Queen's University Archives Moving Image Description
Queen's Locator # Accession # 2006-068
Fonds Richard Leiterman fonds Series
Title Norman Mailer v. Fun City, USA / Norman Mailer : 51 st State
Produced by Dick Fontaine
Directed by Richard Leiterman and Dick Fontaine Date 1969
Length 00:50:05 Medium 16mm/dvd
Documentary following Norman Mailer in his 1969 campaign for Mayor of New York. Mailer ran
Summary unsuccessfully as an independent for Mayor of New York City, allied with columnist Jimmy Breslin
(who ran for City Council President), proposing New York City secession and creating a 51st state.
Includes footage of: Mailer and Breslin on the streets talking to constituents; recording radio
advertisements; in Harlem in front of the Apollo; Mailer-Breslin Headquarters in Brooklyn;
architectural plan, rendered in lego pieces, for the City of New York; Mailer and Breslin watching the
results come in; thank you speech after loss is official.
Photography: Richard Leiterman
Edited by: Dick Fontaine, John Fahey Reilly
Executive Producer: Robert Albert
Co-Production: Tattoist International, Trans Atlantic Films, BBC
Copyright: Trans Atlantic Film and Distribution Company Ltd
Copy Available DVD copy available
Condition Film components not to be used unless necessary.