16mm, color, sound (English); two versions: 28 min. Directed by Carlos Vilardebo in collaboration with André Bac, Marcel Beau, Jacques Decerf and Anne-Marie Cotret; narrated by Alexander Calder; music provided by Louisa Calder from various recordings. Produced, directed and written by Jean-Marie Drot; narrated by Jean-Marie Drot and Ed Wegman (NET). (Calder 1966, 48) 17 June: Calder graduates from Stevens with a degree in mechanical engineering.
In 1942, when I wrote the Philadelphia City Hall for a birth certificate, I sent them a dollar and they told me I was born on the twenty-second of July, 1898.
But my grandfather Milne’s birthday was on August 23, so there might have been a little confusion.
(Calder 1966, 28–29) December: For Christmas, Calder presents his parents with a dog and a duck that he trimmed from a brass sheet and bent into formation.
Corder; produced and written by David Idema; cinematography by Werner Schneider; narrated by Tom Saizan; edited by Bill Prins. Calder has a cellar for his workshop and attends Croton Public School.
Produced and directed by Hans Richter, assisted by Miriam Reaburn; cinematography by Arnold Eagle; music by Louis Applebaum. Sponsored by New World Films and Motion Picture Stages. (Calder 1966, 53–55; CF, Patterson to ASCR, 26 April 2010) Mid-June: Arriving in San Francisco, Calder takes a lumber schooner to Willapa Harbor, Washington, where he catches the bus for Aberdeen and meets his sister Peggy and her husband, Kenneth Hayes.
Directed and cinematography by Herbert Matter; produced and narrated by Burgess Meredith; music by John Cage. Of the whole trip this impressed me most of all; it left me with a lasting sensation of the solar system.
(Calder 1966, 37–38; Hayes 1977, 52–53; CF, Calder 1955–56, 14) August: The Calders move back to New York City on Claremont Place.
Directed by Robert Gardner; cinematography by Michael Butler, Robert Gardner, Len Gittleman, William Smock, John Spock, and Henry Stone; music by Jay Jaroslav; sound by Stuart Cody and Barry Ferguson. Calder stays with the architect Walter Bliss and his wife to graduate from Lowell High School.
Part of the series "Festival du court-métrage." Société Nouvelle Pathé-Cinema, Paris. Calder's workshop consists of a tent with a wooden floor. (CF, Nanette to Trask, 30 March; Calder 1966, 26–27) Fall: The Calders return to Philadelphia.
(Calder 1966, 22) Spring: The Calders move to a new house on 555 Linda Vista Avenue.
(Calder 1966, 36–37; Hayes 1977, 43–44) Spring: Stirling and Nanette move to Berkeley to be near Stirling's next commission, the Oakland Auditorium.