Tony Schwartz and the Sounds of the City
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Matthew Barton, Curator of Recorded Sound at the Library of Congress, and Anthology Film Archives archivist Andrew Lampert, pay tribute to "Tony Schwartz and the Sounds of His City." Still best known for creating the infamous 1964 “Daisy” presidential campaign ad, Tony Schwartz primarily earned a living in advertising and media consultancy, but his true passion was recording the sounds and people of New York City. In 2007, the Library of Congress acquired the Tony Schwartz Collection and undertook the enormous task of cataloging and preserving it. We’ll hear sound clips from that collection during the course of the interview.