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Stories from the Vaults
Stories from the Vaults
Actor: Tom Cavanagh
Director: na
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2008     3hr 5min

Ever wondered what's hiding behind the scenes of America s most renowned museum complex? Find out as host Tom Cavanagh (Eli Stone, Ed) takes viewers beyond the exhibit halls on an insider's tour of the private rooms, high-...  more »


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Actor: Tom Cavanagh
Director: na
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Smithsonian Networks
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 09/23/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 3hr 5min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Interesting subject matter; Goofy host
Joseph L. Breckenridge | North Georgia USA | 11/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The host seems intelligent enough, but he seems to think that his constant patter of silly humor makes the content more appealing. It doesn't. I think he could be a good host and guide, however, he needs to tone it down and remember that the content he is presenting is more important than his charming, fun-filled personality. As my wife said, "The subject matter was good, but he needs to stop bouncing off the walls.""
Fun, fast look behind the scenes of the Smithsonian
Angela Wilson | Midwest | 11/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I wasn't quite sure what to expect from these 30-minute segments - or as Tom Cavanaugh as host. What I got was much more than expected: a fun, fast look behind the scenes of the nation's most prestigious museum. Learn about magic lanterns, Phyllis Diller's thousand-joke card catalog, taxidermy, and more.

I was really impressed. Cavanaugh kept the content from becoming too boring. He is lively, and his bounce is the perfect balance to the quiet personalities behind the museum.

These are short and easy to watch - perfect for home schoolers, or those who like tidbits of trivia. Definitely worth the watch."