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Imitation of life.

Laemmle, Carl, Jr., 1908-1979 (Added Author). Hurlbut, William J. (William James), 1883-1957 (Added Author). Stahl, John M., 1886-1950 (Added Author). Colbert, Claudette. (Added Author). William, Warren, 1895-1948 (Added Author). Hudson, Rochelle, 1916-1972 (Added Author). Sparks, Ned, 1883-1957 (Added Author). Beavers, Louise, 1902-1962 (Added Author). Washington, Fredi, 1903-1994 (Added Author). Quigley, Juanita, 1931- (Added Author). Hale, Alan, 1892-1950 (Added Author). Armetta, Henry, 1888-1945 (Added Author). Standing, Wyndham, 1880-1963 (Added Author). Griffin, Eleanore. (Added Author). Scott, Allan, 1906-1995 (Added Author). Hunter, Ross. (Added Author). Sirk, Douglas, 1897-1987 (Added Author). Turner, Lana, 1921-1995 (Added Author). Gavin, John, 1931-2018 (Added Author). Dee, Sandra. (Added Author). Kohner, Susan, 1936- (Added Author). Alda, Robert. (Added Author). O'Herlihy, Dan, 1919-2005 (Added Author). Moore, Juanita. (Added Author). Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968 Imitation of life. (Added Author). Universal Pictures Company. (Added Author). Universal-International (Firm) (Added Author). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Series Information

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon PL - Lebanon DVD F IMI 3066 (Text) 34330512318966 AV - Movie Collection Available -
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL VD ENT IMI (Text) 30419100945290 Video Disc Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD FIC IMITATION (Text) 33946002393283 Movies . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0783287062
  • ISBN: 9780783287065
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (236 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Standard format (1.33:1, 1934 version) & widescreen format (1.85:1, 1959 version).
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel: Imitation of life / by Fannie Hurst.
Special feature (side 2): theatrical trailers.
Formatted Contents Note:
Side 1. Imitation of life (1934, b&w, 111 min.) / a Universal picture ; the new Universal presents ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, William Hurlbut ; directed by John M. Stahl -- Side 2. Imitation of life (1959, col., 125 min.) / Universal-International presents ; screenplay by Eleanore Griffin and Allan Scott ; produced by Ross Hunter ; directed by Douglas Sirk.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
1934 version: Photography, Merritt Gerstad ; film editors, Philip Cahn, Maurice Wright.
1959 version: Director of photography, Russell Metty ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; music, Frank Skinner.
Participant or Performer Note:
1934 version: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Baby Jane (Juanita Quigley), Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing.
1959 version: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore.
Summary, etc.:
1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives.
1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated by the MPAA.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
Language Note:
In English, with optional French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Single mothers > Drama.
Mothers and daughters > Drama.
Passing (Identity) > Drama.
Madre e hija > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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