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Title Digital video disk: Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune. Color; 30 min. 1986.
Object Name Disk, Digital Video
Catalog Number 2008.001.0008
Collection Hoboken Arts & Artists Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Digital video disk: Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune. A Film by Mark W. Travis. Produced by Barr Films, Irwindale, CA. Color; 30 minutes [28:42]. Copyright 1986 by The BEEM Foundation and Community Television of California. Production was at KCET.

Blind Tom, although called Thomas Bethune in this work after the "adopted" name of his manager, was actually the stage name of Thomas Wiggins. He lived the last years of his life in Hoboken which is not depicted in this dramatization of his early life up to about twenty years old.

Opening credits for producers, writer and director. End credits are cast, crew, acknowledgements and foundation copyright.

Barr Films is an educational media producer. This production appears to have been intended for a K-12 audience.
Notes Originally issued on videocassette tape as listed on the printed insert. The DVD issue is not on the insert nor is the disk dated. The insert appears to be a reduced size version of the format used for videocassette cases. Note also that there is no website listed for the company. Date of issue for the DVD version is probably ca. 2000 or later.
People Wiggins, Thomas
Date 1986-1986
Year Range from 1986
Year Range to 1986
Caption printed box cover insert
Imagefile 063\20080010008.TIF
Classification Music
Ethnic Culture
Cultural Activities