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Finding aid of the Andrew Rakos "100 to Infinity" Documentary Production Materials
Coll2009-013  
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Description
Video and audio recordings, correspondence, footage logs, transcripts of interviews, legal and financial documents, and promotional and reference materials, primarily from 1994-1999, relating to the production "100 to Infinity", an unfinished documentary by Andrew Rakos profiling 100 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual leaders who were chosen by a panel of community figures and members of the gay and lesbian press on National Coming Out Day in October 1995. The documentary was conceived as a tool to inform America's youth about significant contributions by gays, lesbians, and their supporters throughout history.
Background
"100 to Infinity" is an unfinished documentary conceived by Andrew Rakos, a widely respected entrepreneur and philanthropist in the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community, profiling 100 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual leaders. The list of 100 was drawn up by a panel of community figures and members of the gay and lesbian press on National Coming Out Day in October 1995. It includes gay and lesbian historical figures, such as Alexander the Great and Susan B. Anthony, contemporary gays and lesbians, such as Congressman Barney Frank and author Rita Mae Brown, and heterosexuals who work diligently for gay and lesbian rights, such as Dr. Evelyn Hooker and actress Judith Light. The documentary was designed as a tool to inform America's youth about significant contributions by gays, lesbians, and their supporters throughout history. Rakos acted as executive producer of the documentary; Rhona Berenstein and Pam Cohen served as producers.
Extent
12 linear feet (7 record boxes and 5 1/2 archives cartons).
Restrictions
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.