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The secret life of Geisha / film by Altantic Productions : produced by Anthony Geffen : writer and producer, Clive Maltby ; produced by Atlantic Productions for A & E Television Networks.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 921 SEC (Text) 30032001414686 DVD NON-FICTION Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 306.742 SEC (Text) 31951002927330 Main Floor - DVDs NonFiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch DVD 792.7 SECRET (Text) 33946003124497 Nonfiction DVDs . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0767085191
  • ISBN: 9780767085199
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : A & E Television Networks ; [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast on television in 1999.
Special features: Glossary; Geisha points of distinction.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Jeremy Pollard; editors, Chris Johnson, James Marshall; music, Glenn Keiles.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Susan Sarandon.
Summary, etc.:
Exotic, sensuous, exquisitely mysterious. For centuries, the seductive grace of the Japanese geisha has fascinated and confounded outsiders who have attempted to fathom this secretive world of tradition, intrigue, and pleasure. Now, enter a realm once known only to the rich and powerful. Go beyond the popular Western misconception of the geisha as little more than a high-priced call girl, and discover the 400-year history of a profession where women devoted decades to the mastery of music, conversation, and the fine art of massaging the male ego. Witness the darker side of the geisha, from tales of sexual treachery and suicide to their role in the fall of a hierarchy of political leaders as recently as 1989.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note:
Subject: Geishas.
Women > Japan.
Japan > History.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary > Television.

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