New Perspectives on Alcoholism: Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer film, 1973  PDF

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Film director
McCulloch, C. Michael
New Perspectives on Alcoholism: Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer film
1973 (inclusive)
1 film reel (31 minutes, 1064 feet): color, sound; 16mm
Collection Number
Dramatizations of stories concerning the hazards of teenage drinking.
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The film contains one part of an educational series titled New Perspectives on Alcoholism , the theme of which is "young problem drinkers." New Perspectives on Alcoholism is directed by Bob E. Frye, presented by Norm Southerby, and is distributed by Southerby and Associates. Following an introduction, the program showcases a dramatized film on teen alcoholism titled Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer , directed by C. Michael McCulloch and produced by the Motion Picture Unit of the County of Los Angeles under the direction of the Board of Supervisors and the Commission on Alcoholism. The narration for the film is taken directly from true accounts of young alcoholics, with actors providing dramatizations based on these interviews. This program seeks to illustrate how underage drinkers are negatively affected by their alcohol consuption, and it further illustrates this point with statistics and other related information pertaining to youth alcoholism.

The organizations Comprehensive Care Corporation (Newport, CA) and the Care Unit Program at Riverton General Hospital (Seattle, WA) are credited at the beginning of the film, though the nature of their affiliation with the production is not specified.

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VC452 1 New Perspectives on Alcoholism: Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer
The program New Perspectives on Alcoholism , presented by Norm Southerby, begins with a series of statistics on underage drinking. Southerby then introduces a dramatized film on teen alcoholism titled Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer, in which youths suffer the negative effects of alcohol consumption and reach sobriety by the film's conclusion. Southerby bookends this dramatization with final statistics on underage drinking.
Original1 film reel (31 minutes, 1064 feet) : color, sound ; 16mm

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Alcoholics--United States
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholism--Study and teaching--United States
  • Youth--Alcohol use--United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Nonfiction films
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Frye, Robert E. (Producer), (film director)
    • McCulloch, C. Michael, (film director)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Moving Image Collections (University of Washington)
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)