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by Highway Safety Films, Inc
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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 St. Ives Productions
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eye 228,654

favorite 60

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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 Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 467,539

favorite 413

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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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by MPO Productions
movies

eye 224,634

favorite 798

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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 Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 74,851

favorite 244

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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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eye 60,550

favorite 83

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Animated.
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favorite 47

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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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco, 1906, Market Street
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
movies

eye 672,398

favorite 560

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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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 81 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Sutherland (John) Productions in Association With Film Counselors, Inc.
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eye 27,681

favorite 161

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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...
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 30,963

favorite 42

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.
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Topic: Newsreels
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by Unknown
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eye 32,213

favorite 39

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Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
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Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Unknown
movies

eye 30,254

favorite 43

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

eye 52,324

favorite 40

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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...
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 36,725

favorite 60

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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 U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration
movies

eye 92,137

favorite 125

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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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eye 105,615

favorite 119

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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 Calvin Communications
movies

eye 114,722

favorite 298

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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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by U.S. Department of the Interior
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eye 56,694

favorite 24

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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 Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 79,277

favorite 192

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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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by Affiliated Film Producers
movies

eye 65,730

favorite 187

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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 Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 155,534

favorite 11

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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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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
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eye 26,731

favorite 24

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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 Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 20,191

favorite 15

comment 2

favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Centron Corporation
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eye 35,991

favorite 70

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Pioneering film that encourages youth to look into themselves for the causes of prejudice.
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Topics: Racism, Prejudice, Schools
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 803,301

favorite 732

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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 Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
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eye 24,162

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 Davis (Sid) Productions
movies

eye 27,717

favorite 41

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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 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
movies

eye 21,227

favorite 21

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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 Crawley Films
movies

eye 120,866

favorite 241

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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 Davis (Sid) Productions
movies

eye 35,857

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 II
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 31,971

favorite 81

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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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Unknown
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eye 49,306

favorite 100

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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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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 190,674

favorite 114

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Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 25,953

favorite 83

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How road maps are drawn, field-checked and printed.
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Topics: Cartography, Geography, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 18,727

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.
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Topic: electricity energy horsepower
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc..
movies

eye 19,589

favorite 11

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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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eye 218,391

favorite 233

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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by Warner Pathé News
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eye 23,116

favorite 15

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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 Williams (Clem) Films
movies

eye 6,373

favorite 9

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One of the cheapest Santa films ever produced. Shot in Pittsburgh, with blurry home movie footage of Santa parades (on one float he sticks out of a giant chimney, on another he stands in the cockpit of a rocket ship). Santa sits in a vinylite Laz-E-Boy as he orders his elves (kids dressed in leotards) around. Features a trip to a department store and endless footage of a large toy train setup. Grueling.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Unknown
movies

eye 30,720

favorite 35

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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 Unknown
movies

eye 125,360

favorite 341

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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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eye 237,344

favorite 174

comment 8

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by Holmes (Burton)
movies

eye 17,670

favorite 47

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Burton Holmes looking out over Paris square. VS square and traffic Avenue de l'Opera Sidewalk Cafe de la Paix Scenes on Boulevard; pedestrians Porte St. Denis Bastille Day ceremonies soldiers marching Parc Monceau Cafe Life in Paris Cafe de la Paix VS people sitting in cafes Au Caneton restaurant caviar and pancakes (crepes) Robinson: tables in tree Couples dancing, including women dancing with women Man kissing woman's neck Le Café du Dôme Patrons seated outside in sidewalk cafe (Dome)...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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eye 87,446

favorite 446

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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Medical Arts Productions
movies

eye 378,372

favorite 254

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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 19,773

favorite 19

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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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eye 22,096

favorite 50

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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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movies

eye 102,971

favorite 131

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
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eye 491,803

favorite 483

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Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
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Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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eye 30,704

favorite 147

comment 6

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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eye 36,023

favorite 99

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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 Dr David Bennett Hill; Filmosound Library
movies

eye 3,609

favorite 9

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Silent film looks at how children grow physically and mentally and how parents can nurture them.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: childhood development
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by U.S. War Department
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eye 337,932

favorite 446

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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 ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Sid Davis
movies

eye 376,933

favorite 12

comment 124

Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 124 reviews )
Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
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eye 59,484

favorite 429

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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 U.S. Office of War Information
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eye 346,804

favorite 151

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U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 4,743

favorite 24

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DRAMATIZES BEHAVIOR OF TWO TEEN-AGERS TO ILLUSTRATE CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONALITY WHICH LEAD TO POPULARITY & SUCCESS IN DATING. CONTRASTS CAROLYN, ATTRACTIVE NEWCOMER IN HIGH SCHOOL, WITH GINNY, WHO IS WILLING TO DATE ALL THE BOYS BUT IS UNPOPULAR WITH BOTH BOYS & GIRLS. SHOWS HOW CAROLYN & WALLY ARE CAREFUL OF THEIR APPEARANCE, POLITE, CONSIDERATE IN ARRANGING DATES, ETC.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by On Film, Inc.
movies

eye 88,423

favorite 247

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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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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies

eye 99,217

favorite 1,052

comment 4

Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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movies

eye 553,936

favorite 307

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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.
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Topic: need keyword
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies

eye 149,521

favorite 373

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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 Albert (Eddie) Productions
movies

eye 14,565

favorite 52

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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 Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
movies

eye 138,699

favorite 209

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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 126,226

favorite 318

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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."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by Tullio Pellegrini
movies

eye 621,713

favorite 194

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Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: san francisco, amateur film, widescreen, Cinemascope, pasta1
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movies

eye 65,222

favorite 68

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0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Various
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eye 237,090

favorite 459

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Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 59,877

favorite 488

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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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by Interlude Films
movies

eye 203,311

favorite 319

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A group of children, all wearing ape masks, rides their bicycles to the park for a picnic. Along the way, all but one are eliminated for violating basic bike safety rules. This strange film was narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Script and Direction: Dale Jennings. Photography: Max Hutto. Art Direction: Ralph Hulett. With Dick Hutto, Janice Powell, Lucie Hagens, Ralph Hulett, Clyde L. Johnson, Dave Hembree, Colleen Hutto, Charles Hagens, Kevin Lindsay, Dan Whitehead, Don Moody, Diane Chambers,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 47 reviews )
Topics: Bicycles, Safety: Bicycle, Animals: Apes
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 231,293

favorite 616

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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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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by MPO Television Films, Inc.
movies

eye 78,613

favorite 473

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General Motors 1961 Motorama film presenting new cars, appliances and futuristic ideas at their most banal.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Houses and homes: Kitchens
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by Crawley Films, Ltd.
movies

eye 162,164

favorite 191

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Social-sex development of Bill and Mary and how they came to meet, fall in love and marry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Social guidance, Gender roles
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eye 67,259

favorite 403

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0696 PA8508 Out of This World
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
movies

eye 146,123

favorite 195

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