The golden age of whaling
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.
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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
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired July 8, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
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.
- The golden age of whaling, 1956
- Iris Lee
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