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To Hear Your Banjo Play

Film by Irving Lerner, Willard Van Dyke
Produced by Irving Lerner with Willard Van Dyke
Cinematographer: Richard Leacock
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Copyright: 1946, Irving Lerner & Willard Van Dyke
16 minutes, Black and White
Original format: Film: 35mm, 1946
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The story of Pete Seeger and the birth of banjo music throughout the Southern United States. Written by Alan Lomax and directed by Irving Lerner, this short feature includes performances from Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Baldwin Hawes, Sonny Terry, Brownee McGhee, Texas Gladden, and Margot Mayo's Square Dance Group.

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