This video contains raw footage shot for "Five Day Bicycle Race," a project comprised of live in-studio commentary and taped edited coverage of the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Produced by independent videomakers calling themselves The Image Union (including many members of TVTV and Videofreex), it aired on Manhattan Cable for three hours per night for five days during the convention. This video documents a champagne breakfast and fashion show at Bloomingdale's in Manhattan. Various attendees and convention delegates are interviewed about their experience in New York and their thoughts on the convention.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a blue screen.
00:17Copy video clip URL Cut to footage of the videomakers interviewing numerous attendees. They speak with several women about their experiences, included the Tanzanian Ambassador’s wife. She talks about her homeland near Mt. Kilimanjaro. The video quality is fairly poor throughout this portion of the tape. This lasts for several minutes.
03:44Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of the dirty dishes that have been gathered from the Bloomingdale’s event. The videomaker speaks with some of the waiters. This lasts for several minutes.
06:50Copy video clip URL The videomakers speak with a number of Bloomingdale’s employees about Jimmy Carter and the event. This is then followed by more location footage.
08:28Copy video clip URL The videomakers overhear a group of people conversing about politics. After asking a few questions, the videomakers move on and continue to gather footage from in and around Bloomingdale’s.
10:18Copy video clip URL Bill Marpet, Maxi Cohen, and Nancy Cain speak with a member of Jimmy Carter’s family about her experience in New York. The videomakers then slowly make their way out of Bloomingdale’s down the group of escalators.
15:23Copy video clip URL We watch as the videomakers travel back to the studio after a morning of shooting. Cohen, Cain, Marpet, and Joel Gold comment on the ride over to the studio. The camera operator gathers footage of the streets of New York from inside the cab. This lasts for the remainder of the tape.
23:57Copy video clip URL Tape ends.