I always thought I was born—at least my mother always told me so—on August 22, 1898. Produced, directed, and written by Robert Pierce; narrated by Lary Lewman; production manager, Mark Muheim, assistant camera/sound, Zack Krieger. Thirteen/WNET and Florentine Films/Roger Sherman Pictures, New York. Produced and directed by Roger Sherman; written by Thomas Mc Namee; narrated by Tovan Feldshuh, music by Teese Gohl. Produced by Zadig Productions, Calder Foundation, Centre Pompidou, Sloo Films, and France 5. Directed by François Levy-Kuentz; written by Stephan and François Levy-Kuentz; narration by Mathieu Almaric and Paul Bandey; music by Louis Sclavis. (Hayes 1977, 76) Before October: Calder returns to New York and stays with his parents at 119 East Tenth Street.
(Calder 1966, 39) Summer: Calder spends five weeks in the Plattsburg Civilian Military Training Camp, New York, drilling with Company H, Fifth Training Regiment.
(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.
(CF, Calder 1955–56, 39; Calder 1966, 57–58) Spring: With the help of Stirling's introduction, Calder seeks employment with an engineer in Canada.
Barr, Jr., Nancy Newhall, George Amberg, Iris Barry, Elizabeth Mock, Serge Chermayeff, Rene D'Harnoncourt, Monroe Wheeler, Elodie Courter, and Victor D'Amico. Sponsored by Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century, New York. Calder finds a job as a timekeeper for a logging camp in Independence, Washington. (Calder 1966, 55–56) Summer: Inspired by the logging camp landscape, Calder writes home and asks his mother for paints and brushes.
(Calder 1966, 28; CF, Calder 1955–56, 7) Winter: The Calders move to Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
Directed by Jean-Michel Meurice and Jean Pierre Marchand; produced by Eliane Victor. Calder attends Germantown Academy for two or three months while his parents search for a house close to New York City.
(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.
The duck is kinetic, rocking back and forth when tapped.
(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.
Directed by Carlos Vilardebo; cinematography by Patrice Pouget and Daniel Gaudry; narration by Calder; music by Pierre Henry. Calder has a workshop in the cellar and attends Lowell High School.
Barcelona: Fundació Joan Miró–Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani, 1975. Museum at Large and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Directed and produced by Paul Falkenberg and Hans Namuth; narration by Louisa Calder, Tom Armstrong, and John Russell. Calder's parents move to a ranch in Oracle, Arizona, leaving Calder and his sister Peggy in the care of Dr. Calder befriends Riley, an elderly man recuperating at the ranch who shows him "how to make a wigwam out of burlap bags pinned together with nails." (Calder 1966, 16) Fall: The Calders move to Pasadena, California.