From its inception, the Arthur Hall Collection has included 16mm film,
photographs, and ephemera from the Hazett Awards presentation and performance.
The award sculpture itself, pictured at top, disappeared when Arthur left Philadelphia in 1989.
In 2010 we purchased a copy of Penn State Public Broadcasting's program honoring
Profiles in Excellence
(1989, 10 minutes)
The DVD contains:
(0:00 - 1:44) Hazlett Award series intro and titles, including a shot of Obatala
(1:44 - 4:25) AH interview, "Flea on the dog's back ..."
shots of Watusi rehearsal at Ile Ife w/James Marshall and a dancer named Earl
artifacts from museum
Obatala rehearsal footage at Ile Ife
w/Betty, Amanda Greene, Andrea Battiste, Delphine Mantz, Jackie Corley
(4:56 - 5:10) Tom Smart interview, "...important to me."
(5:10 - 5:44) Obrafo Luther Alridge interview, "... nothing else out there ..."
shots of drummers at Ile Ife
w/Obrafo, Jomo Amen-Ra, Andre Gregory, Vincent Williams, Tom Smart, Jojo Williams
(5:44 - 6:50) AH interview, "... correct social ills ... therapy of the arts ... if you really try ..."
AH at Ile Ife rehearsing Obatala
(6:50 - 7:33) Penna. official, "... high point of my life ..."
(7:33 - 10:12) Co. performance of Obatala at State Forum Theatre in Harrisburg
w/ Arthur, Vincent Williams, Tom Smart, Jojo Williams, Obrafo Luther Alridge, Gamelle Williams
Curtis Redding, Nana Korantema, Elizabeth Roberts, Vangie Brown, Betty Alridge, Amanda Greene
Kalilah Allen, Andrea Battiste
Begin end title roll (8:58)
Producer/Director - Wm. Gary Perdue
Videographer/ Ass't Director - Ned Faust
Audio - Janice Stief
Ass't to the Producer - Deborah Lehrer
Video Editors - Howard Nangle, Frank Samansky, Dave Eckenroth
Graphics - James Campbell
WPSX TV - Penn State TV - 1989
(10:12 - 10:38) WPSU purchase information
The DVD can be seen online from Penn State Video On Demand - LIVE.PSU.EDU.VOD
A DVD copy
of the program is available for $20 from:
Penn State University Media Sales
Penn State Public Broadcasting mediasales.psu.edu
171 Outreach Building
University Park PA 16802