White Wilderness

James Algar (director, screenwriter)

Burbank, CA: Buena Vista / Walt Disney Productions, 1958. Vintage pressbook for the 1958 film.

A nature documentary about animal life in the North American Arctic. Most notable for its infamous scene featuring a pack of lemmings jumping off a cliff into the Arctic Ocean, supposedly to migrate—a scene that was in reality staged by the filmmakers, who threw about a dozen lemmings into the Bow River near downtown Calgary for the sequence.

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Shot on location in Canada.

19 pages, saddle stitched, 12 x 15 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #152074]