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Hook : a hawk's life

Identifier: Film Collection no. 131
Scope and Contents Ernest Thomas Gilliard, an ornithologist at the AMNH, is introduced on this broadcast as a guest expert on the life cycle of the hawk. Featured in this broadcast is a film entitled Hook. A fictional biography of a hawk, the short story was written by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, author of The Ox-Bow Incident. The film traces the hawk's life cycle through the eyes of a hawk. The new type of motion picture animation used in this film created a series of optical effects by moving the camera over...
Dates: 1956

Imprinting period

Identifier: Film Collection no. 134
Scope and Contents Scientific experimentation with the imprinting period, the phase of an animal's life when its mind is most open to stimuli, is the topic of discussion. In a remote broadcast remote from McDonough, Md., Eckhardt Hess, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, explains and demonstrates a number of imprinting experiments. Also interviewed for this program is a staff member at the McDonough School, Mr. Ramsey. Most of the experiments have previously been performed on birds. A duck...
Dates: 1956

Lie detection ; Primitive art vs. modern

Identifier: Film Collection no. 74
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Lie Detection. The pursuit of truth is the subject of the first segment of this broadcast, which features demonstrations of scientific methods of lie detection and hypnosis. Fred Inbau, criminology professor at Northwestern University Law School, and Jerome Schneck, a psychiatrist, use on-camera examples of polygraph tests and examples of how police officials attempt to use hypnosis to get at the truth. A film on hypnosis techniques and the use of ink blot tests is also shown....
Dates: 1954

Life in Greenland

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,...
Dates: 1953

Life in the sea

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

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

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

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


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

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

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