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About: FW: Incorrect Information about BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Mon, 4 May 1998 07:51:09 -0700 (PDT)

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    Originally dated: Mon, 4 May 1998 07:51:09 -0700 (PDT)

    > Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 09:33:27 -0400
    > xposted from H-AFRARTS@H-NET.MSU.EDU
    > Date: Fri, 1 May 1998
    > From: LemsDworkn <>
    > Carol Lems-Dworkin
    > Today an email was dispatched to the list claiming that BEAUTY AND THE
    > BEAST: TWO IGBO MASQUERADES is "distributed" by the Marjorie Iglow
    > Mitchell Media Center at Northwestern University's Library.
    > Would it were true!
    > In fact, NO videos are distributed by this Center. NU has a fine
    > collection,
    > but even in order to view videos at the Library itself, some sort of
    > valid
    > NU identification is required. I am also quite certain that the
    > Center's
    > videos never circulate on interlibrary loan.
    > To my knowledge, the only true "distributor" for this video in the US
    > remains: African Encounters at the University of Washington.
    > ----------------------
    AND also xposted from H-AFRARTS@H-NET.MSU.EDU
    > Subject: Another source for the Beauty And The Beast video: REPLY
    > Date: Sat, 2 May 1998
    > From: John M Peffer <>
    > Columbia just acquired a copy of Beauty and the Beast from Seattle. Its
    > not the original form, but we've found it useful for our African
    > Civilizations class here. Instead of several minutes of narrated
    > masquerade footage, this version is all music and performance, with a
    > minor audio glitch halfway through. At the end a straight forward review
    > of what has been seen is narrated by Dr. Cole in terms of the not-exact
    > beast /beauty opposition. I recommend this version very highly-- but be
    > prepared to explain alot about Igbo and Masquerades, especially Ekeleke
    > and Okoroshi, to your students who watch it.

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