Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 3


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 18, 2006 on The History Channel
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Tune in as Modern Marvels looks into the history of cotton, a product used in hundreds of different products, from clothing to lipstick.
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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • Cotton linters are used as a binding material in a wide range of products, including paint, lipstick, nail polish, toothpaste, ice cream, and hot dog casings.

      • Three quarters of "paper" money is actually composed of cotton. Much of this cotton comes from denim scraps left over from jeans manufacturing.

      • The shocking conditions in England's nineteenth-century textile mills influenced the reformist writings of Charles Dickens as well as the Communist Manifesto of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Engels' family owned a textile mill in England.

      • India's cotton textile tradition was given the English language the words pajama, dungaree, seersucker, calico, madras, and khaki.

      • One bale of cotton weighs about 485 pounds.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: It's the fuzzy white lint that launched and industrial revolution and sparked the civil war. When spun and woven it clothes the human race, its wondrous fibers and make up everything from greenbacks, to blue jeans to lunch. The only commodity to earn the title king. Now, Cotton, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Tony Azevedo
        Farm Manager, Stone Land Co.

        Bill Stone
        President, Stone Land Co.

        Greg Palla
        VP, SJV, Quality Cotton Growers

        David Alderete
        Mgr., Kern Delta-Weedpatch Cotton Gin

        Stephen Yafa
        Author, Big Cotton

        Ira Livingston
        VP, Consumer Marketing, Cotton, Inc.

        J. Berrye Worsham
        President and CEO, Cotton Inc.

        Ben H. Swadley
        Director, Plantation Agriculture Museum

        Rick Randall
        Exhibit Specialist, Lowell Nat'l Park

        David Clapp
        Director, Fiber Processing Research, Cotton Inc.

        Brad Johnson
        Production Manager, Cone Denim

        Stan Hollis
        VP & General Mgr, Cone Denim

        Danny W. Brown
        President, Planters Cotton Oil Mill

        Brad Jackson
        Plant Supt., Planters Cotton Oil Mill

        J. Berrye Worsham
        President and CEO, Cotton Inc.

        Marty Bailey
        VP of Operations, American Apparel

        Bill Rearick
        Dir., Textile Chemistry, Cotton Inc.

        Mahatma Gandhi (archival footage)

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Anthony Lacques
        Producer: Anthony Lacques
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Associate Producer: Lara D. Tabor
        Editor: Andrew Corwin
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Music: Guy Thomas
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Production Manager: Shelia Collins
        Post Producer: Tim Knauff
        Director of Rights & Clearances: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Allison Boon
        Production Controller: Dani Eslin
        Accountant: April Brown
        Accountant: Sheridan Liu
        Accountant: Diana Stolpe
        Researcher: Uldis Balodis
        Researcher: Bradley Combest
        Researcher: John Knapp
        Coordinator: Boni Osmani
        Coordinator: Brad Skiles
        Clearance Coordinator: Lawrence Givens III
        Clearance Coordinator: Aaron Zober
        Post Coordinator: Terrence Hartwell
        Voice over Coordinator: John Knapp
        Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
        Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
        Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
        Post Assistant: Jeremiah Dockray
        Post Assistant: Rob Harrington
        Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
        Camera: Doug Glazier
        Camera: Gary Hoffman
        Camera: Lon Magdich
        Camera: Richard Neill
        Camera: David Settlemoir
        Camera: Robert Van Camp
        Field Audio: Thomas Alford
        Field Audio: Robert Surenbroek
        Field Audio: Brian Wear
        Online Editor: John Price
        Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
        Animation: Randall Rickert
        Historical Consultant: Marty Bailey

        Special Thanks:
        Marty Bailey
        Cone Denim
        Bill Gray
        Philip Lupsiewicz
        Maria Morris
        Greg Palla
        James Pruden
        Mike Rodriguez
        Cynthia Semon
        Delores Sides
        Greg Townsend
        Stephen Yafa

        Programming Coordinator: Michele Wilcox
        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Produced by Actuality Productions, Inc

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