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Harold and Lynne Rhodes Mayer Collection, 1955-1985

Mayer, Harold

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 4.6 cubic feet (12 archives boxes)
    • 5 videotape reels (1 inch)
    • 9 videocassettes (3/4 inch)
    • 1 videocassette (BetacamSP)
    • 14 videocassettes (VHS)
    • 10 videodiscs (DVD-R)
    • 4 audio reels (1/4 inch)
    • 179 film reels (16 mm)
    • 14 film reels (35 mm), and
    • 1 computer disc (4 3/4 inches)
  • OCLC ocn911074787
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Summary

  • Papers and audiovisual material of Harold and Lynne Rhodes Mayer, internationally recognized documentary filmmakers. Harold got his start in television and Lynne started as a journalist and writer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, BA 1947. The pair met in Columbus, Mississippi while she was on a writing assignment and he on a directing job for CBS, and have spent much of their professional lives working together, she as writer/producer, he as producer/director. In 1961 they formed Harold Mayer Productions in New York City, and were early innovators of movement on still images, melding stills into historic and modern motion picture footage.