Andrew Rakos' 100 to Infinity documentary production materials
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.
- 1972 - 1999
- Majority of material found within 1994 - 1999
- Rakos, Andrew (Person)
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
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).
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.
12 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
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.
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.
Donated by Andrew Rakos on December 17, 2001.
General Physical Description note
12 linear feet (7 record boxes and 5 1/2 archives cartons).
Collection processed by Stacy Wierenga, September 16, 2009.
- Finding aid of the Andrew Rakos 100 to Infinity Documentary Production Materials Coll2009.013
- Stacy Wierenga
- © 2009
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in: English
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