The Resource Glowing in the dark, Blue Plate Productions, Inc. ; director, Harry Killas ; producer, Alan Goldman ; documentary script by Harry Killas, (videorecording)

Glowing in the dark, Blue Plate Productions, Inc. ; director, Harry Killas ; producer, Alan Goldman ; documentary script by Harry Killas, (videorecording)

Label
Glowing in the dark
Title
Glowing in the dark
Statement of responsibility
Blue Plate Productions, Inc. ; director, Harry Killas ; producer, Alan Goldman ; documentary script by Harry Killas
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Captures the energy and vitality of neon, one of the oldest and most effective forms of advertising. Set against a backdrop of spectacular footage of Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, this is an illuminating exploration into the vibrant history and contemporary use of neon. The movement, power, and raw exuberance of neon is revealed through a fascinating demonstration of how neon is made, a montage of notable neon installations, and commentary from a colourful array of enthusiasts including: John Atkin, a heritage advocate and leading expert on the history of neon in Vancouver; Alan Hess, an architect, critic, and author of Viva Las Vegas, who leads viewers on a tour of a graveyard for neon signs; Lili Lakich, a neon sculptor, instructor, and founder of the Neon Museum of Art in Los Angeles; Willem Volkersz, an artist who has brought neon indoors through his quirky exhibit, Domestic Neon; Bill Warren, an entrepreneur who was responsible for erecting some of Vancouver's biggest, brightest and most controversial signs; and, members of the band 54-40 talk about how they saved and restored Vancouver's Smiling Buddha Cabaret sign, a seminal club of the punk era
Cataloging source
MtBC
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
372.83
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
NK8551.2
LC item number
.G56 1997
Runtime
48
Target audience
specialized
Technique
live action
Label
Glowing in the dark, Blue Plate Productions, Inc. ; director, Harry Killas ; producer, Alan Goldman ; documentary script by Harry Killas, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (48 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
digital
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(OCoLC)42495278
System details
DVD
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Glowing in the dark, Blue Plate Productions, Inc. ; director, Harry Killas ; producer, Alan Goldman ; documentary script by Harry Killas, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (48 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
digital
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(OCoLC)42495278
System details
DVD
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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