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Harold E. Anthony, chairman and curator of the museum's Department of Mammals, and Charles Collingwood, narrator, take television viewers on a safari to Africa in this broadcast. Anthony, a noted animal collector, stresses the importance of safari techniques that bring back live animals for scientific study. Dioramas in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals at the museum are presented during the discussion. Several film excerpts are shown, including the lion spearing episode from Simba, King of Beasts: a Saga of the African Veldt, the capture of a rhinoceros and an elephant from Armand Denis's Below the Sahara, and the capture of live gorillas from Bill Said's Gorilla Bill.
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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 Mar. 27, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Jac Venza and Shelby Gordon, assistant producers; Frank de Felitta, script editor; John Toohey, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Sandy Bell, technical director; Myron Bleam, set director.
- African safari, 1955
- Iris Lee
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