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Trip through space ; Life in a garden ; Tuna fishermen

Identifier: Film Collection no. 25

Scope and Contents

SEGMENT 1: Trip Through Space. Man in space and what he would find on a journey through the universe is the topic of this first segment. Frank H. Forrester and Joseph M. Chamberlain, astronomers at the AMNH-Hayden Planetarium, are introduced alongside the Zeiss projector at the planetarium. With the help of film and rear-view projectors the audience is shown planets and stars while Chamberlain discusses verified scientific facts about space travel. SEGMENT 2: Life in a Garden. Richard H. Pough, chairman of the Department of Conservation and General Ecology at the AMNH, discusses the sun as an energy source in the second segment of this broadcast. Charles Collingwood, host, and Pough examine the garden diorama in the Roosevelt Hall of the museum and introduce a film about life in a garden and the hidden struggle for survival among insects and other forms of animal life. Close-up views of insects on plants, reptiles, and birds are seen. SEGMENT 3: Tuna Fishermen. The last segment features Albert E. Parr, oceanographer and Director of the museum, introducing the film Undersea Story about the difficult lives of tuna fishermen off the coast of Sicily. Alexander M. White, President of the AMNH, discusses the long-range goals of the Museum and makes a commercial pitch for museum membership.


  • 1953


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1 Film Reel (60 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (60 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.


Original format: 16mm kinescope.


Originally aired May 10, 1953 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.


Charles Collingwood and Mike Wallace, hosts; Allen Reisner, director; Perry Wolff, Producer; Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., assistant producer; Charles Romine, writer.

Trip through space ; Life in a garden ; Tuna fishermen, 1953
Iris Lee
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Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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