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Finding Aid for the Linda Farin papers, 1986-1989
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Box 1, Folder 1

Film Festival Materials. 1986-1989.

Physical Description: fliers; festival programs; submission guidelines

Scope and Content Note

Three years worth of promotional materials and programming information for Women's Visions: an International Film Festival in collaboration with Liatris media. The contents are for the years 1986 through 1989. The film festival operated annually through 1990 and was unique in its programming approach, showcasing women, gay and lesbian as well as third world artists.
Box 1, Folder 2

Budget. 1987.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Line item budget with details and amendments for the production of "Waking Up: A Lesson in Love"
Box 1, Folder 3

Script Submissions. 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Four script submissions including two copies of "Double Take" which has no attributions, one copy of "First Love Story" (an outline), one copy of "Cafe Au Lait" (a treatment by M. Llawger) and one copy of "20 Minutes Till Sex" by Jennifer Hoppe.
Box 1, Folder 4

Distribution Materials. 1987.

Physical Description: brochures; handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Includes price listings for deals with various distributors of lesbian film, erotica and/or books including Tiger Rose.
Box 1, Folder 5

Script Drafts. 1987.

Physical Description: printed paper scripts, stapled

Scope and Content Note

Contains drafts of scripts as well as the final production script. Including: version one of "Love to Tell" by T. H. Fusch (pen name for Linda Farin),"Love to Tell: A Sensual Adventure in Three Acts" by Lindsey Lane and Linda Farin,"Love to Tell" and original screenplay by T.H. Fusch (third draft 5/31/1987),"Love to Tell" by Lindsey Lane and Linda Farin (copyright 1987 Foosh Productions, production script 6/6/88), two page 28 inserts, poem"Midnight Snack".
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence. 1987-1989.

Physical Description: typewritten, copied and handwritten correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Contained is all correspondence relating to production, promotion, post production, contracts, expenses, fees and related disputes and distribution. Also included are discussions with various reviewers concerning content and feedback. Communication between those working on the film and those not working on the film is not separated as it was not in the original configuration of the collection.
Box 1, Folder 7

Review Copy Tracking. 1988.

Physical Description: handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to tracking copies of the VHS"Waking Up: A Lesson in Love" to various media outlets and publications for review.
Box 1, Folder 8

Distribution Agreements. 1988-1989.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Distribution agreements including financial details and agreements with companies, stores and mail order distributors including LBL video and Susan Wilson among others.
Box 1, Folder 9

Reviews and Events Listings. 1988-1989.

Physical Description: newspaper clippings; magazines; fliers

Scope and Content Note

A collection of both published reviews of and listings for screenings or other related events of "Waking Up: a Lesson in Love". Reviews include: Gay Community News - September 4-10, 1988 - two clippings and 4 photocopies/ Au Courant - September 26, 1988 - one clipping/ Washington Blade - October 28, 1988 - one clipping/ Gay Chicago Magazine - January 12-22, 1989 - one clipping, two photocopies/ On Our Backs - January/February 1989 - one clipping, one photocopy of cover and one full issue/ FORUM - March 1989 by Susie Bright - one clipping, one cover Event Listing include: Gay Community News - September 11-14, 1988 - one clipping, one photocopy / This Week in Texas - September 30, 1988 - listing and cover/ Nexus flyer - October 4, 1988 - one flyer/ Dimensions - October 1988 - one issue/ Lambda Newletter - October 1988 - one newsletter/ Austin Chronicle - December 2, 1988 - one clipping/ Women and Their Work and Liatris Media - December 8, 1988 - one flyer/ Also included: four photocopies of anonymous viewer comments furnished by Foosh Productions as promotional material
Box 1, Folder 10

Mail Orders. 1988-1990.

Physical Description: letters; order forms

Scope and Content Note

Mail orders and requests for products from Foosh productions.
Box 1, Folder 11

Legal Documents. 1988.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Articles of incorporation for Foosh Productions Inc. Filed on 5/4/1988, Power of Attorney Documentation for Anonymous Was a Woman Ltd. (a Texas limited partnership), a subscription agreement and investment letter for Anonymous Was a Woman Ltd. and an Agreement and Certificate of Limited Partnership.
Box 1, Folder 12

Surveys. 1988.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwriting

Scope and Content Note

Eleven surveys furnished by Foosh Productions. The surveys solicited feedback about the film"Waking Up: A Lesson in Love" but also collected information such as: buying habits, reading/viewing habits, demographic information and market expectations.
Box 1, Folder 13

Shooting Script. 1988.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

The shooting script was revised 5/11/88 but still officially had the title of "Love to Tell" and contained three acts.
Box 1, Folder 14

Shooting Schedule. 1988.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Shooting schedule revised 6/1/1988, containing information about location shots, time allotments and the order of shots.
Box 1, Folder 15

Advertisements. 1988-1989.

Physical Description: newspaper clippings; magazine clippings; handwritten notes; newsletters

Scope and Content Note

Clippings from advertisements placed in newsletters, papers and magazines for"Waking Up: A Lesson in Love". Includes some financial records of advertising costs and notes about advertising strategies and a list of places to publish advertisements.
Box 1, Folder 16

Promotional Materials. Approximately 1989.

Physical Description: fliers; order forms

Scope and Content Note

Fliers and subscription information for various production houses in the business of lesbian erotica. Includes materials for Blush Entertainment, Tiger Rose and Tigress.
Box 1, Folder 17

Letter of Intent. 1997.

Physical Description: printed letter; resume

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains the letter of intent from Linda Farin upon her donation of these materials to the June L. Mazer archive with specifications for use. It also summarizes the process of funding, casting and producing the video"Waking Up: A Lesson in Love" as well as her motivations to make the video in the first place. Also included is a summary of materials within the collection as well as her resume.
Box 1, Folder 18

Miscellaneous Articles. 1988-1997.

Physical Description: newspaper clippings

Scope and Content Note

Includes:"The Making of a Lesbian Erotic Video" by Lindsey Lane published in the Austin Chronicle, September 30, 1988. Lindsey Lane was the co-writer and co-producer of "Waking Up: A Lesson in Love". the article is the difficulties that characterized the production of the video including securing funding as well as internalized and externalized homophobia that led to many involved keeping their participation anonymous./"Don't Ask, Don't tell Headed for Showdown: Supreme Court Could Decide its Fate in 97" by Rick Adde published in the Army Times, January 13, 1997./"Gay Friendly Synagogue Gets New Building: Inclusive Congregation Draws Many" published in Independent, January 21, 1997.
Box 1, Folder 19

Shot Log. Undated.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

A short description and summary of individual shots including location notes and order.
Box 1, Folder 20

Promotional Photos. Undated.

Physical Description: photos; photocopies of photos; VHS sleeves; mounted photos

Scope and Content Note

Includes thirteen VHS sleeves in full color, some color enhanced photos by Minerva graphics, fourteen 8 by 10 glossy promotional stills, a proof sheet and various photos of unspecified sizes with cropping notes.
Box 1, Folder 21

Mock Ups for Advertisements. Undated.

Physical Description: printed advertisements

Scope and Content Note

Mock ups and samples for advertisements placed in various media outlets for"Waking Up: A Lesson in Love".