Archive for March, 2010

FTV 203 The Diary of Anaïs Nin

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on March 26th, 2010

This episode of From the Vault wraps up a month-long series honoring Women’s History Month by featuring novelist and diarist Anaïs Nin in a historic interview from Pacifica Radio Archives. This audio was selected by special guest poet and Anaïs Nin scholar Steven Reigns. Recorded in 1966 just before the release of Nin’s iconic, feminist work The Diary of Anaïs Nin, interviewer Francis Roberts speaks on intimate terms with Nin about her differing writing styles, the origins of her diary, and her relationships with notable figures such as Henry Miller, June Miller, Antonin Artaud, Otto Rank, and her father, Joaquin Nin. This sliver of sound nearly forty five years old introduces us to Nin’s life, and helps to explain her motivation to publish her highly personal diary of many thousands of pages; indeed, this recording cuts through the long-standing perception of a wild woman with a life highly erotic and relationships exaggerated, guiding us to remember instead that she was a magnificent and prolific writer and reader.

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AnaisNin.com
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StevenReigns.com

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

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FTV 202 The American Woman, Part Two

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on March 22nd, 2010

This week on From The Vault we are excited to present a recently restored series from 1959 and 1960 called The American Woman. This comprehensive 14-part series is a masterpiece of scholarly research that profiles women in America from the colonial era in the 1600’s, through the Abolition and Suffrage Movements in the 1800’s, including the ongoing struggle of women for social justice.

Special guest commentator, Cultural Herstorian Amy Simon, guides us through Part Two of The American Woman, in which KPFA producer Virginia Maynard profiles Abolitionist Movement advocate Lucretia Mott. We also hear a dramatization of the landmark Women’s Rights Conference in Seneca Falls New York in 1948, where Elizabeth Cady Stanton read the “Declaration of Independence for Women,” and a dramatization of Sojourner Truth presenting her famous “Ain’t I A Woman” speech at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1857.

The American Woman was preserved thanks to a grant from the American Archive Pilot Program.

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about and purchase copies of the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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FTV 201 The American Woman, Part One

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on March 13th, 2010

This week on From The Vault we are excited to present a recently restored series from 1959 and 1960 called The American Woman. This comprehensive 14-part series is a masterpiece of scholarly research that profiles women in America from the colonial era in the 1600’s, through the Abolition and Suffrage Movements in the 1800’s, including the ongoing struggle of women for social justice. Special guest commentator, Cultural Herstorian Amy Simon, leads us through Part One of The American Woman, which focuses on pioneer settler Anne Hutchinson.

The American Woman was preserved thanks to a grant from the American Archive Pilot Program.

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about and purchase copies of the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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FTV 200 Lorraine Hansberry

Posted in Update on March 6th, 2010

In this episode of From the Vault, we begin our month-long celebration of Women’s History Month with a program that paints an audio portrait of the American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, author of the classic A Raisin in the Sun.

In 1967, two years after Hansberry passed away at the age of 34, the theatrical world came together to pay tribute to her by bringing her words and works to life for Pacifica Radio listeners. Along with an all-star cast is the voice of Hansberry herself reciting Hamlet’s soliloquy.

This program was adopted for preservation by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner. We extend our thanks to them for making this broadcast possible.

And now we are proud to present Anne Bancroft, Melvin Douglas, Geraldine Page, Roscoe Lee Brown, Julie Harris, Rod Steiger, Cicely Tyson, E.G. Marshall, Rosemary Harris, Colleen Dewhurst and Howard De Silva in the 1967 Pacifica program, Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words, narrated by Ossie Davis.

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about and purchase copies of the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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