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Produced by the Carl Dudley organization as part of the "This Land of Ours" series, this educational film shows the state of Wyoming as it looked in the late 1940s or early 1950s.  The film shows Fort Caspar, Cheyenne, Laramie, the University of Wyoming, Casper with its oil fields, strip mines for harvesting coal, and more.  The film also shows logging and lumber industry at the 3 minute mark, with timber harvested by horses.  Potato and sugar beet farms are shown at the 3:30 mark,...
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Made by the U.S. Department of State as part of  "The History of U.S. Foreign Relations" series in 1972, this episode is titled FROM YOUTH TO MATURITY.  It traces the development of United States foreign relations from the Monroe Doctrine to the participation of the United States in The Hague conferences of the early twentieth century.  The film also includes a discussion of Commodore Perry's voyage to Japan, which opened that country to the West.  The documentary also shows how...
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This film promoting Eastern Airlines' cargo service opens with an Eastern 727 plane landing on an air strip (:55) and the doors open to reveal eight freight packs holding cargo ( 1:43 ). These shipments are brought to a lauder lifter and then to a skid ( 2:38 ). Rollers built into the floor of the plane enabled rapid movement of cargo ( 3:20 ). Large bags reading domestic air mail are shown and these are also transported in addition to cargo ( 3:48 ). Seats are being loaded into the plane as it...
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 This color documentary film from circa 1964 features real people, places, and events in the telling of the story, “The Best Investment We Ever Made!” — and encouraging viewers to build airports in their community. As a small airplane takes off from a landing strip, narrator Arthur Godfrey tells the audience how businesses are beginning to relocate from major metropolitan areas to rural areas. In 1962, 9 out of 10 factories were being built in small communities, which has led to an...
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The arrival of the DC-8 into service changes the airline industry forever. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Contrasts America's free industrial labor force with the subjugation of laborers in countries overtaken by Axis powers. Stresses the fact that World War II is the war of industry and labor. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Help us identify where this film was shot and what units it shows! One person suggested it could be part of Operation Goldflake. Operation Goldflake was the administrative move of I Canadian Corps (in essence, all Canadian combatant units) and the British 5th Infantry Division from Italy to Northwestern Europe during the Second World War. British-led forces had been fighting in Italy since the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943. The Allied commanders decided to move the British and Canadian...
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Narrated by then-actor and later President of the United States Ronald Reagan, TARGET TOKYO presents the story of the first bombing raid on Tokyo by B-29 Superfortress bombers of the U.S. Army Air Forces flying out of Saipan. B-29 crews are followed from their training staging at Grand Island, Nebraska to their bombing embarkation point on the island of Saipan. From there, the B-29 attack on the Nakajima aircraft plant outside Tokyo is depicted. The story of the first bombing raid on Tokyo by...
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This 16mm motion picture was created to promote the new Bell & Howell Autoload 16mm film projectors and show off the company's entire production line -- from high end to low end and everything in between: "A Full Horizon in Motion". The film begins by discussing some of the projector components such as the "shuttle" (:50) which pulls down the film via the sprocket holes. At 1:27 the loop restorer is shown. Also shown at 2:30 is the solid state amplifier, which was quite...
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This film breaks down the operation of mechanical transport which on a broad scale refers to everything affecting the organization, control and movement of transport on the field and on a smaller scale simply refers to the actual handling of vehicles (:31). This film will deal with the former view and will include the Royal Army Service Corps (:57). The move enacted will be to advance the company fifteen miles from their current location (1:26). The company is currently located in a lightly...
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This 1968 film, presented by Sunkist Growers (:09), takes a look at the process of plotting, growing and packaging different types of citrus. It opens with shots of Valencia oranges, white grapefruit and tangerines (1:20) in orchards in Arizona and California (1:28). The industry of producing citrus spanned two time zones and covered 300,000 acres of land (1:52). This process begins with choosing the land that can support the growth of citrus fruits (2:27), and a tractor is seen working to...
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This 1960s color film is about the ABC islands in the Leeward Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. It was produced by John Ferno and Cinesphere, and narrated by actor Frank Thornton. Up-close views are shown of different textures, shapes, architectures, and colors on walls, houses, buildings, ships, and people on Curacao (:07- 1:49 ). A flag is raised by a wind sock, the weather station spins, and the wind direction and speed is shown ( 1:50 - 1:58 ). A map shows the islands’ location (...
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This black & white WWIl era morale film features footage from the 1927 classic boxing match which featured Jack Dempsey vs Gene Tunney. It also has a "By Request" segment about animals "speaking for themselves" which features hilariously campy animation and singing cows (and likely inspired a few "talking mule" films!). This is circa the mid-1940s, apparently post-war so likely 1946-48. Opening titles: Navy Edition Army-Navy Screen Magazine presents...
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Filmed in 1973 at LaGuardia Airport, this UPI TV short news film shows the airport's brand new security screening hardware including metal detectors and x-ray machines. At :22 a sign indicates that "Aircraft hijacking is a federal crime punishable by death" -- a sign of the times as hijackings were rampant in this era.  At :28 an African-American ticket agent waves passengers towards a metal detector. At :55 the x-ray machine conveyer belt is shown. At 1:10 a security agent describes...
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This mid-1960s black and white film opens with a DC-8 Pan American airplane as Pan Am sponsored this educational travelogue, German Edition. 500 cubic centimeter dirt-track motorcycle racers compete for the 1964 Blue Ribbon in Munich. Last minute repairs are made in the pits to the bikes, which run on pure methyl alcohol. Close-ups are shown of bike parts. A racer puts on his helmet and goggles. The race begins. A biker falls over. The crowd tries to avoid the dirt being sprayed in their faces....
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Portrays a day's activities aboard a U.S. battleship off the coast of Korea, including bombardment of enemy positions along the shore, and living conditions and habits of officers and crew. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This historic U.S. Air Force newsreel covers several topics, including the rocket sled tests being conducted by Col. John Paul Stapp as part of human factors testing. These deceleration tests provided valuable data for aircraft and automobile safety systems and, according to the book "A History of Murphy's Law" by author Nick T. Spark, were responsible for the discovery of that famous law. Also on the reel -- the story of the Eskimo scouts in Alaska, and the "Darmstadt Case"...
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Getting Down to Earth Again, is a black and white motion picture, produced by Caravel Films Inc. for the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, Inc., and was about lubricants and proper lubrication of machinery. In 1931, the Socony (Standard Oil Company New York) and the Vacuum Oil Company merged forming the Socony-Vacuum Corp. In 1955, it became the Socony Mobil Oil Company and currently Mobil. Caravel Films Inc. was active in 1932, but no other information was found. This film was probably produced...
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Report On Mileage And Money Savings is a short film promoting the money-saving tires of General Truck Tire and the Kraft System Recapping. It probably dates from between 1946 and 1952.  A man drives a truck on a highway (00:30). A dump truck pulls away from a gravel pit. The film shows various shots of trucks hauling different loads (gravel, livestock, oil). A truck pulls up to a highway toll booth (02:07). A chart shows the various costs of owning and operating a truck (03:32). Close-up...
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The Junior College Story: California’s Community Colleges is a short educational film about the foundation of California’s junior colleges, who can take classes at the institutions, and covers the various types of training provided. The film opens with a shot of cars driving through a redwood forest (00:39), scenes from Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge (01:48), and the State Capitol Building in Sacramento (02:10). The State Board of Education holds a meeting (02:30). The film...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This wartime black & white educational/promotional film is about Texaco and its petroleum products, and what Texaco service station owners can do to help the war effort. Since civilian car production was curtailed during the war, what this effort amounted to, was to help keep existing cars on the road. This was made in early 1942, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor as America's involvement in the war deepened, and as rubber, oil, gasoline and other products began to be rationed....
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This color educational film is about the many Missions in the Southwestern United States . There is no copyright at the beginning or end of the film but research shows that this is an Arthur Barr Production circa 1967. No titles and missions are shown on the screen. A monk introduces us to the missions of the southwest. One in particular is the Mission in San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara and another is San Xavier. (:06-1:14). Missions remind us of a time when Spain ruled northern Mexico &...
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This color 1960s travelogue film about Hawaii is a United Air Lines Presentation, showcasing its DC-8 airplane. First-class passengers comfortably sit and talk, followed by those in coach (:25-:39). The United DC-8 is shown in flight (:41; 1:39). The stewardess, wearing a flower over her ear, brings meals. First-class gets champagne (:42-1:35). The plane flies by Waikiki Beach (1:49). After landing, hula dancers greet the passengers with leis (2:00-2:25). A Gray Line station wagon cab takes...
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This black & white educational film is called INTRODUCTION TO FLYING. It appears to have been made by the US Airforce as an opening to a flying lesson for new cadets. There is no copyright at the beginning or end of the film so the date of the production remains unclear although it is either in the late 1930s or early 1940s.  Titles: Official training film, War Department. A product of the first motion picture unit, Army Air Forces (:10-:30). Opening title: INTRODUCTION TO FLYING...
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This color educational/training film is about how to be a better supervisor and praise your workers while boosting productivity. This was made in 1960. Framed like a private eye film, watch as Grady, a plant supervisor, learns how to motivate employees by building morale.  Opening titles: Modern Management Films - The Case of the Missing Magnets. A man named Grady, a supervisor, smokes a cigarette (:08-:44). Grady walks through a factory that makes magnets. He goes into his office, removes his...
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This color educational/promotional film is about the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and what is offered there. Copyright is 1954. Opening: United States Navy presents The Annapolis Story (:06-:49). Naval cadets march. Some carry rifles. Some carry books. Huge group of cadets marches. Aerial shot of U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Cadets march. Graduation day. A mailman delivers mail to a boy sitting, another working on a car. A boy runs with his letter to a group of girls. U.S....
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This film provides a detailed look at troop movements during the first phase of the Mariana’s Operation as US forces moved to capture Saipan during WW2 in 1944. It is an official US Marine Corp Official Operation Report and was produced by the Marine Corp Photographic Service (:08). It opens with the scheme of maneuver for the 2nd Division during the second part of the operation (:22). It shows where combat team 8 was to land on D-Day (:35) as well as which points they were to secure (:47)....
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This is a 1960’s era, black and white film made by the U.S. military to train personnel to operate a AQ2A-1 16mm movie projector, also known as the Joint-Army-Navy Projector or JAN. The film follows an Air Force enlisted personnel as he goes through the process of setting up and breaking down the AQ2A1 model 16mm motion picture projector. The film opens with the man closely examining the components of a motion picture projector. The AQ2A motion picture projector :36. A close-up of the innards...
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This black & white silent educational film is about coffee and sugar production in the Torrid Zone, the hot central belt of the earth bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. It shows a copyrighted date of 1940-1942 (both dates are shown).   Opening title: Coffee & Sugar. Title card: Coffee. NOTE: This silent educational film has title cards that give some explanation to what is shown (:10-:26). Tropical trees. Grass and trees. Workers chop at the trees. A hand holds berries,...
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This 1972 era promo for Chevrolet utility vans shows off the many features of the line.It was shown at dealerships to educate salespeople and potential customers.  The film shows the many reasons to buy a Chevy, from ease in loading -- it was equipped with sliding cargo doors, and flat loading rear doors. A Ford van (2:30) is used as a comparison. A conversion is seen at 4:09 with a raised roof to increase capacity by 92 square feet. At 5:08 the 6-cylinder engine is shown, and the 8-cylinder...
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“Once Upon A Time” is an animated film made by Audio Productions. It was created to show the importance of being a careful and safe driver on streets and highways (:15). It is presented by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (:30) which has been in operation for over 145 years and is now known as MetLife. Title screen (:30). The first scene shows cartoon trains, buses and cars on a road (:58).   This unique driver safety cartoon, told through a clever song, created as part of an insurance...
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This black & white educational film is about the country of Switzerland. This is circa 1953. Opening titles: Films of the Nations present Let's Look at Switzerland (:09-:46). A lake looks like a mirror with reflections of pine trees as a woman plays an accordion. Snow capped Alpine Mountain. Mountains in the distance with a town below. Castle on a hill. Lake and trees. The Rhine river flows and creates Lake Constance, a border between Germany and Switzerland. The water flows around rocks. A...
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This color educational/promotional film is about the careers offered by the U.S. Army transportation Center in Fort Eustis, VA. Copyright circa the 1970s.  Opening: cars, truck, buses, boats, planes. Giant ships in port. Ships on the water. Allegheny Airlines is unloaded. Trucks and subways move. Sign for the Spearhead of Logistics, U.S. Army, Transportation Center, Fort Eustis in Newport News, VA. Title: A CAREER THAT MOVES (:06-1:02). Army trucks are driving and moving items. An army soldier...
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This 1948 color travelogue is a quick look at the Caribbean Islands of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Cuba. Photography and live sound is by Irving Hartley and distributed by Hawley-Lord, Inc. The film opens with passengers getting on the Pan American Clipper Eagle, a Douglas DC-4, it rolls down the runway, and is shown flying to Puerto Rico (:20-1:00). A decrepit-looking building sits at the end of a pier with arched openings. The camera pans the Castillo San...
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This color film CGMP 11-71 is about the Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) and its eight-month evaluation in 1971 for use with the Coast Guard. It is presented by the Department of Transportation and the U.S. Coast Guard. An Experimental Bell SK-5 Coast Guard air cushion vehicle hovercraft glides on top of the waves. It moves up onto the land. Others are briefly shown (:32- 1:54 ). In 1969, the Coast Guard Station in St. Petersburg evaluated one for use. The back rudders, propeller, and hull are shown....
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The Missile Navy is a late-1960s film reported by Chet Huntley that presents viewers with a history of rocket propulsion and missile development. The film opens with a shot of the Navy’s nuclear-powered attack carrier Enterprise at sea. On the ship, men run to their positions and a fighter jet is fitted with guided missiles. Navy jets take off from the carrier (01:58) and fly through the air. Chet Huntley reports on the deck of the ship. Men in the “nerve center” of the ship monitor radar...
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This silent footage shot aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61) shows RA-5C Vigilante aircraft operating off Vietnam. The RA-5C was a reconnaissance variant of the Vigilante. 69 of the aircraft were built by North American, plus 20 were redesignated and 61 converted from earlier variants. Based on a slate (8:08), we believe this film dates to the week of May 6, 1968 and features Carrier Air Wing 2 (CARAIRWING TWO) CVW-2. It's unclear why the film was shot, but it might represent an operational test of the...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This short film from the 1940s takes viewers on a tour through the historic city of Nazareth. The New Testament describes Nazareth as the childhood home of Jesus and the area has become a center of Christian pilgrimage. It is presented by Films of the Nations (:08) and is narrated by Peter Allen (:29). The film was produced by Maurice T. Broen for D. P. M. Productions Inc. (:32). Between the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula and the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea lay Nazareth also known...
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This documentary film is about the Battle for Norway during WW2, 1940-1945. The Germans invaded the neutral country in 1940. The invasion set off a resistance by Norwegian underground forces. The film opens with the changing of the guard outside of the Royal Palace in Oslo (:17). King Olaf V (:39) speaks to the severe under-preparedness of Norway prior to WWII and how this event led to the nation joining NATO (1:24). The Germans chose to invade Norway due to its long coast line and the Narvik...
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This is a 1960s era, color movie. The movie is narrated. This movie is about the Black Clawson Company and what they are doing about recycling trash and reducing land pollution. The movie opens on a street in a suburb as men collect the trash. About half (50%) of the trash collected in America is paper :36. The trash arrives at the municipal, sanitary landfill :47. This trash rots, blows away and can cause a serious health threat 1:00. Black Clawson has developed a wet system which provides a...
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Romantic Travel films Presents: in association with Franklin Sahu Film Productions, “This is India Series”. “The Taj Mahal”. No. 2 “Around the World in Color Series”. Produced and directed by Peter Franklin. Associate producer, Gyan Chand Jain. Photography Franklin – Newland. Sound recording Arthur G. Taylor. Continuity J. M. E. Davey. Music composed by Shanker Dass Gupta. Narrated by: Ian Newland. This is a 1960s era, color movie that reviews the beautiful Taj Mahal and...
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This 1937 black and white travelogue film follows a Pan American flight to the Southern Americas. It is narrated by Edward Tomlinson. In 1929, Colonel Charles Lindbergh pilots his Spirit of Saint Louis plane loaded with air mail to South America. Mail is loaded aboard a Pan American Airways Boeing 314 Clipper; the cargo shown includes live baby chickens. Well-dressed passengers board the floating airplane, which taxis and takes off. The coastline of Miami is below. Passengers play cards at a...
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This NASA film looks at achievements in advancing technology and hardware pipelines in the year of 1964-65.  NASA seal (:10) Firing of the F1 engine of the 1st stage of Saturn V rocket (:24). In November and December of 1964, a series of successful static firing tests on the engines were completed (:40). Extensive development tests were in progress (1:02). The government / industry team had grown to 30,000 (1:17). Development testing for the Gemini program was nearly complete (1:22) as well as...
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Created in 1939, "Refreshment Through the Years" is a corporate history of the Coca-Cola Company produced by the Jam Handy Organization. This film was the very first Technicolor industrial film ever produced. This account of the invention of Coke by John Pemberton through its growth in popularity to become the most popular soft drink in history — produced in huge quantities on an assembly line and supported by enormous distribution chains -- was shown at the 1939 World's Fair in New...
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A short pictorial record of the British and Canadian liberation armies fighting from the beaches to Brussels, which was liberated on 3 September 1944. Note: The film does not attempt to depict the campaign as a whole. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit...
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This is a silent film.  Created by the Ballistics Research Laboratory at Aberdeen, Maryland this movie shows tests of 4000 lb "blockbuster" munitions, most likely the Mark V and Mark VI.  Blockbuster or "cookie" was the name given to several of the largest conventional bombs used in World War II by the Royal Air Force (RAF). The term blockbuster was originally a name coined by the press and referred to a bomb which had enough explosive power to destroy an entire city...
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This 1960s instructional film shows how to use an early kind of photocopy machine called a spirit duplicator. The film also shows a photocopy machine ( 1:20 ), an offset duplicator ( 1:25 ), and a stencil duplicator ( 1:44 ). At 1:49 a spirit duplicator is shown. At 2:00 the narrator mentions the name Ditto, as that company was once prominent in the field. The dye transfer process is then explained. A spirit duplicator (also referred to as a Ditto machine in North America, Banda machine in the...
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This black & white educational film is from 'The Big Picture' series and this is episode #194 entitled 'Citizen, Soldier, and Taxpayer, Too' about Operation Roll-Up which was an effort by the United States Army to reclaim, refurbish, and redeploy equipment from World War II into the Korean War. This is copyright 1951/1952.  Opening: U.S. soldiers on the move. Title: The Big Picture. Captain Carl Zimmerman talks about the army (:06-1:15). The Honorable Frank Pace, Jr., secretary of the...
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This newsreel compilation was prepared for review by the U.S. Treasury Department during or just after WWII, to show the publicity campaign affiliated with War Bond sales. It reviews the many efforts by the government, the public and Hollywood to raise money for the war effort. The movie opens with Carol Lombard acting in the 1920s and 30s. Ms. Lombard sits in the director’s chair and poses with Clark Gable whom she married in 1939. Carol Lombard’s last role was played in her country’s...
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“The ‘Princess’ Way to Alaska” is a 1960s color film presented by Canadian Pacific, the “world’s most complete transportation system,” and encourages travelers to rely on the company’s Princess Patricia cruise ship when planning a visit to Alaska or the Yukon. The luxury liner is introduced at mark 00:30, with the narrator explaining the vessel has been designed specifically for voyages to Alaska. The itinerary takes the passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, northward to...
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"Manpower" is a 1943 government film that shows how industries and factories responded during World War II, through the War Manpower Commission, to locate and solve worker shortages. In Baltimore a WMC approved experiment begins, with job switching discouraged by the unions, and new men located to take jobs who might not have ordinarily filled these jobs -- storekeepers, small businessmen, etc. The film includes a look at the hiring of women and African Americans -- here referred to...
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The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona, is a promotional, color, video of the Grand Canyon for the Santa Fe Railroad. The Santa Fe Railroad was built in 1882 to carry ore from East to West.  The spur, called the Grand Canyon Railway, was built in 1901. This line was shut down in 1968 due to the popularity of cars; therefore, this film was probably made in the late 1950’s.  Intro (0:11-0:32). The movie opens with a cowboy riding a horse along the edge of the Grand Canyon and then looking out...
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This late 1930s/early 1940s black and white film Built to “Take It”  about Dodge truck dependability provides an extra thousands of miles without valve grinding. It is produced for Dodge Brothers Corporation, a division of Chrysler Corporation by Metropolitan Motion Picture Company. It is directed by Arthur Hoerl and features actor Robert Strange as the customer. The film opens with a Dodge 6 1½-ton stake truck in slow motion completely off the ground as it speeds over a pile of dirt. The...
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This color educational film is about the 49th State of the United States: Alaska. A Helene Fischer production. Copyright is circa the 1960s.  Opening titles: Helene Fischer presents Alaska (:06-:38). City of Anchorage, AK. A totem Pole. A weather sign that turns. A sign reads: "Caution: Aircraft has right of way" on some dirt roads. People fish in a stream in Anchorage (:39-2:27). Youngsters fish with one another. A group of airplanes with pontoons sit on the water. Aerial shots of...
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R.A. "Bob" Hoover is one of the greatest pilots of his generation. A decorated WWII pilot and test pilot, Hoover was also the back-up pilot during the testing of the Bell X-1 supersonic aircraft. His real claim to fame however came from his work as a stunt pilot.  Flying in air shows around the world wearing his trademark wide-brimmed hat, Hoover made the impossible look easy. In this film, you'll see him perform some of his trademark stunts in a P-51 Mustang. We encourage viewers to...
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This silent 16mm film is a home movie shot by an American serviceman sometime in the early postwar (1945-1950) period. It shows a small local festival in a fishing village, with people carrying a mikoshi. We tried  unfortunately can't be identified, as it only bears generic Japanese characters for "local shinto shrine festival". This film probably dates to closer to 1950 as there are only a few reminders of the past war – for example only one burned out building is visible in the...
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his Navy Department film is live footage of and from the USS Franklin, one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II. She was badly damaged by a Japanese air attack in 1945, resulting in the loss of over 800 crew members, yet survived. It opens with the convoy ships firing (:06-:22). A kamikaze plane crashes into a ship, Japanese fighter planes are seen (:22-:57). Rockets launch at Japanese ships (:58- 1:04 ). A kamikaze plane is shot down, followed by another ( 1:11 - 1:49...
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Dating to the late early 1980s, "Clouds" is a lyrical ad for the U.S. Air Force ROTC program. The film begins with POV images of clouds at altitude, as a single engine Cessna 150K type airplane ascends towards the sunrise. At 4:05, the plane (tail N5729G) comes in for a landing. At 4:25, rain effects are shown and a member of Air Force ROTC begins flight instruction at ground school.  A quick montage follows of male and female students in the classroom and college campus, with...
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Created in 1963 at the height of the Cold War, this Civil Defense training film uses a dramatic premise to show how emergency staff should manage and organize a large public fallout shelter during a crisis. A Shelter Manager is shown immediately taking control of the situation in the shelter, speaking calmly to those who have made it into the facility, closing the door promptly once the shelter is full, and sticking to the "shelter plan" as the situation unfolds. Some of the areas...
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 This “restricted” United States War Department Film, a black-and-white production of the First Motion Picture Unit Army Air Forces, dramatically introduces the viewer to “Flight Characteristics of the A-20.” (The Douglas A-20 Havoc was an American attack, light bomber, intruder aircraft of World War II.)  “There they are! A-20s, the most powerful light bombers in the world,” the narrator proclaims at the start of this circa 1943 film as a line of aircraft flies in formation....
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Made in 1960s "Reaching for the Stars" was produced by the Corning Glass Company to showcase Project Stratoscope,  which lofted balloon-borne telescopes between 1957 and 1971. A German-born American astronomer named Martin Schwarzschild and Dr. Robert Danielson, came up with the idea to build the stratoscopes. Project Stratoscope was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Agency. The first Stratoscope was...
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This color promo movie from Monroe Shock Absorbers is about the unforgettable 1955 Indianapolis 500 and features driver Bob Sweikert, who was tragically killed in a crash roughly a year after the film was made. The movie opens in the pits alongside the racetrack in Indianapolis. Purdue University band entertains. Monroe Auto Equipment Co. presents, "Behind the Scenes at Indianapolis 1955". Produced by Dynamic Films, inc. mechanics work on the engine at the track 1:10. Chassis and...
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This film presents the Grumman A6-E Intruder; a twinjet all weather attack air craft first produced in 1960 and which had first seen action in the Vietnam War although it’s service continued into the 1990’s. From a Naval Carrier vessel (:19), a carrier strike is to take off for a simulated attack mission at night. The attack and support craft on the vessel are zoomed in on (:27). Pilots are briefed on their upcoming mission below deck (:33) and weather forecasts are reviewed (:40). On the...
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This 1945 U.S. Navy black-and-white training film MN 3474d is part of a series of films on primary flight training. This is part 1 of 2 parts (see 59994) by Wilding Picture Productions. A 1940s couple is jostled on a roller coaster, and the “Bomber” and parachute rides are shown. A Packard Clipper and 1930s roadster narrowly avoid a collision. To avoid hitting a train, a car veers through a barn and fence. A progression of vehicles span from the 1900s to the 1940s, including a surrey, a...
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This 1945 U.S. Navy black-and-white training film MN 3474e is part of a series of films on primary flight training. This is part 2 of 2 parts (see 59984) by Wilding Picture Productions. The Model 75 trainer biplane continues with its instructor and pilot in training. The sticks are shown in movement to find a smooth path of air. Both men remove their hands from the sticks and their feet from the rudder pedals to illustrate this. The plane is held level to the horizon, shown from the pilot’s...
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Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most comprehensive looks at the Pacific Campaign on land, sea and air. In 24 separate 30 minute episodes, "Crusade" journals the War through tons and tons of basically uncensored stock footage, along with the timeless voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis. This episode of Crusade in the Pacific, "Up the Solomons Ladder: Bougainville", looks at the campaign in the Solomon...
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Created in the 1950s by the Castle Films Company, which specialized in movies for the home market, "Romantic Italy" profiles Florence, Siena and Venice as well as the walled town of San Gimignano, and the wine fiesta at Castle Broglio. The Palio di Siena (known locally simply as Il Palio) is also shown. This is a horse race that is held twice each year, on July 2 and August 16. Ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen...
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Dating to the 1960s, this Soviet film's title translates as "People from the Sky" and celebrates the art of skydiving. It features two prominent Russians -- including world record holder Valeria Marencheva -- and some fantastic photography of the free fall. The film's lyrical beginning features the female skydiver literally telling the clouds that she loves them! At 2:55 a group of male and female skydivers ascend in a Russian aircraft and then bail out the rear cargo doors at 3:40....
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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 is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This color promotional film is about the Federal Express company. This is circa the mid= to late 1970s. It features some truly campy voice-over and music, but is a terrific document of the early years of one of America's great, innovative companies. Opening: A Federal Express cardboard plane hangs from the ceiling by a string. A real Federal Express jet plane, tail N8FE, takes off down the runway (as it does, the title: "Plane People" floats by) and flies away (:06-1:06). This is a...
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This 1943 War Department training film (T.F. 1-3403) instructs viewers on how to survive a crash landing in an arctic climate. The film follows an Army Air Forces pilot, Hardy, as he recalls his survival training, which is presented as an internal dialogue between the pilot and his instructor. The film opens with footage of a plane flying over snow-capped mountain peaks. A man lies dead in the snow (00:44). The film then cuts to an Army Air Forces briefing room where an officer talks to pilots...
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Presented by Canadian National Railways, this short film takes viewers on a segment of the Triangle Route (Prince Rupert, Jasper, and Vancouver) known as the “Trail of ‘98” by following a scenic passenger train from Skagway, Alaska up through British Columbia and the Yukon to Whitehorse and Dawson City. The film opens with the Canadian National steamship Prince George sailing near Skagway. Passengers walk off the ship and footage shows the town of Skagway. A locomotive blows its horn and...
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This film is in color. Trans World Airlines (TWA) presents four vignettes.  0:43 Vignette #1: A commercial entitled “Arnold Palmer and O.J. Simpson Trade Secrets”.  Arnold Palmer and O.J. Simpson for Hertz are traveling in a golf cart on a golf course. Cart comes to a stop. 0:50 Palmer asks Simpson if Hertz is really better than everyone else. 1:00 They agree to share information about Hertz Rent-a-Car and golfing tips. Palmer steps up to the tee and takes a big swing. 1:17 Simpson...
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This historic silent newsreel shows the events leading up to the Korean War, as well as United Nations forces in action attempting to stop the Russian-trained North Korean army. The film was apparently made in the early part of the war prior to the September, 1950 assault at Inchon that cut off and effectively crippled the North Korean invaders. The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and...
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Produced by Burton Holmes Films during WWII, this black & white educational film is about Capacitance, the ability of a system to store an electric charge. It was made to educate U.S. Navy Radio Technicians and was probably standard viewing during training. Typical of government films made during the WWII timeframe, this film is outstanding in its use of both live action and animated sequences. Copyright is 1943. Opening titles: United States Navy Training Film - Capacitance (:06-:32). Two...
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This film, made for B-17E crewmen during WWII, shows some of the pre-flight checks that would be made prior to flying the airplane.  Most of this film is about the engine check, which involves a warm-up and operational check.  The film contains some excellent footage inside and outside the B-17, and shows how defects would be reported to the crew chief for correction. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a...
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Shot just after WWII by an unknown member of the U.S. military, this silent home movie shows Japan during the occupation era. The film begins with title cards indicating that the person who shot the film was living aboard the USS Blackford (APB-45), a Benewah-class self-propelled barracks ship that was in service with the United States Navy during the waning days of World War II and was decommissioned in April 1947. So clearly the film predates that. Blackford is seen at :20 in her berth, and...
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This 1970s era, color film explains how the U.S. Navy not only protects us militarily but also protects our way of life by protecting our merchant ships and valuable importing and exporting industries which affect every American citizen in everyday life. The movie opens with a man holding an American flag on top of the submarine. Military dock with warships. A tugboat pushes a carrier out to sea. A submarine heads out to sea. The Navy ships head out to see 1:00. A tugboat returns to port 1:10....
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Produced sometime in the late 1960s or 1970s, this film shows the training activities of the Israeli Defense Forces, including paratrooper training. Israeli youth of both sexes serve for three years in the Army before joining the civilian ranks. The film also includes a musical number that has to be seen to be believed. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film...
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One of Southern California's first motorcycle clubs, The Psychos (also known as Los Psychos) formed in San Bernardino after WWII and quickly developed a reputation for toughness. While The Psychos became known for some of their community activities -- including supporting military veterans and participating in events to promote the preservation of Route 66 -- an offshoot of the club known as Vatos MC has a more notorious history. Shot in the 1970s by a proud member of the club, this silent home...
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This 1941 War Department training film (TF 11-297) shows the basics of laying field wire line. The film opens with field wire line being loosened by a truck reel unit. A wire-laying team meets with an officer to see the route for laying wire. 01:55 The unit leaves in a truck with spools of wire (01:55). An officer connects the wire to a switchboard (02:30); a member of the unit climbs a tree to hoist the wire above the road. The truck stops so the men can pull in the slack wire (03:50), and...
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"Camouflage", is one of a series of animated movies made by the Walt Disney Co. in support of the U.S. war effort.  Between 1942 and 1945, during World War II, Walt Disney was involved in the production of many propaganda films for the US government, some featuring well-known Disney characters including Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. The widespread familiarity of Walt Disney's productions benefited the US government in producing support for the war.    In "Camouflage", the...
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This silent home movie dates from the earliest era of Kodachrome color, 1936. The film shows a trip to Traverse City, Michigan made by an unknown person. The film begins with a shot of a ferry before quickly moving to images of an incredible outdoor model railroad (:30) that boasts an airport and lumber mill among other sights, as well as a guinea pig area (3:00).  At 3:58 a visit to a rural house is seen including at 3:58 a shot of the outhouse, at 5:25 a kid with a bike.  At 5:44, the P-26...
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This 1952 episode of The Big Picture (TV 199) "We Never Strop" depicts the continuous training of the U.S. Army following World War II to meet the potential military challenges of the future. The episode shows various military training in the U.S., Europe, Caribbean, Asia, and Arctic. This video begins already several minutes into the film, where soldiers practice clearing a mock town at a U.S. base. An instructor shows the men a model of a town and discusses proper procedures for...
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This "Apollo Digest" is an early Apollo Program promotional film that uses animation to describe many aspects of the planned moon mission. It includes some footage of the Kennedy Space Center and the Saturn V rocket. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2K. For more information visit...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 48) 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 a short bio on “Hollywood’s First Lady,” Mary Pickford. Pickford signs the contract creating United Artists Corporation with D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks. There is a short clip from her film Rosita. Pickford climbs into a plane to...
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This color educational film directed by E.D. Holden and photographed by Freeman Brown and Walter Melves is about the procedures done in developing new varieties of small grains and the production of Wisconsin Certified Seeds. This was made in 1953 by the University of Wisconsin.  As the film makes clear, Wisconsin Certified Seed is developed through careful study and genetic modification through generations. Care is taken to protect varietal purity and to provide seed of sound mechanical...
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This WWII newsreel shows the assault on the Italian island of Pantelleria, followed by the invasion of Sicily ( 2:42 ) by British and American, and Canadian troops. At 8:00 , General Patton is seen in Sicily while his troops surge into the interior of the island. Operation Corkscrew was the code name for the Allied invasion of the Italian island of Pantelleria (between Sicily and Tunisia) on 11 June 1943, prior to the Allied invasion of Sicily during the Second World War. There had been an...
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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. Charles Evans Hughes 1916-1941 (:29). Attorney Hughes was the Republican candidate for President in 1916, shown with his wife. He lost to Woodrow Wilson, who served a second term. (:32-1:17). In 1920, he wins a case for striking mine workers. President Harding makes him the Secretary of State...
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1973 US ARMY WAR OFFICE FILM “ANTI-PREJUDICE” This narrative film depicts equal opportunity in the workplace. It follows a man as he debates the idea and while believing he is upholding this ideal in the work place is in fact not and is still judging his potential and current employees with prejudice. Throughout the film are intermittent dream like sequences of a group of people debating his actions and motivations. It opens with a montage of people blaming various races for incidents and...
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This 1946 instructional film by Coronet provides insights into how the art of tackling in football. It was created by famed coach Andrew Kerr of Colgate University and supervised by Norman Sper. The film features images of the pigskin helmet days of college football. The film includes great images of calisthenics and physical training. The film highlights the shoulder tackle and the cross body tackle. Andrew Kerr IV (October 7, 1878 – February 17, 1969) was an American football, basketball,...
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This home movie from the mid to late 1940’s takes viewers on a tour through Malmo. Malmo is the largest city in Scandinavia, Sweden. It is a coastal city including sites such as the Lilla Torg and the Malmo Castle. It opens with a blue trolley car moving down the city streets (:09). Some of the intricate architecture and window balconies are zoomed in on (:22). An ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ poster is seen at (:39) for the film produced by MGM and released in 1950 based loosely off the life of...
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“California” is the second episode in the 1940s motion picture series This Land Of Ours, from Carl Dudley Productions. The episode gives viewers an overview of the “Golden State.” California is a diverse state, boasting the nation’s tallest point—Mt. Whitney ( 01:11 )—and the nation’s lowest point—Death Valley ( 01:23 ). El Camino Real ( 01:33 ) is an old pathway of Hispanic missions that connects San Diego in the south to Sonoma in north. The state’s wild gold rush days are...
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This black and white, silent film, “Golden Gate City, San Francisco”, dates to about 1937 or 38. Castle Films was a home movie distributor founded in California in 1924 by Eugene W. Castle. This film was one of Castle Film’s series called The World Parade. The film highlights the things to see in and around San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. At the time of its opening in...
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