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Shot over a period of 25 years by one cameraman Roy Creveling, "Paradise Ditch" shows the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal. After the canal was no longer useful as a means of transportation, 60 miles of it was preserved as a park. The film contains rare and historic footage of the infrastructure of the canal including a canal boat graveyard (4:30), bridges built for mule teams to travel across, locks, and more. The film also has historic footage of the canal in operation...
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Topics: Delaware, Pennsylvania Canal, Lehigh River, Stock Footage
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Made in 1945, this morale boosting Soviet documentary/propaganda movie is about the Battle of Kursk during WWII. It was produced by Eduard Bushkin, written by Moisei Belenki, and edited by F. Chicago with the help of consultants Lt. Cols. Verzhbitski and Popov. It shows the course of the battle which was one of the largest tank engagements of WWII, and a major defeat for the Wehrmacht.     00:17 Map, showing the front line, with major Soviet-and German-held cities pointed out – Bryansk,...
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Topics: 1943, Battle Of Kursk, Eastern Front, Red Army, Tank Battle, Stock Footage
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Aug 19, 2022 PeriscopeFilm
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Created in 1959 by MGM for American Motors Corporation, AMERICA THE AUTOMOIBLE AGE was written by Robert C. Bennett and directed by David Monahan. This sprawling publicity piece to promote the brand, traces the history of the automobile in the United States. WWI auto and truck construction is seen at the 8:00 mark, and WWII production at the 23:30 mark. In between and especially towards the end the history of AMC is shown, with the 1960 Nash Rambler getting star treatment at about the 34 minute...
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Topics: American Motors, Automobile, Industrial Film, 1959, MGM, Stock Footage
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Dating to 1929 and released by Cine Art, "Uncle Si and the Sirens" is a hilarious short film that mixes the excitement of the era's most hi-tech and revolutionary technology — television — with unclothed girls. This type of "nudie cutie" film was fairly common in the era, and Cine Art specialized in releasing these kind of titles. The plot of this film is more complex than most (they typically featured artists models and zero plot). Here, a farmer named Uncle Si sits at...
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Topics: Uncle Si, 1929, Nudie Cutie, Short Film, Television Base Plot, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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Released in 1944 by Warner Brothers in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, "Task Force" is a Technicolor short film narrated by Jackson Beck.  The film focuses around Coast Guard "Task Force" duty.  Besides operational glimpses, the viewer is treated to a snapshot of the life of a Coast Guardsman on and off duty.  While the film contains much documentary-style footage, some sections of the film are re-enactments and the scenario presented (in which the USCG battles a...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, USCG, US Coast Guard, Task Force, Stock Footage
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This travelogue film of a holiday trip to Europe in mid-1950s was produced by Norman Schley, a filmmaker from Wisconsin who often presented and narrated his films in front of a live audience. This print does not have any extant narration, but the soundtrack remains. Includes footage from Portugal, Italy, Holland, Luxembourg, Paris, and London. Title screen of “Filmorama Holiday”, a “Picturelogue” presentation (0:37). Written/edited by Jack Camp (0:45). Narrated by Norman E. Schley...
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Topics: Norman Schley, 1950s, Europe, Travelogue, Portugal, Italy, Holland, France, England, Paris, London,...
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The "Dupont Show of the Week" was an anthology program that ran from 1961 to 1964, often featuring significant Hollywood stars and comedians. The programs also featured the occasional documentary, including this non-fiction film entitled "Flight Deck". Produced and directed by A Wasserman, the hour-long program from 1964 offered an inside look at the operations of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier. The fourth Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier...
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Topics: Flight Deck, 1964, Carrier USS, Theodore Roosevelt, Stock Footage
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May 13, 2022 PeriscopeFilm
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In this 1946 U.S. Navy training film (MN-5801) from Jam Handy Productions, viewers see the appropriate way to wear parachutes, tighten harnesses, check for tested parachutes, bail out of a plane, and collapse a parachute on land and open water. The film opens with footage of paratroopers parachuting through the air. An officer examines a parachute kit. A pilot demonstrates securing a parachute harness on an airstrip. He then climbs into an F8F Bearcat with his parachute. The film shows another...
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Topics: Parachutes, 1946, US Navy Pilot, Training Film, Jam handy, Stock Footage
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Made by the famed Jam Handy Organization, a leading educational and training film company, this black & white training film "Doping Techniques" explains the process of doping fabric for airplanes. It likely dates to the WWII era. Aircraft dope is a plasticized lacquer that is applied to fabric-covered aircraft. It tightens and stiffens fabric stretched over airframes, which renders them airtight and weatherproof, increasing their durability and lifespan. Without the application of...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, WWII Era, Training Film, Fabric Airplane Wing, Dope, Stock Footage, Periscope...
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American Locomotive (Alco), General Electric, and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company teamed up to create this 1950s color film promoting the aforementioned rail line. We see the rolling greens hills and valleys as well as the Atlantic coastline and farmland of Southern New England starting at mark 00:20 as the narrator explains how the region is the cradle of American liberty. Offering “a wholesome way of life” we’re told how the area is also known for its railroads as...
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Topics: New York, New haven, Southern New England, Hartford Railroad, Stock Footage
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This black & white educational/promotional film is about the medium Caterpillar tractors D6, D7, and D8 models, most often configured as bulldozers (but also sold in other versions). This is circa 1946. The D6 was also available in a military version classified as the SNL G152. The D6 started out in 1935 as the RD6, fitted with a 3-cylinder 45 hp D6600 engine. The RD6 was renamed D6 in 1937, and updated  in 1941 with a D4600 engine of 55 hp (drawbar) and in 1947, with a D318 engine of 66...
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Topics: 1946, Caterpillar Tractor Co, Bulldozer Promo, Stock Footage, Periscope FIlm
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Made during WWII, this silent footage shows homefront activities in Canada. It was apparently shot in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. The start of the film shows recruits marching past (:16) a local newspaper office and downtown (1:05).   At 1:22 another recruit joins the group. At 1:40 oxen carrying wheat move slowly through a city street. At 2:42 the recruits walk past clothing set on a line to dry. At 3:42 "Duke Street" in Vancouver is shown (footage flopped).   At 5:14,...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, Vancouver, Columbia, RCAF, Stock Footage
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This circa 1952 kinescope film "Hawthorne Looks at the Weather" is a segment featuring comedian Jim Hawthorne. It begins with a station identification for KNBH Channel 4, Hollywood, California. This was the first iteration of what's now known as KNBC or NBC4, with the NBH standing for National Broadcasting Hollywood (the name changed to KNBC in 1962 when the station moved to Burbank). The show features a series of gags while promoting sponsor Armstrong Tires. The actual weather report...
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Topics: 1952, Jim Hawthorne, Los Angeles, Comedy Program, KNBC, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This vintage newsreel shows the eruption of Parícutin (or Volcán de Parícutin, also accented Paricutín) in 1943. The now-dormant scoria-cone volcano is located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, near the city of Uruapan and about 322 km west of Mexico City. The volcano surged suddenly from the cornfield of local farmer Dionisio Pulido in 1943, attracting both popular and scientific attention. This eruption presented the first occasion for modern science to document the full life cycle of...
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Topics: Eruption, Paricutin, Volcano, Michoacan, Mexico, 1943, Newsreel, Stock Footage
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This late 1930s-early 1940s black-and-white WWII British military training film (B.191 C.191) shows segments focusing on “shooting to kill” using a Bren, rifle, anti-tank rifle, or Tommy gun, which are shown (:15-1:24). Bren and Rifle. A demonstration of when to fire with the Bren and rifle is given. Troops wait in a trench. A Range Card is shown. Enemy troops emerge from the trees. Troops fire before the enemy is within range and a shell is fired at the troops. The scene is re-enacted. The...
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Topics: British Army, 1930s, Tommy Gun, Anti Tank Rifle, Stock Footage
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This 1960 educational film from Coronet Films gives viewers a look at the White House while briefly covering the history of the building. The film opens with an aerial view of the White House.  Cars drive in front of the White House, and people mill around the entrance to the building. A weeping birch tree planted by the wife of Calvin Coolidge continues to grow on the grounds (01:07). The film shows both entrances to the White House, followed by a painting of the building, and a shot of the...
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Topics: Washington DC, The White House, 1960s, Documentary, Stock Footage
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The Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors Corporation, in cooperation with its 4,200 Pontiac dealers, presents a 1951 color movie called, Stepping Up with the Joneses, with script by Dick Owen Allen, directed by Stephen Kiefer, photography by Grover Seyfried and recorded by Ralph Goeke. The movie opens with a woman filling glass containers of milk, and the storing them in her refrigerator, 00:43. Mother and son discuss the family car around the dining room table, 2:00. The father enters and...
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Topics: Stepping Up With The Joneses, 1951, Pontiac Car, Hydromatic Drive, Stock Footage
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cThis black & white promotional film dates to the early era of television and station KCOP-TV in Hollywood, California. The film shows the station's capabilities and gives an idea what is available for commercial clients, including new sound stages at the facility located at 915 N. La Brea Ave. The bit is hosted by Peter Hansen, a WWII veteran who was a working television actor and commercial spokesman, who also briefly served as the station's news anchor in the early 1960s. Opening: Sign...
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Topics: KCOP, TV, KCOP TV, Hollywood Studio, Commercial, Television Advertising, Promo Film, Stock Footage
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This black & white educational film is called 'INDUSTRY ON PARADE.' It is around the late 1940s/early 1950s (this is based on the last segment, research shows the concept car was 1951). It begins with the title and then states it is produced each week by the National Association of Manufacturers (:06-:28). Title that shows Open House followed by the General Food Corp in San Leandro, CA, (this is where the narrator begins) groundskeepers tend to grass and flowers, man cleans windows, lights...
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Topics: Industry On Parade, House Coffee, Fare Boxes, Jello, Stock Footage
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This is a 1950’s era, black and white movie which is a pictorial review of events in business and industry. It is produced each week by the National Association of Manufacturers. The first section is about Horsepower for the Air Force. The film opens on the assembly line at the Indianapolis of the Allison division of General Motors. Men working on Jet engines, :46. People observe the different working parts of the jet engine number 10,000, 1:00. The J25-A23 jet engine on stage, 1:28. Jet...
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Topics: Industry On Parade, Allison Jet, Engines, Harry Winston, 1950, Stock Footage
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Apr 24, 2021 PeriscopeFilm
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This matrimonial TV commercial for Invicta Games promotes Mastermind. It dates to the mid-1970s. Master Mind is a code-breaking game for two players. The modern game with pegs was invented in 1970 by Mordecai Meirowitz, an Israeli postmaster and telecommunications expert. It resembles an earlier pencil and paper game called Bulls and Cows that may date back a century.  The game was manufactured by Invicta Plastics, based near Leicester, UK and was released in 1971–2. We encourage viewers to...
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Topics: 1975, Invicta Games, Mastermind, Code breaking Game, TV Commercial, Stock Footage
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This short 1975 film from Rockwell International’s Space Division gives viewers a look at two of the NASA contractor’s projects in development: the command module for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and the Space Shuttle Orbiter. The film opens with a spaceship and launch vehicle at a launch pad; the rockets ignite, and the system launches into the atmosphere. Viewers see an animation of the unnumbered Apollo space craft that will link up with the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft in July 1975 (01:03)....
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Topics: NASA, Rockwell, International Space Division, Space Shuttle, Stock Footage
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This short mid-1960s film from Atomics International, a division of North American Aviation, Inc., gives viewers a look at the July 1964 power conversion subsystem development status of   The Mercury-Rankine program (CRU). This was part of the Systems Nuclear Auxiliary POWER (SNAP) program, a program of experimental radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) and space nuclear reactors flown during the 1960s by NASA. SNAP-1 was a test platform that was never deployed, using cerium-144 in a...
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Topics: Atomics, Mercury, Ranking CRU, Snap Program, Nuclear Reaction, Space Flight, Stock Footage
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This fabulous film from General Electric tells the story of the backbone of America's transportation system in the 20th Century -- the railroad.  Made in 1950, the movie traces the evolution of locomotive power from steam through electric and diesel-electric to the latest super-powered gas-turbine electric. Emphasis is given to the ways in which these developments have kept pace with the ever-growing demands of a nation that today virtually "lives out of box cars." The picture also...
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Topics: Electric, Rails, Railroad, Transportation, 1950, Stock Footage
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Made in late 1944 by the U.S. Army Pictorial Service, "The Liberation of Rome" depicts the successful Allied advance into Rome, freeing it from German control during World War II. The film begins with footage of Allied forces arriving in the city, before flashing back to the beginnings of the campaign that eventually liberated Southern Italy from Axis control. At 1:37, the combined Chiefs of Staff are seen planning the campaign after the successful battle for Siciliy. At 2:45, Gen....
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Topics: World War II, WWII, Liberation Of Rome, Italian Campaign, Rome, Stock Footage
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"Show Business at War" dates to 1943 and showcases the incredible efforts of the entertainers of the day, the film and entertainment industries, and their collective sacrifice to support our troops and the victory effort during World War II. The bright lights of Broadway in New York City and the offices of the weekly theatrical paper, Variety 1:00. Variety is an American media company owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly...
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Topics: Show Business, Show Business At War, 1943, World War II, Hollywood, Broadway, Stock Footage
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This silent film shows the New York World's Fair of 1939-1940. The Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres (492 ha) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair), was the second most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on...
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Topics: 1939, 1940, Worlds Fair, Futurama, Exhibit, New York, Stock Footage
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Produced in 1945, this WWII G.I. MOVIE WEEKLY is one of the original programs which were presented to members of the Armed Forces during World War II. This series of films, which reached our overseas forces for 204 weeks until October of 1945, included 1,042 features and 1,051 shorts. After WWII, the series continued commercially through the Army.   The first segment of this film is MANILA - U.S. TROOPS POUR IN FOR DRIVE TO JAPAN (00:00:35:00) is narrated by Dwight Weist. This segment starts...
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Topics: WWII, G.I, Movie Weekly, 1945, Manila, Liner SS Normandie, Stock Footage
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Dating to World War II, this film tells the story of the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation and the manufacture of blimps and aircraft. It begins with a shot of Paul W. Litchfield, the American industrialist who was president (1926–40) and chairman of the board (1930–58) of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, a firm that he helped develop into a worldwide operation. Also shown is Lt. Dougherty of the U.S. Navy and a representative of the U.S. Army. The four are looking at a model of the Goodyear...
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Topics: Good Year Blimp, Aircraft, WWII, World War II, Airplanes, Stock Footage
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DOWN THE POTOMAC is a 12 minute silent film, produced by the Edison Company in 1917. It depicts a traveler in a small boat, being pulled by a horse, along the historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. The trip starts at its north-west terminus in Cumberland, Maryland, and heads 184 miles south east to Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The canal, completed in 1850, was in operation between 1831-1924, and was one of the last extant mule-hauled towpath canals built in the north east region of the fledgling...
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Topics: Potomac Valley, Georgetown, Washington DC, Potomac Canal, Stock Footage
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Made during WWII in 1945, this   United States Navy training film looks at Combat Fatigue Irritability, or shell shock, now known as PTSD. This is a very rare film, the type of which was, like John Huston's landmark "Let There Be Light", not widely shown due to the effects it could have on morale.   Most likely it was only shown to those suffering from combat fatigue, and those who were working to help alleviate it.   Oversimplistic in its approach, compared to what we know today,...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, Combat Fatigue, PTSD, US Nav, Stock Footage
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Apr 3, 2011 German Newsreel
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This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37.
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Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
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This late 1960s color training film for police officers “Play it Cool – A Question of Attitudes” is about how attitudes affect situations between police and citizens. It was produced in cooperation with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. and distributed by Association Instructional Materials. It was written and directed by Lee R. Bobker. Some of the film is just the narrator looking at the camera and explaining points. The film opens from the vantage point of a group...
Topics: 1960, Police Civility Training Film', Play It Cool, Police, Stock Footage
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Created by the North American Association of Hunter Safety Coordinators, "Shoot Don't Shoot" is exactly what it sounds like -- a safety film that presents various scenarios for hunters. The film was made by Murray Woroner, who made many wonderful training films for police officers and the sporting community.   We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!   See something interesting?   Tell people what...
Topics: Shoot, Dont Shoot, safety, Rifles, Weapon Handling, Stock Footage
The Voice That Thrilled The World is a 1943 Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. film, directed by Jean Negulesco, that gives a brief history of sound recording and film (while promoting Warner Bros. Pictures). The film opens with James Cagney performing in Yankee Doodle Dandy. The film uses reenactments of Edouard-Leon Scott and Thomas Edison to show the early development of sound reproduction (01:30). A model of Edison’s Black Maria motion picture studio rotates on a pedestal (02:10). Sam Warner is...
Topics: 1943, Hollywood, 1929, Warner Bros, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Stock Footage
This is a silent, color/black & white home movie. We believe this was shot at the Fort Monmouth, New Jersey by members of the Signal Corps, U.S. Signal Training Regiment, known as Company U. This is circa 1949, when the Signal Corps Training School was based at Monmouth. There are actually two films here. The first shows members of the regiment on parade and being inspected. The second is a sort of "gag film" called "A Day At Home" showing everyday life for inductees in...
Topics: 1949, Fort, Monmouth, New Jersey, Signal Corps, Home Movies, Stock Footage
Witness the entire supply chain process of tin cans as a narrator leads you from the point of a can being discarded back into the cans creation and finally its origin. The industrial process of metal work is on in full display as skilled workers across various industries each do their part to contribute to the final product. The film emphasizes how easily the smallest parts of our daily lives can play a huge role in shaping a global economy. Film starts with a groomsman setting up a newlywed...
Topics: United States Steel, Tin Cans, Treasure Chest, Stock Footage
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Dating to the 1940s, this historic travelogue of Quebec, Canada presents the many sights of Quebec City including the St Lawrence River, La Porte St. Louis,  General Montcalm's headquarters, the business and residential areas, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, agricultural areas, the Montmorency River Falls,  Lake St. Joseph, the beach and various activities including boating, water skiing and sailing.  At 4:48 the Tadoussac, a passenger ship from the Canada Steamship Lines, is...
Topics: Historic Quebec, 1940, travelogue, Canada, Quebec City, Stock Footage
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TO LIVE TOMORROW was created in 1955 by the Life Insurance Institute with the co-operation of the United States Civil Defense Administration, to present the basic concepts of CD in a nuclear age. The film, promoted as "a study of human behaviour under emotional impacts, varying from accidents in the kitchen to enemy attack",  begins with a brief speech by President Eisenhower before showing an insurance agent taking a trip by train. This agent is considering what panic might ensue if...
Topics: 1950s, Civil Defense, To Live Tomorrow, Life Insurance
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This home movie dates to 1950 and shows the aftermath of the Rose Parade, neon signs in Hollywood, and what might be 1950 New Year's fireworks.   After each Rose Parade it is traditional to have the floats parked for public view, and this film shows multiple floats from :10 to 7:20. This is amateur footage and some of it is badly shot, shaky, and has other problems. Some highlights include a showboat float at 3:46 (the film came out in 1951), a patriotic float showing the signing of the...
Topics: 1950, Home Movie, Rose Parade, Floats, Hollywood, Neon Signs, Fireworks, Stock Footage
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This black & white educational film is about Bicycle Safety. This is from 1939. Opening titles: Bicycling with Complete Safety (:07-:18). Aerial shot of a town. People on the move. Children playing. A traffic cop walks children. A police officer stands near children. A police officer speaks to the viewer about safety (:19-2:28). A boy, named Bobby, rides a bike without holding the handlebars and gets hit by a car. The body of the Bobby lays under a car. The boy is in the hospital laying on...
Topics: 1939, Cycles, Bicycles, Safety, Bicycle Safety, Stock Footage
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This rare film promotes the TG Racing team and its stable of Trans Am race cars, which raced in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) series. It likely dates to 1970. TG was founded in 1968 by champion-winning owner Terry Godsall (thus the TG) and veteran racecar driver Jerry Titus. Titus, who became widely known as "Mr. Trans Am", won a class victory and placed third overall at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1969, but the following year he died after a bad accident at Milwaukee. GM's Pontiac...
Topics: 1970, TG Racing, Pontiac Firebird, Trans Am SCCA, Racing, Stock Footage
"Kingdom of the Sea"  was a syndicated, documentary TV show that ran from 1954-1959, and was hosted by Col. John D. Craig and the actor Bob Stevenson. Each episode was 25–30 minutes long. This episode "Ports of Call" examines various world ports from Panama to Hawaii, the Philippines to Singapore, Hong Kong, Singapore and Zanzibar. This black and white episode of the syndicated 1957-1958 television documentary program, “Kingdom of the Sea” (TRT 24:19). Opening titles:...
Topics: 1950s, Kingdom Of The Sea, TV Show, Panama Canal, Hong Kong, Stock Footage
This silent film was made for the German home market in 1942 by Degeto. It shows the fall of Tobruk, also known as the Battle of Gazala, on June 21, 1942.   At :34 an animated situation map shows the general plan of attack. At :51 Erwin Rommel is shown planning with staff and at 1:03 German artillery blasts British positions. At 1:15, June 20, 1942, Panzers make an early morning move against British positions. At 1:40 artillery piece is pulled into action by halftracks and troops advance while...
Topics: Germanny, German Army, 1942, Afrika Korps, Gazala, Stock Footage
This film by Bell Helicopter, "The New Airmobile Army" shows tests of the UH-1 Huey helicopter as part of the Howze Board Field Tests series VI at Fort Bragg. These tests were critical in developing airmobile tactics that were employed during the Vietnam War, and give some insight into the reasons that planners had such great faith in the strategy, as the helicopter certainly seemed like a game-changer. (Note: our print of the film is silent, but it was likely released with narration...
Topics: US Army, 1960s, Bell, UH-1 Helicopter, Board, Airmobile, Stock Footage
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Before Liz Smith and Perez Hilton became household names in the world of celebrity gossip, before Rush Limbaugh became the voice of conservatism, there was Hedda Hopper. In 1938, this 52-year-old struggling actress rose to fame and influence writing an incendiary gossip column, "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood," that appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers throughout Hollywood's golden age. Often eviscerating moviemakers and stars, her column earned her a nasty reputation in...
Topics: Hedda Hoppers Hollywood, WWII, World War II, Bob Hope, Jane Withers, Stock Footage
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MR. BLABBERMOUTH is an American documentary film by Basil Wrangell. The 19 minute short was created by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with the support of the United States Office of War Information produced. It shows the homefront of the danger of spreading rumors. The film is about "Mr. Blabbermouth " or " Mr. Chatterbox ", represented by different people who spread rumors during the Second World War and so endanger the morals. For example, that the US fleet to attack on Pearl Harbor...
Topics: WWII, World War II, Mr Blabbermouth, FBI, Basil Wrangell, Stock Footage
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This silent film from the 1920’s was to be shown in classroom as a teaching tool. It shows various methods of transportation across the globe including modern methods as well as more primitive methods. It was edited by Don Carlos Ellis (:12). Footage opens the film of city streets with inhabitants in traditional 1920’s style attire as a trolley or streetcar / tram rides through the streets (:45). A steam locomotive pulls a train round a bend along a large hill (:52). An American style steam...
Topics: 1920s, Transportation, Horses, Trolley Cars, Trains, Stock Footage
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This 1970 documentary narrated by Frank McGee, gives viewers a look at the Apollo 11 mission as well as a brief history of early space exploration leading up to the 1969 moon landing mission. The film begins with Frank McGee talking to the camera about the beginning of mankind’s space exploration. Viewers see an illustration from a Jules Verne novel and clips from several early motion pictures showing people traveling to the moon (02:58). The film shows a photograph of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky...
Topics: We Came In Peace, NASA, Race, Apollo 11, Moon Mission, Documentary, Stock Footage
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This is a 1930s era, black and white, silent film from Germany, presented by the German Government's Institute for Film. The movie is about codfish fishing in Iceland. A barren valley is shown with a few structures as the camera pans completely around 1:00. A boat pulls into a wooden dock 1:15. A truck backs up to the boat. Buckets of live codfish   are loaded onto the truck 2:10. The men slice the heads off the codfish 2:31. Two men work as a team cutting the heads off the codfish and then...
Topics: Codfish, Extraction, Iceland, German Film, Germany, Stock Footage
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Depicting events in 1943-44, this newsreel shows the Italian Front with British and American forces running a gauntlet of Nazi and Italian defenses on the way up "the boot", including the landings at Anzio.   Once Mussolini was deposed in July of 1943 chaos swept Rome and Italy dropped out of the conflict.   German forces continued their opposition.   As the newsreel shows, the unrelenting fury of the Allies could not force a substantial German retreat.   The surrender of Italian...
Topics: Italy, Italy Falls, Allied Forces, D Day, Europe, Stock Footage
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Made after the mission and featuring footage from both Russian and USA sides of the mission, this film gives an overview of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.   This mission was conducted in July 1975 and was the first joint U.S.–Soviet space flight, and the last flight of an Apollo spacecraft. Its primary purpose was as a symbol of the policy of détente that the two superpowers were pursuing at the time, and marked the end of the Space Race between them that began in 1957.   The mission...
Topics: NASA, Apollo, Soyuz, Space, Russia, US Soviet Space Flight, Stock Footage
The ‘NASA Manned Space Flight Quarterly Report 14’ focuses on the period of July, August and September 1966 (:40). This was a time when Apollo Saturn hardware was undergoing qualification tests and the Gemini space program was wrapping up. Beginning with the Gemini X mission, astronauts John Young and Michael Collins are filmed as they entered the space craft (1:14). In space they are seen rendezvousing with the Agena target vehicle (1:31), station keeping (1:49), docking with the Agena...
Topics: NASA, Manned Space, Flight Quarterly, ERport 14, Stock Footage
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Released by Walton Films in the 1940s just after WWII ended, THE AZURE COAST OF SOUTHERN FRANCE is a wonderful travelogue of the French Riviera that starts at Marseilles.  Cannes is seen at the 2:30 mark, with its warm beaches and sexy French beachgoers with their bikinis, and yachts off the coast.  Nice is seen at the 5 minute mark.    At the 6:30 mark, various French small coastal towns are shown including Cap d'Ail.  At 7:00, the road to Monte Carlo is seen, along with the village of...
Topics: 1940, France, French Riviera, Travelogue, Azure, Southern France, Stock Footage
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This 1968 United States Marine Corps color propaganda documentary MH-10476 documents the USMC’s part in the large-scale evacuation of the South Vietnamese refugees and helping them establish a new safer life away from the Viet Cong as part of the Civic Action Program. The film opens with the different faces of Vietnamese refugees of all ages. A transport helicopter lands and refugees run out. A child runs, carrying another child on his back. Another elderly man walks with a stick, the...
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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
Shot by an unknown American tourist, this film shows a voyage aboard the SS Hibeuras to Central and South America. It dates to the 1950s. 00:08 Montage: aboard the banana boat type ocean liner S.S. Hibeuras, which carries cargo as well as passengers. Lifeboat drill including firing of a flare. Passengers are Americans in casual/beachwear. The ship approaches port. 02:55 Passengers exit S.S. Hibueras. 03:15 Montage: Ship entering the Panama Canal. Canal opens and ship enters. 05:39 Exterior of...
Topics: 1950s, Travelogue, Panama, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, South America, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
U.S. Coast Guard Motion Picture Digest June 1945 No. 2 is a silent newsreel-style film of the events of World War II in May and June 1945 that involved the U.S. Coast Guard. Fully loaded Coast Guard-manned FSs (freight and supply Army ships) leave Leyte and head for northern Mindanao. The ships slowly leave Leyte’s harbor (00:33) on 8 May 1945. A monkey sits on a ladder of one of the ships. A member of the crew charts the ship’s course. The FSs arrive at the Bay of Macajalar, Mindanao....
Topics: June, 1945, US Coast Guard, USCG
This briefing film "The Antarctic" was prepared especially for members of Operation HIGHJUMP.  HIGHJUMP, officially titled The United States Navy Antarctic Developments Program, 1946–1947, was a United States Navy operation to establish the Antarctic research base Little America IV.  The film draws upon footage shot in 1939-1941 by the Antarctic Service Expedition, also often referred to as Byrd’s Third Antarctic Expedition. The Expedition consisted of 125 men aboard two ships,...
Topics: US Navy, Operation Highjump, 1939, 1940, 1941, Antarctic Service Expedition, Stock Footage,...
This 1967 color film production follows members of the United States Marine Corps to show tourist luxuries enjoyed by servicemen on R&R in Taipei, Taiwan during the Vietnam War (TRT 26:48). The film glosses over some of the more lurid aspects of the military R&R excursions, and the fact that they tended to promote social ills including prostitution, human trafficking and drug running in countries like Thailand, the Philippines and elsewhere. Film begins. “Korea, Winter 1952.” US...
Topics: Holiday From Hell, 1967, G.i., Vietnam, Taiwan, USMC, US Marine Corps, R&R, Stock Footage
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This 1968 Big Picture TV-746 color film about the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam was presented by the U.S. Army. The soldier narrator holds a book about the 9th in WWII. A poster displays its patch (1:18-2:59). 1966, soldiers are inspected at Fort Riley. A soldier kisses his wife and children goodbye. Soldiers exercise on deck (3:10-3:50).   Heavy equipment clears trees at Bear Cat base. 1st and 2nd Brigades march for Major General Eckhart. Soldiers move through jungle terrain. Clearings...
Topics: 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam, 1968, US Army, Big Picture, Stock Footage
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This color, silent film is raw footage from the Vietnam War. It is circa the late 1960s. It primarily shows views shot from inside a Bell UH-1 Iroquois aka Huey helicopter, which was being used to conduct some kind of survey over large swaths of land which are on fire. It's hard to say what is going on definitively. In Southeast Asia and Vietnam, rice residues are routinely burned after the harvest to prepare fields for the next season...so it's possibly that. On the other hand, it might be...
Topics: Vietnam Raw Footage, David plenn, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam War, Stock Footage
The condensed classroom edition of a 1967 color film directed by Max Miller for Bailey Films warns of the potential dangers of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), using interviews and special effects to describe the drug’s appeal and sometimes unpredictable effects. Acting great Sal Mineo narrates (TRT 19:23). This print starts with an ominous ad for a corporate sponsor -- the Barnes Funeral Chapel of Washington which paid for this print to be placed in schools (0:07). High school students near...
Topics: LSD, 1967, Drugs, Stock Footage
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This vintage silent newsreel shows the California Pacific International Exposition held in San Diego, California during May 29, 1935–November 11, 1935 and February 12, 1936–September 9, 1936. The exposition was held in Balboa Park, San Diego's large central urban park, which had also been the site of the earlier Panama-California Exposition in 1915. The Exposition was held to promote San Diego and support its economy, which had slowed with the country's Great Depression. The first year was...
Topics: California, Pacific, International Exposition, San Diego, Newsreel, 1935, Stock Footage
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Released by Kodak as part of its Kodascope Library in the 1920s, this short version of the famed silent film "The Epic of Everest" documents the Mallory and Irvine Mount Everest expedition. The movie was made in brutally harsh conditions by Captain John Noel, who financed it himself and shot it with a hand-cranked movie camera. The film contains some of the earliest filmed records of life in Tibet and features sequences at Phari Dzong (Pagri), Shekar Dzong (Xegar) and Rongbuk...
Topics: Epic, Everest, 1924, George Mallory, Andrew Irvine, Documentary, Tibet, Stock Footage
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 is a 1955, color movie about Belgium, produced by CalTex as part of their public relations outreach. The music is by Paul Gilson and Victor Legley, played by the National Orchestra of Belgium. Featuring the Ghent Oratorio and The Sint Lutgardiskoor of Brugcs. The film was written and produced by veteran photographer and filmmaker Ernest Kleinberg. The movie opens in a quaint Belgian town, horses are carrying wagons, 1:18. Old castles in Belgium, 2:02. Children run through the streets,...
Topics: Belgium, Past, Present, Travelogue, 1955, Ernest, Kleinberg, Stock Footage
This 1964 U.S Navy documentary looks at the Navy's Marine Mammal Program. It is narrated by Commander Glenn Ford, USNR, a renowned Hollywood actor.   Here at mark 1:40 on the edge of the pacific zone 50 miles north of Los angeles is the U.S. Navy base Pt. Mugu, a major center for the Navy space studies and missile experiments. It is also the location of one of the most fascinating program that US has ever launched, a program for studying dolphins. At mark 02:10, a naval officer is seen making...
Topics: 1964, The Dolphins, US Navy, US Marines, Glenn Ford, Stock Footage
The Why Of Army Missiles is a short film that provides an overview on the types of missiles, guidance systems, and launch capabilities being used and developed by the U.S. Army. The film opens with an animation of Sir Isaac Newton reading under a tree. The film then reviews the basic concepts of motion using a man hitting a golf ball as an example. It returns to the use of animation to explain the basic principles of rocket propulsion, showing the functions of a rocket motor and fuel. The film...
Topics: Army Missiles, 60s US Army, Missile Guidance, Propulsion System, Stock Footage
These silent home movies show rare footage of the Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady operating at Edwards Air Force Base in California. They are believed to date to 1972 and show tests of the camera system known as "Trixie", takeoffs and landings (including drag parachute assisted landings). The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is an American single-jet engine, high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the...
Topics: 1972, Lockheed U-2 Spy Plane, Test Footag, Edwards Air Force Base, Dragon Lady
AMC Pictorial Review Number 1 is a short news film that updates viewers on various operations of the U.S. Air Force during the 1940s. The film starts at Wright Field in Ohio with “Monorail Delivery.” Supplies are airdropped and parachute to the ground (00:56) via an aerial monorail delivery system. The film shows a man loading bags of supplies hooked up to G-1 parachutes and connected to the trolley of the monorail on a Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter. The film shows the components of the...
Topics: USAF, US Air Force, C-97, F-84, Thunderjet, V-2 Rocket, Stock Footage
Shot by an unknown American tourist, this silent home movie takes viewers through parts of Italy and France in the 1930’s. During this time period in Italy, the fascist party had grabbed a solid foothold over the country. Meanwhile in France, the Great Depression hit in 1931, later than in other countries. The film opens with images of boats lined up along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy (:20). The Rialto bridge (:24) appears and is the oldest of the four bridges which cross over the Grand...
Topics: 1930s, Trip, Italy, Switzerland, France, Home Movie, Venice, Rome, Paris, American Tourist, Stock...
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‘Computers and Transportation’ is a future-looking, 1976 short educational film which  analyze the rapid technological advances in computer systems, and then examines the potential impact on transportation, animation and graphics as well as space travel and artificial intelligence. It begins with the look inside of a ‘modern’ electronic digital computer (:34). The guts are composed of 50,000 transistors, 125,000 resistors and 500,000 connectors which were all connected by 20 miles of...
Topics: 1976, Computers, TEchnology, Transportation, Stock Footage
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In this 1962 episode of the U.S. Army's TV show THE BIG PICTURE (00:01:13:00) - THE DRAGON’S TEETH, General J. Lawton Collins (00:10:20:00) tells of the U.S. Army's fight to take the Siegfried line in World War II and of the campaign to cross onto the soil of Germany. The story of the Siegfried Line campaign takes place in Northern Germany, featuring savage combat and inhospitable terrain. A wonderful shot of the Siegfried Line, known as the dragon’s teeth, is featured at (00:03:20:00)....
Topics: The Big Picture, The Dragons Teeth, WWII, Siegfriesd Line, Stock Footage
This color silent film footage was shot during the Vietnam War and shows day to day operations of members of the 9th Infantry Division ("Old Reliables"). All the material was filmed circa Spring, 1967 in and around the Mekong Delta. The footage gives a sense of the monotony of life for many soldiers during the Vietnam conflict. The newly reconstituted 9th ID arrived in South Vietnam on 16 December 1966 from Fort Riley, Kansas. The 9th was deployed in Dinh Tuong and Long An Provinces...
Topics: 1967, Vietnam War Dailies, Vietnam War, Vietnam, 9th infantry Division, Mekong Delta, Stock Footage
Made by 20th Century Fox as part of their "Adventures of the Newsreel Cameramen" series, this black & white film contains spectacular footage of early 20th Century aviation, while showcasing the newsreel cameramen who documented pilots and planes. Copyright is 1936, produced by Truman Talley and edited by Lew Lehr. Opening titles: Adventures of the Newsreel Cameraman - Scouring the Skies! (:07-:43). Army maneuvers in the clouds. Boeing P-26 "Peashooter" planes are shown...
Topics: 1930s, Scouring The Skies, Stun Pilots, Crazy Planes, Plane Crashes, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This silent Castle Films travelogue includes images from Thailand, Burma and possibly Cambodia in the 1950s.   Castle Films were sold for the home market, and like National Geographic in this era had a special appeal — featuring images of bare chested women at the 2:45 mark and following.   Elephants are seen at the 4 minute mark. The collection of natural rubber is seen at the 5:30 mark, and tea at the 6 minute mark.     Primitive pumps powered by human labor are seen at the 6:45 mark....
Topics: South Pacific, Thailand, Travelogue, Castle Films, Stock Footage
This silent 16mm home movie takes viewers on a picturesque tour through Blue Ridge Parkway which is a National Parkway and All-American road noted for its scenery which this film focuses primarily on. It is the US’s longest linear parkway running through Virginia and North Carolina. It runs mainly along the spine of the Blue Ridge mountain chain. A map points to the Parkway’s location (:30). Trees with changing autumn leaves and shrubbery of the area are shown (2:30). Trail’s Cabin is...
Topics: 1950s, 16mm, Home Movies, North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, Stock Footage
Created for the Navy and Congressional oversight, this color film from Lockheed Aircraft reports on the progress of the development of the T2V-1 SeaStar aircraft. The T2V, later called the T-1 SeaStar, was a carrier-capable jet trainer that entered service in May 1957. It was developed from the highly successful Lockheed T-33, and was powered by one Allison J33 jet engine. Compared to the T-33/TV-2, the T2V was almost totally re-engineered for carrier landings and at-sea operations and fitted...
Topics: 1955, Lockheed T2V-1, Seastar Aircraft, Flight Test Program, Navy, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1950’s travelogue profiles the Santa Fe Super Chief, the most luxurious way to travel across the country. The film begins by showing how train’s now offer all of the comforts of home. (00:00:20:00) Then, the new flagship of Santa Fe’s fleet is introduced, the Super Chief. (00:00:40:00). Our narrator then cuts to a beautiful actress, who is planning a train trip to Southern California. (00:01:10:00) The narrator convinces her to try the new Super Chief for her trip. The narrator then...
Topics: Santa Fe, Super Chief, 1950s, Railroad, Promotional Film, Stock Footage
Released by "Films of the Nations", this black & white educational film "Denmark Fairytale Land" was photographed by Esther Cooke and narrated by Peter Allen. It was produced by Maurice T. Groen of D.P.M. Productions. Copyright 1954.Opening titles: Films of the Nations presents DENMARK - FAIRYTALE LAND (:07-:39). A windmill spins. A bird. A butterfly. Ducks in a pond. A fairytale tour of Denmark. Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde. A...
Topics: Denmark, Fairytale Land, 1954, Travelogue, Educational Film, Roskilde, Copenhagen, Stock Footage
This 1950s United States Navy training film describes the principles of relative motion to be applied in naval maneuvers for ships at sea. It opens with a cartoon depicting a caveman hunting with a rock (:39). Without understanding relative motion, when he throws the rock at the deer, he misses every time as the deer is in motion (1:00). When begins to guess the two motions of the moving deer and the rock he begins to understand relative motion and becomes a skillful hunter (1:58). From the...
Topics: 1957, US Navy, Maneuvering Board, Navigation, Training Film, Stock Footage
Produced by the Office of War Information in late 1942 or early 1943 for civilian indoctrination, this newsreel shows various aspects of the war. It begins with a segment about wartime travel, and how a lot of capacity is lost due to needless trips being made by civilians. A soldier is shown missing his bus, because a civilian took an unnecessary trip.   At 3:11, a mobile laundry is seen being used by the U.S. Army, to wash up to 7,000 uniforms per week in the field.   At 5:40, the Alaskan...
Topics: US Newsreel, Alcan, Highway, Completed Wartime, Train Travel, Jungle, Fighting, WWII, Stock Footage
Made by the Burton Holmes Film Co., this black & white educational U.S. Navy Training Film is one of a series made to train lookouts. This one is about night vision and how to maintain it. Copyright 1944. Opening: U.S. Navy Training Film - Night Vision (:06-:19). A sailor raises binoculars at night. Eyes on a face. Eyes shift. Diagram of how the human eye works, animation shows how the eye lens sees. Diagram points out how an eye sees during the day versus at night. A man looks up at night...
Topics: 1944, US Navy, Training Film, Night Vision, Airplane, Ship, Stock Footage
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Educational film produced by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad telling the "story of a new South whose roots are embedded deep in the honored tradition of the old."  The film shows the economy of the Southeast, including white and African American workers, cities, and daily life, all in the context of railroad business and operations. Produced and directed by Carl Dudley with a script by Herman Boxer. The film incorporates some racist imagery common (unfortunately) to films of this era....
Topics: Seaboard, Railroad, American South, 1950s, promotional Film, Horizons, Stock Footage
Hosted by Walter Cronkite, this fragmentary 1950s documentary is about the Chinese Civil War, between the Chinese Nationalist party – the Guomingdang (KMT) and the Chinese Communists (CCP), following the conclusion of WWII, and the war against the Japanese invasion of China, when the two sides were allied against a common enemy. It follows the Chinese Civil War to its conclusion in 1949 with the establishment of the People's Republic of China (the PRC ), and the evacuation of the KMT/ROC to...
Topics: 1950s, Chinese Civil War, Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai Shek, KMT, CCP Army, Stock Footage
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Featuring images of combat in Vietnam intercut with war protestors picketing the White House, A DAY IN VIETNAM dates to 1967 and is narrated by Jack Webb. The film shows USMC and Army activities in Vietnam, including jungle fighting against the Viet Cong, use of helicopters in the field, interrogation of V.C. (6:40),  air strikes from carrier based planes (13:00) in the Gulf of Tonkin including Skyhawks, and Marine F-4 Phantoms (19:30) operating from air bases inland for close air support,...
Topics: Vietnam, US Marines, USMC, Vietnam, Protesters, 1967, Stock Footage
Directed by George Frederic Wheeler, this fabulous silent promotional film of a rail journey between Chicago and Milwaukee was produced by the Atlas Educational Film Company for the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad Company. The Green Bay Trail has historical significance dating back nearly 12,000 years, when it is presumed that wooly mammoths traveled along it for migration during the Ice Age.  In the beginning of the 1800s, when early settlers moved West towards Chicago, the trail...
Topics: Chicago, North Shore, Milwaukee, Railroad, Green Bay, Promotional Film, Stock Footage
Made in the 1940s, this short film showcases some of America's most prominent universities and their songs (instrumental versions only) and campuses.  The film starts with Duke. At :39 are shots of Cornell, followed at 1:17 by Southern Methodist University, the University of Pennsylvania at 1:50, Stanford at 2:30, the University of Mississippi at 3:00, Purdue at 3:47, University of Oklahoma at 4:30, Syracuse University at 5:01, Rice Institute / Rice University at 5:41, University of Minnesota...
Topics: 1940s, American Universities, Princeton, Duke, Rice, Yale, Stock Footage
“Space Project” is a short 1950s film from Johnson & Johnson and produced by Henry Strauss and Company. Part of the Stop Look Listen films made by Johnson & Johnson for Drug Store owners and operators to improve their business, this film focuses on the importance of managing the space and inventory of the modern drug store. The film begins with Charlie Higgins of Higgins & Son Pharmacists speaking to the camera from inside of his drug store about how Johnson & Johnson is...
Topics: Johnson And Johnson Pharmaceutical Co., 1960s, DRug Store, Stock Footage
This short silent film SIGHTS OF LONDON was sold to tourists in the 1930s. It includes shots of the Tower of London (:19), Tower Bridge (:40), St. Paul's Cathedral (1:00), Trafalgar Square (1;14), Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and House of Parliament (starting at 2:00). Piccadilly Circus is seen at 2:39 and Buckingham Palace at (3:00). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!  See something interesting?  Tell...
Topics: 1930, London, England, St Paul, Cathedral, Stock Footage
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American Tempo is an industrial documentary detailing the manufacture of General Electric’s Mazda lamps and various other light bulbs. The film opens with multiple exposures showing machine and man whirling together, bars of the song “America” are heard mixed in with stirring stock music.  Titles dissolve to shots of shipyards, factories and railroads as narration pronounces the USA the leading industrial nation: “Make it better, make it cheaper, make it faster, that is the American...
Topics: 1940, General Electric, Mazda, Lamps, Light Bulbs
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. Golden Eaglets 1919-1950. Girl Scouts in uniform show their allegiance hand gesture. Founder Juliet Low looks up at the camera in 1919. An early group of Girl Scouts march in formation. A Girl Scout blows a bugle in front of tents. Girl Scouts weave baskets. The Girl Scouts have their camping...
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This 1943 Jam Handy Productions film takes viewers on a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis, MO where Budweiser is brewed and bottled. The film’s stated purpose is to “give you an iron-clad answer to any questioner who asks why he should pay more for Budweiser.” The film opens with a father and his adult daughter climbing out of a car and heading into a restaurant for dinner—a black tie affair. They sit down at their table and order food. The man orders a Budweiser then...
Topics: Jam handy, Budweiser, 1943, Beer, Alcohol, Stock Footage
This black & white promotional/educational film is about Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers and how they use Dodge Cars - the safest cars on the road. This was made in 1948.   Opening titles: SO YOU WANT THRILLS! featuring Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers. Presented by Dodge (:08-:46). Amusement Park rides. People roam a carnival, walk by the Merry-Go-Round. People go over towards the Death Dodgers. Henry wants to be a Death Dodger, he fights with his girlfriend about joining Jimmie...
Topics: Thrills, Jimmie Lynch, Death Dodgers, Car Stunt, Dodge Cars, Stock Footage
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This charming 1940s travelogue of Ireland shows views of rural Ireland including farmers working in fields without heavy equipment, and villages.   It also has great views of Dublin, Galway and tourist sights such as the Blarney Stone, the River Shannon, Dublin University, Abbey Theater and more.   Weaving, thread making and the traditional garment industry are seen at the 5:11 mark.     We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos...
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Made in 1950, Highway to Hawaii is a terrific travelogue presented by United Airlines.   After a detailed countdown and focusing leader, this film explores United Airlines' new main line airway to the Hawaiian Islands, with DC-6 Mainliners making regular trips. This film offers gorgeous vintage views of antiquated airliners flying over the Golden Gate Bridge on their way across the Pacific, and the high quality of service that now seems extinct.   We also see the old communications tools...
Topics: 1950, United Airlines, hawaii, Travelogue, Highway, Stock Footage
Shot in the mid-1950s, this silent film shows a trip to the U.K.   From what we can tell it includes a visit to London, England and Coleraine in Northern Ireland. Please add comments to the video if you recognize locations in it.   Highlights include:   00:42 -- small neighborhood "Star Theater" movie theater showing "A Blueprint for Murder", a 1953 film.   00:48 -- snowfall in a quiet neighborhood 1:02 -- couple walking along a pond 1:13 - busy streets of what might be...
Topics: 1950s, London, Northern Ireland, 16mm, Amateur Home Movies, Stock Footage
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This 1958 color film features the highlights of the Ninth Annual Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, South Carolina. This race was a NASCAR Grand National Series event on September 1, 1958. The film was sponsored by The Pure Oil Company and produced by Dynamic Films. Stock car Chevrolets and Fords zip around the track. Footage is shown from the driver’s perspective (:06-1:07). Footage is shown of the cars lined up before the 1953 race. A car spins and flips over multiple times. A car hits the...
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This is 1967 color, driver's ed film was presented by the Ford Motor Company. The purpose of the movie is to illustrate safe driving techniques at dusk and at night, the importance of headlights and other safety measures to be taken while driving at night. The movie opens with cars driving down the highway – it is light outside. It becomes dark outside. A vehicle approaches over a hill and around the curve with lights in the face of the driver. Lights can be reflected in the rearview mirror....
Topics: Driving At Night, 1967, Ford, Drivers, Educational Film, Stock Footage