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The body ; Oil well #3

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 117

Scope and Contents

SEGMENT 1: The Body. The first segment of this broadcast illustrates how the body works by means of a large machine full of tracks and a small train moving over the human body to portray various systems. For example, doors open and close in the digestive and circulatory systems and realistic sounds are heard. Henry Morgan, an actor, assists Evelyn Shaw, research associate of the AMNH, in her scientific explanation of the body's functions. Film sequences are provided by the Ortho Pharmacy Company. The film sequence of a baby's birth moving backwards to the moment of fertilization was also shown on October 3, 1954. SEGMENT 2: Oil Well #3. Robert Northshield once again discusses the latest progress on the Adventure oil well in Purcell, Oklahoma.

Dates

  • 1955

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 December 11, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139429

General

Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Ben Kagen, writer; Robert Northshield, editorial supervisor; Grover Cole, production design; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director, Henry Morgan, performer.

Title
The body ; Oil well #3, 1955
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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