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Animal courtship behavior

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 53

Scope and Contents

The courtship behavior of various animals in relation to human behavioral patterns is the topic of discussion for this broadcast. Shown are the stylized, stiff-legged dance of the male stork, the violent fights of male bighorn rams, bison and sea elephants, as well as the posturing habits of the male Australian lyrebird in front of the female, the nuptial flight of the queen bee, and other examples which point out similarities and differences in the forms of courtship behavior between human males and females. Film clips of romantic movie stars such as Rudolf Valentino and Theda Bara, as well as knights, castles and ladies, and flamenco dancers are used to illustrate human courtship behavior.

Dates

  • 1953

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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.

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Dec. 27, 1953 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138282

General

Charles Collingwood and Robert Northshield, hosts; Tom Donovan, director; Perry Wolff, producer; Shelby Gordon, writer; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Jac Venza, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film.

Title
Animal courtship behavior, 1953
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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