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Spiders ; A day in the life of a lion

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 28
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Spiders. This segment is concerned with the world of spiders and includes a presentation of a live tarantula and other smaller specimens. John C. Pallister, research associate in the AMNH Department of Insects and Spiders, opens the segment with a discussion on the difference between tarantulas and small spiders. He examines live spiders in the television studio and presents a film about spiders, and their attempts to obtain prey both with and without webs. Different types of webs...
Dates: 1953

Spiders ; The Sahara ; Snake farm

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 77
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Spiders. The mythology and scientific reality of spiders are the subjects of the first segment. Willis John Gertsch, curator of the AMNH Department of Insects and Spiders, is interviewed, and films depicting close-up views of spiders eating, spinning webs, and tracking prey are shown. SEGMENT 2: The Sahara. Shown here is the documentary record of a 16,000-mile African expedition by Claude Bernheim and his family. Harry L. Shapiro, curator in the museum's Department of...
Dates: 1954

Stone age culture of New Guinea

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 84
Scope and Contents Ernest Thomas Gilliard, AMNH ornithologist, presents specimens of birds of paradise he has collected on a recent expedition to the Sepik River Valley in New Guinea. The feathers from these rare birds, found almost exclusively in New Guinea, are used by the natives in their decorative costumes. Thomas Gilliard's wife Margaret demonstrates how the headdresses are made. Margaret Mead, noted ethnologist at the Museum, narrates a film excerpted from Thomas Gilliard's 1953-1954 Sepik Expedition...
Dates: 1954

The American look

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 48
Scope and Contents This program examines the historical development and nature of the American physical type with the help of Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH anthropologist. The look of a typical American is revealed to be a hybrid of several different cultures. The discussion is illustrated with two figures, Norma and Norman, created by Abram Belskie, a sculptor, and based on statistical information compiled by Robert Latou Dickenson, a well-known New York gynecologist. The Peter Birch dancers perform a shadow play...
Dates: 1953

The Aymara Indians, heirs of the Incas

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 60
Scope and Contents This broadcast is concerned with the story of the Aymara Indians of Peru and Bolivia. The extinction of the Incas, it is believed, came about as a result of a tyrannical class-conscious society. Appearing on this program are Harry Tschopik, museum ethnologist and Junius Bouton Bird, AMNH archaeologist. Discussions focus on the present Aymara Indians, the descendants of the Incas. Scenes of contemporary Aymara Indians farming, celebrating rituals and going through the motions of daily life...
Dates: 1954

The Bakuba of the Belgian Congo

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 66
Scope and Contents The first segment of this program, a commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, narrated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bernard De Voto, is missing from this tape. The rest of the broadcast is a documentary on a Bakuba (i.e. Kuba) tribal wedding ceremony in the Belgian Congo (now Zaire). Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH anthropologist, discusses the ceremonial aspects of African tribal marriage and narrates the documentary, produced by Andř Couvin, which includes excerpts from Couvin's...
Dates: 1954

The Bapende of the Belgian Congo

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 62
Scope and Contents Harry L. Shapiro, anthropologist, is introduced as the expert on the topic and addresses the subject of acculturation in relation to the traditional culture and to the benefits of modern medicine. Shapiro narrates the footage on the Bapende (i.e. Pende) people in the Belgian Congo (now Zaire) excerpted from the filmmaker Andř Couvin's film Bongolo. Native costumes and dances used during a boy's initiation ceremony, black magic demonstrations, and other unique aspects of the culture are...
Dates: 1954

The Bayeux tapestry

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 142
Scope and Contents The Bayeaux Tapestry is the subject of this broadcast which traces the history of Hastings back to the Norman victory over the Anglo-Saxons in 1066 A.D. in what is believed to be the formation of the English-speaking people. The history of the battles between the Normans and the Anglo-Saxons is chroni cled in the Bayeaux Tapestry. The 210-foot long embroidered tapestry records the story of the battle which occurred on October 14, 1066. Music of the period dramatically accompanies the action...
Dates: 1956

The body ; Oil well #3

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 117
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The Body. The first segment of this broadcast illustrates how the body works by means of a large machine full of tracks and a small train moving over the human body to portray various systems. For example, doors open and close in the digestive and circulatory systems and realistic sounds are heard. Henry Morgan, an actor, assists Evelyn Shaw, research associate of the AMNH, in her scientific explanation of the body's functions. Film sequences are provided by the Ortho Pharmacy...
Dates: 1955

The Central Asiatic Expeditions : Mongols

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 149
Scope and Contents China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The first sequence concentrates on daily life in a Mongol camp near Tsagan Nor (or White Lake). The camp is a complex of Mongolian tents (yurts) with men, sheep, and dogs milling about; yaks pull heavy logs; and a camel is being trained. The film moves to Urga (now Ulan Bator) where Khalka women with elaborate headresses are seen; a Mongol affected with gigantism enters the city and is photographed with Roy Chapman Andrews. The film then shifts back to the...
Dates: 1922-1925

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O'Donnell-Clark African Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1931) 1
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Wang, Haoting 1
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Woodcraft Indian Trip to the Southwest of the American Museum of Natural History (1927) 1
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