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The first anniversary show

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 70

Scope and Contents

The first anniversary celebration of the Adventure series brought participation of more than twenty scientists from the American Museum of Natural History. Taken from kinescopes, the program rebroadcasts highlights of programs aired during the series' first year. Listed below are the dates, subject matter and scientists involved in the segments. 12/13/53 Annapurna: Maurice Herzog. 2/14/54 Origin of the Earth: Harvard University film. 12/20/53 History of Life #2: Catharine E. Barry, Thomas Dominic Nicholson, Frank Forrester, Joseph M. Chamberlain, George Gaylord Simpson. NOTE: THE ORIGINAL PROGRAM NO LONGER EXISTS. 3/28/54 Eel and Octopus: Otto Haas, Angelina R. Messina, Brooks F. Ellis, John C. Pallister, Albert E. Parr, Evelyn Shaw, Roselyn Warren, Eugenie Clark. 11/22/53 Rattlesnake and Hot Water Balloon Experiment: Charles M. Bogert, Robert Cushman Murphy. 1/31/54 Time-lapse Photography: Richard H. Pough.9/27/53Australian Aborigines: Paul Curtis and the American Mime Theatre, Harry L. Shapiro. 8/23/53 Chavante (i.e. Shavante) Indians: Junius Bouton Bird, Bella Weitzer, Edward Moffatt Weyer. 4/25/54 Jivaro: Harry Tschopik. 5/24/53 Trance and Dance in Bali: Margaret Mead. The anniversary show presents the history of earth and life since the beginning and uses bits from past shows to present the staff of the American Museum of Natural History on the live portion of the show.

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired May 9, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138335

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Perry Wolff, producer; Robert Northshield and Jac Venza, assistant producers; Shelby Gordon and Perry Wolff, writers; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Grover Cole, production design.

Title
The first anniversary show, 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

Contact:
American Museum of Natural History
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