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Big cats

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 133

Scope and Contents

Big Cats is the title of this program broadcast live from the Bronx Zoo (i.e. New York Zoological Park). Richard Mandel, the mammal curator at the zoo, is the guest. The program shows viewers how tigers, jaguars and leopards live in captivity. Film footage showing the captures of these big cats augment the discussion. Mountain lions found in the U.S. are seen being captured with the help of dogs. Films provided by the Missouri Conservation Commission and Twentieth Century Fox include an anaconda and panther fight (the anaconda wins), Siberian tigers and leopards captured by dogs, and a fight between a Bengal tiger and lion. Harold E. Anthony, AMNH mammalogist, was a consultant for this broadcast.

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 April 8, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139629

General

Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Grover Cole, production design; Carl Schutzman, technical director.

Title
Big cats, 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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