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Midwest Roots : Hollywood Dreams (TV Series), 1982


Scope and Contents

Explores theater and film production and participation in the Midwest. Also, discusses the careers of prominent Nebraskan actors/performers. Series of 13 episodes.

no. 1-2. Early theater in the Midwest--no. 3-4. Early history of the Omaha Playhouse--no. 5. Buffalo Bill and the movies--no. 6. Omaha's black motion picture company--no. 7. Women in early film--no. 8. Harry Langdon and Harold Lloyd: comic characters from Mid-America--no. 9. Fred Astaire, Robert Taylor and Marlon Brando--no. 10-11. Fonda--no. 12. Hollywood premieres in the Midwest--no. 13. Highlights.

Presented by the College of Continuing Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha, in cooperation with stations KMTV and KYNE; produced by University Television, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Funded in part by grants from Nebraska Committee for the Humanities, Nebraska State Historical Society, Nebraska Arts Council, and Nebraskans in Film.

Executive producer, Jerry Breenberg; producer, Bernard Timberg; director, Pat Falcon.


  • 1982


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The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Users are required to view the interviews available online. Due to their fragile nature, the original videotapes may not be viewed in Archives & Special Collections.

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Existence and Location of Copies

Videos were digitized from their original magnetic media formats to DVD and other electronic format. The series is cataloged and searchable in the library catalog. A link is provided from the bibliographic record to streaming copies of each episode. The recordings are hosted by the library. For physical copies, the original U-Matic tapes and VHS copies are together in Archives & Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States