Backstairs at the White House

Format: DVD 2005
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiovisual SVD-2316
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD TV BAC
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An intimate look at life in the White House through eight administrations as remembered by a mother and daughter who, between them, served as White House maids for 52 years.
See American political history unfold through the eyes of a head maid and other staff living and serving in the White House. Based on the novel by Lillian Rogers Parks and extensive personal interviews, this 1979 NBC miniseries earned 11 Emmy nominations for its portrayals of servants, presidents, and first ladies during eight administrations. Olivia Cole and Leslie Uggams (Roots) star as Parks and her mother.
pt. 1. William Howard Taft, 1909-1913. Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921
pt. 2. Warren G. Harding, 1921-1923. Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929
pt. 3. Herbert Hoover, 1929-1933. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-1945
pt. 4. Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-1961.

Additional Information
Subjects White House (Washington, D.C.) -- Drama.
Women household employees -- United States -- Drama.
Presidents -- United States -- Drama.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Drama.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Silver Spring, MD :Acorn Media,2005
Edition Full screen version.
Other Titles My thirty years backstairs at the White House.
Contributors O'Herlihy, Michael, 1929-1997.
Uggams, Leslie.
Cole, Olivia, 1942-2018
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936-
Hooks, Robert, 1937-
Nielsen, Leslie, 1926-2010.
Leachman, Cloris.
Parks, Lillian Rogers. My thirty years backstairs at the White House.
Acorn Media (Firm)
Participants/Performers Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett, Jr., Robert Hooks, Leslie Nielsen, Cloris Leachman.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Originally broadcast on television as a mini-series in 1979.
Based partially on "My thirty years backstairs at the White House" by Lillian Rogers Parks with Frances Spatz Leighton and partially on interviews with Lillian Rogers Parks.
Special features: companion guide with producer's notes and historical background; photo gallery; cast filmographies.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital.
Description 4 videodiscs (approximately 444 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 companion guide.
ISBN 1569388032
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