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Army ants ; Rodeo

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 41

Scope and Contents

SEGMENT 1: Army Ants. Under the direction of Robert Brown of the U. S. Public Health Service, a CBS expedition collected a large number of army ants (nomadic and carnivorous ants) at Barro Colorado Island in the Canal Zone and brought them to the CBS television studio for the filming of the first segment of this Adventure broadcast. Theodore C. Schneirla, curator of animal behavior at the AMNH, describes these unusual ants and their habits. Footage produced by Brown includes a huge brood of army ants, their bivouacs, a queen, migrations and other interesting characteristics. SEGMENT 2: Rodeo. Robert Northshield, host of the second segment, satirizes man's relationship with the horse and the romanticization of the wild West. Included in this segment is an uncredited rodeo film.

Dates

  • 1953

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

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.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Sept. 13, 1953 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138139

General

Charles Collingwood and Robert Northshield, Perry Wolff, director and producer; Charles Romine and Ernest Leiser, writers; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Rosemarie Herman, supervisor of film; Jac Venza, production design.

Title
Army ants ; Rodeo, 1953
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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