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Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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A/V Geeks
Jun 29, 2022
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This film uses a childs curiosity about animals to convey its messages. Young Helen learns that she cleans herself just like her cat Kitty does. Unfortunately, Helen doesnt pick up on the fact the Kitty doesn't like to be groped by a room full of grimy school children. Films featuring animals and young children are usually as torturous to watch, as they were to make. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topic: personal hygiene
Educational Films
Jun 29, 2022 DeFernes Studios
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: The National Tuberculosis Association PRODUCTION: DeFernes Studios. CAMERA: Joseph Noble. ANIMATION: H.L. Roberts SETTINGS: Stanley Levick. EDITOR: Hans Mandl. CAST: James Kirkwood. NARA ARC Identifier: 98577 Geared towards very young children and featuring the brilliant animation of H.L. Roberts, the film takes place one dreary, rainy evening at home. John and Mary, desperate for...
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Topic: Short Films.
Educational Films
Jun 29, 2022 Carousel Films; CBS News; CBS reports (Television program)
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Producer and writer, David Lowe; reporter, Charles Kurait
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Topic: Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Educational Films
Jun 28, 2022 Weng, Wango H. C; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by Wan-go Weng
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Chinese, Civilization
Produced in 1945, this newsreel film has two segments: "By Request" in which a hostess answers questions for the troops, and a terrific segment featuring famed journalist and author William L. Shirer speaking about the Nazi Youth Movement.  "By Request" (begins about 10:55 into the film) shows a new German secret weapon, the "one man torpedo". Germany had three types of human torpedoes during WWII. First, the Neger that was a torpedo carrying a second torpedo...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Stock Footage
Orgone Archive
Jun 25, 2022
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Lantern Slides We digitized and uploaded this silent film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topic: Lantern Slides
PeriscopeFilm
movies

eye 4,710

favorite 16

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This WWII War Bond film, titled simply "EVERY WAR BOND KILLS A JAP!", was made to encourage the purchase of bonds and stamps in support of the war effort.  The film contains startling images of Japanese war atrocities, including images of Chinese babies being thrown onto bayonets, the burying of human beings alive, the Nanking massacre, and wanton killing of civilians.  Justice for the soldiers of Japan is needed, and the film makes clear that the only way that these crimes will be...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Massacre, War Crime, China, World War II
Educational Films
Jun 24, 2022 Thompson, E. Jane; Laurence, Karen; Suncoast Media, Inc
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Follows the beginning of a thirteen-year-old girl's transition from childhood to independence during a family visit to a great-aunt's lakeside cottage in 1964
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Topics: Teenage girls, Puberty, Sex instruction for girls
A/V Geeks
Jun 22, 2022
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A V Geeks Hunt Library
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
Jun 22, 2022
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
Jun 22, 2022
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 29 2021
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
Ephemeral VHS
Jun 21, 2022 Terry Dowling
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"Non-stop Video Action in The Exciting World Of Motion. For Boys and Girls ages 3-8"-- description from box.
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Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
Jun 21, 2022
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AV Geeks @ Hunt Library 242
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
Jun 21, 2022
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AV Geeks Lunch 8 26 Ep 106
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
PeriscopeFilm
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Based on the holdings of the defunct General Newsreel Co, Yesterday’s Newsreel was a TV series that actual vintage news footage with modern narration. This episode begins in 1932 to 1936 and Charles Lindbergh Jr. appears on screen in his home in Hopewell, NJ (:42). Viewers are shown the ladder (:51) in which his son had been carried down to his death on March 1st, 1932. It leads to two and a half years later at the county courthouse and David T. Wilentz (1:03) handles the case. Supreme Court...
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Topic: Stock Footage
A/V Geeks
Jun 19, 2022
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
Jun 19, 2022
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Educational Films
Jun 19, 2022 Time-Life Films
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The Shock of The New: Landscape of Pleasure Part 1 Part 3 of an 8-part series which presents a social history of the impact and development of the visual arts in the 20th century by art critic and writer Robert Hughes. In each episode, Hughes examines the forces which monitored the directions painting, architecture and photography took from the late 1800's to the present. In this episode Robert Hughes explores how the Mediterranean, seen by artists and the aristocracy as very much a vision of...
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Topics: Educational Film, Series: The Shock of The New, Series: The Shock of the New (1982)
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
Jun 18, 2022 Harold Becker
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Views blind folk singer Gary Davis and the world in which he lived. Shows the interior of his room and the streets of Harlem as a background for the sound track and his final song 'DEATH DON'T HAVE NO MERCY.'. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
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Educational Films
Jun 17, 2022 Video Yesteryear
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VHS
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Topics: Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008, Mount Everest Expedition (1953), Mount Everest Expedition,...
A/V Geeks
Jun 17, 2022
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
Jun 17, 2022
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
Jun 17, 2022
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
Jun 17, 2022
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
The Dope Tapes
Jun 16, 2022 Frontline
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Frontline broadcast on Khun Sa and opium in the Golden Triangle. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
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Topics: vhs, Drugs, Frontline, Opium, Golden Triangle, Khun Sa
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
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WINGS TO YUGOSLAVIA is a Pan American promotional travel film from the 1960s, when the nation was part of the Eastern Bloc. The film takes viewers on a tour of Yugoslavia, a land made up of “six republics, five nations, four languages, three religions, two alphabets, and one desire: independence.” The film begins in Belgrade ( 01:16 ) with scenic shots of the Sava and Danube Rivers and the airport. Belgrade is a bustling city, its streets lined with outdoor cafes ( 01:48 ) and its markets...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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Dating to the year 1933, this silent film from the Chicago Public School System under Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William J. Bogan celebrates "A Century of Progress handicapped children". (The "Century of Progress" was the name of the Chicago World's Fair of this same time period). The film gives an extraordinary glimpse into "state of the art" education for children with disabilities in the first part of the 20th Century, and is one of a couple films in our...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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Made in the immediate aftermath of WWII, this German language film focuses on the atrocities committed at the Oranienburg concentration camp and the prisoner of war camp that replaced it, Sachsenhausen. The facility was preserved post-war as a museum and memorial.   The film begins with images of the camp grounds, barracks, guard towers, barbed wire fences and stockades. At 3:10 a sign proclaims "Prisoner of War Camp". At 3:45 footage shot after the liberation of the camp shows a...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: World War II, WWII, German Concentration Camp, Holocaust, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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Created with footage shot by the U.S. Army Signal Corps, CAMPS OF THE DEAD is a graphic newsreel that shows concentration camps as they appeared to the liberating Allied armies in 1945. This silent version was one of two produced; the other sound version runs about 20 minutes.   Full of horrifying images that vividly show the baseless and vile nature of the Nazi death camps, it is hard to even begin to describe the images herein.   The idea that anyone would even consider denying the...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Nazi Holocaust, Concentration Camps, Liberation, Footage, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This Soviet Ukrainian film, narrated in English and entitled “No Statute of Limitations”, was directed by Eugen Tataretz. It depicts the court case prosecuting crimes against humanity committed during WWII by fascist collaborators Mykola Dufanets, Artem Bubela and Filip Rybachuk. The three were members of the Occupied Territories Reich Police and participated in rounding up the Jewish population to bring them to the ghetto in the Krymnoe Village of the Starovyzhevski county of the Volyn...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Statue Of Limitations, Ukrainian Trial, Concentration Camps, Russian, Holocaust, Stock Footage
Educational Films
Jun 13, 2022 Metromedia Producers Corporation
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Traces the life of Adolf Hitler, looking at his childhood, World War I service, leadership of the Nazis, role in World War II, and suicide. From the Biography series
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Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945, Politics and government
PeriscopeFilm
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Based on the holdings of the defunct General Newsreel Co, Yesterday’s Newsreel was a TV series that actual vintage news footage with modern narration. This particular episode begins with the years 1912 to 1946 and the title is ‘A Military Man’. Douglas MacArthur (:41) was a West Point graduate since 1913. He is then shown on a military expedition to Veracruz, Mexico as a Captain and among comrades including Franz Von Papen ( 1:02 ). General John BlackJack Pershing recognizes MacArthur...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. Wings of Commerce (:28). In 1919, John Alcock and Arthur Brown make the first non-stop transatlantic flight in a modified WW1 Vickers Vimy bomber. Others follow suit (:29- 1:10 ). Children crowd around and watch a barnstorming exhibit ( 1:11 - 1:40 ). In Paris, open-cockpit passengers are flown...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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This Soviet propaganda film recounts the crucial events of 1919 with the White Army battling the Red Army for control of Russia. Narrator: In the summer of 1919, the Soviet Republic was threatened by a new military power. General Denikin formed an army of 200,000 people out of officers, Cossacks, and groups of local nationalists in the south. In July 1919, in Tsaritsyn, general Denikin issued a directive ordering the forces to take over Moscow. (01.00) An offensive was launched. In October...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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Created from official films of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces in World War I, "Flashes of Action" is a silent newsreel created in 1928 -- for the ten year anniversary of the end of hostilities.  The film features footage of trench warfare, balloon busting by aircraft (including a spotter jumping from the balloon moments before it bursts into flames), gas warfare, nighttime bombardments, and more. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic...
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Topics: WWI, U.S. Army, World War I, trench warfare, doughboys, mustard gas, Western Front
Educational Films
Jun 3, 2022 O'Connor, Flannery. Displaced person; Learning in Focus, inc
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An adaptation of the short story of the same title by Flannery O'Connor
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Topics: Polish people, Feature films
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jun 3, 2022 Dudley Pictures Corp.
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Drama arguing for more sympathetic treatment of troubled adolescents. A social worker reaches out to Jerry, a disturbed youngster in an unhappy home dominated by an uncaring stepmother. During a melodramatic confrontation, Jerry takes out his anger by attacking sofa cushions with a switchblade. Shot like a low-budget Hollywood feature, the film mirrors the period’s growing concern with juvenile delinquency. Note:   Boy with a Knife  was made as a fund-raiser for the Los Angeles Community...
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Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jun 2, 2022 Campus Film Productions
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Training film made for mental health and social workers.  Activity Group Therapy  explores the development of socially maladjusted boys, 10 and 11 years old, over 65 weeks of activity group therapy. Using concealed cameras and microphones, the film records how the subjects act out their disturbances and documents their interactions with a therapist and with other boys. A dense and absorbing record of children’s vernacular speech and body language, this unrehearsed film argues for...
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Topic: sponsored film
PeriscopeFilm
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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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: WWII, World War II, USCG, US Coast Guard, Task Force, Stock Footage
Educational Films
May 31, 2022 Alpine Films (Firm); Centre Productions
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Erickson, Jim, Higbee, Art, Rock climbing, Travel
Educational Films
May 31, 2022 NBC News
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Pollution is a Matter of Choice reel 1 Examines the environmental dilemma of modern man who has it in his power to preserve or ruin his environment. Uses the Everglades and Machiasport, Maine, as microcosms of the society to illustrate man's predicament of wanting what technology creates, yet being destroyed by its wastes. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Examines the environmental dilemma of modern man who has it in his power to...
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Topics: Educational Film, Technology
PeriscopeFilm
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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,...
Living New Deal Project
May 21, 2022 Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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The NYA trains youths for jobs. Describes modern industrial and agricultural machines (hay balers, threshers, reapers, etc.) which displace manpower. Unemployed youths loiter in hobo gangs. Boys receive training in the use of machine tools, carpentry, and auto mechanics at an NYA center. Girls are trained to cook and make dresses and to become beauticians (manicuring nails, setting hair, and applying facials). National Archives Identifier: 37222 Local Identifier: 119.1 * Creator(s): Office for...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Agricultural machinery, Automobiles, Beauty, Persona, Cooking, Machine-tools, Motion pictures,...
A/V Geeks
May 21, 2022 Coronet Instructional Films
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The film deals with the problems of colds -- their cause, treatment and control.  The opening scene shows a group of school children on the playground enjoying playing in the snow.  We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topics: colds, flu, hygiene
Ephemeral Films
May 21, 2022
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A 1948 British instructional film for parents. Produced by the Realist Film Unit for the Central Office of Information. 
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Topics: Short film, Instructional film, Government film, 1948, 1940s, Central Office of Information
Educational Films
May 20, 2022
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favorite 157

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Life in the 30's Summary Covers the Depression, FDR, Dust Bowl, 1936 election, 'RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY,' and the rise of Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito. Alexander Scourby narrates.
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Topics: U.S. History: 1898-1945., Unemployed., Historical sociology.
Educational Films
May 19, 2022 Computer Visuals, Inc
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Investigates applications of computer-generated films for advertising. Animation is handled in block colors with hidden lines removed
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Topics: Commercial art, Advertising, Computer animation
Educational Films
May 19, 2022 Bernstein, Sidney, 1899-; Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980; Blake, Brian
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Director, 1945 edition, Sidney Bernstein; consultant, Alfred Hitchcock; director, 1985 edition, Brian Blake
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World War (1939-1945), Jews, World War, 1939-1945, Concentration...
PeriscopeFilm
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One of the 500 episodes of the "Industry on Parade" show, a short television program that aired in the United States from 1950–1960. It was produced by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The show depicts complicated industrial processes that transform raw materials into finished products available for consumption by Americans. Its episodes generally contain several sections, each of which looks at a different aspect of some larger topic within industry. The companies...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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favorite 0

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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
A/V Geeks
May 13, 2022 Coronet Instructional Films
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Shows methods of recognizing and evaluating propaganda and encourages adoption of a judicious, critical attitude toward it. Chuck would like to know whether the election was really "a victory for good government" as the victorious party claimed... This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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PeriscopeFilm
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This 1954 black and white film “Easy Out?” is U.S. Navy Training Film MN-7904, produced by The Jam Handy Organization. The film was made to make clear to U.S. Navy personnel the devastating consequences of receiving a Bad Conduct Discharge from the service. Long story short anyone who is dishonorably discharged shames his family, won't be able to impress women, and will be unable to receive any veteran benefits, etc. (A Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD) can only be given by a court-martial...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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This 1954 black and white documentary film Tomorrows Drivers is presented by Chevrolet dealers (:07) and produced by Jam Handy Pictures (Jam was also a U.S. Olympic swimmer). It details an early education safety consciousness driving program aimed at kindergarten through third-grader students at Garfield Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona. James (Jimmy) Stewart is the storyteller. Actors Charles Bernstein, Haskel Welch, and Thelma Bennett play roles. A group of six-year-old children shown...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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
PeriscopeFilm
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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...
A/V Geeks
May 13, 2022
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Made for Sears appliance salesmen, this film tries to capitalize on the zany format of TV's Laugh-In to introduce the new Kenmore freezer campaign. Even though the film features two of the stars from Laugh-In - Arte Johnson and Judy Carne.- it is clear that the director of this ephemeral gem missed the point. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Educational Films
May 13, 2022 Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Explains the need for conservation of wildlife in order to preserve the ecological balance of nature. Describes the endangered status of many species today, what has been done to control impending extinction in the past, and what can be done in the future through refuges Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Wildlife conservation, Rare animals, Wildlife refuges
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
May 6, 2022 Gardner, Robert, 1925-2014; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
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Portrays the people called the Hamar, who live in the scrubland of southwestern Ethiopia. Points out that in this society, the men are the masters and the women are slaves and shows how this sexual inequality affects the mood and behavior of the people
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Topic: Hamar (African people)
Educational Films
May 4, 2022 Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Producer, Peter Chermayeff
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Topics: Lion, Animal behavior
Educational Films
May 2, 2022
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A dramatized episode from Robert McCloskey's book "Homer Price." Shows Homer's resourcefulness in managing the dilemma created by a doughnut machine with a mind of its own
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Educational Films
May 1, 2022 Rather, Dan; CBS News; Carousel Films
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Narrated by Dan Rather Examines the office of the presidency, some of the men who have filled it, their major responsibilities, and the system of checks and balances in the government. From the CBS Special Report for Young People series
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Presidents
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
Apr 26, 2022 Netherlands. Regeeringsvoorlichtingsdienst
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Produced by The Netherlands Information Service Examines the physical and psychological effects of noise levels at airports and similar places. Discusses methods of testing hearing loss and how to prevent it in noisy environments Summary Deals with the effects on hearing by high noise levels experienced in factories and at airports. Describes physiological and psychological effects of such noise. S./is methods of testing for hearing loss and illustrates several means of preventing hearing...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Noise, Biological succession, Noise pollution, Industry, Safety
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
PeriscopeFilm
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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 seven segments of historic highlights. Italian-Ethiopian War 1934-1946 (:39- 3:22 ). Italian King Victor Emmanuel III inspect graduate officers on horseback followed by tanks following the same difficult course. Actual footage of Italy attacking Ethiopia in tanks is shown. General Graziani watches as his troops penetrate the valley....
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
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This film is by Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation (:08). Its topic will be lysergic acid diethylamide (:53) the natural and synthetic hallucinogen. A bottle containing LSD is shown and one ounce is capable of producing 300,000 hallucinogenic trips (1:23). It has been produced by Concept films (1:48). It begins in 1951, in southern France where citizens had been hit with a strange illness constituted with pain, high fever and hallucinations (2:24). The plague was dubbed ‘St....
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
Apr 20, 2022 Shapiro, Ascher H; Educational Services, Inc
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Ascher H. Shapiro presents experimental demonstrations of phenomena relating to vorticity, to circulation, and to the theorems of Crocco, Kelvin, and Helmholtz
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Topic: Vortex-motion
Educational Films
Apr 20, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Also issued as videocassette
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Topics: Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Nuclear power plants, Nuclear reactors
A/V Geeks
Apr 17, 2022 Amer Broadcasting Co TV
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Uses the case of a boy from Quincy, Illinois, who dropped out of school in the tenth grade to highlight the problem of school drop-outs. Includes interviews with the ex-student, his mother, his teachers, and other local educators to indicate some of the difficulties in assessing causes of drop-outs. Describes the attempts of society and schools to remedy the problem.
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Drive-In Movie Ads
Apr 17, 2022
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This intermission film was made for walk-in theatres. "Let's all go to the lobby..." About 3 minutes.
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Topics: walk-in, intermission
Educational Films
Apr 17, 2022 Paradise Pictures (Firm)
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A musical comedy about a young student who is trying to woo the most popular girl in the school
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Topics: Short films, Schools
A/V Geeks
Apr 17, 2022
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The rude, clumsy puppet Mr. Bungle shows kids how to behave in the school cafeteria - the assumption being that kids actually want to behave during lunch. This film has a cult following since it appeared on a Pee Wee Herman HBO special. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: social engineering, puppet chaos
Donated 16mm Films
Apr 13, 2022 Alfred Higgins Productions
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Provides guidance for children who spend part of the day at home without adult supervision. Includes basic information about safety and emergency procedures, and suggests how "latchkey children" can manage their time and feelings.
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Topic: Latchkey children
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This WWII newsreel shows news events of early 1944, in particular the Allied landing in Anzio, Italy and the drive towards Rome.  It includes footage of the assault on Monte Cassino.  The second half of the film features footage from the Eastern Front as Russian forces take advantage of a mild winter to press Axis armies.  The offensive enters Croatia, Romania and Poland, and threatens to become a full scale rout. The Battle of Anzio, also known as Frontline of Anzio and Nettuno, took place...
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Topics: WWII, Anzio, Italy, D-Day, June 6 1944, Mark Clark, Monte Cassino
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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
Early New York Films
Apr 7, 2022
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Elevated Railroad, New York
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Topics: New York, New York City, NYC, Early films, Early films of NYC