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Columbia Broadcast System, Inc. Adventure Series papers, 1953-1956.

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Identifier: Mss .C377
Abstract Adventure Series scripts and press releases.

Dance forms around the world

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 91
Scope and Contents A comparative study of dance forms around the world is examined in this program by Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH anthropologist, and the dance critic of the New York Herald Tribune, Walter Terry. A special feature of the program includes a performance by the John Butler dancers demonstrating the basic movements and gestures of representative dances from around the world. Charles Collingwood discusses the basic differences in dance technques with Terry and Shapiro. In India, Bali, Thailand, and Japan,...

Darwin's voyage

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 97
Scope and Contents Edwin Harris Colbert, AMNH curator of fossil reptiles and amphibians, is interviewed for this broadcast concerning Charles Darwin's five year voyage around the world on the H.M.S. Beagle. Darwin's revolutionary theories on evolution and survival of the fittest were largely formulated during this voyage. Only 22 years old at the time, Darwin was the naturalist commissioned to make geographic and navigational surveys for the British Navy. His theories on the process of adaptation and natural...

Deafness

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 136
Scope and Contents Charles Collingwood explores the world of deafness in this program. In conjunction with a trained audiologist from the New York Lexington School for the Deaf, an electrical set-up enables Collingwood's voice to be filtered out and demonstrates the tones that are lost when deafness begins. The "sounds of deafness" are carefully simulated in this program, which enables the viewers to understand the difficulties that occur when one cannot hear or speak well. Thursday's Children, an Academy...

Djuka

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 39
Scope and Contents Located in the bush country of Dutch Guiana (now Surinam), the Djuka civilization and its history are examined in this broadcast. Originally African slaves, the Djuka people defeated their Dutch masters in an open rebellion in the early part of the eighteenth century. Charles Collingwood, the host of the program, discusses the art and history of the Djuka civilization with Morton Kahn, professor of public health at Cornell University's Medical School, and leader of the AMNH's expedition into...

Egypt ; Fish genetics ; Geology of the far north

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 103
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Egypt. In a remote broadcast from the Brooklyn Museum, the first segment attempts to reconstruct life in Egypt during the time of the Pharoahs, as seen through Egyptian art. John Cooney, curator of egyptology at the Brooklyn Museum, narrates. Film sequences of ruins, pyramids, the Nile, wells, and Thebes were produced by Ancient World Film Series and the Archaeological Institute of America with Ray Gardner. SEGMENT 2: Fish Genetics. The second segment is concerned with fish genetic...

Elastic time

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 58
Scope and Contents Richard H. Pough, chairman of the Department of Conservation and General Ecology at the AMNH, demonstrates new photographic techniques. Man has increased his knowledge through time-lapse photographic and stroboscopic (high-speed) techniques. A year in the life of a field of grain, from seed to maturity, is filmed using time-lapse photography. Charles M. Bogert, museum herpetologist, produced slow-motion films of a rattlesnake's strike. Other footage includes a drone fly, a frog leaping, the...

Embryology

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 57
Scope and Contents Evelyn Shaw, of the Department of Animal Behavior at the American Museum of Natural History, introduces the program which opens with film clips of chicks, monkeys, kinkajous, and cocker spaniels and discussions of their beginnings. Charts of human growth in the womb are shown. The development of frog, trout, fish, and chicken embryos is seen through time-lapse photographs. The films were provided by United World Films.

Essence of life

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 99
Scope and Contents William D. Clarke, AMNH curator of invertebrates, reviews the nature and range of life on earth, illustrating how all normal forms of life have five basic properties: responsiveness, the ability to reproduce, growth, metabolism, and movement. A live performance by UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer) demonstrates that despite its amazing capabilities, far superior to human clerks, its giant brain falls short of qualifying it as life. A powerful electron microscope is used to show that the five...

Evolution of the horse

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 135
Scope and Contents This broadcast from the Aqueduct Racetrack features horse trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, trainer of the thoroughbred Nashua. The discussion focuses on the characteristics of a fine horse and on the evolution of the horse. Edwin Harris Colbert, curator of paleontology at the AMNH, is also a guest on this program. He traces the modern horse's evolution back 60 million years to the tiny Eophippus. Films are shown of horses in the Wheatley and Greentree Stables. A new colt being born and the early...

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