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This color film, produced by General Motors' Photographic Division for Chevrolet, showcases the 1952 All-American Soapbox Derby held in Akron, Ohio. Beginning in and around Saratoga Springs, New York, we meet the community leaders who promote the local Derby and a few of the participants. The action then moves to Akron, where the whole town has Derby Fever! The heats commence at Derby Downs and 11-year-old Joe Lunn of Columbus, Georgia, crashes his car and looks to be out of the running. But...
Topics: Son, Shine, 1952, All American, Soapbox Derby, Ohio, Chevrolet, Stock Footage
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This color educational film is about the Queen’s return to Buckingham Palace. This is circa 1954.  Opening titles: Associated British-Pathe Ltd present Welcome the Queen! (:10). Title: London River to Buckingham Palace (:16). A man with binoculars watches as an Ocean Liner approaches (:21). Ocean Liner comes towards port, people wave (:54). Military jet flyover (1:18). Ocean Liner comes ever so close to port (1:22). Cannons are fired in the Ship’s honor (1:29). British Military raise their...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Made by an unknown amateur filmmaker, this 16mm silent home movie contains views of a trip through the Northwest, including views of scenic wonders Crater Lake, Mt. Hood, and man-made wonders like the Bonneville Dam and Timerline Lodge.  It likely dates to the 1950s. 00:09 "Wagon Wheels On the Oregon Trail Opened The Great Northwest" printed atop hand drawn image. 00:14 "A modern highway follows along the banks of Columbia River" 00:18 Landscape of river. 00:22 Road curves...
Topics: Wagon Wheels, Home Movie, Oregon Trail, Pacific Northwest, 1950s, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This color educational silent home movie film features the Saguenay River in Quebec, Canada. Copyright is circa the 1950s.  Opening titles: Chateau Hutter Films present A John Hutter Travel Adventure - Up The Saguenay, Scenic Waterway Of French Canada (:09). A man, presumably John Hutter sits in front of a campfire in a cabin and introduces the film (no sound available), he points at a map which features Quebec, Canada and the city of Chicoutimi, which is the most populous borough of the city...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Released in 1946, this film is a promotional for Chase and Sanborn Coffee which is an American coffee brand established in 1862 in Boston Massachusetts. It shows the process they undertake for choosing coffee beans as well as acquiring the right flavor from the beans. It is presented by the Fleischmann Division (:11), narrated by Hugh James and was produced by B. K. Blake Inc (:27). The film opens by pointing to the more than 50 countries in the tropical zone which grow coffee beans (:37)....
Topics: Tropical Treasure, 1946 Chase, Sanborn Coffee, Roasting, Promo Film, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1960 black and white installment of the newsmagazine “See It Now” produced and edited by Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly (Part 1 of 2) presents a behind-the-scenes overview of initial testing for the UGM-27 Polaris missile, a two-stage solid-fueled nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missile, the United States Navy's first SLBM (TRT:  26:58). Title card: “Unclassified.” Opening titles: “See It Now Presents The Year of the Polaris” (0:08). Empty missile hatches...
Topics: Polaris, 1960, Nuclear Submarine, Missile Tests, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This American Red Cross film "The Uncalculated Risk" was designed to present viewers with the dangers of taking up water sports such as white-water rafting, canoeing or kayaking with little to no experience. It shows the threat of underwater obstacles, treacherous currents, icy water and flow through hazards while stressing the need for pre-experience training. The film opens with two young girls in life vests (:09) and a long line of vacationers carrying rafts and gear (:15). The...
Topics: 1970s, Water, Water Sports, Safety Film, Calculated Risk, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1944 documentary directed by Stuart Heisler and produced by Frank Capra as part of the United States Army’s First Motion Picture Unit for The Department of War uses techniques of Hollywood filmmaking and propaganda to stir enthusiasm for the World War II Allied effort, making a case for African Americans enlistment at a time when the armed forces were still officially segregated.   Opening titles. “The War Department Presents, The Negro Soldier, with the cooperatioon of the Signal...
Topics: The Negro Soldier, African Americans, WWII, World War II
This declassified 1963 color film provides a close look at the use of various methods of cargo transfer between naval craft for purposes of “vertical replenishment,” contrasting older methods of high line transfer with modern helicopter delivery methods. The piston-powered Sikorsky H-34, which served both as a transport and ASW platform for the Navy, is featured. (TRT 13:22).Title card: “Unclassified” (0:08). Opening credits denote the participation of the Navy’s Bureau of Supplies...
Topics: US Navy, 1963, US Navy Helicopter Supply Systems, Cargo Transfer, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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 This film is from British Transport Films which was set up in 1949 and made documentary films on British transport. This particular film is one of their travelogues which was meant to celebrate the quiet unchanging image of rural Britain. The narrator of this film is Stephen Murray (:28) and it opens with a map pointing to the heart of England where the narrator was born (:47). A span of the countryside catches a tractor at work on a farm (1:08) as winter was ending and leading into spring....
Topics: Heart, England, 1954, British Transport, Travelogue, Cotswalds, Stratford, Stock Footage, Periscope...
This 1969 episode of “The Eternal Light,” an NBC television series produced in conjunction with the Jewish Theological Seminary, represents part two of a series telling the “story of the renewal of European Jewry” following World War II and the Holocaust (TRT: 28:51). The bombing of Europe by German Nazis during WWII (0:08). Opening titles: “The Eternal Light: The Remnant” (0:38). A placid Prague riverfront over narration invoking the horrors of the Holocaust (0:55). Holocaust...
Topics: Eternal Light, The Remnant, 1969, Jewish, Documentary, Holocaust, Aftermath, Documentary, Stock...
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Produced by Transfilm, this 1947 color installment of the Ford Motor Company’s “Americans at Home” short subject series depicts the Great Smoky Mountain range in North Carolina and Tennessee, highlighting local people and nearby landmarks (TRT: 17:52). The film was written by Burton Rowles, Jr. and directed by Lawrence Madison. Opening titles: “The Ford Motor Company is proud to present a close-up of a people deeply rooted in America’s finest traditions…” and credits (0:06). An...
Topics: Southern Highlanders, 1947, Travelogue, Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, Tennessee, Stock...
This training film from 1955 was made for sales representatives working for Sears. It follows a narrative of two sales representatives who sell vacuum cleaners, taking lunch at a diner. They are discussing a training seminar which promoted the idea of ‘pitch, plant, profit’ in order to sell their Kenmore vacuums. The film was presented by Sears Roebuck and Company (:18) and opens with two men ordering coffee and a donut (1:17). One of the pair is disgruntled with the training seminar and...
Topics: Pitch Plant Profit, 1950s, Sears, Roebuck, Vacuum Cleaner, Salesman Pitch, Stock Footage
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Shot by an unknown American tourist, this silent 1930s 16mm home movie footage of Heidelberg, Berlin, and Köln (Cologne), Germany during the interwar period of the 1930s offers views of historic architecture and city skylines. Incidentally, this print also offers excellent examples of the harmful, decaying effects of moisture and variable temperature storage upon photochemical film (TRT 11:38). Title card: “On the Rhein and Heidelberg” (0:08). Hotel Die Hirschgasse, in Heidelberg,...
Topics: Heidelberg, On The Rhine, 1930s, Berlin, Cologne, Germany, Home Movies, Stock Footage
This 1960s color film produced by the United States Air Force offers a look at aircraft maintenance procedures and the often overlooked men who performed them during the Vietnam War era, using documentary footage and informal, macho narration to highlight the unique appeal and responsibility of what was once disparagingly known as the “grease monkey” profession, in a plea for respectability (15:05). The seal of the United States of America Department of the Air Force. Opening titles: “The...
Topics: Southeast Asia, 1960s, Air Force, Vietnam, F 150 Thunderchief, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1949 film takes a look at certain Native American people, including tribes of the Navajo and Apache tribes as they make an annual pilgrimage to the so-called "Indian Capital" of Gallup, New Mexico. The film was produced by Phil E. Cantonwine (:19) and narrated by Perry King (:24).   It is of the educational series call “Know Your Land” (:32). It opens with swaths of the Native American’s lands with their primitive dwellings erected onto it (:45). The Native Americans had...
Topics: 1949, Navajo, Apache, Native, American Tribes, Indians, Stock Footage
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One of a series of short subjects made in 1949 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, "Let's Go to the Movies" provides a brisk, Hollywood-centric gloss of early narrative film history, coupled with brief glimpses “behind the scenes” of major studio productions. A curtain opens on an Academy Awards Ceremony with an “ Oscar ” statuette on the stage (0:10). Title: “Members of the Motion Picture Industry present Let’s Go to the Movies” (0:13). A movie studio...
Topics: 1949, Hollywood, Feature Film, Movies, Ampas, Documentary, Stock Footage
This black and white 1955 film produced for the American Institute of Accountants in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), offers taxpayers broad and generalized information about the operations of the IRS while providing guidance on dealing with a financial audit. It includes dramatic re-enactments of the auditing process (TRT 14:43). Opening titles: “Helping the Taxpayer” and “What Happens When the Government Questions Your Tax Returns” (0:08). A man drops an envelope...
Topics: Taxpayer, 1955, IRS, Income Tax, Accounting, Tax Return, Auditing, Stock Footage
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This 1961 color promotional film produced by the Miller Brewing Company follows a couple on an Alaskan trout fishing trip that also includes beers, bears, and propeller-driven aircraft at Katmai National Park (TRT: 28:04). A bottle of Miller High Life beer next to a footed pilsner glass with gold rim. Pouring sudsy beer into a Miller branded glass, “The Champagne of Bottled Beer” (0:07). Joe, an “average fisherman” is introduced at a crowded fishing hole with a cap and rod (0:27). Joe...
Topics: Fishing, 49th, Miller High Life, Alaska, Trout Anglers Adventure, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
This 1928 silent educational short produced by Eastman Classroom Films depicts operations at a coal mine near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, showing minecarts, simple tools, and harsh working conditions (TRT 14:55). Opening titles (0:10). Coal miners riding in a mining car exit the tunnel of a coal mine stenciled, “Be Careful Today.” The men’s faces are grim as they pass by, wearing headlamps and hats (0:14). The miners climb out of the mining car (0:29). A line of miners hand in buckets and...
Topics: Bituminous Coal, 1928, Eastman, Pittsburg, Coalfield, Mines, Miining, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
Made during WWII by the War Department, this official training film describes what frequency modulation (FM) is and how to use it in reference to radio communications. It also provides the comparison between FM and AM radio as far as what advantages FM has over AM. Originally restricted, the film was released for public educational use in 1949. It opens with U.S. soldiers playing ping pong while listening to AM radio (:28). When one of the men begins to use an electric razor, the radio gets...
Topics: 1944, US War Department, Frequency Modulation, FM Radio, Stock Footage, Periscope FIlm
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This color film from 1954, a sponsored film about the importance of the railroad industry in America, is framed around the narrative of railroad workers talking in restaurant. Television producer John O’Shea (Bill Kennedy) is directed to Scotty’s, where the crowd inside includes waitress Kelly (Pat Englund), newspaper editor Bill (James Gregory), and Scotty himself (Jock MacGregor). A railway worker sees in a trade magazine that a TV program about railroads is in the works, and this leads...
Topics: 1954, USA, Railroad, Industry, Advocacy, Freight Trains, Stock Footage
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This color film from 1954, a sponsored film about the importance of the railroad industry in America, is framed around the narrative of railroad workers talking in restaurant. Television producer John O’Shea (Bill Kennedy) is directed to Scotty’s, where the crowd inside includes waitress Kelly (Pat Englund), newspaper editor Bill (James Gregory), and Scotty himself (Jock MacGregor). A railway worker sees in a trade magazine that a TV program about railroads is in the works, and this leads...
Topics: At This Moment, Trains, Highway, 1954, Railroad, Industry, Stock Footage
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This color film from 1964 illustrates the basics in firearm safety in the home, and includes examples of how to inspect several types of firearms to ensure they are not loaded and safe to handle. After Mrs. Johnson accidentally discharges a carelessly placed shotgun in the basement rec room, a narrator explains how to handle each of the Johnson family’s firearms, and even provides some backstory on each weapon. Guns examined here include a Savage Model 99 lever action rifle, a Winchester...
Topics: Home With Guns, Guns, 1964, national Rifle, Gun Safety, Stock footage
This 1960s color film produced by Ray Jewell and Adam Ooms for the United States Air Force promotes the Military Airlift Command’s Reserve Associate Program, showing how civilians with day jobs might join defense efforts via the piloting program. Designed to drive enlistment, this propaganda film emphasizes good eats, vocational training, and sightseeing opportunities over the risks and consequences of military action during the Vietnam War era (TRT: 23:13). The seal of the “United States...
Topics: 1960s, US Air Force, Military Air Transport Service, US Navy, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
This black and white 1955 travelogue documents seaside towns along the Adriatic Coast in the aftermath of World War II, showing natural landmarks, historic architecture, European tourists, and local peoples of diverse ethnic backgrounds from Croatia and former Yugoslavia (TRT: 14:01).Opening titles: “Adriatic Splendor” and credits (0:08). Sunbathers at Lake Bled, in the Julian Alps region of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia. Bled Island’s Church of the Mother of God on...
Topics: Adriatic Splendor, 1955, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Travelogue, Opatija, Pula, Mostar, Stock Footage,...
In this classroom film from 1963, a filmmaker and an historian discuss the background issues leading into the beginning of World War II, starting with the Treaty of Versailles and ending with Germany’s invasion of Poland. A major lesson of the film is the familiar of the strategy of appeasement in preventing war. (TRT 16:15) Titles. Crane Brinton, Ph.D., the McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University (0:09) meets with a filmmaker who is using a 16mm projector to show...
Topics: WWII, World War II, 1963, Nazi Party, Fascism, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1950 color film, issued by the Belgian Government Information Center of New York City and released as part of the Films of the Nations series,  takes a travelogue view of Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, and other Belgian cities’ historic architecture and national export industries during the post-World War II era (21:01). It is narrated by Peter Allen and produced by DPM Productions, and directed by Maurice T. Groen. The film served both an educational function and serves as a tourist promo...
Topics: Work, Play, Belgium, 1950, Tourism, Travelogue, Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Stock Footage
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This 1967 color educational film produced by Coronet, which credits educational collaborator Dr. John E. Kempf, professor of Microbiology at the University of Illinois Medical Center of Chicago, takes a look at the subject of viruses (TRT: 13:38). A biological scientist in a laboratory pours a liquid from one beaker to another. “A Coronet Film” (0:09). The doctor reviews a chart in the lab, next to a microscope, and beakers of colorful liquid (0:35). An electron micrograph of a virus shows...
Topics: Viruses, Threshold Of Life, 1967, Disease Health, Educational, Stock Footage
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This film from the 1960’s is an educational short which follows the story of two city kids who spend the summer on their Uncle Jim’s farm with their two cousins. The children learn about the animals as well as what daily farm work chores are like. It depicts the similarity between human’s as well as animal’s needs for healthy sustenance and clean-living spaces.  It is presented by The National Dairy Council (:08) and was produced by Atlas Film Corporation (:24). The film opens with...
Topics: Unlce Jims Diary Far, 1963, National Dairy Council Film, MLK Productions, Stock Footage, Periscope...
This film is of the documentary series “True Adventure” which ran from the 1950’s to the 1960’s and was created by Bill Burrud who also served as host (:19). This episode takes viewers to Guadalcanal, a major battleground during WW2, with Milas Hinshaw and Martin Clemens (1:26). Clemens was a District Officer on Guadalcanal of the British Solomon Islands protectorate in 1941 when Japan invaded (1:57). Unlike most who fled, Clemens and others like him chose to remain on the island with...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This color educational film from the 1950s is about the history of Southern plantations in the USA, from the Civil War days to "the present". The film was produced during the era of Segregation and as such, contains many outdated terms and concepts, some of which may be offensive to a modern audience. Opening titles: A Coronet Film - The Plantation System in Southern Life (:10). A white family on vacation looks at an old plantation home built before the Civil War (:31). Inside a home,...
Topics: Plantation System, Southern Life, Sharecroppers, African Americans, Cotton Farms, Stock Footage
Want to support this channel and help us preserve old films? Visit https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Visit our website www.PeriscopeFilm.com This color film, a travelogue from 1966, was commissioned by the Piper Aircraft Corporation to highlight their Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche aircraft, which had debuted in 1962. The film follows the Blue brothers, Linden and Neal, as they retrace an identical flight they made through South America ten years prior (that got them on the cover of LIFE...
Topics: Flight, Bluebird II, 1966, South America, Piper Comanche Aircraft, Stock Footage
This black and white 1930s film (part 4 of a series made by architect Walter Harrington Kilham Jr.) depicts the construction of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall in Midtown Manhattan, New York (TRT 17:22). Title card: “The Building of Rockefeller Center” (0:08). “Todd, Robertson & Todd, Engineering Corporation - Todd & Brown - Managers” and “Reinhard & Hofmeister - Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray - Hodd & Fouilhoux - Architects” (0:17). In a staged shot,...
Topics: 1930s, Radio City, Rockefeller Center, Construction, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1959 sponsored documentary directed by Shirley Clarke uses experimental montage techniques to dramatize the construction of the 666 Fifth Avenue Skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City (TRT: 21:11).   Clarke was a member of the Independent Filmmakers of America and was part of a circle of independent filmmakers in Greenwich Village such as Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, and Lionel Rogosin. Opening titles: “Brandon Films Presents.” The Bellringers Monument in Herald Square...
Topics: Skyscraper, 1959, 666 fth Avenue, New York, Stock Footage
1965 ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANICA EDUCATIONAL FILM “SANTE FE & THE TRAIL” This film focuses on the Santa Fe Trail; a 19th century route through central North America which connected Missouri and Santa Fe. A span of the area along this route opens the film which Native American tribes had inhabited in 1830 (:19). A herd of Buffalo grazes through the pasture and Native Americans had hunted them for their hides and their meat (:25). A character named Jessup Greg steers a wagon as he was making...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This 1971 Encyclopedia of Britannica educational classroom film, created in collaboration with Dr. Lawrence Welsh of Northwestern University, makes use of footage from a film created by Budapest Studios in Hungary to illustrate the phenomenon of light polarization, using mid-century modern furniture and colorful photographic effects. Opening titles (0:12). A man driving a car at night squints into the distance. His POV reveals low visibility and glare from oncoming headlines due to light...
Topics: Polarization, Light, 1970s, Science, Polaroid Filters, Stock Footage
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This 1966 black and white in-flight movie produced by Pan Am Airlines provides a newsmagazine style look at various scenes of interest around Hamburg Germany, including a the Deutsches Derby, naval technology, The Beatles on tour, pop art, The Daimler-Benz Museum, and Kiel Week (TRT 14:54). Pan Am logo and titles over the first Boeing 707-121 jet airliner, “Clipper America” (N707PA) (0:06). In Horn, men in bowler hats smoke cigarettes in closeup. Women wear hats and sunglasses at the 97th...
Topics: Pan Am, Airlines, World Traveler, German Edition, 1966, Beatles, Hamburg, Pop, Art, Stock Footage
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This 1974 color promotional film for the Gates Learjet Corporation touts their luxury business-class private jet models 24D, 25B, 25C, 35 and 36, showing international takeoffs, landings, and chartered flights (TRT 19:10). Engine start sequence: Battery switches are flipped on the pilot’s switch panel in a Learjet cockpit. Switches for strobe, anti-collision (beacon), and navigation lights. Red reflectors rotate. The starter/generator switch (0:11). A turbine in closeup. Engine RPM gauges. A...
Topics: Learjet, Learjet World, 1947, Private Business Jet Model, Gates Learjet, Stock Footage
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This 1974 color film from Global Communications Limited offers a loose travelogue look at Jamaica’s offerings for a burgeoning tourist industry, including beachgoing, scuba diving, dining, resort hotels, and a flaming limbo dance. Ska/Calypso/Reggae legend Byron Lee of the Dragonaires appears in interview footage and lends music to the soundtrack (TRT: 22:33). Opening tile, “Jamaica” over a river. Water rushing over a rocky hillside. Narration: “This is Jamaica” (0:07). A montage of...
Topics: Tourism Film, Raggae Legend, Byron Lee, Port Royal, Scuba Diving, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1966 color film, directed by Mauri Goldberg for National Educational Television documents and dramatises the process by which a camera system was designed and installed in NASA's Mariner 4 Rocket, producing the first photographs of the surface of planet Mars (TRT: 29:23). Opening titles: “Net Science Presents” (0:09). NASA’s Mariner 4 rocket preparing for launch (0:19). Two engineers. The launch of a Mariner rocket. Opening titles, “The Story of A Scientific Search Told by Don...
Topics: Experiment, Close Up, Mars, 1964, NASA, Mariner, Camera System, JPL, Stock Footage
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Created by the famed producer David Wolper and narrated by Mike Wallace, this episode of the long-running TV show ‘Biography’ dates to 1963 and profiles Emperor Hirohito.  Hirohito was the 124th emperor of Japan, and presided over the country from 1926 to 1989; a period encompassing much of the country’s history including WW2. Some of the events included are the invasion of China, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the Japanese surrender to the Allies. It opens with a span of Japanese...
Topics: Emperor, Hirohito, 1963, Biography, Documentary, Japan, WWII, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1960s color film depicts a tour of the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania, featuring a sanitized and some might say shameless history of the chocolate trade, including harvesting of bean pods with child labor. The film also includes an overview of modern industrial confectionery production methods, Milton S. Hershey homestead, the Hershey Museum, and Hersheypark amusement park attractions and stadium (TRT 25:54). Children board a Greyhound bus bound for Hershey, PA. One boy...
Topics: Chocolate Crossroads, 1960s, Hershey Co, Factory Tour, Pennsylvania, Stock footage
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This color film from 1971, "A Seaport on the Prairie", documents cargo ship traffic in and around the Port of Chicago, Illinois, concentrating on Calumet Harbor, as well as the Illinois River near Beardstown. Directed by Dave Viera for the Illinois Department of Business and Economic Development, the film was presented by International Trade Division, an Illinois Information Service Production. The Port of Chicago consists of several major port facilities operated by the Illinois...
Topics: Chicago, Seaport, Prairie, 1970, Illinois, Great Lakes, Stock Footage
This biography of Indian leader Mahatma Ghandi dates to the 1950s. 00:38 Graphic: Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi over India map. Title: "Gandhi". 00:58 Gandhi sits among followers. 01:07 Girl puts floral necklace on Gandhi. 01:29 House drawn carriage followed by horseback riders. 01:38 Crowd on bridge watch military procession. 01:48 A British couple guided by Indian man. 02:03 Gandhi scraps food onto a woman's plate. 02:07 Gandhi talks with woman. 02:17 Gandhi smiles at camera....
Topics: Twentieth Century, Biography, Ghandi, Mahata, Mohandas Ghandi, India, 1950s, Stock Footage,...
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This 1968 color tourism film from Cinecrest Motion Pictures, hosted by the voice of singer/actor Bing Crosby takes a travelogue approach to showing historic architecture and natural wonders of the state of Washington and the Northwest (TRT: 28:46). A Washington landscape and a cloudy sky. A jet airliner on a runway, directed by a flight traffic marshaller (0:20). POV: A flight attendant welcomes “Mr. Crosby.” Hands reach into a wallet. A helicopter takes off (0:47). An urban skyline. A...
Topics: Bing, Crosby, Washington State, 1968, Tourism, Travelogue, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Stock Footage
This black & white news film is about automation in the workplace, and how complex machines and computers are creating change in the workplace, and disrupting many industries, and the lives of workers, in the process. This film was directed by Warren Wallace and dates to 1963. Opening titles: "Automation: The Next Revolution" (:08). Machine parts in motion (:20). A disenfranchised African American speaks on losing his job; others speak on not having a job, some white, black, and...
Topic: Stock Footage
This black and white travelogue film from 1951 showcases Atlantic City, New Jersey. You’ll see the famous boardwalk and beach, scenes from the 1951 Miss America parade, the nearby Atlantic City Race Track, boats for both sight seeing and sport fishing, and general amusements and attractions for all ages. Released by Castle Films, copyright United World Films, Inc. Atlantic City is a coastal resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalk, and...
Topics: Atlantic City, 1951, Castle Films, Travelogue, Boardwalk, Miss America Parade, Race Track, Stock...
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This period newsfilm depicts the beach landings which took place on June 6th, 1944. This was the Allied invasion during WW2 and it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. It was released by British Information Services (:12) and opens with European citizens opening their windows and leaning out on the morning of D-Day (:31). Heads are titled to the skies as the drone of heavy-laden planes had been heard throughout the night (:34). An Evening Standard paper is seen with a headline reading...
Topics: Act, Fact, D Day, June 6, 1945, British, Normandy, Invasion, Stock Footage
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This Vietnam War U.S. Army news segment (set to a jazzy version of a Beatles song!) shows how remote bases were supplied by the C-7 Caribou aircraft. In this film you will see a remote "special operations" fire base in Tra Bong receiving ammunition and food as well as medical supplies. The de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (designated by the United States military as the CV-2 and later C-7 Caribou) is a Canadian-designed and produced specialized cargo aircraft with short takeoff and...
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Made in the 1930s for classroom use, this historic German film features the Zugspitze Railway in Bavaria, and the cable tram to the top of the mountain. The narrative of the film is about a weather station on top of the Zugspitze, used to monitor snow and rainfall and track cloud and storm formation in the Alps. The Bavarian Zugspitze Railway (German: Bayerische Zugspitzbahn) is one of four rack railways still working in Germany, along with the Wendelstein Railway, the Drachenfels Railway and...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Featuring footage shot just before WWII, Library Films' CROSSROADS TO THE ORIENT (:08) presents rare color images of Manila and the Philippines. As the opening credits of the film explain, the Philippine Islands suffered severe war damage and the islands Zombanga and Jolo were included (:20). However, the way of life on these islands did not change much and the scenes depicted in this film, which were shot before the war, will accurately display life on these islands. The capitol of the...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
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In this short promotional film by Zenith, the consumer electronics company touts the many advantages of its new color television sets. The film opens with a father taking his daughter to a Chicago Cubs baseball game ( 00:30 ), who are hosting the San Francisco Giants. His daughter’s reaction to seeing her first live baseball game, “in color,” causes him to make the decision to buy a color television set. Interviews with people on the street ( 02:29 ), who own Zenith products—including a...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
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Dating from 1962, this historic NASA film explores the space program and discusses what NASA is trying to accomplish, and what benefits will be gained from the enormous expenditures planned today and in the future.  Featured is the "Scout" booster rocket, images of mission control, the Mercury missions, and the TIROS and Echo 1 radio signal satellite missions as well as the Ranger lunar probe.   "Project Echo" was the first passive communications satellite experiment. Each...
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Created by the Ford Motor Company as a public service in the 1950s, "Vacation Land U.S.A." shows Yellowstone National Park as it appeared in the 1950s.  Scenic highlights include mud pots, geysers including Old Faithful, wildlife, and stunning scenery.  Since the film was underwritten by Ford, cars from that company are featured throughout -- and the unspoken premise of the film is that this is a destination you can visit via the automobile. This film is part of the Periscope Film...
Topics: 1950s, Yellowstone National Park, Ford Motor Company, Old Faithful
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This educational travelogue about Yellowstone National Park also serves as a promotional film for the Ansco camera company. It was produced by Bud and Edna Gamble and features Will Rogers, Jr. as host and narrator.  As the Wilson family makes their way through the Park, they shoot many color and black and white pictures using various products in the Ansco line, from simple point and shoot cameras to an SLR with a telephoto lens.  After their vacation the family relives the trip by watching a...
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Operation Hailstone, the U.S. assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor", the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the fleet carriers USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Bunker Hill, USS Enterprise, and the light carriers USS Belleau Wood, USS Cabot, USS Monterey, and USS Cowpens as they strike the Japanese base beginning in February of 1944. Extensive gun camera footage is seen in the film, as well as...
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Produced by the U.S. Navy, this film details the commissioning of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is a retired United States Navy aircraft carrier. She was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed "Big E". At 1,123 ft (342 m), she was the longest naval vessel in the world, a record which still stands. Her...
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This rare film features ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet patroling the Yangtze River. The Asiatic Fleet's gunboats were tasked with protecting American shipping (primarily oil tankers) from pirates and the Japanese. Contains amazing footage of life in China circa 1935 including the cities of Chunking, Shanghai, and the countryside. Ships featured in this film are the USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Borie (DD-215) and USS Simpson (DD-221) as well as US gunboats.
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Topic: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
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This color educational film is about Aviation Machinist's Mates, who are United States Navy aircraft engine mechanics that inspect, adjust, test, repair, and overhaul aircraft engines and propellers. No copyright but this is circa the late 1940s or early 1950s.   Title: Aviation Machinists Mate (:06-:17).A worn airplane, a Douglas SBD Dauntless Scout Bomber, is being wheeled in to a hangar for repair. The propeller mechanic puts a hoist on the propeller. The plane's engine is removed. The...
Topics: Your Job in The Navy, US Navy, Aviation Machinists mate, 1950s, Stock Footage
This 1972 color educational propaganda film about emergency preparedness for a nuclear attack was presented by the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency in Washington, D.C., with the cooperation of the California Office of Emergency Services. It was produced by Screenscope, Inc. and narrated by actor Peter Thomas. The film provides its message by showing the process for making the film. The scene opens at the Washing Memorial reflection pool. Two girls in winter coats play. A man on a bicycle...
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This color film, Your Career in Hotel Management, was filmed in 1956 by Rarig Film Productions, with Modern Learning Aides as distributor, and with Dwight Robinson as narrator. The film opens with the title ( 0:07 - 0:13 ) followed by Dwight Robinson showing a sign of The Red Lion Inn, founded in Spokane, WA in 1937 as Goodale and Barbieri Co. ( 0:20 - 0:30 ). Code of the Innkeeper or Modern Hotel is: Feed the hungry, Give drink to the thirsty, and Shelter the shelter less ( 0:34 - 0:45 ). 10%...
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This “Yesterday’s Newsreel” film offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th Century. This episode begins with footage of the 1918 German Navy surrender. Britain’s Prince of Wales (Edward VIII) greets sailors aboard the USS New York (00:55). King George V is present for the surrender, as is British Admiral Sir David Beatty (01:18). Footage shows the German battleships...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Will Rogers 1921-1935. 1921- Rogers, wearing a suit, performs a rope trick as part of a Ziegfeld Follies act with Tom Mix. 1927- Will poses with his wife and children.  He performs at a rodeo in Mexico. Will tells Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle he’s going to represent the audience....
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 15) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The film opens with a segment on Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919. Footage shows Roosevelt speaking at some sort of rally (01:09), and the Rough Riders riding horses in Cuba. Police in New York City fight with protestors (01:50). There are shots of U.S. Navy ships and men training for...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 19) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th Century. The episode begins with footage of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. People take to the streets in Madrid as they prepare to defend against the forces of Francisco Franco (00:17). A government tank sits idle in a street. Franco insurgents push forward with rifles. Rebel artillery...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 25) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The film starts off with “The Gandhi Story.” Mahatma Gandhi walks through a village (00:38). Disciple Madeleine Slade passes by the camera wearing a simple dress or robe. People strike in the streets. British troops suppress protesters in Bombay (01:50). The film shows India’s...
Topics: Yesterdays Newsreel, Mahatma Ghandi, Roscoe Turner, Hawks Bay, Earthquake, Stock Footage
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Jimmy Walker Story 1925-1932. “Beau” James is shown as a Senator, going on to be a liberal Democrat mayor of New York City. The group of men are dressed in 1925 overcoats over suits and wearing hats with wide bands. He shakes hands with Giants player John McGraw and throws the first pitch...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. 1917-1918 Liberty Bonds for America. The Treasury engraver inspects the first plate for war savings stamps as part of Liberty Loans. Women in 1917 hairstyles and clothing work in the printing office. Metal tanks are used as war bond booths, hawked by a woman in a 1917 dress with large collar and...
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Yesterday’s Newsreel Ships For Peace is a black and white film created in the late 1940’s and early 1950s. This film is one of the episodes of “Yesterday’s Newsreels”, a TV show made of television highlights from the General Newsreel collection. In these films, vintage clips can be found of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. Narration of this film is done by Tom Hale, Roger Owens, and Sally Anderson, each having done 139 episodes over their career. 1918:...
Topics: Yesterdays Newsreel, WWII, World War II, German U Boats, Gemany, Stock Footage
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This film is of the series of films titled ‘Yesterday’s Newsreel’ which combined actual news footage with modern commentary. The first segment is from 1917 to 1920 (:08) and begins with historic images of the events which resulted in the constitutional amendment that led to the women’s right to vote (:18). It had been a 69-year movement that was climaxed with the appeal of the White House depicted here (:24).   Susan B. Anthony became the chairwoman of the executive committee of the...
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This film is of the series of films titled ‘Yesterday’s Newsreel’ which combined actual news footage with modern commentary. The first segment is from 1917 to 1920 (:08) and begins with historic images of the events which resulted in the constitutional amendment that led to the women’s right to vote (:18). It had been a 69-year movement that was climaxed with the appeal of the White House depicted here (:24).  Susan B. Anthony became the chairwoman of the executive committee of the...
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In episode 38 of the old TV show "Yesterday's Newsreel", viewers catch up on news in Turkey, California, Indiana, and more. The episode begins with aerial footage of Constantinople (Istanbul) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque (or Blue Mosque). Mehmed VI climbs into a carriage and is driven off, ending his rule as sultan (01:10). Kemal Pasha (Ataturk) and his wife walk from a building. Turkish troops train for maneuvers. Turkish troops carry their injured comrades during post-war fighting with...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. David Lloyd George 1915-1923. England’s Prime Minister is shown giving a speech in 1915 footage.  George decorates women war workers with medals. 1919 Versailles. George stands with Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France, and Wilson of the U.S. A mob storms George’s home in London as...
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This film, shares highlights of several different historic events. It is a black and white film of the late 1920’s. June 1 1934, President Roosevelt, The Cruiser USS Indianapolis, FDR Reviews fighting ships, fleets swarm into NY Harbor, 50:22 . 35,000 officers, US mastery of the seas, Armada of battle vessels, Ambrose Light, warships in NY harbour pass lady liberty 2:26 . The fleet comes into Manhattan, 1934, 2:45 . Dartmouth Bears Knees, 3:09 . Male students of Dartmouth wearing short shorts...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. The Hope for Peace 1919-1945. 1919.  President Wilson is greeted by General Pershing in France for the Paris Peace Conference creating the League of Nations. Also present in the Hall of Mirrors is England’s Prime Minister George. The four leaders stand together: Wilson, George, Orlando...
Topics: Yesterdays Newsreel, Peace, WWI, WWII, League Of Nations, Fire, Manila, Stock Footage
This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features seven segments of historic highlights. Lindbergh Makes Epic Flight to Paris May 1927. Lindbergh stands in front of the Spirit of St. Louis, along with his mother. The plane is pushed into position, fueled, and Lindbergh puts on his aviation suit. The plane taxis down the runway and eventually lifts off. The crowd waits in Paris,...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Striker’s Squat 1937 (:29). Strikers hang out of the windows of a GM auto factory in Flint, Michigan, where family members are allowed to visit. (:34-:50). The strikers refuse to leave against court orders (:59). Tensions rise and picketers join the cause ( 1:00 - 2:00 ). Hotel staff on...
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Episode 76 of this “Yesterday’s Newsreel” film offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens with the heroic exploits of Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient known for his 1926 expedition to the North Pole and 1927 Trans-Atlantic flight, as he’s first shown taking off for the North Pole in a Fokker F.VIIa/3m Trimotor...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. Submarine Warfare 1875-1918 (:29). A torpedo moves through the water, hits a ship, and it sinks (:38-:57). John T. Holland is shown with his 1875 version of a submarine (:58- 1:15 ). Early submarines are shown ( 1:16 - 1:28 ), as is Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz of Nazi Germany ( 1:29 - 1:39...
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Episode 63 of “Yesterday’s Newsreel” provided viewers “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens at mark  00:30  with the famed 1919 World Series scandal — famously known as the Black Sox Scandal — in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from...
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This episode of “Yesterday’s Newsreel” film offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens women’s suffrage (mark  00:40 ) and protests outside the White House in 1917, culminating in the approval of the 19th Amendment in 1919 (mark  01:35 ). Vice President Thomas R. Marshall is shown signing the document giving women the right to vote, as well as...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. Wings of Commerce (:28). In 1919, John Alcock and Arthur Brown make the first non-stop transatlantic flight in a modified WW1 Vickers Vimy bomber. Others follow suit (:29- 1:10 ). Children crowd around and watch a barnstorming exhibit ( 1:11 - 1:40 ). In Paris, open-cockpit passengers are flown...
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This black & white film, one of the "Yesterday's Newsreel" TV shows from the early 1950s, consists of newsreels about varying topics. No copyright but this is circa the early 1950s. Opening titles: Yesterday's Newsreel. Title: 1915-1922 - Hollywood's Guiding Force (:07-:35). An old nickelodeon theatre. Old western movie. People watch an old movie. Cisco Kid. American Film Company - one of the first film studios. People work on the studio grounds. This is during the silent era....
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Episode 64 of “Yesterday’s Newsreel” provided viewers “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens with pilot Wiley Post’s solo flight around the world in 1933 (mark  00:43 ) with numerous scenes from the historic event and the celebrations that followed, including a meeting with New York City Mayor John O’Brien (mark  03:30 ). US Soldiers Sail for Siberia”...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. Spectacular Scenes of Air Tragedy 1932 (:57- 2:49 ). May 11, 1932, live footage is shown of the USS Akron. Three sailors hang on as the airship updrafts. Two fall to their deaths on film and the third is rescued (not shown). [This airship kills 73 when it is destroyed in a thunderstorm April,...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features four segments of historic highlights. Marines Help Haiti 1915-1920. Port-Au-Prince Haiti is shown in 1915. The streets of the marketplace are crowded with people. An American flag is raised by U.S. Marines. A band marches. The Marines practice drills with guns, play horseshoes, and box. Lines of hungry people are fed. President...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features ten segments of historic highlights. Marines Help Haiti 1915 (:29). Port-Au-Prince is on the verge of bankruptcy. Shown are large crowds of people. (:35-1:15). The Marines arrive to provide protection. They also play horseshoes and box (1:16-1:59). Food is served at an outdoor buffet (2:00). Troops of the Palace Guard march (2:15)....
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 72) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode begins with a short bio on American fighter ace Edward Vernon Rickenbacker, aka “Indestructible Eddie.” The pilot poses next to plane; he flies through French skies during WWI. He is awarded the French medal of honor, Croix de Guerre (01:33). Fans cheer Rickenbacker...
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Yesterday’s Newsreel Tokyo Prepares for Bombing is a black and white film created in the late 1940’s and early 1950s. This film is one of the episodes of “Yesterday’s Newsreels”, a TV show made of television highlights from the General Newsreel collection. In these films, vintage clips can be found of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. Narration of this film is done by Tom Hale, Roger Owens, and Sally Anderson, each having done 139 episodes over their...
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Episode 34 of the “Yesterday’s Newsreel” film series offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens with a look at the “Forbidden City of Tibet” from 1923 (mark  00:30 ) and the first images ever captured from that land, including Thubten Gyatso — the 13th Dalai Lama of Tibet — at mark  03:50 . “Gold” takes viewers to the 1920s gold rush...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 83) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode starts with footage of Nazi Germany’s Siegfried Line. Nazi soldiers look down on the Siegfried line. Footage shows soldiers walking into a bunker, a trench, and more steel and concrete block houses along the line. French soldiers across the Rhine respond to the playing...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 32) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode starts with women of the Salvation Army marching down a street and others cooking in outdoor kitchens for soldiers during World War I. Footage shows WWI soldiers standing on a street. The first female General of the Salvation Army, Evangeline Booth receives an award for...
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This episode of “Yesterday’s Newsreel” is of from an early television series that drew on the holdings of the defunct General Newsreel Company. The first section is “1917-1938 Russia” the rise of the Reds. In March of 1917, the Romanov reign ends (:40) and the new Soviet is about to come into prominence with Nikolai Lenin ( 1:05 ). Kerensky's war policy was met with opposition as Lenin arrives from Switzerland ( 1:29 ). As turmoil brews, 80,000 Bolshevik party members turn out to...
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This black and white newsreel, Yesterdays Newsreel Russia 1912 to 1917, was released by CTVE, Classic TV Explosion, as a series on the news of the first half of the 20th century. It was produced by Ziv-TV, a short-lived company that created early television content. Intro ( 0:09 - 0:34 ). It opens showing a biplane, a lady in flapper dress, military guns, cars, horse racing ( 0:37 - 0:54 ). First segment shows Russia (1912-1917) ( 0:56 - 1:03 ). The Imperial Russian Army is shown parading along...
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Episode 61 of “Yesterday’s Newsreel” provided viewers “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens with a look at “The Roosevelt Family” (mark  00:30 ), with a visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and their family in 1932, and follows FDR through his 1933 inauguration (mark  01:05 ) and leisure time spent on the water — one of his favorite...
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“Yesterday’s Newsreel “Benny Sent me,” provided viewers “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This upbeat episode highlights the momentous repeal of prohibition amidst the relief and joy of American citizens. The film begins with the narrator stating, “World War I is over and so are the days of alcoholic drinks. Convinced that self-sacrifice and sobriety will bring...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Woodrow Wilson 1856-1924. 1914 President Wilson votes in the primaries. He leaves Princeton University and is shown waving from the back of the Presidential Train. Mrs. Wilson waves to crowds from a curtained window. 1917 President Wilson speaks to Congress. He is blindfolded to draw the first...
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This episode of the “Yesterday’s Newsreel” television show (episode 96) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The newsreel begins with “1920-1923: Warren Harding” ( 00:30 ), recapping Senator Warren G. Harding’s road to the White House. Harding and his wife enjoy life in 1920 prior to the Republican Convention at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago ( 00:57 )...
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