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More Than One Thing

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Title

More Than One Thing

Subject

Pruitt-Igoe (Housing project : Saint Louis, Mo.) -- History.
Public housing -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- History.
Low-income housing -- Government policy -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- History.
Housing policy -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- History.
Towns, Billy
Towns, Tommie

Description

"More Than One Thing," directed by Washington University MFA student Steven Carver, tells of the dreams and aspirations of Billy Towns, an African American teenager growing up in the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing project. The collection contains a digitized copy of the film which was preserved with a Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF), production photographs by Carver, a 60-second commercial directed by Carver and starring Billy Towns, paper materials related to the life of Billy Towns, and an oral history with brothers Billy and Tommie Towns conducted by Film & Media Curator Brian Woodman in 2016.

Creator

Carver, Steve
Billy Towns

Source

Steve Carver Collection

Publisher

Carver, Steve
Towns, Billy

Date

1969-1970

Contributor

Billy Towns

Rights

Copyright for More Than One Thing and related photographs are held by Steve Carver. Copyright for the 60-second commercial is unknown, but the spots were produced and financed by the St. Louis Mayor’s Council. Copyright on paper materials donated by Billy Towns is unknown.

Rights Holder

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ Copyright © 1969 Steven Carver. For use in a publication, performance or broadcast, contact spec@wumail.wustl.edu

Items in the More Than One Thing Collection

Steve Carver with camera during production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot;
Steve Carver with camera during production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

Steve Carver during a studio shoot for production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot;
Steve Carver during a studio shoot for production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

Billy Towns during a studio shoot for production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot;
Billy Towns during a studio shoot for production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

Billy Towns seated with music stand during a studio shoot for production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot;
Billy Towns seated with music stand during a studio shoot for production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

Steve Carver on ladder, Billy Towns seated playing trombone during a studio shoot for production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot;
Steve Carver on ladder, Billy Towns seated playing trombone during a studio shoot for production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

Billy Towns, face framed by Steve Carver&#039;s hands, during a studio shoot for production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot;
Billy Towns, face framed by Steve Carver's hands, during a studio shoot for production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

Steve Carver on ladder, Billy Towns seated playing trombone during a studio shoot for production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot;
Steve Carver on ladder, Billy Towns seated playing trombone during a studio shoot for production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

Steve Carver talks to Billy Towns, seated behind music stand during a studio shoot for production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot; <br />
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Steve Carver talks to Billy Towns, seated behind music stand during a studio shoot for production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

Steve Carver during a studio shoot for production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot; <br />
Steve Carver during a studio shoot for production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

Steve Carver setting up a shot during a studio shoot for production of &quot;More Than One Thing&quot; <br />
Steve Carver setting up a shot during a studio shoot for production of "More Than One Thing" a documentary that follows a group of Afro-American teens living in the Pruitt-Igoe projects in 1970.

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