Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Productions, 1973-1974, 1982
These records document elements for three film productions: "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation," a 7-minute animated description of speciation created for the National Zoological Park, Office of Education and Film Polski (Polish and English sound mixes); "The Last Wheel Works," a 20-minute film demonstrating how old wooden wagon wheels were made; and, "The Last Boat Home," both 58 and 92-minute versions of the film by Deborah and John La Gorce of La Gorce Associates and narrated by Johnny Cash. "The Last Boat Home" documents the Mississippi riverboat, "Delta Queen." Materials include 16 mm film, 16 mm soundtracks, 35 mm film, 1/4" audiotape, workprints, internegatives, black and white negatives, and A & B rolls.
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- Cash, Johnny
- La Gorce, Deborah
- La Gorce, John
- La Gorce Associates
- National Zoological Park (U.S.). Office of Education
- Film Polski
- Delta Queen (Steamboat)
- Last Wheel Works (Motion picture : 1974)
- Last Boat Home (Motion picture : 1974)
- Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation (Motion picture : c. 1979)
- Transportation -- Steam-navigation
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Documentary films
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-234, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions