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Lie detection ; Primitive art vs. modern

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 74

Scope and Contents

SEGMENT 1: Lie Detection. The pursuit of truth is the subject of the first segment of this broadcast, which features demonstrations of scientific methods of lie detection and hypnosis. Fred Inbau, criminology professor at Northwestern University Law School, and Jerome Schneck, a psychiatrist, use on-camera examples of polygraph tests and examples of how police officials attempt to use hypnosis to get at the truth. A film on hypnosis techniques and the use of ink blot tests is also shown. SEGMENT 2: Primitive Art vs. Modern. This segment of the program focuses on an examination of the comparisons between primitive and modern art. Gordon Frederick Ekholm, assistant curator of Archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History, and Jacques Lipschitz, well-known sculptor, use original artifacts in the studio to discuss the social function of the artist. Lipschitz disavows any primitive art influences in his work and claims any similarity to be purely coincidental.

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through inter-library loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (60 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (60 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 June 6, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138743

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Perry Wolff, producer; Robert Northshield and Jac Venza, assistant producers; Shelby Gordon, script editor; Frank deFelitta, Irwin Blacker, and Ladro Venturi, writers; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Grover Cole, production design.

Title
Lie detection ; Primitive art vs. modern, 1954
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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