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After hours at the Museum ; Red deer

Identifier: Film Collection no. 107

Scope and Contents

SEGMENT 1: After Hours at the Museum. The first segment is a previously shown short film entitled After Hours at the Museum. The previous showing was on May 16, 1954. SEGMENT 2: Red Deer. Lee Crandall, curator emeritus for the Department of Birds, New York Zoological Society, is the guest at a remote broadcast from the Bronx Zoo (i.e. New York Zoological Park). The subject of the program is the differences between the lives of red deer in captivity and in the wild. In the protected environment of the zoo, young red deer are regularly well-fed, safeguarded from predatory animals, exercised, and generally pampered. It appears to be a relatively easy life. On the other side, however, red deer were filmed in a forest in middle Europe. A fawn makes its way alone through the woods after its mother is killed by a wild dog. The fawn is adopted by a doe and grows to maturity. A wonderful shot of an eagle attacking a wild dog is shown in the film.


  • 1955


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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 May 29, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.



Charles Romine, host; Joseph Scibetta and Mel Ferber, directors; Robert Northshield, producer; Jac Venza and Shelby Gordon, assistant producers; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Shelby Gordon and Robert Northshield, writers; Grover Cole, production design; Ned Calmer, narrator; Carl Schutzman, technical director; Tuuklikki, performer.

After hours at the Museum ; Red deer, 1955
Iris Lee
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Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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