Planets ; Oil well #2
Scope and Contents
SEGMENT 1: Planets. The program begins with a presentation of Professor Melies's 1902 film Le Voyage dans la Lune. This classic French film depicted an imaginary voyage to the moon. Joseph M. Chamberlain, chief astronomer at the AMNH-Hayden Planetarium, is interviewed about projected space travel and man's concept of the universe. A discussion follows, about what planets really look like and whether any of them are capable of supporting life. A Hayden Planetarium film on a trip through space shows the earth photographed from the Viking 160 miles above the Earth. A replica of a man-made satellite being prepared for space research is inspected. SEGMENT 2: Oil Well #2. At the end of the program, a progress report is given on the oil well construction at Purcell, Oklahoma. Robert Northshield, in the field, shows films of the erection of the derrick that week.
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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 November 27, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Frank O'Neill, writer; Grover Cole, production designer; Bernard Birnbaum, film editor.
- Planets ; Oil well #2, 1955
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