

Description: Live cinematography, interviews, and archival footage tell the life story of Frank Lloyd Wright, an authentic American genius who believed he was destined to "redesign the world."  This biographical film follows the turbulent career of one of the most important architects to grace the twentieth century.

Size: 4.1 x 7.5

Length: 153 Minutes

ST#: 1998.15.1298

   
Date: 1998

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Author: Burns, Ken & Novick, Lynn

Description: Press release for a documentary on Frank Lloyd Wright. "The brilliant and controversial architect, who revolutionized American architecture, is the subject of a new film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick... which interweaves Wright’s extraordinary career with his equally tempestuous personal live." Owen Comora Associates Press Kit: A general Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation. Single sheet accompanying 8 x 10 photo. September 1998.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pg 1

ST#: 1998.69.1112

   
Date: 1952 (Printed 1998)

Title: Wright at 85. 1952. Wright and Olgivanna relaxing during a Sunday afternoon picnic June 8, 1952.

Description: Photographed in 1952, printed in 1998 as part of the press kit for the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film “Frank Lloyd Wright”. "Frank Lloyd Wright and his Third Wife, Olgivanna Milanov Hinzenberg Wright, June 8, 1952. While Wright managed to forge an innovative harmony in his works, his personal life was tangle of scandal and chaos. Scarred by the murder of a mistress and the breakup of his first marriage, Wright was in the midst of a bitter separation from his second wife when he met 26 -year-old Olgivanna, who was less than half his age. Intelligent and focused, Olgivanna was the driving force in Wright’s later years, urging him to lecture and write, and later, to set up the Taliesin Fellowship program."

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0910.23.1112

   
Date: 1998

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. 

Author: Burns, Ken & Novick, Lynn

Description: Owen Comora Associates Press Kit: A general Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation.  Single sheet accompanying 8 x 10 photo.  September 1998. 

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 1

ST#: 1998.52.1006, 1998.71.0225

   
Date: 1955 (Printed 1998)

Title: “Wright and apprentices at the Hillside Drafting Room in 1955.” 

Description: Unknown Photographer.  Photographed in 1955, printed in 1998 as part of the press kit for the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film “Frank Lloyd Wright”.  Seated, from left to right, John Howe of Illinois;  Frank Lloyd Wright; Wright's grandson Eric Lloyd Wright of California; Wes Peters of Indiana and John Amarantides of Michigan. First five standing from left to right, Mark Heyman of New York; Gene Masselink of Michigan; Raja Aederi of Kashmir; John Watson or James Pfefferkorn and Alan Wool. Standing just to the right of Wright: Ling Po of China; David Dodge of England; Tom Casey of California and Donald Brown of Vermont.  Standing to the right of Eric Wright: Stephen Oyakawa of Hawaii and Kenneth Lockhart of Iowa.  Original silver gelatin photo.  See “Letters to Apprentices” Wright 1982, Page 106 for a similar image. Two copies.

Size: 8x10

S#: 1092.12.1006, 1092.50.0213

   
Date: 1998

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. 

Author: Burns, Ken & Novick, Lynn

Description: "Frank Lloyd Wright, the brilliant and controversial architect who revolutionized American architecture, is the subject of a new film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick..." Owen Comora Associates Press Kit: A general Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation. Single sheet accompanying 8 x 10 photo. September 1998.

Size: 8.5 x 11.

Pages: Pg 1

ST#: 1998.72.0213

   
Date: 1951-1957

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright

Description: A) Top Left: Wright at 90. 1957. Frank Lloyd Wright inspects construction of the Guggenheim in 1957. Ground was broken on August 14, 1956. Wright visited the site many times. Wright pasted away April 9, 1959, six months before the grand opening. Grand opening October 21, 1959. Published in "The Guggenheim", 2009, p 1, and a similar image taken at the same time, "Frank Lloyd Wright in New York", Hession, Pickrel, 2007, p 104. Photographed by John Engstead. Montage of four portraits of Frank Lloyd Wright. Stamped on verso: "Nov 9 1998".
B) Top Right: Wright at 84, 1951. Wright in drafting room, Taliesin West in 1951. Photographed by Ezra Stoller. Similar image in "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West", Stoller, 1999, p 8. Montage of four portraits of Frank Lloyd Wright. Stamped on verso: "Nov 9 1998".
C) Bottom Left: Wright at 86, 1953. Frank Lloyd Wright at drafting table with a large image of the V.C. Morris Gift Shop (S.310 - 1948) in the background. Photographed by John Engstead. Published on the cover of "Frank Lloyd Wright Decorative Designs Collection", 1990. Montage of four portraits of Frank Lloyd Wright. Stamped on verso: "Nov 9 1998".
D) Bottom Right: Wright at 87, 1954. Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright, facing right, looking to the left. Photographed by Al Ravenna. Original 3.75 x 4.75 B&W photograph. Montage of four portraits of Frank Lloyd Wright. Stamped on verso: "Nov 9 1998".

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0857.06.0911, 0857.07.0911, 0857.09.0213

   
Date: 1998

Title: PR: Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. 

Author: Burns, Ken & Novick, Lynn

Description: "The museum was one of Wright’s last projects before his death at the age of 91. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick co-direct and co-produce ‘Frank Lloyd Wright,’ a new film about the brilliant and controversial architect, who revolutionized American architecture, "Frank Lloyd Wright,’ which interweaves Wright’s extraordinary career with his equally tempestuous personal life will be broadcast on PBS as a ‘General Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation,’ " "Frank Lloyd Wright" aired November 10-11, 1998. Owen Comora Associates Press Kit: A general Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation. Single sheet accompanying 8 x 10 photo. September 1998.

Size: 8.5 x 11.

Pages: Pg 1

ST#:
1998.87.1216
   
Date: 1998

Title: Guggenheim Museum (1956 - S.400) 1998.

Author: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Description: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick in front of the Guggenheim Museum. Press photograph for the documentary "Frank Lloyd Wright," which aired November 10-11, 1998. "The museum was one of Wright’s last projects before his death at the age of 91. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick co-direct and co-produce ‘
Frank Lloyd Wright,’ a new film about the brilliant and controversial architect, who revolutionized American architecture, "Frank Lloyd Wright,’ which interweaves Wright’s extraordinary career with his equally tempestuous personal life will be broadcast on PBS as a ‘General Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation,’ " Stamped on verso: "Feb 2 1998."

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1
998.86.1216
   
Date: 1998

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns and Kim Novick Commentators and Advisors 1998.

Description: Text from Press Release: "Some of the on-screen commentators and advisors who shared their thoughts and opinions on Frank Lloyd Wright. The brilliant and controversial architect, who revolutionized American architecture, is the subject of a new two-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. "Frank Lloyd Wright," which interweaves Wright's extraordinary career with his equally tempestuous personal life, will be broadcast on PBS as a "General Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation" Top Row, left to right: 1) Paul Goldberger, architecture critic (on-screen commentator); 2) Meryle Secrest, biographer (on-screen commentator); 3) Tim Wright, grandson (on-screen commentator); 4) Robert A.M. Stern, architect (on-screen Commentator and advisor). Bottom Row, left to right: 1) Philip Johnson, architect (on-screen commentator); 2) Eric Lloyd Wright, grandson (on-screen commentator); 3) Neil Levine, architectural historian (on-screen commentator and advisor); 4) Maya Lin, artist (on screen commentator)." Stamped on verso: "Nov 17 1998."

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#:
1998.101.0119
   
Date: 1998

Title: Ad for Ken Burns "Frank Lloyd Wright" documentary, 1998. New York Usonian Pavilion 1953 (1953 - S.370).

Description: The opening reception for the New York Usonian Exhibition occurred on October 22,1953. Frank Lloyd Wright in the Usonian Pavilion, holding a cup of tea, glancing at the camera. Photographed by Pedro Guerrero just before the exhibition opened. He wrote, "...he paused before a model of Wingspread. I had an assignment from the Ford Motor Company to shoot a portrait of him – but I did not have to pose him even for this one." Behind him to the right, is a model of the San Francisco Call Building model. " Picturing Wright, Guerrero, 1994, p.148. The show included sixteen models, 800 drawings and photographs, and a fully-finished four-room house. It was built on the site for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in New York City. Text in ad: "Frank Lloyd Wright, a new film by Ken Burns and Linn Novick, interweaves the extraordinary career of the famous architect – shown here in 1953 at age 86 – with his equally controversial personal life. Photo: Pedro E Guerrero/General Motors. 1998 (11/10-11/11/98, 9:00 p.m. ET, 90-minute program)"

Size: Original 5.5 x 6 B&W photograph.

ST#:
1998.96.0913
   
Date: 1958

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1958-59 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Wright visits the Guggenheim. Wright is on a balcony of the Monitor Building (the Northwest section of the building) with a painter in the background on a scaffold, painting the exterior wall. According to "The Guggenheim", Wright visited the Guggenheim on November 7, 1958 (page 212) and for the last time in January, 1959 (page 214). He seems to be wearing the overcoat as in the November 7 visit, but they date this image circa 1959 (page 224). "The Guggenheim Correspondence" dates this image 1959 (page 289). Part of the PR program for the PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, "Frank Lloyd Wright". Photographed by William H. Short.

Size: 35mm color slide, 8.5 x 11 sheet.

S#: 1259.35.0813

   
Date: 2004

Title: DVD: Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Author: Burns, Ken & Novick, Lynn

Description: Live cinematography, interviews, and archival footage tell the life story of Frank Lloyd Wright, an authentic American genius who believed he was destined to "redesign the world."  This biographical film follows the turbulent career of one of the most important architects to grace the twentieth century.  Original list price $24.99. 

Size: 5.3 x 7.5

Length: 153 Minutes

ST#: 2004.35.1206

   
   
 

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