Animal courtship behavior
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.
- 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.
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Finding aid: script.
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired Dec. 27, 1953 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
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.
- Animal courtship behavior, 1953
- Iris Lee
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