Portrait of the Arctic
Scope and Contents
The entire show is a film narrated by Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist. Murphy discusses life in the Arctic and identifies various animals and birds seen in the film. The film tracks a polar bear cub from its early nursing days through adventures with eider ducks, foxes, and a walrus. The danger of the bear's lifestyle is portrayed in a delightful sequence of events which depict animal life in the Arctic.
- American Museum of Natural History (Organization)
Language of Materials
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 Feb. 28, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Robert Northshield, host; Perry Wolff, producer and director; Ernest Leiser, writer; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Jac Venza, production design.
- Portrait of the Arctic, 1954
- Iris Lee
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Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository
American Museum of Natural History
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New York NY 10024 USA