Kodak / The NFL

Week of January 30, 2012

Kodak / The NFL

In the News: Eastman Kodak Co. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Based out of Rochester, New York, Kodak has served as an iconic player in photography, film processing, and the motion picture industry since the 1880s.

Also In the News: Super Bowl XLVI. Giants vs. Patriots. February 5. Some will watch for the football. Others will tune in for the commercials. (Or, will it be to see Madonna?) Also included this week are books and DVDs on the National Football League.


Changing Focus: Kodak’s Brush with Death and the Battle to Save a Great American Company
By Alecia Swasy. Times Business, 1997
Call Number: HD9708 .U64 E277 1997

Cutting Photographic Paper Rolls: Kodak (VHS)
The Institute of Management Sciences, 1990
Call Number: VH 1514 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia
By Nancy Martha West. University Press of Virginia, 2000
Call Number: HF6161 .P36 W47 2000

The Story of Kodak
By Douglas Collins. H. N. Abrams, 1990
Call Number: HD9708 .U64 E273 1990

Team Zebra: How 1500 Partners Revitalized Eastman Kodak’s Black & White Film-Making Flow
By Stephen J. Frangos, with Steven J. Bennett. Omneo, 1993
Call Number: HD9708 .U64 E274 1993

The Wizard of Photography (VHS)
Directed by James A. DeVinney. PBS Home Video, 2004
Call Number: TR140 .E3 W59 2004 (At Jupiter)


30 for 30, Volume 1, DVD 1 (DVD)
ESPN, 2010
The band that wouldn’t die: In March of 1984, a moving company secretly packed up the Baltimore Colts belongings and snuck off in the early morning, leaving a city of devoted fans in shock and disbelief. The Colts were an integral part of the city, and fans struggled to cope with losing the team they loved. For 12 years the city was without an NFL team, but the band continued to play, acting as musical ambassadors for the city, keeping football alive until the NFL returned.
Call Number: GV576 .A1522 2010 (Boca Raton Media Center)

30 for 30, Volume 1, DVD 5 (DVD)
ESPN, 2010
Run Ricky run: Ricky Williams does not conform to America’s definition of the modern athlete. In 2004, with rumors of another positive marijuana test looming, the Miami Dolphins running back traded adulation and a mansion in South Florida for anonymity and a $7 a night tent in Australia. His decision created a media frenzy that dismantled his reputation and branded him as America’s Pothead. But while most in the media thought Williams was ruining his life by leaving football, Ricky thought he was saving it. Through personal footage recorded with Williams during his time away from football and beyond, filmmakers Sean Pamphilon and Royce Toni take a fresh look at a player who had become a media punching bag and has since redeemed himself as a father and a teammate.
Call Number: GV573 .A1526 2010 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL
By N. Jeremi Duru. Oxford University Press, 2011
Call Number : Available online via EBSCOhost

The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL
By Mark Bowden. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008
Call Number: GV955.5 .N35 B269 2008

Bloody Sundays: Inside the Dazzling, Rough-and-Tumble World of the NFL
By Mike Freeman. W. Morrow, 2003
Call Number: GV955.5 .N35 F74 2003

Brand NFL: Making and Selling America’s Favorite Sport
By Michael Oriard. University of North Carolina, 2010
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes, and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL
By Roger L. Martin. Harvard Business School Pub., 2011
Call Number: HD2785 .M3577 2011

Kicking off the Week: A History of Monday Night Football on ABC Television, 1970-2005
By Wesley Hyatt. McFarland & Company, 2007
Call Number: GV742.3 .H93 2007

Outside the Lines: African Americans and the Integration of the National Football League
By Charles K. Ross. New York University Press, 1999
Call Number: GV955.5 .N35 R67 1999

Sundays Heroes: NFL Legends Talk about the Times of Their Lives
By Richard Whittingham. Triumph Books, 2003
Call Number: GV950.5 .W42 2003

Tackling Jim Crow: Racial Segregation in Professional Football
By Alan H. Levy. McFarland & Co, 2003
Call Number: GV943.9 .S64 L48 2003

Wedded to the Game: The Real Lives of NFL Women
By Shannon O’Toole. University of Nebraska Press, 2006
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

2 thoughts on “Kodak / The NFL

  1. Shame that Kodak has to go into bankruptcy.

    With the technological advances these days, it’s inevitable that these things will occur and will continue to occur.

  2. @Lem

    I agree that it’s a shame that Kodak has to go into bankruptcy. They have been around nearly a decade and a half. I also agree that companies that don’t keep up with the times will inevitably go under.

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