Gerald Ford's America, Part Two: Chic to Sheik

1975 | 00:29:02 | United States | English | B&W and Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, History, Politics, Video History

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Arguably, the most successful of the four “Gerald Ford’s America” shows was “Chic To Sheik,” a TVTV tour of the private culture of the official Washington. Lead by Megan Williams, they blithely move around an official White House tea for Betty Ford at the beginning and cavort at the Shah of Iran’s birthday party at the Iranian Embassy at the end. Shot with almost open access because this was when even public people, in private, were innocents before a documentary camera. Washington Post Society Editor, Betty Beale, leads the way. A gem.