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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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 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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Produced in the 1940s for the U.S. Navy, THE BASIC CAMERA provides a brief historical overview of the camera, including the famed camera obscure, before showing modern photographic equipment and techniques. Box cameras, bellows cameras, and other specialized equipment is shown. At the 13 minute mark the film also shows a motion picture camera with a turret, and explains the operation of the shutter. A Graflex camera is seen at the 9:00 mark and following, including a high speed camera at the 10...
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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 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 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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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 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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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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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 1940’s era, black and white movie made by RKO Radio Pictures entitled "The Ramparts We Watch".  It features a script by Robert L. Richards and Cedric R. Worth and was produced and directed by Louis de Rochemont. The film (made just before the entry of the USA into WWII) draws parallels between the First World War and the Second, and shows how the complacency of the "teen" years and the isolationism preceding WWII can lead to disastrous consequences. This final...
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n this vintage 1947 film, Hawaiian melodies features Hawaiian musicians and dancers performing popular music. The world parade - Hawaii is a travelogue featuring the scenic beauties of Hawaii and surfing. 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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Created by Canadian Pacific Airlines, this 1960s travelogue begins in Amsterdam and then shows images from London, England, Paris, France, Madrid Spain, Rome, Italy, Lisbon, Portugal and elsewhere. Canadian Pacific Air Lines was a Canadian airline that operated from 1942 to 1987. It operated under the name CP Air from 1968 to 1986. Based at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, it served Canadian and international routes until it was purchased and absorbed into...
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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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Made by the Central Office of Information, Foreign and Commonwealth Office — the UK government's marketing and communications agency -- "People in the Sky" shows the state of UK passenger air travel in the late 1970s and demonstrates its advance since 1914. Initially viewed as a daredevil adventure for the wealthy, plane flights were now available to all walks of life. The film opens with a shot of passengers asleep on a British Airways Flight creating an image of trust and...
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This Vietnam War U.S. Army news segment (set to a jazzy version of a Beatles song!) shows how remote bases were supplied by the C-7 Caribou aircraft. In this film you will see a remote "special operations" fire base in Tra Bong receiving ammunition and food as well as medical supplies. The de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (designated by the United States military as the CV-2 and later C-7 Caribou) is a Canadian-designed and produced specialized cargo aircraft with short takeoff and...
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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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Produced during WWII by the British Ministry of Information, BACK TO NORMAL examines the plight of those wounded in combat and shows the road to recovery, with a special emphasis on artificial limbs. The film starts in 1943 with the repatriation of prisoners of war in the UK aboard three ships, including the Empress of Russia and the Atlantis. Men from these ships will later be seen in the Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton, being fitted with prosthetics ( 5:00 mark). At mark 0:55 , we have...
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Produced in 1943 by the Office of War Information for the men and women involved in wartime production, DAY OF BATTLE is a typical industrial incentive film. The plot focuses on the building, sailing, battles and ultimate death of an American Navy aircraft carrier in the Pacific campaign of WWII. The carrier is not mentioned by name but could be USS Lexington, lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea, or USS Yorktown lost at the Battle of Midway. The film contains terrific images of workers shaping...
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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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Filmed in 1947 by an intrepid American tourist, these 16mm silent home movies show bomb damaged areas in Berlin, Germany. Bombed out sections of the capital including images of the German parliament building are seen, as well as an underground entry way that could have been one of the entrances to Hitler's bunker. A series of bullet-ridden facades are shown, as well as enormous piles of rubble, attesting to the ferocity of combat that took place in 1945. Amazingly resilient German civilians are...
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This Vietnam War USAF newsreel film shows AC-47 Gooney Bird / Spooky gunships at work in the Mekong Delta, and paratroops dropping from C-130s into an area eight miles from Saigon to go into combat against the Viet Cong. They are preceded by a combat control team. In "Zone D", C-123s are at work defoliating the jungle. The narrator pronounces that the chemicals being used are "harmless to humans" but of course this was horribly incorrect. In Da Nang, the air base is shown...
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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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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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United States Air Force Training Film. TF 6186. 1968. This color film, produced in 1968 by the US Air Force opens in the jungle. The purpose of the film is to demonstrate how to survive when you’re emergency equipment fails and how to use signaling techniques to save yourself. The film opens with a soldier running down the hill through the brush. He is in danger. Survival – Improvised Emergency Signaling. A soldier is starting a fire with brush in the desert 1:10. A man carries his...
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NAVY LOG was a drama anthology series that initially aired for three seasons, first on CBS and later ABC. It relates the greatest survival war stories in the history of the United States Navy. This series premiered on September 20, 1955, but the following year, it was moved to ABC, where it aired until September 25, 1958. The program aired for a total of three seasons and 102 episodes. This episode "The Death of Dillinger-San" has an intriguing plot: it tells the story of the decision...
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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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Produced in the early 1980s during the Cold War , this film shows the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as NATO, including footage of many different member countries. It also includes footage of the Soviet Union and the Soviet military to Western Europe. It shows Red Square and a Soviet military parade featuring Leonid Brezhnev that dates to 1977. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage...
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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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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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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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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 U.S. Army film from 1957 was shown to demolition men, instructing them on the use of electric primers.  This is a story on how the military carry out demolitions. This is a standard operating procedure as seen at mark 0:50. Most of the demolition done by today’s Army is by means of explosives as seen at mark 1:11. A main explosive charge is needed. In order to denote them, a small explosive charge is needed. The smaller charge is the blasting cap. There are 2 types of cap as seen at...
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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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Made in 1972 for General Motors, this film shows the full line of Chevrolet pick-up trucks and gives salesmen and potential customers insight into the line's durability and value. As the film states, almost 56% of Chevy trucks made in the 1950s were still in service in the early 1970s thanks to their rugged design. At 1:25, the Nationwide Consumer Institute tests the truck versus a comparable Ford pick-up. At 2:11 a demonstration of the double steel cab strength. At 2:28 the box wall of the...
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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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Shot in late 1945 or early 1946, this silent home movie was created by an American sailor. The film begins in Japan where ruined city streets are shown as well as smashed buildings and infrastructure. It's unknown precisely where this was shot, possibly Tokyo but it could also well be Nagasaki or another devastated city. At 1:41, refugees live in difficult conditions, growing vegetable gardens to support themselves. At 1:53 children run from the camera. At 2:07, a hulk of a Japanese battleship...
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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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The first bowhunting movie ever made, the silent documentary "Alaskan Adventure" showcases the skill of Art Young. Young was a gifted athlete who learned his archery skills from Will Compton. Compton also later introduced him to Dr. Saxton Pope and Ishi. Young used his exceptional abilities with the bow and arrow to quiet skeptics who doubted the efficiency of the archer's tools. According to Cassius Styles, Art Young was the best shot of the group, "He was one of the very few...
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This color educational film is about "Had You Lived Then ... America Around 1800". It presents an authentic reenactment of the daily life of a family in the early 19th century. Copyright 1969.  Opening titles: America Around 1800 (:07-:23). A horse and buggy. Painting of Philadelphia around 1800. A small town with farmers. Different areas of the city. A country house. The Wilson Family lived in this six room home adjoining a farm. The bedrooms are shown (:24-1:53). The Wilson parents...
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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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This is a 1970’s era, color movie that opens with race cars going around a racetrack. The movie is called Formula Vee racing and it is about the Formula Vee class racecar. It was directed by Kenneth Baldwin and sponsored by Volkswagen of America. Formula Vee began in 1963 and was formed in an effort to emphasize driver ability over technological development of the car. The concept was to provide an inexpensive, reliable, and competitive race car for everyone to be able to race.   In 1963,...
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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 1948 silent home movie shows the Tri-City Air Show and events at Enjoy Park for Labor Day. It's not clear which "Tri-City" is involved but probably the Albany, Troy and Schenectady area of New York. The air show includes shots of a flying boat ( 1:00 ), probably a Grumman Albatross, and a Robinson Airlines DC-3. The airline was founded in 1945 by C.S. Robinson, and was based out of Ithaca Municipal Airport, at Ithaca, New York, servicing routes in the Mohawk Valley of New York...
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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 short 1951 film from Reader’s Digest On The Screen and Columbia Pictures gives viewers a look at the work of the FBI as they work with local law enforcement to solve crimes. The film shows several reenactments of agents working cases, as well as shots of the Department of Justice building, the FBI Academy and the training of new agents, the FBI’s mail sorting room and massive fingerprint files, and various forensic laboratories. The film opens with a shot of the Department of Justice...
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A Kodachrome home movie made by a member of the Amateur Cinema League and titled "Flight From Winter", this film shows a trip to Florida made in the 1940s. The film begins with a flight on an Eastern Airlines DC-3. The aircraft lands at Washington National Airport and also stops in Savannah, Georgia before finally landing in Florida. There are fascinating images of on-board service and airports and facilities in this era. The rest of the film includes rare images of Florida in...
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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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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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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 short 1952 film documents the construction of the Aluminum Company of Canada’s (Alcan) massive power development project, which diverted the Nechako River at Kemano into a hydroelectric powerplant inside of a mountain, which would provide power for Alcan’s smelter in the newly created town of Kitimat in the Kitimat Valley. The film features the use of heavy machinery, including Harvester International’s TD 24 tractor. The film opens with shots of mountain lakes and snow-peaked caps....
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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 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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One of a series of films made by the Royal Air Force during WWII, this silent film about the Blenheim bomber and Blenheim fighter/bomber uses models to present the aircraft in profile. (At 1:56 you can clearly see the filament used to suspend the model.) Recognition films of this type were extremely important, as a mis-identified British aircraft could be shot down by trigger-happy anti-aircraft gunners. Since the Blenheim had characteristics similar to the German He-111 bomber, this film was...
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This post-World War II training film (Issue No. 90) shows what guns are effective in delivering firepower against the German pillboxes by testing various guns on pillboxes at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground. The film opens with an officer speaking to the camera about the contents on the film. Viewers see fortified pillboxes at the Aberdeen Proving Ground (01:06). The film shows the Siegfried Line with Nazi pillboxes, followed by an aerial view of the line. Back at Aberdeen, the film shows...
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This NASA Roundtable "Scientists Discuss the Moon" is moderated by Robert Jastrow and features comments about the scientific significance of lunar exploration by Harvard's Thomas Gold and U.C. LaJolla's (now U.C. San Diego) Harold C. Urey. Other members of the panel who appear in the film are Gerard de Vaucouleurs and Nicholas Christofilos. The panel was assembled prior to the start of the Ranger Missions, so likely early 1960 or 1961. The Ranger program was a series of unmanned space...
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This color educational film is about the DISCOVERER Satellites, also known as CORONA. It was produced by Lockheed Missiles & Space Division. (The first dozen or more CORONA satellites and their launches were cloaked with disinformation as being part of a space technology development program called the DISCOVERER program.) This film was produced in 1960. The Discoverer Satellite #13 was launched from Vandenberg AFB on August 10, 1960. The Discoverer Satellite #14 was launched eight days...
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This is a 1930’s era, color movie. It was produced by Bob Newman and called Fishermen of the North with Commander Donald B MacMillan. It is a “Musical Memory of Labrador”, presented in Vericolor. Associate producer is Howard Young. The story is by Bob Newman, and the movie is narrated by Howard Young. Photographed by Glenn Kershner and theme music by Jerome Russler. Released by Imperial Distributing Company. The movie opens with us aboard a sailboat. Two men talk in a car, 1:25. Men...
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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 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 color, silent home movie dates to the 1950s and features footage of the country of Mexico. This was filmed in the 1950s. Opening: Mexican woman smiles and walks towards the camera (:08). A woman dances for a crowd (:20). Title card: Mexico - the Faraway Land nearby (:52). Churubusco district of Mexico City, the monastery was built in 1678; the garden around the monastery (:56). Xochimilco district of Mexico City, a cathedral in the city; streets and public washhouse (1:38). Floating...
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This raw, silent footage shows a Gloster Meteor, tail VT196, in flight. This particular aircraft was a Mark IV (VT196) which came to Canada in July 1953 for winterization trials, and this footage may date from that time frame. From January 1954 onwards this particular plane was used in developing the afterburner system for Canada’s Orenda engine. This enabled the aircraft to reach 20,000 feet in three minutes. VT196 went back to Britain in June 1955 where it was used in further experimental...
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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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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 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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Sieg im Westen (Victory in the West) is a 1941 German propaganda film the shows Hitler's greatest military victory -- the Blitzkrieg conquest of Holland, Belgium and France in the spring of 1940.It was produced by the Oberkommando des Heeres, the German Army High Command, rather than the Propaganda Ministry of Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels indeed sabotaged its release in minor ways, delaying its premiere and telling propagandists not to promote it. The prologue consists of the Nazi version of...
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“Industry On Parade was a television series created by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) from 1950-1960. The series consisted of weekly episodes that highlighted American manufacturing and business. Hundreds of companies and products were documented during the [program’s] decade-long run.” This film is a collection of three episodes from the series (32, 245, 299). In the first episode, viewers see how logs are debarked using a high-pressure water sprayer made by Worthington...
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This color educational film from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is about airline pilots and safety. There is no copyright at the beginning or end of the film so the date of the production remains unclear however this is the mid 1970s, probably 1976 or 1977 due to 1975 airline statistics being reported. 'Be Aggressively Safe' title card appears. (:09-:21). Onscreen reads: "The aggressively safe pilot reacts in a positive manner with safety considerations above all."...
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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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This silent 1950s home movie shows some of the mining operations for blue asbestos at Kuruman, South Africa. The entire film was shot outside the mine itself, which was underground (opening visible at 1:46 ) and you can see ore cars being moved to and from the mine at :33. Ore is moved on a series of conveyer belts (:45) to be processed. At 2:12 , a supervisor wearing a pith type helmet pours himself a drink.At 2:15 mine tailings are visible. At 2:42 the scene switches to the blue asbestos...
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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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Filmed during the World War II election season of 1944, This Historic footage does a brilliant job of walking viewers through the structure of the federal government and the election process. Important moments like the conventions, presentations to the public, public debate and of course voting are all explored. The footage focuses mainly on the process only noting details of the Roosevelt win almost in passing, but the excitement of his supporters is vividly captured. A must watch for any...
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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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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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Dating to 1958-59, this silent home movie from a trip to Hawaii shows the final cruise of the venerable liner SS Matsonia to that island state. The film begins with a parade -- possibly the Grand Parade held every March -- in Honolulu at 13:15 , complete with floats and clowns. At :30 a melting pot themed float goes by followed by one for Dole Pineapples. At 1:21 father time comes past in a jeep. At 1:36 , hula dancers perform. At 3:04 the Matsonia is seen off Diamond Head on its way into...
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Made sometime in the 1940s, this silent movie shows a trip through the Post Grape Nuts manufacturing center at Battle Creek, Michigan. Grape-Nuts is a breakfast cereal developed in 1897 by C. W. Post, a former patient and later competitor of the 19th-century breakfast food innovator, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. The cereal originally prepared by C. W. Post when developing the product was a batter that came from the oven as a rigid sheet. He then broke the sheet into pieces and ran them through a...
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This historic film shows a portion of the Kitchen Debate. The Kitchen Debate was a series of impromptu exchanges (through interpreters) between then U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the opening of the American National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow on July 24, 1959. For the exhibition, an entire house was built that the American exhibitors claimed anyone in America could afford. It was filled with labor-saving and recreational devices meant to...
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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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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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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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This short information technology educational film from Edutronics, Inc. and distributed by McGraw-Hill provides a brief overview of how basic file maintenance operates in the field of data processing. The film uses an animated flowchart to explain how basic file maintenance works and show the various steps of quality control checks for validity built into the data processing process. The film also features several photographs to accompany the chart. The film opens with a “big picture” look...
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True Adventure was one of several traventure programs produced and hosted by Bill Burrud that aired during the 1950s and 1960s. This particular episode looks into life on Guadalcanal almost twenty years after WWII. 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 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 short film shows 52nd Gold Cup Regatta, an unlimited hydroplane race that took place in Seattle, Washington, in front of 500,000 spectators in 1956. Some of the boats featured include the Wahoo and Maverick, as well as local contestant Miss Thriftway driven by Bill Muncey, Miss U.S. 1 driven by Norm Evans, and U-25 Miss Spokane. The American Power Boat Association APBA Gold Cup (originally known simply as the Gold Cup, a speedboat race) is an American hydroplane boat race. It is still run...
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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 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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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 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 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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