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Life in Greenland

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 50

Scope and Contents

Commander Donald B. MacMillan, who accompanied Robert Peary on his expedition to the North Pole in 1909, is interviewed by Charles Collingwood. MacMillan, 79 years old, recalls the expedition through photographic records and film footage of Arctic life. Junius Bouton Bird, curator of archaeology at the AMNH, narrates films that depict polar bears, aerial views of the Arctic, and aspects of Eskimo life, including an examination of their daily life and culture; Eskimo kayaking, hunting, fishing, sledding; herding muskoxen; and harpooning a walrus. A family of polar bears play actively under MacMillan's boat. Bird discusses the adaptability and survival of Eskimo in Greenland. The sled and other gear used by Peary on his expedition are presented and discussed in the studio.

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 Nov. 29, 1953 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138285

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Perry Wolff, producer; Ernest Leiser, writer; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Jac Venza, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film.

Title
Life in Greenland, 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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