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Explorations for science in South America

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 104
Scope and Contents Ross Allen, owner of the Ross Allen Reptile Farm in Silver Springs, Florida, discusses the role of adventurers and explorers in the cause of science. Allen collects and supplies animals to schools, zoos, and museums. Allen exhibits two deadly reptiles he captured and brought from Brazil, including a fer-delance, a large, extremely venomous pit viper. The poison apparatus of the snakes and a demonstration of "milking" them for venom informs the viewers about potential anti-venoms. The Count...

Family of man

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 110
Scope and Contents The "Family of Man" exhibition of photographs at the Museum of Modern Art is discussed by Edward Steichen, noted photographer and curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and guests Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, and Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH Department of Anthropology. Roosevelt narrates the first segment of the program which tells the basic family story around the world through photographs of mothers, fathers, children, lovers, marriage and birth. Shapiro shows images (of man laboring, tilling...

Family of man

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 113
Scope and Contents This broadcast on the "Family of Man" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art was originally shown on June 19, 1955. The show won an award at the Venice Film Festival and was exhibited at the Edinburgh Film Festival. It is repeated here in its entirety.

Fish behavior

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 89
Scope and Contents This remote broadcast from Gilgo Beach, Long Island, N.Y., is a discussion of fish behavior introduced by Eugenie Clark, research associate in the AMNH Department of Animal Behavior. The pros and cons of laboratory research versus field research are examined. A film of fish courtship behavior and fertilization is shown featuring acara and angel fish. Some unusual underwater camera shots illustrate the subject for this broadcast. Also shown is a film made by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, renowned...

Gorillas ; From the neck up

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 35
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Gorillas. This segment opens with footage from the 1949 movie Mighty Joe Young (RKO Pictures), which is presented as an example of the traditional portrayal of gorillas as ferocious. At the CBS studio, James Howard McGregor, research associate at the AMNH and a noted expert on gorillas, discusses historical and characteristic aspects of gorillas. At the Baltimore Zoo by remote broadcast, Arthur Watson and host Robert Northshield play with Robert, a rambunctious...

Gorillas and apes

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 122
Scope and Contents The program on gorillas and other apes begins with a film entitled Gorilla Bill, which is about Bill Said's methods of capturing a gorilla (shown previously on March 27, 1955). After this film material is presented, a remote broadcast from the Bronx Zoo (i.e. New York Zoological Park) features Charles Collingwood interviewing Richard Mandel, curator of mammals, about the lives of gorillas and other apes in the wild and in captivity. Chimpanzees perform tricks as Mandel discusses their...

Headhunters of South America

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 125
Scope and Contents Edward Moffat Weyer, editor of Natural History magazine and an anthropologist, and Harry Tschopik, AMNH ethnologist, are guest anthropologists on this broadcast about two groups of Indians. The Chavante (i.e. Shavante) and Jivaro Indians, who live in the Amazon region of South America, have been the subject of some scrutiny following the recent massacre of five American missionaries by the Auca Indians in Ecuador. Excerpts from Tschopik's film Men of the Montana, Weyer's film on the Chavante...

Hinduism

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 105
Scope and Contents The second segment in a three-part series on religion discusses Hinduism. The three stages of life of the average Hindu are examined: confirmation and preparation; discharge obligations; and in old age renouncing life and attempting to reach Brahman and rebirth. Shanta Rao, India's foremost classical dancer, performs ritual dances that are part of the religious Hindu observance. Filmed material includes Indians praying, making pottery, sewing, harvesting, and celebrating. G. L. Mehta, Indian...

History of life #4

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 64
Scope and Contents The Rise of the Mammal is the fourth program in a special series on the Adventure series. George Gaylord Simpson, AMNH paleontologist and author of The Meaning of Evolution, and Edwin Harris Colbert, curator of fossil amphibians and reptiles at the museum, discuss the emergence of the mammal as a dominant form of life on earth. The program reviews the diversification found in the mammal class, as well as locomotive and adaptation characteristics. The evolution of the horse is examined closely,...

History of life on earth #1

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 45
Scope and Contents This is the first of a series of four broadcasts on the history of life on earth. George Gaylord Simpson, AMNH paleontologist, and Norman Dennis Newell of the Department of Fossil Invertebrates discuss the history of life and man's place in it. The program begins with electron microscope views of single-celled organisms and includes a discussion of fossils and a film entitled Birth of a Baby, produced by the Association of Medical Colleges and George Washington University. The Simplest Animals,...

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