Walter Spiel

United States, 1968

Film
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Episode of Series “One Man”.
A study of the 62 year old news vendor who sells American and foreign newspapers and magazines at his stand on a Los Angeles street corner. The camera establishes the relationship between “Willy” and his consumers as they come to his stand and look through their choices before purchase.

Credits

producer/director

James Fitzpatrick

production company

United States Information Agency

Language

English

Duration

00:10:20:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30196

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Newspapers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Consumers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Occupations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Selling

Crafts & Visual Arts → Portraits

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Consumers

People → Portraits

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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