Re: Janis Joplin

Frank Landrum (
Wed, 1 Nov 2000 11:38:00 -0800 (PST)


Sterling Films did one called "Janis Joplin: Portrait of a Ripoff" but it
was only about 15 minutes or so and was done in the early seventies. It
has interviews with her parents but I don't think Dick Cavett was
involved. Not the one you want, but interesting. There was also a much
longer one rushed into production right after she died called, I think,
"Life and Times of Janis Joplin." As I recall, it was in horrible taste
(editorial comment).

Good luck

Frank Landrum

Lane ESD

At 10:43 AM 11/1/00 -0800, you wrote:


<excerpt><smaller>I have had a request for a specific documentary on
Janis Joplin. Brief details provided are: 10-15 years old (maybe older),
approximately 60-75 minutes long, includes interviews with Dick Cavett
and someone at her high school homecoming. Any leads will be

Thanks in advance,

Gail B. Fedak

Coordinator, Instructional Media Resources

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

phone 615-898-2740

fax 615-898-2530

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