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The Resource Where did you get that woman?, by Loretta Smith, (electronic resource)

Where did you get that woman?, by Loretta Smith, (electronic resource)

Label
Where did you get that woman?
Title
Where did you get that woman?
Statement of responsibility
by Loretta Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This engaging portrait of a 77-year-old African-American washroom attendant stands as a piece of social history. Richly illustrated with archival photographs, it documents the odyssey of Joan Williams from an Oklahoma farm to the wartime factories of Chicago. Not ready to retire to the loneliness of senior citizens housing, she has forged a new career in the powder room of one of Chicago's night spots. A spirited, enterprising woman who has rebounded from life's hard knocks, Ms. Williams takes pride in her profession. She provides towels and lotions at her own expense, as well as a sympathetic ear for the romantic misadventures of the women who freshen up in her domain. Her employer pays only her cab fare, and her clients hopefully leave tips. However, her real payoff is "being in showbusiness." With archival photographs and blues music, Where Did You Get That Woman? represents the shared experience of a generation of African-American women during the Great Migration north
Awards note
  • Best Social Sciences Film, Birmingham Int'l Film Fest., 1983
  • Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival, 1983
  • Certificate of Special Merit, Academy Awards, 1984
  • Cinema du Reel, 1984
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival, 1983
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Loretta
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Joan
  • African American women
  • African Americans
Target audience
general
Label
Where did you get that woman?, by Loretta Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650543
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650543/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210387
  • (OCoLC)747798701
Video recording format
other
Label
Where did you get that woman?, by Loretta Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650543
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650543/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210387
  • (OCoLC)747798701
Video recording format
other

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