Program Executive Producer
Edited and Co-Produced by
Written and Co-Produced by
David Ogden Stiers
Eve Best Dolley Madison
Michael Cumpsty John Randolph
John Curless Anthony Merry
Mireille Enos Grand Niece
Danai Gurira Sarah Steward
Neal Huff Quaker Man
Dana Ivey Quaker Woman
Mark Joy Thomas Jefferson
Susan Lyons Elizabeth Merry
Jefferson Mays James Madison
Julia Morrison Catherine Coles
Brian Murray Journalist
Denis O'Hare Benjamin Latrobe
Jacinto Riddick Paul Jennings
Sonya Chisholm Sukey
Kendall Diggs Lucy Payne
Bonnie Johnson Mary Payne
Ted Johnson John Payne
James Judice Payne Todd
Taegen Leiden Payne Todd (toddler)
Ethan Marten John Todd
Kalen McNatt Payne Todd (youth)
Xavier Porro Paul Jennings (youth)
Autumn Riley Anna Payne
Director of Photography
Tom Hurwitz, ASC
Original Music Composed by
Animation and Visual Fx
Nth Degree Design & Visual fx Inc., Winter Garden, FL
Paul Fouquet, CSA
Researcher/Post Production Coordinator
Concept Developed by
Key Hairstylist and Wig Maker
Key Make-up Artist
Dialect Coach to Eve Best
Costume Historian and Consultant
Edward F. Maeder
Dolley’s Costumes Manufactured by
Eric Winterling, Inc.
Assistant Costume Designers
Sara Jean Tosetti
Assistant Prop Master
Lisa K. Johnson
Location Casting Virginia
Coordinating Post Producer
Sound Design & Mix
Still Image Animator
Studio Projection By
New City Video & Staging, Inc.
Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Location Managers Virginia
Key Production Assistants
Mary Alice Williams
Filmed in Part at
Filmed on Location
Commonwealth of Virginia and Department of General Services
Homewood Museum, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, VA
The John Marshall House, an official property of Preservation Virginia
Merchant’s House Museum
St. Jean Baptiste Church
Senate of Virginia
Teachers College, Columbia University
Virginia Executive Mansion
Virginia House of Delegates
Stills & Stock Footage Courtesy of
American Antiquarian Society
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Bridgeman Art Library International
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Culver Pictures; Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film
The Granger Collection, New York
Greensboro Historical Museum
Harvard Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Independence National Historical Park
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Kirby Collection of Historical Paintings, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Library of Congress, Macculloch Hall
Historical Museum, Morristown, NJ
The Maryland Historical Society
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Montpelier Foundation, courtesy of Sylvia Jennings Alexander
National Archives & Records Administration
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
New York Historical Society
Swann Auction Galleries
Virginia Historical Society
The White House Historical Association (White House Collection)
Michael R. Winston, Washington, D.C.
Baltimore Museum of Art
Jody Baran, CECO Studios
Division of Capitol Police, Richmond, VA
Catherine Thomas Burnett
Catering by Jill
Coast to Coast Catering
Costume Rentals, Minneapolis, MN
Dawn Animal Agency, Inc.
The Gore Place Society
Hundley Carriages, Inc.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine and First Lady Anne Holton
Lee F. Meyer
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
The National Society of Madison Descendants
Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Newhall III
Frederick Madison Smith
Luther Sowers, Anvil Arms
TDF Costume Collection
Virginia Film Office
Isabel Jenkins Ziegler
Executive in Charge of Production
Exclusive corporate funding for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual. Major funding for American Experience is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Major funding for Dolley Madison is provided by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by public television viewers.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Additional Funding Provided by
The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
The Scrooby Foundation
The Huss Foundation
Lucy Rosenberry Jones
Richard Coyle Lilly Foundation
Nicholson Family Foundation
Mary Lee Dayton
Lee F. Meyer
Mary Bigelow McMillan
Margaret Wiley Carr
Constance K. Barkley
Kitty Winsor Petit
National Society of Colonial Dames in Minnesota
Marketing and Communications
James E. Dunford
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