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A crew from NBC-TV arrives at the National Zoological Park to film scenes for the NBC Children's Theater TV special, "The Enormous Egg," based on a children's book written by Oliver Butterworth. The triceratops of the story, named Uncle Beazley, is depicted by seven different models varying in size from just hatched to full size. The models were made by sculptor Louis Paul Jonas specifically for the Enormous Egg production. Jonas was also the creator of the dinosaurs for the New York World's Fair of 1964. The Sinclair Oil Company will donate the life-size model (22 feet) to the Smithsonian after the filming.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch gives name as "Sinclair Refining Company."
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, "The Torch," April 1977, p. 6.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


July, 1967


  • Dinosaurs
  • Sculpture
  • Television
  • Public programs
  • Uncle Beazley

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