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Life in the sea

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 42
Scope and Contents Eugenie Clark, of the AMNH Department of Animal Behavior, and Albert E. Parr, Director of the museum, are introduced by host Charles Collingwood as experts on the subject of marine biology. Clark and Parr discuss the movement of the ocean and life in the sea in a remote broadcast from Gilgo Beach, Jones Beach State Park, New York. Scenes from Under the Red Sea, a film made by Austrian marine biologist Hans Haas, show coral reefs, types of coral, collecting underwater animals with a spear...
Dates: 1953

Life in Tibet

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 93
Scope and Contents Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas describes life in Tibet to Charles Collingwood in this program. The extreme differences between poverty and nobility in this region are examined. An isolated region, there was little communication between the Tibetans and the rest of the world and since Tibet was taken over by China, all communications had stopped. Douglas attributes the easy conquest of Tibet by the Chinese to the Tibetans' cultural beliefs that something better lies on the horizon;...
Dates: 1955

Life of the penguin

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 124
Scope and Contents Broadcasting from the penguin section of the Bronx Zoo (i.e. New York Zoological Park), Charles Collingwood discusses penguins with William J. L. Sladen of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Department. Dean Amadon, AMNH ornithologist, was a consultant for the program. The characteristics of penguins, the Adľie and chinstrap penguins in particular, are outlined. Sladen shows films of his field work in the South Atlantic and has sequences on Adľie penguins arriving at the breeding...
Dates: 1956

Living fossils, the crocodilians

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 94
Scope and Contents The history of living fossils is the topic of discussion for this broadcast. Charles M. Bogert, AMNH herpetologist, discusses the habits and history of huge reptiles, such as garials, caymans and other crocodiles. The living fossils indicate that the appearance of the creatures has not changed substantially in more than 150 million years; Bogert exhibits a giant crocodile skull over six feet in length on the program. Using a live ten-foot alligator in the studio, Ross Allen, owner of the...
Dates: 1955

Locusts

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 130
Scope and Contents John Schmidt, a Rutgers University entomologist, explains the latest discoveries in protection from locust plagues. The historical incidence of locust plagues in Egypt and China dates back as far as the Biblical Seventh Plague vented on the Egyptians. The story progresses to more recent history when Brigham Young's Mormon settlement was infested in Utah and to the twentieth century when an enormous swarm of locusts attacked Morocco. Models and microscopic views of locusts are shown in the...
Dates: 1956

Mayan Indians

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 44
Scope and Contents In this broadcast, Gordon Frederick Ekholm, museum archaeologist, and noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright discuss Mayan archaeology and culture while in the museum's Hall of Mexico and Central America. A film depicting ruins and the descendants of the Mayans provides moving portraits of the modern culture, emphasizing the facial similarities between the modern Indians and their ancestors. The film was produced by the United Fruit Company and Willard Pictures, Inc. Models of Mayan...
Dates: 1953

Men of science

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 212
Scope and Contents This film introduces the scientists, technicians, artists, and their work at the AMNH in 1938. It was made by AMNH photographer Charles H. Coles and is narrated by Charles Russell, curator of the Department of Education. Though mostly filmed at the museum, scenes from AMNH expeditions are included to show the relationship between the work-in-the-field and at the museum. The film opens with a view of the exterior of the museum and a general introduction. William H. Barton, of the AMNH-Hayden...
Dates: 1938

Men of the Montaña

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 56
Scope and Contents Harry Tschopik, curator of ethnology at the AMNH, is interviewed for this program, which examines the cultural characteristics of a small Indian tribe living near the Amazon River in the Montana region of Peru and Ecuador. Tschopik recently returned from a perilous ten-month expedition (the AMNH Tschopik Expedition to Peru) in the Montana area, where he studied and recorded the cultures of the Shipibos, Conibos and Campas tribes before they encountered Western culture (recent discoveries of...
Dates: 1954

Mohammedanism

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 101
Scope and Contents

Walter Ashlin Fairservis, AMNH anthropologist, examines Mohammedanism. The first in a three-part series on Oriental religions, this program traces the beginnings of Mohammedanism to about 600 A.D., when Mohammed preached. The history and role of Mohammedanism in the daily lives of its followers is discussed. Film footage shown includes a pilgrimage to Mecca, produced by the Arabian American Oil Company.

Dates: 1955

Mountain climbing

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 52
Scope and Contents William O. Douglas, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and Maurice Herzog, author of the best-seller Annapurna (an account of his expedition to the Himalayas), are the celebrated guests of this program. Douglas, an avid mountain climber, wrote several books on his travel experiences including Beyond the High Himalayas, Of Men and Mountains, and Strange Lands and Friendly People. The two men speak of the dangers, rewards, memorable experiences, and the physical equipment...
Dates: 1953

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