Reflections on the British Museum and Library
This documentary is a personal and controversial record of a love-hate relationship. Its author, NICHOLAS GARNHAM , says: 'I've been going to the British Museum off and on all by life. I find many of the so-called cultural treasures it contains both beautiful and interesting. But what it and other museums represent disturbs me. I often feel that we are slowly suffocating beneath a growing pile of cultural junk.'
Written and directed by NICHOLAS GARNHAM
(History's treasure-trove: pages 48-51)
Items of interest, information and investigation for collectors. This week's subjects include:
' The Mad Fisherman of the Dry Lagoon the story of the Bolca Fossils from northern Italy: followed by a discussion on the controversial auctioning and selling of fossils which is becoming increasingly popular in Britain.
Venetian Glass: a close look at some of the Victoria and Albert Museum 's fine collection of 15thand 16th-century Italian glass.
JAMES NORBURY answers questions Introduced by HUGH SCULLY
Directors ROBIN DRAKE and PAUL smith Producer JOHN KING (from Bristol)
A season of films featuring the Oscar-winning performances of some of Hollywood's greatest stars
Walter Huston , Joan. Leslie
The musical biography of the famous American entertainer, George M. Cohan.
James Cagney , who had begun his career in vaudeville temporarily forsook the gangster roles which had brought him Hollywood fame, to play a song-and-dance man. And his portrayal of George M. Cohan won for Cagney the 1942 Award for Best Performance by an Actor.
JACK L. WARNER and HAL B. WALLIS Director MICHAEL CURTIZ
(This Week's Films: page 9)
George M Cohan:
Fay Tempi eton:
George M Cohan (aged 13):
Josie Cohan (aged 12):
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