I N T E R O F F I C E M E M O R A N D U M Date: 20-May-1992 08:19am DST From: Corinne H. Smith CHSMITH Dept: Audio Visual Services Tel No: (814) 863-3104 TO: VMSMail User _IN%"SCREEN-L ( _IN%"[log in to unmask]" ) Subject: RE: Paul Robeson Penn State Audio-Visual Services has two titles about Paul Robeson, available on a rental basis: _Paul Robeson: The Tallest Tree in Our Forest_ (c1977; 16mm, Phoenix Films) A biography of black Renaissance man Paul Robeson told in his own words and through interviews with his son and professional colleagues. Documentary footage, much of it from the Paul Robeson Archives, chronicles his football career, legal practice, and success as an entertainer, as well as his efforts to promote civil rights and international cooperation. Excerpts from his stage and film performances also are included. _A Profile of Paul Robeson_ (c1975, VHS, PBS Video) Documents the life and achievements of Paul Robeson, actor, singer, athlete, attorney, and black activist. Contains rare film interviews of Robeson appearing in costume as Othello and discussing the meaning of the role to a black man. Includes scenes from _Proud Valley_ and _Song of Freedom_. For more information on rental procedures, call (814) 865-6314 or (800) 826-0132.