The duck is kinetic, rocking back and forth when tapped.
Directed by Jean-Michel Meurice and Jean Pierre Marchand; produced by Eliane Victor. (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.
Of the whole trip this impressed me most of all; it left me with a lasting sensation of the solar system.
Texts by René Barjavel, Gérard Bauër, Michael Butor, Jean Cassou, Jean Cocteau, Raymond Cogniat, Pierre Daninos, Pierre De Latil, Michel Del Castillo, Guy Dorans, Albert Ducrocq, Florent Fels, Georges Friedmann, Pierre Gascar, Waldemar George, Isis Kischka, André Labarthe, Henri Mondor, Jean Rostand, Adam Saulnier, Georges Simenon, Francis Viaud. (Calder 1966, 51) 9 June: Serving on the It was early one morning on a calm sea, off Guatemala, when over my couch—a coil of rope—I saw the beginning of a fiery red sunrise on one side and the moon looking like a silver coin on the other.
Part of the series "Festival du court-métrage." Société Nouvelle Pathé-Cinema, Paris. Calder has a cellar for his workshop and attends Croton Public School.
(Calder 1966, 28; CF, Calder 1955–56, 7) Winter: The Calders move to Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
(Calder 1966, 46) Fall: Calder joins the Student Army Training Corps, Naval Section, at Stevens, where he is made guide of the battalion.
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 1966, 39) Summer: Calder spends five weeks in the Plattsburg Civilian Military Training Camp, New York, drilling with Company H, Fifth Training Regiment.
Corder; produced and written by David Idema; cinematography by Werner Schneider; narrated by Tom Saizan; edited by Bill Prins. (Sweeney 1943, 57; Hayes 1977, 41) Before 11 January: For his father's birthday, Calder makes , a game consisting of five painted animals—a tiger, a lion, and three bears—and a wooden board with nails divided into six pens.
(Calder 1966, 39; Hayes 1977, 55) September: Calder begins his studies at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, where he takes courses which include chemistry, mechanical drawing, shop practice, and surveying, among others.
Directed by Carlos Vilardebo; cinematography by Patrice Pouget and Daniel Gaudry; narration by Calder; music by Pierre Henry. (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.
Paper costumes for A Nightmare Side Show, one of thirteen group processions performed during Paper Ball: Le Cirque des Chiffonniers, First Hartford Festival, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 15 February 1936 Standing, left to right: André Masson, Kay Sage, and Calder; sitting, left to right: André Breton, Susanna Perkins Hare, Louisa Calder, Rose Masson, Diego Masson, Charlie Prescott, Mary Calder, and Teeny Matisse, Roxbury, 1941 Alexander Calder Scrapbook, 1924–26. (Calder 1966, 66, 70; Hayes 1977, 81) September–November: Calder studies life drawing with Boardman Robinson at the Art Students League.
The unbound book includes seven folios and eight loose clippings, two newspapers, and one poster: black-and-white and color; 16 1/8" x 12 1/4". (ASL, registration records) 24 January: A total eclipse of the sun is visible from the northern part of Manhattan.
Calder has a workshop in the cellar and attends Lowell High School.