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Deafness

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 136

Scope and Contents

Charles Collingwood explores the world of deafness in this program. In conjunction with a trained audiologist from the New York Lexington School for the Deaf, an electrical set-up enables Collingwood's voice to be filtered out and demonstrates the tones that are lost when deafness begins. The "sounds of deafness" are carefully simulated in this program, which enables the viewers to understand the difficulties that occur when one cannot hear or speak well. Thursday's Children, an Academy Award-winning film about teaching the deaf to speak, depicts deaf children learning to feel and see sound so that they are able to communicate with others.

Dates

  • 1956

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

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.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired April 29, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139626

General

Credits: Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Grover Cole, production design; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director; Bill Walstrom, costumes.

Title
Deafness, 1956
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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