Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Four Seasons of Austria (outtakes) 1958-1959

Catalog Data

Creator:
Chickering, Lisa 1923 -  Search this
Porterfield, Jeanne 1923-2010  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 16 film reels (9,400 feet) silent color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Austria
Europe
Date:
1958-1959
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: photographs, sound recordings, documents, clippings, camera logs
Donated by Lisa Chickering in 2015
Summary:
Outtake film footage is associated with the (lost) edited travel lecture film, Austria a la Carte, and the Volkswagen sponsored film Four Seasons of Austria. Film footage represents the same coverage as the two edited films. A variety of ceremonial as well as quotidian activities are represented, including: brief musical performances by a brass band and the Viennese Boys' Choir; riding a Ferris wheel; festivals in honor of miners, cows, and the transition from winter to spring; Maypole and sword dancing; games of finger-slapping and finger wrestling; and winter sports including curling, skating, skiing, and horse racing. Footage of tourist landmarks predominates and includes: the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany; the Ringstra<U+00DF>e, State Opera, Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Stadtpark, the Belvedere, and the SchoĢˆnbrunn Palace in Vienna; the summer retreat of the Vienna Boys' Choir; the village of Heiligenblut and the Gro<U+00DF>glockner (Austria's highest mountain) in the Austrian Alps; the Mirabell Gardens and the Hellbrunn Palace and Gardens in Salzburg; and a winter sports competition at Zell am See. Footage is devoted to both rural and urban destinations as well as their residents.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Music  Search this
Sports  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2015.16.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_387670