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Voodoo

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 123

Scope and Contents

The origin and history of voodoo is the topic of discussion for this broadcast. Illustrated through a performance by the Haitian dancer Jean Ľon Destine and his dance group with drums and singing dancers, the discussion explores the various meanings of voodoo as a religion and ritual. The word voodoo is derived from the word vodun, a god or spirit in the Fon language of Dahomey (now Benin).

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 January 22, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139423

General

Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank De Felitta, script editor; Frank de Felitta, writer; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director; Jean Leon Destine dance group, performers.

Title
Voodoo, 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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