Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Productions, 1970, 1995-1996, undated
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of exhibition films. "Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way" accompanied a 1970 retrospective of Rube Goldberg's work at the National Museum of History and Technology, titled "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times." Goldberg was an engineer, inventor, cartoonist, and sculptor. The second film accompanied an exhibition of the photography of Charles and Ray Eames. Also included are three additional films by Charles and Ray Eames, "Aquarium" and "Black Ships," and elements for a film, c. 1996, produced by Karen Loveland that was related to Charles and Ray Eames, titled "Toccata for Coy Contracts." Materials include original footage, negatives, stills, release prints, newsreels, interviews, sound mixes, sound effects, and video and audio transfers.
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- Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970
- Eames, Charles
- Eames, Ray
- Loveland, Karen
- National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
- Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times (exhibition)
- Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way (Motion picture : 1970)
- Aquarium (Motion picture)
- Black Ships (Motion picture)
- Toccata for Coy Contracts (Motion picture : c. 1996)
- Museum exhibits
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Documentary films
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-250, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions