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  • Money Man: a monument to the American Way

    Money Man: a monument to the American Way

    Tax day is upon us, and we thought it was a great time to revisit artist Doug Michels’ (1943-2003) project “Money Man Monument” (1991). Michels proposed the installation of a 23-foot-tall Money Man on the National Mall alongside memorials to American icons like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, calling it “a permanent tribute to green power and the American way.” It also features the contributions of two more of our close friends, Joe Angio (camera) and Tony Judge (actor). You […]

  • Stoney Does Dallas

    Stoney Does Dallas

    An irreverent series of interviews by comedian and actor Stoney Burke during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, TX. The interviews are juxtaposed with footage of various protests going on outside the convention.

  • [The 90’s raw: Gross National Product Comedy]

    [The 90’s raw: Gross National Product Comedy]

    This tape features on-the-street footage of comedians from members of Gross National Product Comedy, featuring multiple takes of routines based on Washington politics by Wes Johnson and GNP founder John Simmons.

  • [The 90’s raw: Money Man monument]

    [The 90’s raw: Money Man monument]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. No sound for the first 19 minutes. A satirical piece conceived by Doug Michels featuring a mock meeting of fundraisers for the Money Man Monument, a skeleton in a suit placed in a plastic tube of money on Washington D.C.’s Mall–“a permanent tribute to green power and the American Way.” This tape has multiple takes of the actors performing.

  • Tom Weinberg reads the Wall Street Journal – Bill Tabb reads U.S. News and World Report

    Tom Weinberg reads the Wall Street Journal – Bill Tabb reads U.S. News and World Report

    Two pieces by Paper Tiger Television: Tom Weinberg reads the Wall Street Journal (1982) and Bill Tabb reads U.S. News and World Report (1982).

  • [The 90’s raw: Todd Alcott performing “Politically Correct”]

    [The 90’s raw: Todd Alcott performing “Politically Correct”]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Todd Alcott performs several takes of a satirical monologue called “Politically Correct,” a time capsule of political correctness in the 1990s.

  • National Sofa

    National Sofa

    Showing of plans for interactive monument called the National Sofa. There will be an unveiling of a model and a press conference. It will be a marble sofa (or an inflatable sofa) that can fit 100 people and a 100 ft by 50 ft screen, which will show scenes from inside the White House. The National Sofa is a place for dialogue between the US citizens and the First Family, whenever the family wants to initate one. Doug Michels and Jim Allegro are the architects, who answer questions. “A high tech monument for the high tech ’90s.”

 
 
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