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The golden age of whaling

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 144

Scope and Contents

The last voyage of the Charles Morgan, an old whaling ship out of Mystic, Connecticut, is the topic of discussion for the program. Edouard Stackpole, curator of the Mystic Seaport Whaling Museum, traces the ship's final journey in 1921 to the south seas where viewers see sailors facing tropical storms and a frightening "Nantucket sleighride" on a whale that is eventually harpooned. The program reviews the history of whaling in America and the importance of the industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Film sequences include portions of John Huston's Moby Dick, and footage and scenes of Mystic at the turn of the century.

Dates

  • 1956

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

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

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired July 8, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139619

General

Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Walter Ashlin Fairservis, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film; Jared Reed, music; Kurt Oppenheimer, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.

Title
The golden age of whaling, 1956
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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