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After hours at the Museum ; Domesticated animals ; Peter Freuchen

Identifier: Film Collection no. 71

Scope and Contents

SEGMENT 1: After Hours at the Museum. In a CBS film starring actress-artist Tuuklikki, the protagonist is a museum secretary who gets disoriented in the halls of the American Museum of Natural History after the museum closes. She is frightened by the masks and the animals, especially because it is dark. She finally gains her equilibrium and the film concludes with her finding her way out of the building. SEGMENT 2: Domesticated Animals. Peter Putnam, a blind history instructor at Princeton University, is interviewed by Robert Northshield about his guide dog, Wick. A remote broadcast from the "Farm in the Zoo" exhibit at the Bronx Zoo (i.e. New York Zoological Park) enables veterinarian and assistant director of the Bronx Zoo Leonard Goss to discuss highly domesticated farm animals. SEGMENT 3: Peter Freuchen. Peter Freuchen, a seasoned Arctic explorer for fifty years, is interviewed by Charles Collingwood about the difficulties of living in Greenland, and the lives of the Eskimo people. Paul Curtis of the American Mime Theatre acts out a pantomime about emigration to Greenland. The film Land of the Long Day, by Douglas Wilkinson for the Canadian Film Board (i.e. National Film Board of Canada), is then shown.


  • 1954


Language of Materials



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.


Original format: 16mm kinescope.


Originally aired May 16, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.



Charles Collingwood and Robert Northshield, hosts; Mel Ferber and Perry Wolff, directors; Perry Wolff, producer; Robert Northshield and Jac Venza, assistant producers; Shelby Gordon, Frank de Felitta, Phyllis Kremer and Loring Mandel, writers; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor, Grover Cole, production design; Tuuklikki and Paul Curtis, performers.

After hours at the Museum ; Domesticated animals ; Peter Freuchen, 1954
Iris Lee
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Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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