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Shot over a period of 25 years by one cameraman Roy Creveling, "Paradise Ditch" shows the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal. After the canal was no longer useful as a means of transportation, 60 miles of it was preserved as a park. The film contains rare and historic footage of the infrastructure of the canal including a canal boat graveyard (4:30), bridges built for mule teams to travel across, locks, and more. The film also has historic footage of the canal in operation...
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Topics: Delaware, Pennsylvania Canal, Lehigh River, Stock Footage
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Made in 1945, this morale boosting Soviet documentary/propaganda movie is about the Battle of Kursk during WWII. It was produced by Eduard Bushkin, written by Moisei Belenki, and edited by F. Chicago with the help of consultants Lt. Cols. Verzhbitski and Popov. It shows the course of the battle which was one of the largest tank engagements of WWII, and a major defeat for the Wehrmacht.     00:17 Map, showing the front line, with major Soviet-and German-held cities pointed out – Bryansk,...
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Topics: 1943, Battle Of Kursk, Eastern Front, Red Army, Tank Battle, Stock Footage
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Aug 19, 2022 PeriscopeFilm
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Created in 1959 by MGM for American Motors Corporation, AMERICA THE AUTOMOIBLE AGE was written by Robert C. Bennett and directed by David Monahan. This sprawling publicity piece to promote the brand, traces the history of the automobile in the United States. WWI auto and truck construction is seen at the 8:00 mark, and WWII production at the 23:30 mark. In between and especially towards the end the history of AMC is shown, with the 1960 Nash Rambler getting star treatment at about the 34 minute...
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Topics: American Motors, Automobile, Industrial Film, 1959, MGM, Stock Footage
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Dating to 1929 and released by Cine Art, "Uncle Si and the Sirens" is a hilarious short film that mixes the excitement of the era's most hi-tech and revolutionary technology — television — with unclothed girls. This type of "nudie cutie" film was fairly common in the era, and Cine Art specialized in releasing these kind of titles. The plot of this film is more complex than most (they typically featured artists models and zero plot). Here, a farmer named Uncle Si sits at...
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Topics: Uncle Si, 1929, Nudie Cutie, Short Film, Television Base Plot, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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Released in 1944 by Warner Brothers in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, "Task Force" is a Technicolor short film narrated by Jackson Beck.  The film focuses around Coast Guard "Task Force" duty.  Besides operational glimpses, the viewer is treated to a snapshot of the life of a Coast Guardsman on and off duty.  While the film contains much documentary-style footage, some sections of the film are re-enactments and the scenario presented (in which the USCG battles a...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, USCG, US Coast Guard, Task Force, Stock Footage
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This travelogue film of a holiday trip to Europe in mid-1950s was produced by Norman Schley, a filmmaker from Wisconsin who often presented and narrated his films in front of a live audience. This print does not have any extant narration, but the soundtrack remains. Includes footage from Portugal, Italy, Holland, Luxembourg, Paris, and London. Title screen of “Filmorama Holiday”, a “Picturelogue” presentation (0:37). Written/edited by Jack Camp (0:45). Narrated by Norman E. Schley...
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Topics: Norman Schley, 1950s, Europe, Travelogue, Portugal, Italy, Holland, France, England, Paris, London,...
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The "Dupont Show of the Week" was an anthology program that ran from 1961 to 1964, often featuring significant Hollywood stars and comedians. The programs also featured the occasional documentary, including this non-fiction film entitled "Flight Deck". Produced and directed by A Wasserman, the hour-long program from 1964 offered an inside look at the operations of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier. The fourth Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier...
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Topics: Flight Deck, 1964, Carrier USS, Theodore Roosevelt, Stock Footage
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May 13, 2022 PeriscopeFilm
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In this 1946 U.S. Navy training film (MN-5801) from Jam Handy Productions, viewers see the appropriate way to wear parachutes, tighten harnesses, check for tested parachutes, bail out of a plane, and collapse a parachute on land and open water. The film opens with footage of paratroopers parachuting through the air. An officer examines a parachute kit. A pilot demonstrates securing a parachute harness on an airstrip. He then climbs into an F8F Bearcat with his parachute. The film shows another...
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Topics: Parachutes, 1946, US Navy Pilot, Training Film, Jam handy, Stock Footage
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Made by the famed Jam Handy Organization, a leading educational and training film company, this black & white training film "Doping Techniques" explains the process of doping fabric for airplanes. It likely dates to the WWII era. Aircraft dope is a plasticized lacquer that is applied to fabric-covered aircraft. It tightens and stiffens fabric stretched over airframes, which renders them airtight and weatherproof, increasing their durability and lifespan. Without the application of...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, WWII Era, Training Film, Fabric Airplane Wing, Dope, Stock Footage, Periscope...
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American Locomotive (Alco), General Electric, and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company teamed up to create this 1950s color film promoting the aforementioned rail line. We see the rolling greens hills and valleys as well as the Atlantic coastline and farmland of Southern New England starting at mark 00:20 as the narrator explains how the region is the cradle of American liberty. Offering “a wholesome way of life” we’re told how the area is also known for its railroads as...
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Topics: New York, New haven, Southern New England, Hartford Railroad, Stock Footage
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This black & white educational/promotional film is about the medium Caterpillar tractors D6, D7, and D8 models, most often configured as bulldozers (but also sold in other versions). This is circa 1946. The D6 was also available in a military version classified as the SNL G152. The D6 started out in 1935 as the RD6, fitted with a 3-cylinder 45 hp D6600 engine. The RD6 was renamed D6 in 1937, and updated  in 1941 with a D4600 engine of 55 hp (drawbar) and in 1947, with a D318 engine of 66...
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Topics: 1946, Caterpillar Tractor Co, Bulldozer Promo, Stock Footage, Periscope FIlm
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Made during WWII, this silent footage shows homefront activities in Canada. It was apparently shot in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. The start of the film shows recruits marching past (:16) a local newspaper office and downtown (1:05).   At 1:22 another recruit joins the group. At 1:40 oxen carrying wheat move slowly through a city street. At 2:42 the recruits walk past clothing set on a line to dry. At 3:42 "Duke Street" in Vancouver is shown (footage flopped).   At 5:14,...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, Vancouver, Columbia, RCAF, Stock Footage
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This circa 1952 kinescope film "Hawthorne Looks at the Weather" is a segment featuring comedian Jim Hawthorne. It begins with a station identification for KNBH Channel 4, Hollywood, California. This was the first iteration of what's now known as KNBC or NBC4, with the NBH standing for National Broadcasting Hollywood (the name changed to KNBC in 1962 when the station moved to Burbank). The show features a series of gags while promoting sponsor Armstrong Tires. The actual weather report...
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Topics: 1952, Jim Hawthorne, Los Angeles, Comedy Program, KNBC, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This vintage newsreel shows the eruption of Parícutin (or Volcán de Parícutin, also accented Paricutín) in 1943. The now-dormant scoria-cone volcano is located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, near the city of Uruapan and about 322 km west of Mexico City. The volcano surged suddenly from the cornfield of local farmer Dionisio Pulido in 1943, attracting both popular and scientific attention. This eruption presented the first occasion for modern science to document the full life cycle of...
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Topics: Eruption, Paricutin, Volcano, Michoacan, Mexico, 1943, Newsreel, Stock Footage
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This late 1930s-early 1940s black-and-white WWII British military training film (B.191 C.191) shows segments focusing on “shooting to kill” using a Bren, rifle, anti-tank rifle, or Tommy gun, which are shown (:15-1:24). Bren and Rifle. A demonstration of when to fire with the Bren and rifle is given. Troops wait in a trench. A Range Card is shown. Enemy troops emerge from the trees. Troops fire before the enemy is within range and a shell is fired at the troops. The scene is re-enacted. The...
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Topics: British Army, 1930s, Tommy Gun, Anti Tank Rifle, Stock Footage
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This 1960 educational film from Coronet Films gives viewers a look at the White House while briefly covering the history of the building. The film opens with an aerial view of the White House.  Cars drive in front of the White House, and people mill around the entrance to the building. A weeping birch tree planted by the wife of Calvin Coolidge continues to grow on the grounds (01:07). The film shows both entrances to the White House, followed by a painting of the building, and a shot of the...
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Topics: Washington DC, The White House, 1960s, Documentary, Stock Footage
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The Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors Corporation, in cooperation with its 4,200 Pontiac dealers, presents a 1951 color movie called, Stepping Up with the Joneses, with script by Dick Owen Allen, directed by Stephen Kiefer, photography by Grover Seyfried and recorded by Ralph Goeke. The movie opens with a woman filling glass containers of milk, and the storing them in her refrigerator, 00:43. Mother and son discuss the family car around the dining room table, 2:00. The father enters and...
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Topics: Stepping Up With The Joneses, 1951, Pontiac Car, Hydromatic Drive, Stock Footage
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cThis black & white promotional film dates to the early era of television and station KCOP-TV in Hollywood, California. The film shows the station's capabilities and gives an idea what is available for commercial clients, including new sound stages at the facility located at 915 N. La Brea Ave. The bit is hosted by Peter Hansen, a WWII veteran who was a working television actor and commercial spokesman, who also briefly served as the station's news anchor in the early 1960s. Opening: Sign...
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Topics: KCOP, TV, KCOP TV, Hollywood Studio, Commercial, Television Advertising, Promo Film, Stock Footage
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This black & white educational film is called 'INDUSTRY ON PARADE.' It is around the late 1940s/early 1950s (this is based on the last segment, research shows the concept car was 1951). It begins with the title and then states it is produced each week by the National Association of Manufacturers (:06-:28). Title that shows Open House followed by the General Food Corp in San Leandro, CA, (this is where the narrator begins) groundskeepers tend to grass and flowers, man cleans windows, lights...
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Topics: Industry On Parade, House Coffee, Fare Boxes, Jello, Stock Footage
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This is a 1950’s era, black and white movie which is a pictorial review of events in business and industry. It is produced each week by the National Association of Manufacturers. The first section is about Horsepower for the Air Force. The film opens on the assembly line at the Indianapolis of the Allison division of General Motors. Men working on Jet engines, :46. People observe the different working parts of the jet engine number 10,000, 1:00. The J25-A23 jet engine on stage, 1:28. Jet...
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Topics: Industry On Parade, Allison Jet, Engines, Harry Winston, 1950, Stock Footage
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Apr 24, 2021 PeriscopeFilm
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This matrimonial TV commercial for Invicta Games promotes Mastermind. It dates to the mid-1970s. Master Mind is a code-breaking game for two players. The modern game with pegs was invented in 1970 by Mordecai Meirowitz, an Israeli postmaster and telecommunications expert. It resembles an earlier pencil and paper game called Bulls and Cows that may date back a century.  The game was manufactured by Invicta Plastics, based near Leicester, UK and was released in 1971–2. We encourage viewers to...
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Topics: 1975, Invicta Games, Mastermind, Code breaking Game, TV Commercial, Stock Footage
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This short 1975 film from Rockwell International’s Space Division gives viewers a look at two of the NASA contractor’s projects in development: the command module for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and the Space Shuttle Orbiter. The film opens with a spaceship and launch vehicle at a launch pad; the rockets ignite, and the system launches into the atmosphere. Viewers see an animation of the unnumbered Apollo space craft that will link up with the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft in July 1975 (01:03)....
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Topics: NASA, Rockwell, International Space Division, Space Shuttle, Stock Footage
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This short mid-1960s film from Atomics International, a division of North American Aviation, Inc., gives viewers a look at the July 1964 power conversion subsystem development status of   The Mercury-Rankine program (CRU). This was part of the Systems Nuclear Auxiliary POWER (SNAP) program, a program of experimental radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) and space nuclear reactors flown during the 1960s by NASA. SNAP-1 was a test platform that was never deployed, using cerium-144 in a...
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Topics: Atomics, Mercury, Ranking CRU, Snap Program, Nuclear Reaction, Space Flight, Stock Footage
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This fabulous film from General Electric tells the story of the backbone of America's transportation system in the 20th Century -- the railroad.  Made in 1950, the movie traces the evolution of locomotive power from steam through electric and diesel-electric to the latest super-powered gas-turbine electric. Emphasis is given to the ways in which these developments have kept pace with the ever-growing demands of a nation that today virtually "lives out of box cars." The picture also...
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Topics: Electric, Rails, Railroad, Transportation, 1950, Stock Footage
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Made in late 1944 by the U.S. Army Pictorial Service, "The Liberation of Rome" depicts the successful Allied advance into Rome, freeing it from German control during World War II. The film begins with footage of Allied forces arriving in the city, before flashing back to the beginnings of the campaign that eventually liberated Southern Italy from Axis control. At 1:37, the combined Chiefs of Staff are seen planning the campaign after the successful battle for Siciliy. At 2:45, Gen....
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Topics: World War II, WWII, Liberation Of Rome, Italian Campaign, Rome, Stock Footage
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"Show Business at War" dates to 1943 and showcases the incredible efforts of the entertainers of the day, the film and entertainment industries, and their collective sacrifice to support our troops and the victory effort during World War II. The bright lights of Broadway in New York City and the offices of the weekly theatrical paper, Variety 1:00. Variety is an American media company owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly...
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Topics: Show Business, Show Business At War, 1943, World War II, Hollywood, Broadway, Stock Footage
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This silent film shows the New York World's Fair of 1939-1940. The Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres (492 ha) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair), was the second most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on...
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Topics: 1939, 1940, Worlds Fair, Futurama, Exhibit, New York, Stock Footage
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Produced in 1945, this WWII G.I. MOVIE WEEKLY is one of the original programs which were presented to members of the Armed Forces during World War II. This series of films, which reached our overseas forces for 204 weeks until October of 1945, included 1,042 features and 1,051 shorts. After WWII, the series continued commercially through the Army.   The first segment of this film is MANILA - U.S. TROOPS POUR IN FOR DRIVE TO JAPAN (00:00:35:00) is narrated by Dwight Weist. This segment starts...
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Topics: WWII, G.I, Movie Weekly, 1945, Manila, Liner SS Normandie, Stock Footage
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Dating to World War II, this film tells the story of the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation and the manufacture of blimps and aircraft. It begins with a shot of Paul W. Litchfield, the American industrialist who was president (1926–40) and chairman of the board (1930–58) of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, a firm that he helped develop into a worldwide operation. Also shown is Lt. Dougherty of the U.S. Navy and a representative of the U.S. Army. The four are looking at a model of the Goodyear...
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Topics: Good Year Blimp, Aircraft, WWII, World War II, Airplanes, Stock Footage
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DOWN THE POTOMAC is a 12 minute silent film, produced by the Edison Company in 1917. It depicts a traveler in a small boat, being pulled by a horse, along the historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. The trip starts at its north-west terminus in Cumberland, Maryland, and heads 184 miles south east to Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The canal, completed in 1850, was in operation between 1831-1924, and was one of the last extant mule-hauled towpath canals built in the north east region of the fledgling...
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Topics: Potomac Valley, Georgetown, Washington DC, Potomac Canal, Stock Footage
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Apr 10, 2020 PeriscopeFilm
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Made during WWII in 1945, this   United States Navy training film looks at Combat Fatigue Irritability, or shell shock, now known as PTSD. This is a very rare film, the type of which was, like John Huston's landmark "Let There Be Light", not widely shown due to the effects it could have on morale.   Most likely it was only shown to those suffering from combat fatigue, and those who were working to help alleviate it.   Oversimplistic in its approach, compared to what we know today,...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, Combat Fatigue, PTSD, US Nav, Stock Footage
Witness the entire supply chain process of tin cans as a narrator leads you from the point of a can being discarded back into the cans creation and finally its origin. The industrial process of metal work is on in full display as skilled workers across various industries each do their part to contribute to the final product. The film emphasizes how easily the smallest parts of our daily lives can play a huge role in shaping a global economy. Film starts with a groomsman setting up a newlywed...
Topics: United States Steel, Tin Cans, Treasure Chest, Stock Footage
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TO LIVE TOMORROW was created in 1955 by the Life Insurance Institute with the co-operation of the United States Civil Defense Administration, to present the basic concepts of CD in a nuclear age. The film, promoted as "a study of human behaviour under emotional impacts, varying from accidents in the kitchen to enemy attack",  begins with a brief speech by President Eisenhower before showing an insurance agent taking a trip by train. This agent is considering what panic might ensue if...
Topics: 1950s, Civil Defense, To Live Tomorrow, Life Insurance
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This black & white training film is about hand to hand combat techniques, part 1 and 2 in a series. Copyright 1942. Opening titles: U.S. Navy Training Film presents Hand to Hand Combat in Three Parts Part 1 (:06-:24). Four different sports shown on the screen at once (baseball, golf, skiing, etc). Men perform sports and box, wrestling, play basketball, etc. A man does hand to hand combat. The instructor speaks about hand to hand combat to the viewer (:25-1:50). Title: Stance for...
Topics: US Navy, WWII Era, Training Film, Hand To Hand Combat, 1942, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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In this 1962 episode of the U.S. Army's TV show THE BIG PICTURE (00:01:13:00) - THE DRAGON’S TEETH, General J. Lawton Collins (00:10:20:00) tells of the U.S. Army's fight to take the Siegfried line in World War II and of the campaign to cross onto the soil of Germany. The story of the Siegfried Line campaign takes place in Northern Germany, featuring savage combat and inhospitable terrain. A wonderful shot of the Siegfried Line, known as the dragon’s teeth, is featured at (00:03:20:00)....
Topics: The Big Picture, The Dragons Teeth, WWII, Siegfriesd Line, Stock Footage
Released by "Films of the Nations", this black & white educational film "Denmark Fairytale Land" was photographed by Esther Cooke and narrated by Peter Allen. It was produced by Maurice T. Groen of D.P.M. Productions. Copyright 1954.Opening titles: Films of the Nations presents DENMARK - FAIRYTALE LAND (:07-:39). A windmill spins. A bird. A butterfly. Ducks in a pond. A fairytale tour of Denmark. Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde. A...
Topics: Denmark, Fairytale Land, 1954, Travelogue, Educational Film, Roskilde, Copenhagen, Stock Footage
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Educational film produced by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad telling the "story of a new South whose roots are embedded deep in the honored tradition of the old."  The film shows the economy of the Southeast, including white and African American workers, cities, and daily life, all in the context of railroad business and operations. Produced and directed by Carl Dudley with a script by Herman Boxer. The film incorporates some racist imagery common (unfortunately) to films of this era....
Topics: Seaboard, Railroad, American South, 1950s, promotional Film, Horizons, Stock Footage
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Released by Kodak as part of its Kodascope Library in the 1920s, this short version of the famed silent film "The Epic of Everest" documents the Mallory and Irvine Mount Everest expedition. The movie was made in brutally harsh conditions by Captain John Noel, who financed it himself and shot it with a hand-cranked movie camera. The film contains some of the earliest filmed records of life in Tibet and features sequences at Phari Dzong (Pagri), Shekar Dzong (Xegar) and Rongbuk...
Topics: Epic, Everest, 1924, George Mallory, Andrew Irvine, Documentary, Tibet, Stock Footage
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‘Computers and Transportation’ is a future-looking, 1976 short educational film which  analyze the rapid technological advances in computer systems, and then examines the potential impact on transportation, animation and graphics as well as space travel and artificial intelligence. It begins with the look inside of a ‘modern’ electronic digital computer (:34). The guts are composed of 50,000 transistors, 125,000 resistors and 500,000 connectors which were all connected by 20 miles of...
Topics: 1976, Computers, TEchnology, Transportation, Stock Footage
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American Tempo is an industrial documentary detailing the manufacture of General Electric’s Mazda lamps and various other light bulbs. The film opens with multiple exposures showing machine and man whirling together, bars of the song “America” are heard mixed in with stirring stock music.  Titles dissolve to shots of shipyards, factories and railroads as narration pronounces the USA the leading industrial nation: “Make it better, make it cheaper, make it faster, that is the American...
Topics: 1940, General Electric, Mazda, Lamps, Light Bulbs
The ‘NASA Manned Space Flight Quarterly Report 14’ focuses on the period of July, August and September 1966 (:40). This was a time when Apollo Saturn hardware was undergoing qualification tests and the Gemini space program was wrapping up. Beginning with the Gemini X mission, astronauts John Young and Michael Collins are filmed as they entered the space craft (1:14). In space they are seen rendezvousing with the Agena target vehicle (1:31), station keeping (1:49), docking with the Agena...
Topics: NASA, Manned Space, Flight Quarterly, ERport 14, Stock Footage
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Before Liz Smith and Perez Hilton became household names in the world of celebrity gossip, before Rush Limbaugh became the voice of conservatism, there was Hedda Hopper. In 1938, this 52-year-old struggling actress rose to fame and influence writing an incendiary gossip column, "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood," that appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers throughout Hollywood's golden age. Often eviscerating moviemakers and stars, her column earned her a nasty reputation in...
Topics: Hedda Hoppers Hollywood, WWII, World War II, Bob Hope, Jane Withers, Stock Footage
This short silent film SIGHTS OF LONDON was sold to tourists in the 1930s. It includes shots of the Tower of London (:19), Tower Bridge (:40), St. Paul's Cathedral (1:00), Trafalgar Square (1;14), Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and House of Parliament (starting at 2:00). Piccadilly Circus is seen at 2:39 and Buckingham Palace at (3:00). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!  See something interesting?  Tell...
Topics: 1930, London, England, St Paul, Cathedral, Stock Footage
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This 1970 documentary narrated by Frank McGee, gives viewers a look at the Apollo 11 mission as well as a brief history of early space exploration leading up to the 1969 moon landing mission. The film begins with Frank McGee talking to the camera about the beginning of mankind’s space exploration. Viewers see an illustration from a Jules Verne novel and clips from several early motion pictures showing people traveling to the moon (02:58). The film shows a photograph of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky...
Topics: We Came In Peace, NASA, Race, Apollo 11, Moon Mission, Documentary, Stock Footage
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This 1943 Jam Handy Productions film takes viewers on a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis, MO where Budweiser is brewed and bottled. The film’s stated purpose is to “give you an iron-clad answer to any questioner who asks why he should pay more for Budweiser.” The film opens with a father and his adult daughter climbing out of a car and heading into a restaurant for dinner—a black tie affair. They sit down at their table and order food. The man orders a Budweiser then...
Topics: Jam handy, Budweiser, 1943, Beer, Alcohol, Stock Footage
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Made after the mission and featuring footage from both Russian and USA sides of the mission, this film gives an overview of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.   This mission was conducted in July 1975 and was the first joint U.S.–Soviet space flight, and the last flight of an Apollo spacecraft. Its primary purpose was as a symbol of the policy of détente that the two superpowers were pursuing at the time, and marked the end of the Space Race between them that began in 1957.   The mission...
Topics: NASA, Apollo, Soyuz, Space, Russia, US Soviet Space Flight, Stock Footage
This black & white promotional/educational film is about Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers and how they use Dodge Cars - the safest cars on the road. This was made in 1948.   Opening titles: SO YOU WANT THRILLS! featuring Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers. Presented by Dodge (:08-:46). Amusement Park rides. People roam a carnival, walk by the Merry-Go-Round. People go over towards the Death Dodgers. Henry wants to be a Death Dodger, he fights with his girlfriend about joining Jimmie...
Topics: Thrills, Jimmie Lynch, Death Dodgers, Car Stunt, Dodge Cars, Stock Footage
This 1964 U.S Navy documentary looks at the Navy's Marine Mammal Program. It is narrated by Commander Glenn Ford, USNR, a renowned Hollywood actor.   Here at mark 1:40 on the edge of the pacific zone 50 miles north of Los angeles is the U.S. Navy base Pt. Mugu, a major center for the Navy space studies and missile experiments. It is also the location of one of the most fascinating program that US has ever launched, a program for studying dolphins. At mark 02:10, a naval officer is seen making...
Topics: 1964, The Dolphins, US Navy, US Marines, Glenn Ford, Stock Footage
The Why Of Army Missiles is a short film that provides an overview on the types of missiles, guidance systems, and launch capabilities being used and developed by the U.S. Army. The film opens with an animation of Sir Isaac Newton reading under a tree. The film then reviews the basic concepts of motion using a man hitting a golf ball as an example. It returns to the use of animation to explain the basic principles of rocket propulsion, showing the functions of a rocket motor and fuel. The film...
Topics: Army Missiles, 60s US Army, Missile Guidance, Propulsion System, Stock Footage
This briefing film "The Antarctic" was prepared especially for members of Operation HIGHJUMP.  HIGHJUMP, officially titled The United States Navy Antarctic Developments Program, 1946–1947, was a United States Navy operation to establish the Antarctic research base Little America IV.  The film draws upon footage shot in 1939-1941 by the Antarctic Service Expedition, also often referred to as Byrd’s Third Antarctic Expedition. The Expedition consisted of 125 men aboard two ships,...
Topics: US Navy, Operation Highjump, 1939, 1940, 1941, Antarctic Service Expedition, Stock Footage,...
This 1967 color film production follows members of the United States Marine Corps to show tourist luxuries enjoyed by servicemen on R&R in Taipei, Taiwan during the Vietnam War (TRT 26:48). The film glosses over some of the more lurid aspects of the military R&R excursions, and the fact that they tended to promote social ills including prostitution, human trafficking and drug running in countries like Thailand, the Philippines and elsewhere. Film begins. “Korea, Winter 1952.” US...
Topics: Holiday From Hell, 1967, G.i., Vietnam, Taiwan, USMC, US Marine Corps, R&R, Stock Footage
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This 1968 Big Picture TV-746 color film about the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam was presented by the U.S. Army. The soldier narrator holds a book about the 9th in WWII. A poster displays its patch (1:18-2:59). 1966, soldiers are inspected at Fort Riley. A soldier kisses his wife and children goodbye. Soldiers exercise on deck (3:10-3:50).   Heavy equipment clears trees at Bear Cat base. 1st and 2nd Brigades march for Major General Eckhart. Soldiers move through jungle terrain. Clearings...
Topics: 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam, 1968, US Army, Big Picture, Stock Footage
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This color, silent film is raw footage from the Vietnam War. It is circa the late 1960s. It primarily shows views shot from inside a Bell UH-1 Iroquois aka Huey helicopter, which was being used to conduct some kind of survey over large swaths of land which are on fire. It's hard to say what is going on definitively. In Southeast Asia and Vietnam, rice residues are routinely burned after the harvest to prepare fields for the next season...so it's possibly that. On the other hand, it might be...
Topics: Vietnam Raw Footage, David plenn, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam War, Stock Footage
This color silent film footage was shot during the Vietnam War and shows day to day operations of members of the 9th Infantry Division ("Old Reliables"). All the material was filmed circa Spring, 1967 in and around the Mekong Delta. The footage gives a sense of the monotony of life for many soldiers during the Vietnam conflict. The newly reconstituted 9th ID arrived in South Vietnam on 16 December 1966 from Fort Riley, Kansas. The 9th was deployed in Dinh Tuong and Long An Provinces...
Topics: 1967, Vietnam War Dailies, Vietnam War, Vietnam, 9th infantry Division, Mekong Delta, Stock Footage
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This silent Castle Films travelogue includes images from Thailand, Burma and possibly Cambodia in the 1950s.   Castle Films were sold for the home market, and like National Geographic in this era had a special appeal — featuring images of bare chested women at the 2:45 mark and following.   Elephants are seen at the 4 minute mark. The collection of natural rubber is seen at the 5:30 mark, and tea at the 6 minute mark.     Primitive pumps powered by human labor are seen at the 6:45 mark....
Topics: South Pacific, Thailand, Travelogue, Castle Films, Stock Footage
Made by 20th Century Fox as part of their "Adventures of the Newsreel Cameramen" series, this black & white film contains spectacular footage of early 20th Century aviation, while showcasing the newsreel cameramen who documented pilots and planes. Copyright is 1936, produced by Truman Talley and edited by Lew Lehr. Opening titles: Adventures of the Newsreel Cameraman - Scouring the Skies! (:07-:43). Army maneuvers in the clouds. Boeing P-26 "Peashooter" planes are shown...
Topics: 1930s, Scouring The Skies, Stun Pilots, Crazy Planes, Plane Crashes, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1950’s travelogue profiles the Santa Fe Super Chief, the most luxurious way to travel across the country. The film begins by showing how train’s now offer all of the comforts of home. (00:00:20:00) Then, the new flagship of Santa Fe’s fleet is introduced, the Super Chief. (00:00:40:00). Our narrator then cuts to a beautiful actress, who is planning a train trip to Southern California. (00:01:10:00) The narrator convinces her to try the new Super Chief for her trip. The narrator then...
Topics: Santa Fe, Super Chief, 1950s, Railroad, Promotional Film, Stock Footage
Hosted by Walter Cronkite, this fragmentary 1950s documentary is about the Chinese Civil War, between the Chinese Nationalist party – the Guomingdang (KMT) and the Chinese Communists (CCP), following the conclusion of WWII, and the war against the Japanese invasion of China, when the two sides were allied against a common enemy. It follows the Chinese Civil War to its conclusion in 1949 with the establishment of the People's Republic of China (the PRC ), and the evacuation of the KMT/ROC to...
Topics: 1950s, Chinese Civil War, Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai Shek, KMT, CCP Army, Stock Footage
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Featuring images of combat in Vietnam intercut with war protestors picketing the White House, A DAY IN VIETNAM dates to 1967 and is narrated by Jack Webb. The film shows USMC and Army activities in Vietnam, including jungle fighting against the Viet Cong, use of helicopters in the field, interrogation of V.C. (6:40),  air strikes from carrier based planes (13:00) in the Gulf of Tonkin including Skyhawks, and Marine F-4 Phantoms (19:30) operating from air bases inland for close air support,...
Topics: Vietnam, US Marines, USMC, Protesters, 1967, Stock Footage
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This late 1960s color training film for police officers “Play it Cool – A Question of Attitudes” is about how attitudes affect situations between police and citizens. It was produced in cooperation with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. and distributed by Association Instructional Materials. It was written and directed by Lee R. Bobker. Some of the film is just the narrator looking at the camera and explaining points. The film opens from the vantage point of a group...
Topics: 1960, Police Civility Training Film', Play It Cool, Police, Stock Footage
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This interesting short, silent home movie shows two PT-17 trainer aircraft that was wrecked during a training flight. Looks like the pilot just could not clear the pass he was flying through, or possibly there was zero visibility due to ground fog or weather. At the 1:58 point you will see one of the aircraft's markings and it clearly says "Thunderbird Field U.S. Army PT-17 Air Corps Serial No. 41-1938". One aircraft has the number 108 on the tail portion of the fuselage. As best we...
Topics: PT-17, AZ, Arizona, US Army, Training Film, 1942, Stock Footage
This United States Information Agency film "Jacqueline Kennedy's Asian Journey" shows First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s visit to India and Pakistan in March of 1962.  It was shown in 106 nations. The film was narrated by actor Raymond Massey and directed by Kennedy White House cinematographer and Academy Award-winner Leo Seltzer. Titles: "Jacqueline Kennedy's Asian Journey" (:07-:24). India. Asians cross India's borders. Indian people look on and smile. People farm in...
Topics: India, US Agency, 1962, Asian Journey, First Lady, Jackie Kennedy, Stock Footage Periscope Film
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Produced by the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Ships in the early 1960s, this overview of the fleet showcases modern ships USS Long Beach, USS King and aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, as well as the nuclear powered Polaris submarine USS Lafayette. The Bureau of Ships, tasked with "building and maintaining the fleet", maintains and constructs ships for the U.S. Navy.   The United States Navy's Bureau of Ships (BuShips) was established by Congress on June 20, 1940, by a law which consolidated...
Topics: 1960, US Navy, Nuclear US navy, Ships
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An official US War Department film restricted in nature and produced by the US Army Pictorial Service, “The Japanese Army and Navy” is a black-and-white creation that “has been assembled from Japanese films and is designed for use in the Civil Affairs Training Schools conducted by The Provost Marshal General.” With that introduction, the World War II-era film opens at mark 00:48 by explaining the “Code of the Samarai” — highlighted by devotion to duty “and a loyalty to a Divine...
Topics: Japanese, Japanese Army, Us Navy, WWII, Army, Us Army, Japan
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The cold opening of this November 18, 1956 black-and-white episode of Edward R. Murrow’s “See It Now” CBS television documentary series shows the viewer the wheel of the USS Constitution — “Old Ironsides” — the wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate launched in 1797 and the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, with the narrator then launching into a discussion of the revered vessel’s history. From there, the viewer is shown the wheel of the USS Forrestal (CV-59),...
Topics: USS Forrestal, 1956, US Navy, Navy, Nuclear Navy
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Produced by McDonnell Douglas for the U.S. Navy, F-4 FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS was a restricted film made for pilot training purposes. The opening features a fabulous montage of imagery comparing a fighter jock to a horse-riding cowboy.   The film also includes footage of a Moviola Library Viewer or LVR, a film viewing device made by the famed Moviola Corporation for the U.S. Military. An identical LVR is now used in the Periscope Film archive on a daily basis to view films.   The McDonnell...
Topics: F-4, Phantom, F-4 Phantom, US Navy, 1960, McDonnell Douglas
This color U.S. Air Force educational/promotional film is for Boeing Vertol's 107 helicopters. No copyright but this is circa the mid/late 1960s. Opening: Boeing Vertol Division presents The Boeing Vertol 107 Operational Versatility (:08-:26). Three Boeing Vertol 107 helicopters fly in the sky. The U.S. Marines version of the Boeing Vertol 107 is called the CH-46a, called the Sea-Knight by the Marines. The Sea Knight helicopters come in for a landing and troops exit and start running, it takes...
Topics: Boeing, Boeing Vertol 107, Operation Versatility, 1960, Stock Footage
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Dating to 1945, CONQUEST OF THE NIGHT shows the uses of one of the Allies' great weapons developments -- radar.   Here the technology is used at sea to locate and destroy a Japanese ship.   The combat information center aboard the American ship relays facts derived by radar on the range, speed, direction, etc., of the target, in total darkness. The U.S. ship fires its torpedoes. As the torpedoes hit, the ship fires a salvo. Radar shows the salvo to be too long; the range is corrected and the...
Topics: US Navy, WWII, Radar, World War II, 1945, Stock Footage
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This 1958 color film features the highlights of the Ninth Annual Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, South Carolina. This race was a NASCAR Grand National Series event on September 1, 1958. The film was sponsored by The Pure Oil Company and produced by Dynamic Films. Stock car Chevrolets and Fords zip around the track. Footage is shown from the driver’s perspective (:06-1:07). Footage is shown of the cars lined up before the 1953 race. A car spins and flips over multiple times. A car hits the...
Topics: 1958, Nascar, Race, Raceway, South Carolina, Stock Footage
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This 1960s black and white film documents the 24th Infantry Division in Korea as part of the Army’s “The Big Picture” weekly televised series by the Signal Corps Pictorial Center. Hosted by Master Sergeant Stuart Queen. 1959, the Task Force Smith Memorial in Korea is dedicated. A gun salute is followed by a bugler playing “Taps” (1:48-3:05). 1950, the 24th is shown in occupied Japan (3:14-3:45). A map shows the 38th parallel, followed by North Korea tanks and burning buildings...
Topics: US Army, 24th Infantry Division, Korea, Task Force, Korean War, Stock Footage
This black & white U.S. Navy film, which was likely shown to sailors as part of basic training, is about the dangers of VD (venereal disease). The title "Taking Chances" has an extended metaphor throughout the film, which compares the odds of winning carnival games with catching a social disease. Copyright 1952. Produced by Herbert Kerkow Productions. Opening: U.S. Navy Training Film - "Taking Chances V.D." (:06-:28). A roulette wheel spins. Navy men at a carnival. A...
Topics: Disease Scare Film, US navy, 1952, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
Made by Wilding, this black & white training film teaches selling techniques for the new economical automobiles (in this case the Plymouth Valiant) and was shown to car salesmen. It was made in 1959 and focuses on the 1960 economy models. Opening titles: THE INSIDE STORY (:07-:25). A salesman, our host, talks to the viewer. He lifts a card, then speaks (:26-1:56) about how to qualify a prospect and make a sale. A prospective customer looks at a car and the salesman, our host, comes over and...
Topics: 1960, Chrysler, Plymouth, Automobile, Salesman, Training Film, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
These Are South Africans is a 1950s propaganda film from the South African Government Information Office that paints an idyllic picture of South Africa by showing the leisure lifestyle enjoyed almost exclusively by the country’s white citizens. The film opens with footage of the Parade of Uniforms in Cape Town celebrating the opening of parliament. Soldiers march in full uniform. A car drives up in front of Cape Town’s Parliament Building and Dr. E.G. Jansen, Governor-General of the Union...
Topics: 1950s, South Africans, Government, Information Office, Stock Footage
This black & white promotional film for B.F. Goodrich Tires, is about the manufacture of tubeless car tires. It was produced by Regan Film Productions, Inc., Detroit, and copyright 1961. Opening titles: Mileage in the Making: The Story of the Tubeless Tire (:07-:20). The host introduces a whitewall car tire, the B.F. Goodrich Silvertown tire. The host holds natural rubber, then synthetic rubber. The host holds high tensile steel wire. Fingers point at: Oil, Carbon Black, Zinc Oxide, and...
Topics: Milage, Tubeless Tire, 1947, Goodrich, Silvertown, Tire Promo, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
One of the many promotional films for General Motors made by the Jam Handy Organization, MILLIONS OF MASTERPIECES shows the design and assembly process behind the Chevrolet cars of the 1950s. It starts with an historical overview of design in the form of the illumination of books, and then the development of the printing press, as an example of how technology can make things more efficient and produce "millions of masterpieces" just like an auto assembly line and mass production make...
Topics: 1950s, Chevrolet, Automobile, Assembly Line, Promotional Movie, Millions Of Masterpieces, Stock...
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This is a 1970’s era color movie produced by Chevrolet features famed stuntman Evel Knievel plugging Chevy auto parts. Knievel narrates the film and talks about his frame of mind, his method, and his idea of challenge. He also speaks directly about conflict: “Organized conflict, natural conflict, and individual conflict. Also the fantasy kind… the kind that’s all for fun, and never really happens.” The movie opens with Knievel relaxing in a hammock. He speaks to the camera. Woman...
Topics: Motorcycle, Stuntman, Evel Knievel, Chevrolet, Auto Parts, Stock Footage
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This is 1967 color, driver's ed film was presented by the Ford Motor Company. The purpose of the movie is to illustrate safe driving techniques at dusk and at night, the importance of headlights and other safety measures to be taken while driving at night. The movie opens with cars driving down the highway – it is light outside. It becomes dark outside. A vehicle approaches over a hill and around the curve with lights in the face of the driver. Lights can be reflected in the rearview mirror....
Topics: Driving At Night, 1967, Ford, Drivers, Educational Film, Stock Footage
Created in 1947 by Belmont Pictures Inc., this film for Los Angeles Transit Lines (the post-WWII moniker for the Los Angeles Railway and bus lines) is entitled "It’s a Big Job". It was created to recruit drivers, motormen and conductors. The film's script was written by Eric Strutt, produced by Dan Downer and photography by William Wooten. The film is narrated by actor Alexander Scourby, who also stars. It was directed by J. Richard Westen. The movie opens with text indicating it is...
Topics: 1947, Los Angeles, Railway Trolley, WWII, Post WWII, Stock footage
This 1944 "Forum Edition" (made specifically for home and school use) of The March of Time shows viewers the work of the U.S. Army Air Forces’ Air Transport Command (A.T.C.) being done in the early stages of America’s involvement in World War II. The film opens with a transport plane on a runway, followed by an aerial view of the Washington offices of the U.S. Army Air Forces. Men in the communications office receive a dispatch from Cairo. Men relay the order for sending munitions...
Topics: US Army, Air Force, Air Transport, WWII, World War II, Stock Footage
This raw footage shows the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark performing in-flight refueling, apparently as part of tests conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The film shows the F-111 taking off, rendezvous with a tanker, and refueling approaches. It includes POV shots from inside the tanker aircraft as well as exterior footage shot by chase aircraft. The aircraft shown is tail #39773, S/N 63-9773, which we believe was the prototype F-111A aircraft. It is painted in a grey and white...
Topics: F-111, AARDVARK, Flight Test Program, Air To Air Refueling, Edwards AFB, Stock Footage
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Made by the U.S. Navy at the height of the Cold War, this film observes current Soviet naval forces and attempts to assess their global reach and strategy.  By this time, the Soviets had achieved the world's largest submarine force, and supplemented it with state-of-the-art anti-submarine weapons including the helicopter aircraft carrier Moskva, which is shown in the film.  Also shown are various other vessels, including Russian PT boats, Kashin class guided-missile destroyers, and Soviet...
Topics: US Navy, Cold War, Soviet Naval Forces, Sea Power, Stock Footage
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Distributed by Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, this 1972 film opens with footage of aspects of the Venezuelan oil industry including oil rigs, various parts of the South American landscape, and natural wildlife including snakes and native flowers. At 01:05, a map of the country is shown, followed by some narrated history of Venezuela's colonial roots and crop-growing origins. Merida, Barquisimeto, Valencia, and Caracas are major Venezuelan cities shown on the map, followed by a...
Topics: Venezuela, Oil, nation, Builds, 1972, Petroleum, Stock Footage
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This 1930s German educational film shows the harvesting of rye, and the processing of it in the field.  It includes images of men working with scythes to cut the plants, and then the use of horse-drawn equipment in other parts of the process.  Some mechanization is also apparent -- tractors and other equipment are used to harvest and bale the grain so that it can be taken to market. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by...
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Made during WWII, this silent newsreel shows West Point during the stewardship of Major General Francis Bowditch Wilby (April 24, 1883 – November 20, 1965).   Wilby served as the 39th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy from 1942 to 1945, during World War II. Many of the Cadet Corps athletic activities are shown from football to water polo, as well as combat training, classroom instruction including the all-important engineering and aerodynamics classes, study of instrument...
Topics: West Point, Symbol, Army, WWII, World War II, Stock Footage
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Dating from some time in the mid-to-late 1940s, this home movie shows scenes of Lima, Ohio and the Soap Box Derby races.   The guest of honor this particular year was President Harry S. Truman (or possibly, Vice President Truman), who appears in his famous hat at the 45 second mark.   You will also see him in other places in the film, greeting the winners of the race.   He also is seen at the 5:50 mark aboard a train, probably doing a whistle stop campaign.     At the 6:40 mark the film...
Topics: 1940s, President Truman, Visits Lima, Ohio, Soapbox, Derby, Stock Footage
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In this 1966 episode of the television series Science Reporter, MIT’s John Fitch reports on the obstacles that face the Apollo Command Module during its return to Earth and how teams at NASA and Accessory Products Corporation (APCO) are working to find solutions to those obstacles. The episode opens with animation of the Apollo Command Module returning to earth. The episode shows opened parachutes attached to a command module during a test (00:57). A test module is dropped from a tower into...
Topics: NASA, Moon, 1966, Apollo, Science Reporter, Stock Footage
Shot in the mid-1950s, this silent film shows a trip to the U.K.   From what we can tell it includes a visit to London, England and Coleraine in Northern Ireland. Please add comments to the video if you recognize locations in it.   Highlights include:   00:42 -- small neighborhood "Star Theater" movie theater showing "A Blueprint for Murder", a 1953 film.   00:48 -- snowfall in a quiet neighborhood 1:02 -- couple walking along a pond 1:13 - busy streets of what might be...
Topics: 1950s, London, Northern Ireland, 16mm, Amateur Home Movies, Stock Footage
This U.S. Air Force film from the late 1970s or early 1980s highlights the KC-10A tanker development program. The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). A military version of the three-engined DC-10 airliner, the KC-10 was developed from the Advanced Tanker Cargo Aircraft Program. It incorporates military-specific equipment for its primary roles of transport and aerial refueling. It was developed to supplement the...
Topics: Mcdonnell Douglas, USAF, US Air Force, KC-10A, DC-10, Aircraft, Stock Footage
This black & white educational film is about the process of Democracy. The copyright is 1945. Opening titles: DEMOCRACY, An Erpi Classroom Film. From Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc. (:06-:14). A man speaks to a group of people as Democracy is explained. State Constitution booklet. A man works at his desk. He then speaks to the viewer about Democracy. Signs of Democracy: Shared Respect and Shared Power. Shared Respect is explained. People talk at a meeting. A female doctor and a little...
Topics: Democracy, 1945, US Government, Voting, Free Speech, Stock Footage
This film from 1947 takes a look at the Empire Test Pilots’ School in Wiltshire, England. It was the first of it’s kind established in 1943 and inspired the opening of other test pilot schools. The first training courses were conducted by Commandant, Wing Commander Samuel Wroath with Maclaren Humphry’s as the technical instructor. The film is presented by the Central Office of Information (:10) and was produced by The Horizon Unit (:18). Top pilots from around the world, chosen by their...
Topics: University Of Flying, 1947, Empire, Test pilot, School, Wiltshure, Royal Air Force, Stock Footage
This 1929 movie, produced by Gavin studios (possibly later a division of Paramount pictures) shows the major sightseeing spots of Japan, starting with the usual point of landing at Kobe, where the travelers would be brought by the newest President ships of the Dollar Line, continuing on to Kyoto and a festival at Kyoto's Yasaka Shrine (one of the Twenty-Two Major Shrine circuit), to the Biwa lake, and the scenic boat drive down the Hozû river to Kyoto, on to Nara and its Japanese deer at the...
Topics: Far East, 1929, Japan, 1920s, Kyoto, Tokyo, MT. Fuji, President Liner, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
Shot in the late 1920s by an unknown tourist, this extraordinary home movie shows a trip to Hawaii aboard a Dollar Lines / Matson ocean liner.  Views in Hawaii include Honolulu tourist destinations, historic buildings and natural landscapes. 00:09 "Dollar Steamship Line" sign above port (San Francisco or Oakland) filled with people. Ropes from ship in foreground. 00:16 Woman looks around before walking up stairs in port. 00:25 People on ship deck wave as the ship begins to sail....
Topics: 1920s, San Francisco, Ohahu, Hawaii, Matson Ocean Liner, Surfing, Home Movie, Stock Footage,...
This color educational/promotional film is about the new UH-60A built by Sikorsky. This helicopter was designed to meet the U.S. Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) requirements released in 1972. The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-blade, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Deliveries of the UH-60A to the Army began in October 1978 and the helicopter entered service in June 1979. Copyright is circa the mid to late 1970s....
Topics: A New Star In The Sky, Sikorsky UH-60A, Black Hawk Helicopter, UTTAS, Stock Footage
Featuring Dr. H. David Baldridge who accumulated a great deal of data about shark attacks and wrote the book "Shark Attack" (1978), as well as other experts, this U.S. Navy-produced film SHARKS: THE DANGER IN THE SEA dates to the 1970s and may very well have been inspired by the release of the film JAWS. The film focuses on shark attacks and the Navy's efforts to combat them using shark repellant. Stuart Springer appears at the 5:00 mark, discussing the development of WWII-era shark...
Topics: Jaws ERA, US Navy, Sharks, Danger In The Sea, Shark Attack, 1978, Stock Footage
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This black and white adverting film about safety built-in to the 1957 Chevrolet cars is presented by Chevrolet dealers and is a Jam Handy Picture. The film attempts to present safety innovations featured in the car, and while there are some, hindsight reveals that the cars of the 1950s were woefully equipped to meet accidents. Few if any were equipped with seat belts, and the Bel Air (like many cars of its era) had protruding items on the dash board, a telescoping steering wheel column the...
Topics: 1957, Chevrolet, Automobiles, Promotional Film, Chevy, Bel Air, Stock Footage
This color ESSO training film "Opportunity Unlimited" is about how to improve business at an Esso service station. It also shows some of the ESSO and ATLAS branded point of sale signage and advertising campaigns. Produced circa the mid 1950s, probably 1957. It was directed by Edward Seward and produced by John Bransby. Note: the film may have been shot at the Jackson Esso Service Station located at 328 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, North Carolina. The plot of the film consists of an...
Topics: 1950s, Opportunity Unlimited, ESSO, Standard Oil, Service Station, Training Film, Stock Footage
Created in the 1955s, FIERY MAGIC shows the creation of calcium carbide with lime and coke to generate acetylene gas, and the use of calcium chloride to make plastic products. The film was made by National Carbide which marketed its products under the trade name Airco. At 8:23, the film shows how acetylene was used to power the headlights of early automobiles. At 9:04 the use of acetylene for welding and cutting in the forge is shown. At 9:44, calcium carbide is used to remove sulfur from cast...
Topics: 1955, Calcium, Carbide, Plastic, Manufacture, Fiery Magic, Acetylene Gas, Stock Footage
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Dating to 1959, this program about the USS Forrestal shows the U.S. Navy's most modern aircraft carrier operating in peacetime, but on a war footing. Rear Admiral James Lloyd Griffin is seen discussing the tactical purposes of the carrier, and Captain Allen M. Shinn, who commanded the ship in 1958-59, is seen in command. The ship's complement of aircraft in this era includes the Skyhawk (including a nuclear-armed version shown releasing a dummy bomb at the 13 minute mark), Corsair II, Douglas...
Topics: Jet Carrier, USS Forrestal, Sixth Fleet, Mediterranean Operations, Stock Footage
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One of a series of films made for General Motors by the Jam Handy Organization, 1949's "Heading up the Heavy Duties" shows the Chevy heavy duty trucks of the 1950s, built to "carry the load". These trucks (according to the film) were more efficient and heavier duty than their competitors thanks to design innovations affiliated with the frame, suspension, and power train. Some interesting Chevy heavy trucks are seen including cab over designs. Chevrolet's first major redesign...
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Dating to the 1950s, "Jimmy of the Safety Patrol" promotes the AAA School Safety Patrol program, the largest traffic safety program in the world. In this film, Safety Patrol member Jimmy and a friend of his discuss the importance of traffic safety. The film also shows a student doing driver's ed in a Chevy car, shows how to properly and safely cross a street, and more.   Since its inception in 1920, the AAA School Safety Patrol program, has provided a safer environment and wide...
Topics: AAA, Safety Patrol, Jam handy, AAA School Safety, 1950s, Stock Footage