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California Casual

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Summary
In Ilene Segalove's "California Casual" California wives talk about their husbands' relationship to clothing. The women describe their husbands' appearances, referring to unseen photographs. Conversations shift to the virtues of wash-and-wear clothing, men's relationship to neckties and leisure suits, and the cultural environment of California.

This appears to have been acquired for broadcast on "Artist's Showcase."

"Artist's Showcase" was a series designed to showcase video art and experimental work from WGBH. The program ran on Sunday evenings at 11 P.M., from the fall of 1976 through 1982. In the early 1970's, "Artist's Showcase" was the only consistent broadcast outlet for many of the Workshop productions. Most materials of broadcast quality created at WGBH in the mid-1970's were shown as part of this series. Additionally, earlier video art experiments and segments of related shows, such as "Mixed Bag" or "What's Happening Mr. Silver" were broadcast under these auspices. This series was also a broadcast outlet for a handful of works by video artists that were not created at WGBH but only acquired for this purpose. Some compilation reels showing highlights of Workshop activity were also broadcast.
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Clothing and dress
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