For Tupperware!

PRODUCER, WRITER, DIRECTOR
Laurie Kahn-Leavitt

CO-PRODUCER
Robin Hessman

EDITOR
William A. Anderson

NARRATED BY
Kathy Bates

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Peter Stein, A.S.C.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Julie Golia

INTERN, MUSIC RESEARCHER
Barbara Dalton Rotundo

SOUND RECORDIST
John M. Miller 

MIXER, SOUND EDITOR
Richard Bock

COLORIST, ONLINE EDITOR
Michael H. Amundson

TITLE & GRAPHIC DESIGN
Alison Kennedy

STILLS & TITLE ANIMATION
Bruce Walker

INSERT PHOTOGRAPHY
Big Film Design

TABLETOP DIRECTOR
Randall Balsmeyer

TABLETOP CAMERA OPERATOR
Jim Rider

LEGAL COUNSEL
John Ives

FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT
Mark Duffield

MUSIC CONSULTANT
Todd Boekelheide

MUSIC RESEARCHER
John Funke

MASSACHUSETTS INTERN
Katherine Freer

FLORIDA INTERN
Stephanie Barnwell

VOICES
Karen MacDonald... Brownie Wise
Will LeBow... Earl Tupper

THE TUPPERETTE SINGERS
Julia Golia
Marisa Consolla
Robin Hessman
Amy Woodbury

TUPPERETTE SONGS ARRANGED BY
Julie Golia

BOARD OF ADVISORS
Nicole Woolsey Biggart
Regina Blaszczyk
Alison Clarke
Lizabeth Cohen
Robert Friedel
Angel Kwolek-Folland
Jeffrey Meikle
Ruth Schwartz Cowan

FILM BASED IN PART ON
Tupperware: The Promise of Plastic in 1950s America
written by Alison Clarke and published by the Smithsonian Institution Press

STOCK FOOTAGE, AUDIO AND STILLS COURTESY OF
ABCNews VideoSource
Archive Films/Getty Images
Florida State Archives
Hagley Museum and Library
John E. Allen Inc.
Leominster Historical Society
Ann and Thomas Damigella Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History (NMAH)
Industry on Parade Film Collection, Archives Center, NMAH
Earl Tupper Collection, Archives Center, NMAH
Brownie Wise Collection, Archives Center, NMAH
Prelinger Archives/The Internet Archive
The Stanley Park of Westfield, Inc.
Streamline Films, Inc.
Tupperware Corporation
The WPA Film Library

HOME MOVIES COURTESY OF
Sylvia & Jon Boyd
Jean Conlogue
Tom Damigella Sr. & Tom Damigella Jr.
Eleanor Gengler
Helen Hoch
Una Osrud
Dorothy & Ken Sciford
Mary & Frank Siriani

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF
Willie Lou Bengtson
Sylvia & Jon Boyd
Gladys Cook
Tom Damigella Sr. & Tom Damigella Jr.
Irene Ellis
Hal Empey
Frank & Marian Lightbown
Gary McDonald
Artice & Larry Moore
Una Osrud
Betty Schopp
Starr Tupper Shannon
Mary & Frank Siriani
Ron Tupper
Li Walker
Jerry Wise
Edie & Frank Zdep

SPECIAL THANKS
Dick Applebaum
Randy Balsmeyer
Lyn & David Berelsman
Kathie Blankenstein
Todd Boekelheide
Sylvia & Jon Boyd
The Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University
Jean Conlogue
Lynda Clarke
Tom Damigella Sr.
Tommy & Rita Damigella
Ilyce Dawes
Glenn Drake
The Filmmakers Collaborative
John Fleckner
Chana Gazit
Tom Gearty
Michal Goldman
Gene Hall
HB Camera Group
Erika Hessman
Wendy Braitman, IFFCON
Esther Israel
Jeanne Jordan
Pat & Phil Jordan
Bill Kahn & Clarissa Coffey
Frank Kahn
Jonathan, Anna & Nathaniel Kahn-Leavitt
Jane Klain, Museum of Television & Radio
Jerry Lake
Keith Lauer, National Plastics Museum
Mark Lavoie
Shirra Leavitt
Chuck Liebold
Joan Maimonis
Tim Mangini, Outpost
Natalie Marsh
Artice & Larry Moore
Sydney Neter
Homer Perkins
Ann Petrone
Neil Phillips
Pinnacle Party Sales
Nancy Porter
Rick Prelinger
Marge & Henry Rogers
Nancy Rogers
Ellen Rothman
Fred Schilpp
Mark Shamley
John Shannon
Wendy Shay
Mike Shirley
David Tebaldi
Paul Taylor
Toni Treadway & Bob Brodsky
The Tupper Family
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Bonnie Waltch
Stephen White
Lewis Wheeler
Jerry Wise
Edie & Frank Zdep

IN-KIND DONATIONS FROM
Budget Rent-a-Car, Seattle, WA
Doubletree Hotel, Orlando, FL
Doubletree Hotel, Rockville, MD
Doubletree Hotel, Santa Monica, CA
Doubletree Hotel, Waltham, MA
Fairfield Inn, Tallahassee, FL
Four Points by Sheraton, Waltham, MA
Hampton Inn, Jacksonville Airport, Jacksonville, FL
Hampton Inn, San Marcos, CA
Hampton Inn, Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Hampton Inn, Seattle Airport, Seattle, WA
Hilton Hotel, Wichita Airport, Wichita, KS
Hilton Hotel Ybor District, Tampa, FL
Hilton Hotel, Boston Logan Airport, Boston, MA
Holiday Inn Maingate East, Kissimmee, FL
Kodak
San Jose Country Club
Sheraton Hotel, Tampa, FL
Southwest Airlines
Bryan Webb, Tape Services

INTERVIEWEES
Evon Acampora
Jay Allers
Dick Applebaum
Roselu Bagwell
Vangy Allers Baker
Elizabeth & Don Bailey
Dick Bartlett
Don Best
Willie Lou Bengtson
Phyllis Bisikirski
Kathie Blankenstein
Elsie Block
Sylvia & John Boyd
Lorna Boyd
Leslie Boyd-Bradley
Mary Boyd
Pat Brown Bogardus
Jean Brokamp
Frances Brock
Audrey Brooks
Clarie Brooks
Bette & Kelvin Brown
Marjorie Burns
Mary Alice Butler
Marge Bylone
Vera & Ray Castellon
Mrs. Gordon Chase
Linda Chambers
Betty Chestnut
Wayne Childers
Rosemary Cinque
Jean Conlogue
Gladys Cook
Rita Damigella
Tom Damigella Jr.
Tom Damigella Sr.
Reba Davis
Jo Divelis
Lavon Dragt
Ann & Glenn Drake
Glenn Drake Jr.
Ed Drey
Esther Dulgar
Doris & Griggs Durham
Irene Ellis
Hal Empey
Sandy Farnsworth
Kathleen & Ed Feenker
Ray Ferrar
Tom Fitzgerald
Shirley & Don Fleischauer
Darlene & Gene Forbragd
Don Fuhr
Grace Fujii
Judy & Russ Gauslin
Eleanor Gengler
Louise Goss
Phil Grasso
Gene Hall
Reita Hall
Joe Hara
Ginny & Ken Harris
Don Hinton
Polly Hollan
Paul Huffines
Keith Humphrey
John Hutto
Esther Israel
Pat & Phil Jordan
Jo & Tom Keene
Carolyn Tate Kent
Doris & Leonard Kopowski
Vicki Koziol Mongeon
Jerry & Penny Lake
Julia Lally
Evelyn & Al Lasiter
Keith Lauer
Mayee Leung
Marian & Frank Lightbown
W. Alan Luce
Naomi Lyons
Joan Maimonis
Joseph Mariano
Phoebe Martin
Charles McBurney
Jack McCollum
Gary McDonald
Kay McLean
Cora Lee Meier
Val Middler Middlebrook
Leona Miller
Cleo Mohrmann
Artice & Larry Moore
Barbara & Don Morgan
Joy & Handsel Grady Morgan
Elsie Mortland
Sue Mruz
Sandra Nelson
Jon Nelson
Jennie Nivala
Annette Fortier Novak
Neil Offen
Gaylin Olson
Vernon Olson
Una Osrud
Homer Perkins
Eleanore Pierce
Kitty & Charlie Pierce
Tony Ponticelli
Gerry Poulin
Selma Probst
Connie & Jim Quatermass
Onie Reeves
Lance Reynolds
Diane Tauscher Rice
Marge & Henry Rogers
Rochelle & Israel Rothman
Marsha Ryngiewicz
Betty Schopp
Dorothy & Ken Sciford
Opal Scott
John Shannon
Starr Tupper Shannon
Mary & Frank Siriani
Vi Sivak
Doris Stellwagen
Michael Stevens
Roger V. Stevens
Barbara Stevenson
Pat Tahaney
Anna Tate
Bill Tate
Tom Tate
Jeremy Taylor
Montie Thayer
Nancy Drake Thomas
Joe Trepani
Helen Triglia
Glenn Tupper
Mark Tupper
Ron Tupper
Wilson Van Winkle
Li Walker
Jeanie Ward
Ardell & Jim Weber
Lavon Weber
Heather Weber Wheeler
Fran Weber Nash
Kristen & Tony Weber
Barry Whitcomb
Dick Whitmer
Alwin Wied
Sonya Williams
Betty Wilson
Dick Wilson
Evelyn & Phil Winn
Jerry Wise
Mary Rita Wish
Helen Yarborough
Sam Yeiter
Edie & Frank Zdep
Michelle Zdep
Elaine Zewicky

INCIDENTAL MUSIC COURTESY OF THOMAS J. VALENTINO INC.

"Blacksmith Blues"
Written by Jack Holmes
Used by permission of Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
Performed by: Ella Mae Morse
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"Buttons and Bows"
Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Used by permission of Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
Performed by Dinah Shore
Courtesy of Legacy/Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
(P) 1991 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

"Dear Hearts and Gentle People"
Written by B. Hilliard and S. Fain
Used by permission of Better Half Music c/o
Bourne Co. and Fain Music Company
Performed by Dinah Shore
Courtesy of Legacy/Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
(P) 1991 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

"Fiddle Faddle"
Written by Leroy Anderson
Used by permission of EMI Mills Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by The Dom Frontiere Octet
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"Hawaiian War Chant"
Written by Johnny Noble and Leleiohaku
Used by permission of EMI Miller Catalog Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by The King Sisters with Alvino Rey
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"Here Katy"
Performed by the Dom Frontiere Octet
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"I'm Sitting On Top of the World"
Written by Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young
Used by permission of EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (ASCAP), Warock Corporation, Ray Henderson Music Co. Inc. and Carlin Music Publishing Canada, Inc. on behalf of Redwood Music, Ltd. (SOCAN)
Performed by Les Paul and Mary Ford
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"I've Got a Pocket Full of Dreams"
Written by James Monaco and Johnny Burke
Used by permission of Chappell & Co. (ASCAP)
Performed by Russ Morgan with his Orchestra
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

"Saber Dance"
Written by A. Khachaturian
Arranged by Baxter and Harris
Used by permission of G. Schimer, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Les Baxter and his Orchestra
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)"
Written by Keys, Feaster, McRae, Edwards and Feaster
Used by permission of Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
Performed by The Crew-Cuts
Courtesy of the Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

"Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy"
Written by Sammy Gallop and Guy B. Wood
Used by permission of Gallop Sammy Music (ASCAP), Warock Corporation and Michael H. Goldensen, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Dinah Shore
Courtesy of Legacy/Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
(P) 1991 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

"You Tell Me Your Dream"
Traditional
Performed by Jerry Murad's Harmonicats

For AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

POST PRODUCTION
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima

SERIES DESIGNER
Alison Kennedy

ON-LINE EDITOR
Spencer Gentry 

SOUND MIX
John Jenkins 

SERIES THEME
Joel Goodman 

WEB
Molly Jacobs
Tory Starr 

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Nancy Sherman 

LEGAL
Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Scott Kardel 

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano
Lauren Noyes 

MARKETING & PUBLICITY
Mary Lugo
Cara White 

PROJECT MANAGER
Lauren Prestileo 

SERIES MANAGER
James E. Dunford 

COORDINATING PRODUCER
Susan Mottau 

SERIES PRODUCER
Susan Bellows 

SENIOR PRODUCER
Sharon Grimberg 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Mark Samels

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