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Alexander the Great

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 132
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.

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

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.
General Originally aired April 1, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
General http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139630
General 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.
Title
Alexander the Great, 1956
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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