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Finding aid of the Andrew Rakos "100 to Infinity" Documentary Production Materials
Coll2009-013  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Andrew Rakos "100 to Infinity" documentary production materials
    Dates: 1972-1999
    Bulk Dates: (bulk 1994-1999)
    Collection number: Coll2009-013
    Creator: Rakos, Andrew
    Collection Size: 12 linear feet (7 record boxes and 5 1/2 archives cartons).
    Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
    Los Angeles, California 90007
    Abstract: Video and audio recordings, correspondence, footage logs, transcripts of interviews, legal and financial documents, and promotional and reference materials, primarily from 1994-1999, relating to the production "100 to Infinity", an unfinished documentary by Andrew Rakos profiling 100 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual leaders who were chosen by a panel of community figures and members of the gay and lesbian press on National Coming Out Day in October 1995. The documentary was conceived as a tool to inform America's youth about significant contributions by gays, lesbians, and their supporters throughout history.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

    Preferred Citation

    Andrew Rakos "100 to Infinity" documentary production materials, Coll2009-013, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Andrew Rakos on December 17, 2001.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Stacy Wierenga, September 16, 2009.

    Biography / Administrative History

    "100 to Infinity" is an unfinished documentary conceived by Andrew Rakos, a widely respected entrepreneur and philanthropist in the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community, profiling 100 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual leaders. The list of 100 was drawn up by a panel of community figures and members of the gay and lesbian press on National Coming Out Day in October 1995. It includes gay and lesbian historical figures, such as Alexander the Great and Susan B. Anthony, contemporary gays and lesbians, such as Congressman Barney Frank and author Rita Mae Brown, and heterosexuals who work diligently for gay and lesbian rights, such as Dr. Evelyn Hooker and actress Judith Light. The documentary was designed as a tool to inform America's youth about significant contributions by gays, lesbians, and their supporters throughout history. Rakos acted as executive producer of the documentary; Rhona Berenstein and Pam Cohen served as producers.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The bulk of the collection consists of video recordings, 1994-1997, in Betacam, U-matic, and VHS formats. The collection also includes Audio recordings of selected tapes. The remainder of the collection consists of records (bulk 1994-1997) related to the production of the documentary, including footage logs, transcripts of interviews, correspondence, legal and financial documents, and promotional and reference materials.

    Arrangement

    Series 1 arranged by production notebooks followed by other files in alphabetical order. Series 2 arranged in numerical order based on the numbers assigned to the Betacam and U-matic tapes by the producers of the documentary. The VHS tapes that do not correlate to Betacam or U-matic tapes were not numbered, and are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Series 3 arranged in the same order as the videotapes in Series 2.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Documentary films
    Educational films
    Gay activists
    Gay liberation movement
    Gay youth
    Homosexuality and education--United States
    Lesbian activists
    Lesbian and gay experience
    Lesbian youth