archival original 16 film reels (9,400 feet) silent color 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: photographs, sound recordings, documents, clippings, camera logs
Donated by Lisa Chickering in 2015
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 Schönbrunn 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.
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD