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Additional title: The Short, Short Trailer
Additional title: I Love Movies
Additional title: Complaints
Additional title: Beauties Without a Cause
Additional title: 976-DISH
Additional title: Song from an Angel
Additional title: HIV: un-infected ≠ un-affected
Additional title: San Francisco JFF Trailer
Weissman, David, 1954- (Creator)
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950 (Composer)
Weissman, David, 1954- (Author)
Lulu, (Drag artist) (Author)
Moss, Leland (Author)
Michael, Symon (Composer)
Helland, Michael (Composer)
Sukaitis, Janice (Lyricist)
Blair, Beverly (Performer)
Brubaker, Debbie (Producer)
Caja, Jerome, 1958-1995 (Performer)
Collins, Bob (Performer)
Collins, Rene (Performer)
Decena, Liz Lupino (Performer)
Decena, Mark (Performer)
Ehrenzweig, Michael (Performer)
Golden, Barbara (Performer)
Hardy, David (Performer)
Horvitz, Phillip (Performer)
Jones, Ann Skinner (Performer)
Jones, Elizabeth (Performer)
Katz, Rebecca (Performer)
Kroboth, Patrick (Performer)
Lim, Curtis (Performer)
Michael, Symon (Performer)
Miller, Bob (Performer)
Paca, Melissa (Performer)
Rangell, Paul (Performer)
Robinson, Mary (Performer)
Rosenman, Helen (Performer)
Running Bear, Leena (Performer)
Running Bear, Nikki (Performer)
Smith, Steven (Performer)
Thibault, Bill (Performer)
Vick, David (Performer)
Wallin, Michael (Performer)
Wingfield, Maggie (Performer)
Zuckerman, Ron (Performer)
Lulu, (Drag artist) (Performer)
McGinley, Theresa (Performer)
Rosen, Teena (Performer)
Pace, Tommy (Performer)
Nova, Silvana (Performer)
Moss, Leland (Performer)
Price, Rodney (Performer)
Koldewyn, Richard, 1945- (Performer)
Macen, Gabriel (Commentator)
Page, Cara (Commentator)
Koltz, Sherman (Commentator)
Hernandez, Robert (Commentator)
Dowd, Doug (Commentator)
Sikes, Lynn (Commentator)
Cosson, Steven (Commentator)
Williams, Winston (Commentator)
Weissman, David, 1954- (Producer)
Searcy, Kim (Producer)
Brubaker, Debbie (Performer)
Gorder, Dana van (Producer)
Kahm, Marsha (Cinematographer)
Yacker, Fawn (Cinematographer)
LeVesque, Mary (Film editor)
Friedman, Jeffrey, 1951- (Film editor)
Durant, Joseph (Set designer)
Fish, Doris (Set designer)
Fabulous Four Beauties (Performer)
Chin, Michael (Cinematographer)
Saraf, Irving (Film editor)
Gitzen, Bob (Sound designer)
Prussin, Alice (Lighting designer)
Weber, Bill (Film editor)
Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco, Calif.) (Funder)
LeVesque, Mary (Director)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (Contributor)
San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (San Francisco, Calif.) (Contributor)

Martin Worman audiovisual collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1988 - 1996
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDV 2054
Shelf locator: *LVH 2761
I love Lucy (Television program)
Gay and lesbian film festivals
Jewish film festivals
Female impersonators in motion pictures
HIV-positive gay men
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention
Songs (Medium voice) with piano
Short films
Advertising, Public service
Film trailers
Filmed performances
Motion pictures
Content: Title from original videocassette container and labels; full credits from videotape title cards.
Creation/production credits: David Weissman, director (all works), author (5th and 7th works) and producer (7th work); Symon Michael (3rd-5th works) and Michael Helland (4th work), composers; Kim Searcy and Debbie Brubaker, co-producers (3rd work) and Dana van Gorder, associate producer (7th work); Fawn Yacker, director of photography (4th work) and cinematographer (5th work); Marsha Kahm, director of photography (7th work); Mary LeVesque (4th work) and Jeffrey Friedman (5th work), editors; Joseph Durant (4th work) and Doris Fish (5th work), set designers.
Performers: "The Short, Short Trailer" ([1995]): Unidentified performers. "Complaints" (©1991): The complainers: Beverly Blair, Debbie Brubaker, Jerome Caja, Bob Collins, Rene Collins, Liz Decena, Mark Decena, Michael Ehrenzweig, Barbara Golden, David Hardy, Phillip Horvitz, Ann Skinner Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Rebecca Katz, Khadijah, Patrick Kroboth, Curtis Lim, Symon Michael, Bob Miller, Melissa Paca, Paul Rangell, Mary Robinson, Helen Rosenman, Leena Running Bear, Nikki Running Bear, Steven Smith, Bill Thibault, David Vick, Michael Wallin, Maggie Wingfield and Ron Zuckerman, vocalists ; Barbara Golden, piano. "Beauties Without a Cause": featuring Lulu, Theresa McGinley, Teena Rosen, and Tommy Pace, with the special participation of Silvana Nova. "976-DISH": Leland Moss, actor/writer (Michael); Lulu, actor/writer (976-Dish lady). "Song from an Angel" (©1988): featuring Rodney Price, vocals and dancer. "HIV: un-infected ≠ un-affected" (©1996): Gabriel Macen, Cara Page, Sherman Koltz, Robert Hernandez, Doug Dowd, Lynn Sikes, Steve Cosson and Winston Williams, commentators. "San Francisco JFF trailer" ([1991]): Unidentified dancers.
Venue: Short films on videotape San Francisco, California ©1988 (6th work); ©1991 (3rd and 8th works); [1995] (1st and 2nd works); ©1996 (7th work); [Unidentified dates] (4th-5th works).
Acquisition: Separated from; Billy Rose Theatre Division, Martin Worman papers, 1960-2008, *T-Mss 2009-002.
Acquisition: Gift; Dorothy Kirsch and Robert Croonquist, December 2008.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (27 min., 30 sec.) : sound, black and white and color ; 1/2 in.
This collection contains eight short films directed by David Weissman. The first and second films, "The Short, Short Trailer" (0:30 each; 1st in black in white, 2nd in color) (00:00-01:07), are a parody of "I Love Lucy" ("I Love Movies"), as an advertisement of the 19th annual San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, held at the Castro and Victoria Theater on June 9-18, [1995]. The third film, "Complaints" (01:13-06:48), features a comedic musical bit of various performers singing about their personal complaints. The fourth film, "Beauties Without a Cause" (06:51-13:24), features The Fabulous Four Beauties, a crazy drag queen team of four ladies causing mayhem and mischief, while they terrorize a fifth lady. The fifth film, "976-DISH" (13:36-16:12), Michael calls up a gossip line, and talks to Lulu. The sixth film, "Song from an Angel" (16:18-20:58), features the last performance of actor Rodney Price performing the song "Less Time Than You" (lyrics: Janice Sukaitis ; piano: "Scrumbly" Koldewyn ; melody adapted with permission from Kurt Weill's "One Life to Live"), who was a founding member of the Angels of Light. In October of 1987, Rodney Price was diagnosed with AIDS. According to David Weissman's website, Price passed away two weeks after filming. The seventh film, "HIV: un-infected ≠ un-affected" (21:03-25:24) are a series of public service announcements in 1996 of HIV prevention which were groundbreaking for addressing both emotional and psychological stresses that HIV-infected gay men face in the wake of their disease. The eighth and last film, "San Francisco JFF Trailer" (25:29-25:59) was an advertisement for the 17th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, held July 17-August 4, [1991] at various venues in the area.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 908639790
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20136453
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 05cbd9b0-e42e-0135-14d5-31657be3a666
Rights Statement
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  • 1988: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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