Alexander the Great
Scope and Contents
The 1956 Hollywood production of Alexander the Great provides the impetus for this broadcast, which compares the historical accuracy of the movie with actual relics from the fourth century B.C., in the collections of the AMNH. Scenes from the movie are shown, in addition to film clips of the crew making costumes, actors being dressed and made up, the sets and the ruins created. Robert Rossen, producer, director and writer of Alexander the Great, joins Walter Ashlin Fairservis, AMNH archaeologist, for a discussion on this subject.
- American Museum of Natural History (Organization)
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Conditions Governing Access
Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.
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.
Originally aired April 1, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Marianna Norris, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.
- Alexander the Great, 1956
- Iris Lee
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