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by St. Ives Productions
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Bunker Hill, LA - "waiting to be leveled, to make way for a new world of concrete steel and glass" Shows old homes on Bunker Hill, destruction and reconstruction
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by U.S. Office of War Information
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eye 341,449

favorite 146

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U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
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Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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favorite 23

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This is a scan of 35mm material held by Prelinger Archives, San Francisco and thought to be an original 1906 print. It was scanned by Adrianne Finelli at Internet Archive on October 11, 2018 using IA's Lasergraphics ScanStation scanner set at 5120 x 3840 and scanned to 16fps. Due to Final Cut Pro limitations, this full-width scan is 4096 x 3072 pixels wide and every second frame is doubled for a playback framerate of 24fps. Archives frequently make full-width scans to show information between...
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Topics: San Francisco, 1906, Market Street
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by MPO Productions
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eye 215,601

favorite 759

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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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by Highway Safety Films, Inc
movies

eye 33,098

favorite 94

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Emphasizes the danger of attacks on children, dramatizing typical approaches. Shows what can be done to reduce the problem by making children aware of it and ready to take precautions when accosted by strangers.
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 66,961

favorite 216

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Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
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Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 459,546

favorite 393

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This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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eye 52,475

favorite 67

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Animated.
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
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eye 798,195

favorite 711

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Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 73,109

favorite 176

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Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
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Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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movies

eye 84,245

favorite 434

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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Affiliated Film Producers
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eye 60,093

favorite 179

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Marriage training film dramatizing a partnership too fraught with conflicts to survive. Produced as part of a post-World War II initiative to make marriages more sustainable in the face of postwar dislocation. An unusually literate, neo-realist film produced by a talented group of documentarians. A series of films based on the textbook "Marriage for Moderns," by Henry A. Bowman. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Writer: H. Partnow (pseudonym for blacklisted screenwriter Millard Lampell)....
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Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 45,464

favorite 35

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Travelogues set landscapes in motion, and Freedom Highway exploits the roadside panorama as an excuse to celebrate American mythologies. Hanging in the sky as if they were ghosts, patriots, warriors and the myths they exemplify -- the frontier, national independence and manifest destiny -- come to life at key points along the transcontinental route. Although Americans are widely considered to be a practical, well-grounded people with their eyes on the future, Freedom Highway shows a nation in...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Unknown
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eye 121,521

favorite 323

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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
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Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by U.S. Department of the Interior
movies

eye 50,932

favorite 18

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Government-sponsored film about the building of the Boulder dam.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Sponsored, Motion pictures: Government, Infrastructure: Dams, Infrastructure:...
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 24,035

favorite 36

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.
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Topic: Newsreels
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
movies

eye 665,103

favorite 538

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This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
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Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 15,561

favorite 16

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Presents in lay terms what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peace-time uses of atomic energy and the by-products of nuclear fission. From The Field Guide to Sponsored Films: RESOURCES: “Atom Educational Film Made Available by GE,” Wash Post, Aug. 9, 1953, R11; “A Challenge to Free Enterprise,” Bus Scrn15, no. 5 (1954): 33; advertisement, Bus Scrn18, no. 7 (1957): 5. Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force....
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by Crawley Films
movies

eye 116,503

favorite 231

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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
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Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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by U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration
movies

eye 85,418

favorite 117

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Eerie nuclear tests on houses and dummies at the Nevada Test Site.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 185,350

favorite 108

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Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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eye 98,514

favorite 116

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1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who...
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Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
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by Sutherland (John) Productions in Association With Film Counselors, Inc.
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eye 23,192

favorite 151

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This animated cartoon follows the adventures of "Colonel Cosmic," a Martian, as he learns that Oil and Competition are the two things that make America great. It is a sci-fi-influenced economic tract on the strengths of Earth-style free enterprise economics, compared to a stagnating Mars under the fist of a certain Mr. Ogg, who centrally controls the Martian economy. In the film, a Martian undercover agent flies from Mars to Earth to learn about the oil industry, and finds that the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies

eye 96,651

favorite 1,006

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Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
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Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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by Calvin Communications
movies

eye 108,510

favorite 256

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The ultimate generic industrial film, built around every script and visual cliche.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Sponsored, Humor
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movies

eye 234,565

favorite 170

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Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 29,393

favorite 55

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Courtesy in connection with invitations, telephone conversations, introductions and entertaining guests.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
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eye 150,104

favorite 9

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Presents "King Joe" as the average American working man who, by virtue of his high wages and short hours, is king of the world's workers.
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eye 57,240

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Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug abuse. Emphasizes the need for helping children make proper choices about drugs. Highlight: JIM NABORS and unidentified woman do operatic duet to "Figaro" with lyrics changed to drug references; Jim Nabors pops pills in the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
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eye 20,355

favorite 36

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part I
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Unknown
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eye 23,919

favorite 30

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Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 19,226

favorite 15

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Film opens with montage of scenes of student protest. Credits occur over this sequence. Loosely structured as a narrative in which John Smith (a college student) is visited by his great great great (etc.) grandfather John Smith (from 1776), this film works to educate a young audience on the "breakdown of moral, religious, and ethical principles" in the US. With the help of a history professor, John Smith (1776) explains how he gave his life to build the USA and nowadays a "bunch...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 14,687

favorite 12

comment 1

favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Centron Corporation
movies

eye 30,899

favorite 67

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Pioneering film that encourages youth to look into themselves for the causes of prejudice.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Racism, Prejudice, Schools
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eye 215,085

favorite 220

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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
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eye 20,225

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In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
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Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
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eye 16,429

favorite 20

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In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by Simmel-Meservey
movies

eye 133,504

favorite 161

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Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
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eye 28,679

favorite 32

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part II
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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eye 19,808

favorite 47

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Communicates through a child's eyes the problem of molestation. A little girl is rescued by the police who explain to her how to avoid dangerous situations and how to deal with them when they arise.
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc..
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eye 14,153

favorite 9

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Many people, like Mr. Finchley, the hero of this film, may have wondered how to go about owning a share of American business, or about the new "pay-as-you-go" Monthly Investment Plan. Or, perhaps they'd just like to know more about how the stock market works -- about market opportunities and risks, stocks, bonds and dividends. If so, they will find the adventures of Fred Finchley as one of the best ways to find out what goes on at the Stock Exchange. Mr. Finchley is a likeable,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Warner Pathé News
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eye 18,703

favorite 13

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use. Includes: United Nations Condemns Russia; Carrier Landings by Mirror; Arctic Ice Cap Adventure; Hummingbird Sanctuary; Low-Level Crop Dusters; Centuries of Telling Time; Old and New in Guided Missiles, showing a jet engine exploding when metal is dropped into it; and New York State's Erie Canal.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Newsreels
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by Unknown
movies

eye 22,641

favorite 34

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Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
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eye 489,348

favorite 465

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Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 15,174

favorite 22

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This is a recent discovery -- a 16mm print of a rare Jam Handy silent film. It's a bit title-heavy, but interesting to compare to later Handy productions.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: electricity energy horsepower
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movies

eye 100,496

favorite 122

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Unknown
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eye 25,706

favorite 32

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Republican party campaign film on behalf of Wendell Willkie for U.S. president in the 1940 elections.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Political campaigns and elections, Economics, Willkie, Wendell A.
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
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eye 147,845

favorite 361

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"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
movies

eye 144,074

favorite 186

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Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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eye 27,749

favorite 365

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0739 PA9033 Time Pulls the Trigger
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by Unknown
movies

eye 45,902

favorite 93

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How radio brings news and information to Americans. With footage of many news events covered by radio and images everyday life in the late 1950s. Explains how radio serves in the Cold War and during natural disasters.
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Topics: Media: Radio, Communication: Radio, Journalism
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eye 551,816

favorite 297

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Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Medical Arts Productions
movies

eye 375,628

favorite 251

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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
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Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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by U.S. War Department
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eye 334,654

favorite 426

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Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews )
Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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eye 26,228

favorite 248

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Explains steps to take in case of an atomic bomb alert or a bombing without warning at school, in the open or at home. Gives simple explanation of nuclear fusion. 22:22:22 Classic atomic eyeball shot 22:22:50 CU Hands operating a Geiger Counter 22:22:54 CU Students faces 22:22:57 CU Hands on a Geiger Counter 22:23:29 Atomic Scientists doing experiments 22:23:45 Animation of atomic bomb detonating in city 22:24:08 Animation of faceless boy in from of faceless family. In the background a cutout...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by On Film, Inc.
movies

eye 86,116

favorite 237

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Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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eye 31,384

favorite 90

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favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 199,349

favorite 261

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Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
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Topics: Cold War, Communism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 58,029

favorite 461

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PA-2177 ìWonderful Worldî 08:01:14:28 - 08:45:06:23 Color Sound 1959 "Wonderful World" Broad documentary surveying global cultures, lifestyles, emphasizing common human activities, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Parallels in European, American, Asian, South American, Caribbean lifestyles, leisure, hospitality, (racial stereotypes in narration.) Landmarks, history, sports, architecture, travel. Amazingly, everyone drinks Coke - globalism, multinationalism. 08:01:14:28...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
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eye 146,210

favorite 255

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Mild stag film starring Adele Doleman
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Topic: need keyword
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
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eye 136,346

favorite 203

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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
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Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 229,228

favorite 590

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Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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eye 148,995

favorite 322

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Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film "Democracy" can be found here.
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Topic: Political science
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favorite 138

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To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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eye 62,643

favorite 61

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0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
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by Albert (Eddie) Productions
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eye 12,337

favorite 46

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Shows a seventh-grade class as they view and discuss an animated film which traces human growth from conception to adulthood. Differences in male and female structural development are emphasized. A mixed group of seventh grade youngsters in a class situation view and discuss animated film. The film traces human growth and development of the organism from mating through pregnancy and birth, then from infancy through childhood and adolescence to the adult form. Differences in male and female...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 28,206

favorite 77

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This film, a combination of animated cartoon and live action, shows young children what to do in case of an atomic attack. The film opens with "Bert the Turtle" wobbling down the street and singing a song, "Duck and Cover." When there is a bright flash, Bert immediately ducks into his shell covering. The narrator explains that when there is a bright flash -- brighter than the sun -- children should follow Bert's example. The film shifts to a classroom of first or second...
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by Various
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favorite 442

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Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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eye 50,202

favorite 90

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An insecure young teen boy who has just reached dating age learns how to plan and enjoy a date (with a girl at least one foot taller than him). With Studs Terkel (Swimming Coach). Producer: Milan Herzog.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Teenagers
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 124,499

favorite 307

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Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
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Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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movies

eye 85,897

favorite 116

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Footage of World Trade Center from a work print
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Topic: need keyword
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by Centron Productions
movies

eye 121,605

favorite 132

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Safety film about dangers associated with earthmoving equipment operation, showing many great simulated accidents on construction sites. CONTENT ADVISORY: May be frightening and surprising to some viewers, and contains great country-style song by a Johnny Cash-soundalike.
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Topics: Safety: Occupational, Music: Country and Western, Motion pictures: Stunts
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eye 33,445

favorite 84

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This early nudie-film, showing two naked women lolling around a rocky landscape, is more quaint than erotic. It's not clear what the original purpose was - it appears to be an excerpt from a longer film, and the peculiar title, in combination with the occasional mild nuzzling of the protagonists, suggests some kind of cautionary film about lesbianism. For our purposes, these gentle images of two naked women (one thin, and the other, well, Rubenesque), crossing a meadow picking flowers, climbing...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 73,442

favorite 105

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Animated character "Tommy Telephone" produces a telephone by assembling 433 separate parts.
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Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Communication: Telephone, Animation: Advertising