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Australian fauna ; How to build an igloo

Identifier: Film Collection no. 40
SEGMENT 1: Australian Fauna. Armand Denis, noted wildlife photographer and filmmaker and leader of the 1952 New Guinea Expedition for the AMNH, and his wife, Michaela, discuss the origins of the Australian continent and the subsequent evolution of wildlife there. Also shown is an Armand Denis RKO film depicting the Australian bush country, with views of wallaroos, wallabies, and some unusual reptiles. SEGMENT 2: How to Build an Igloo. The second segment presents the film How to Build an Igloo, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. This brief film on igloo construction describes how only a knife and Arctic snow are necessary to build an igloo.


  • 1953


Language of Materials



1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 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.
General Originally aired Sept. 6, 1953 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
General Charles Collingwood, host; Perry Wolff, director and producer; Charles Romine and Ernest Leiser, writers; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film; Jac Venza, production design.



Australian fauna ; How to build an igloo, 1953
Iris Lee
Language of description

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