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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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Ephemeral VHS
Feb 25, 2022 Learning Through Entertainment, Inc.
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"Helpful Hints:  Use a Potty-chair.   Try Switching to training pants.   Dress your children in clothes they can remove themselves.   Allow your children to help wash out their training pants.  When your child uses the potty - offer plenty of praise!"
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Topics: vhs, Children, Potty-training
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Orgone Archive
Feb 24, 2022
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A Man, A Dog, A Gun We digitized and uploaded this 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.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: A Man, A Dog, A Gun
Educational Films
Feb 23, 2022 National Geographic Society (U.S.); National Geographic Society (U.S.). Educational Services
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Robotics, Robots, Industrial, Robots
Educational Films
Feb 23, 2022 Shatner, William; Sandler Institutional Films; AIMS Media
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Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Robotics, Robots, Industrial
Educational Films
Feb 20, 2022
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: America:2 Home Away From Home, American heritage from the Old World, Frontier and expansion (United...
Drive-In Movie Ads
Feb 12, 2022
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Yet another intermission clip to get you out of the car and into the snackbar to get candy and popcorn!
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Topics: drive-in, intermission, snackbar
Drive-In Movie Ads
Feb 12, 2022
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Italian Popcorn (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :27 Sound: Yes Description: An Italian popcorn vender talks about popcorn. It starts off with the whistle on top of his cart playing Pop Goes the Weasel. Does he ask -everybody knows the weasel blows-? You can find the original film in Drive-In Movie Ads. This is my attempt to correct the film's beginning, which is badly tinted magenta. Actually all of it is magenta, the beginning being worse. This clip is...
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Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, intermission, popcorn, pop goes, weasel, Italian,...
Drive-In Movie Ads
Feb 12, 2022
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Another ad encouraging drive-in patrons to come to the snack bar for some goodies. Suggestion: insert this clip before the previews when making your double feature dvds or use this clip along with others to make your own intermission show.
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Topics: drive-in, snack bar, clip
Shaping San Francisco
Feb 12, 2022 Chris Carlsson
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canoeing under the piers along San Francisco's waterfront.
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Topics: waterfront, Piers, canoe
Ephemeral Films
Feb 9, 2022
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A 1959 British documentary about the work of policemen. Produced by RHR Productions for the Central Office of Information.  Note: although the people in films like this were often actors, the policeman in this film was a real policeman, and his son, who is seen briefly in this film, also grew up to be a policeman. 
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Short film, Government film, 1959, 1950s, Police, Policeman, Central Office of Information
A/V Geeks
Feb 9, 2022 Josten
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A motivational speaker talks to high school students about how great their experiences are - followed by a short ad for Josten class rings and yearbooks.
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Topic: motivational speech
Educational Films
Feb 5, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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The Case of the Ancient Astronauts Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Examines the claims made by Erich Von Daniken in his book Chariots Of The Gods that astronauts from other worlds have already visited Earth, and have left evidence, such as the pyramids and the statues on Easter Island. Takes the position that Von Daniken's book contains inaccuracies, unrelated facts and unsubstantiated evidence.
favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Däniken, Erich von, 1935-, Erinnerungen an die Zukunft (Däniken, Erich von), Civilization,...
The Dope Tapes
Feb 4, 2022 Michael Aldrich
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Lourdes Estores, 10 th Anniversary of Harvey Milk & George  Moscone deaths, Kiniston "Wild Thing," crack babies, speed epidemic, Madonna, Grace  Slick, Marty Balin in memory of Art Sohcot, Holmes tobacco, steel workers drug probe,  Italy mafia, Sally Ride at Stanford, Dolphins drugs, Tibet monks, Buffalo pizza heroin  bust, fentanyl, world AIDS day, Express 1 1-30-88 Steroids, Mafia bust, Hollywood  AIDS lies, Mathilda Krim, Cheap Sunglasses video, Playboy in the 50s, chew...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, crack, speed, tobacco, heroin, AIDS, steroids, cocaine
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
Feb 3, 2022 Lehmann, Heinz E. (Heinz Edgar), 1911-1999
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Writer and director, Robert Anderson
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Topics: Schizophrenia, Catatonia
Educational Films
Feb 3, 2022 University of California (System). Extension Media Center
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Shows a brief interview with a young man, a student, who demonstrates negativism in a catatonic schizophrenic
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Topics: Catatonia, Schizophrenia
Educational Films
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Psychiatric Interview Series: Patient No 2, evaluation for Treatment (1959) Interview with the same young woman seen in Interview No. 1 after she has had several years of extended psychotherapy.
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Topics: Interview, Psychological, Psychotherapy
Educational Films
Feb 3, 2022 University of California, Berkeley
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Young woman displays antisocial and impulsive behavior. History includes promiscuity, illegitimate pregnancies, lesbianism, multiple marriage, drug addiction, theft, and bad-check passing. In addition during withdrawal from drugs, she has had epidoses of psychosis. Also see Interview No. 9
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Topics: Interview, Psychological, Psychotherapy
Educational Films
Feb 3, 2022 University of California, Berkeley
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Psychiatric Interview No.9 Follow-up Treatment Shows work of British hospital specializing in treatment of military and civilian war neuroses: preliminary interviews, psychological tests, drug therapy, electroshock therapy, narcoanalysis, group recreational and occupational therapy, and reassignment of patients to civilian or military duties. Dated, but of historical interest.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Interview, Psychological, Psychotherapy
Educational Films
Feb 3, 2022 National Film Board of Canada
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Tall tale connected with the Christmas season. Begins with 2 animated figures made of squares and triangles dancing to "Jingle Bells." The main part of the film reveals a Christmas tree trimmer who takes a bright, beautiful star from the sky. However, he finds he can't keep it on top of the tree
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Topics: Christmas stories, Animated films, Christmas
Educational Films
Feb 2, 2022 Markson, Morley; Pyramid Films, inc
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Music and words, Bruce Cockburn
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Topic: Experimental films
Educational Films
Feb 2, 2022 Hobel-Leiterman Productions
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Depression and Suicide: You Can Turn Bad Feelings Into Good Ones Examines depression, from its mildest form to its most tragic result, suicide. Victims of depression discuss how their emotional problems developed, how they feel, and what is being done to help them.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Adolescent psychopathology, Depression, Mental, Suicide
PeriscopeFilm
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We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
Jan 29, 2022 Flaum-Grinbert
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Analyzes the resurgence of interest in Humphrey Bogart, ten years after his death with clips from his feature films, rare tapes, stills, and newsreel material with observations by some who knew him
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A/V Geeks
Jan 28, 2022 Standard Oil Co. of California
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Interpreted by Col. Tim McCoy. Talks about Indian Sign Language. A chief signs a story and a white soldier interprets. 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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A/V Geeks
Jan 26, 2022 Warner Brothers
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A film about genetics and heredity in man, various traits are shown and the methods by which they are transmitted is explained. Subtitle files thanks to Elizabeth Hillman: TheThreadOfLife.qt.smil TheThreadOfLife.en_us.qt.txt To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
A/V Geeks
Jan 26, 2022
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In hopes of keeping kids' attention, social engineering films would often use supernatural elements to make their points. In this film, we see a magic talking mirror that reflects bratty kids as clowns. Most of the misbehaving kids understand how their behavior is disruptive and make amends. Surprisingly, one kid doesnt care if he is a "clown" and continues being a jerk probably for the rest of his life. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film...
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Topic: social engineering
Educational Films
Jan 26, 2022 Alan Landsburg Productions; Xerox Films
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In Search of Ancient Astronauts Reel 1 Reel 2 available here Examines the theory that the Earth once had visitors from outer space as it explores the clues which can be found in ancient monuments, artifacts, and documents. Based on the book Chariots of the Gods? : Unsolved mysteries of the past by Erich von Däniken
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Topics: Educational Film, Series: In Search of Ancient Astronauts, Civilization--Extraterrestrial...
A/V Geeks
Jan 24, 2022
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: lawsons, blue laws, Ohio
A/V Geeks
Jan 24, 2022
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Bill Duncan gets a Health Department citation for having a rusted-out garbage can. He talks to his buddy at the Health Department and learns that his neighborhood is filled with rats, disease carrying mosquitoes and neighbors who are eager to blame these problems on each other. These were common problems in suburbs where the health departments didn't always have the resources to intervene. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: public hygiene, suburbia
A/V Geeks
Jan 24, 2022
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An odd comedy skit/salespitch for Seven Crown liquor for bar owners. While this film doesn't have a proper title, the tail leader says "Seagrams Nightmare". To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: happy alcohol
A/V Geeks
Jan 24, 2022
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Teens Bud and Jack, eager to get some alcohol from the liquor store, ask the adult to buy it for them. Instead, the adult tells them a story of three teenagers who learn the hard way that "alcohol is a violent narcotic. In true Sid Davis form, the story ends with one innocent teen being killed and one who becomes an alcoholic bum, leaving the others to deal with guilt from their night of reckless abandon To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: evil alcohol, juvenile deliquency, kids in peril, sid davis
A/V Geeks
Jan 24, 2022 Tom Lazarus
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This 14-minute film is designed to create an atmosphere in which people can speak seriously and openly about their thoughts and feelings concerning sexual behavior. The film concerns the conflict a young couple faces because of their different attitudes toward sex. At the point of maximum tension, the film ends and a narrator appears and poses questions to elicit a discussion of feelings, attitudes, and values. The publisher indicates that this film is appropriate for senior high students,...
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Topics: Adolescence, Sex instruction, Sex role.
The Dope Tapes
Jan 18, 2022 Michael Aldrich
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MYSTERY: CADFAEL 1-13-1995 “The Leper of St Giles” Tape 1. Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) is a 12 th -century monk apothecary who solves mysteries. Aconite “Monk’s Hood” is the drug in the second one, botanicals in the 3 rd “Sanctuary Sparrow.” See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
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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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1952, Jim Hawthorne, Los Angeles, Comedy Program, KNBC, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
PeriscopeFilm
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Dating from the 1920s, this historic silent film shows a Norwegian whaling vessel operating off the coast of Mexico.  The ship in question is likely the SS Port Saunders,  operated by the Mexico Whaling Corporation of Norway.  It netted 390 whales and 12,000 barrels of oil in 1928 alone. Whale hunting has been a part of Norwegian coastal culture for centuries, and commercial operations targeting the Minke whale have occurred since the early 20th century, and some still continue the practice...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: whaling, whales, Mexico, Norway, harpoon, United States Whaling Co.
Educational Films
Jan 14, 2022 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Loew's Incorporated; Films Incorporated
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Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain, Mark)
A/V Geeks
Jan 14, 2022 AC-Delco
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An internal film for distributors and buyers of AC Delco products. Starts as a Laugh In knockoff, ends in a bizarre skit featuring Alex Karras. Wow!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: internal sales, spark plugs
PeriscopeFilm
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This beautiful color film produced for Alcoa Process Development Laboratories is about aluminum finishes. The anodic processes are trademarked Alumalite. It may be from the 1960s, based on the psychedelic screenshots and music. Giant rollers splash aluminum across a metal sheet as it moves through the line ( 2:10 - 2:29 ). Beakers in a test lab brew colors ( 3:09 ), measured by a spectrophotometer ( 3:31 ). Also measured is the thickness of coatings ( 3:37 ). Data is gathered, including the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
Jan 7, 2022 CBS News. Public Affairs Department; Film Associates of California
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Martin Gabel, Alan Bedel, Peter Donat, Dennis King ; Charles Collingwood, narrator Originally broadcast on the television program Chronicle Summary Shows four playlets, each presenting a profile of Caesar as he was seen by four great men - - Caesar himself, Plutarch, Shakespeare and G B Shaw.
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Caesar, Julius, Men
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
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Title on label: The Great Barrier Reef
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Coral reef ecology, Natural history
Educational Films
Jan 2, 2022 Huston, John, 1906-1987
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Shows the treatment of combat neuropsychiatric patients in an Army hospital. Demonstrates narcosynthesis, hypnosis, and psychiatric therapy for individuals and for groups.
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Topic: War neuroses
PeriscopeFilm
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Let There Be Light is a 1946 American documentary film directed by John Huston. The film, commissioned by the United States Army Signal Corps, was the final entry in a John Huston trilogy of films produced at the request of the U.S. Government. This documentary film follows 75 U.S. soldiers who have sustained debilitating emotional trauma and depression. A series of scenes chronicle their entry into a psychiatric hospital, their treatment and eventual recovery. Some of the treatments involved...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
Jan 2, 2022 Walt Disney Company
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The cartoon, which takes place on Halloween night, follows a series of pranks between Donald Duck and his nephews with Witch Hazel. 
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Short films
PeriscopeFilm
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Shot by an unknown American, these 16mm silent Kodachrome movies date back to the 1930s. The beginning shows a formal wedding. Scenes include entrance of the groom at :30, followed by the bride and bridesmaids at :59. The bride is at 2:00 with her father. The ceremony is seen at 2:10 with the ring going on the finger at 2;25. Big kiss at 2:33 . Wedding cake gets cut at 3:25 . At 3:40 we see a young boy, probably the son of the newlyweds, looks like the kid is getting his first haircut. At 4:30...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Orgone Archive
Jan 1, 2022
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We digitized and uploaded this 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
Jan 1, 2022
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We digitized and uploaded this 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
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
Jan 1, 2022
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We digitized and uploaded this 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
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: orgone archive
PeriscopeFilm
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Made in 1955 by the Association of American Railroads, BIG TRAINS ROLLING examines how the US railroads keep the economy growing by providing transportation and employment. Features trains from many different railroads including Southern Pacific, Santa Fe & Western Maryland. A highly patriotic film, the film is educational in tone and follows two children as they make a cross-country trip on the Southern Pacific Daylight beginning at Los Angeles' Union Station.  Scenes in the train include...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stock Footage, Stock Footage, Rail transport, Film, Los Angeles Union Station, Southern Pacific...
Educational Films
Dec 30, 2021 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Polish people, Feature films
Educational Films
Dec 27, 2021 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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With teacher's guide
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Hummingbirds, Birds, Animal body growth and development
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
Dec 27, 2021 Cather, Willa, 1873-1947. Paul's case; Learning in Focus, inc
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Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Feature films, Literature, American., Stories Based on Literary Works.
Educational Films
Dec 26, 2021 Feferman, Linda
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Director, writer, and editor, Linda Feferman
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Topics: Puberty, Menstruation
PeriscopeFilm
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This short, silent training film is a bit of a mystery. It begins with images of an F-105 Thunderchief in camouflage paint scheme in a hangar, with crew checking out a large piece of ordnance, possibly a B-61 or B28 nuclear weapon or mockup. At the 2:30 mark, a mock-up of what appears to be a B-61 nuclear weapon is shown. At 4:13 another weapon is shown, possibly a B28EX nuclear weapon mock-up. The B28, originally Mark 28, was a thermonuclear bomb carried by U.S. tactical fighter bombers,...
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This silent film, likely from the 1940s (possibly late 1930s) shows viewers the highlights of Atlantic City. The film opens with an aerial shot of Atlantic City with its famous beach and board walk. Viewers see people enjoying the sun and sand on the beach. People line the street for the Miss America Pageant parade (01:05). Women pose on the Miss Atlantic City float. Various people march, including people in Native American dress and Atlantic City Mummers. Viewers see an AFL float. The...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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 The Santa Fe Railroad (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway), in conjunction with Dudley Pictures Corporation, presented the viewer with this color film, “Southern California Holiday.” Dating to the 1950s, the picture illustrates the theme of vacationing in sunny Southern California and using the Santa Fe railroad system to travel there. Narrated by voice actor Art Gilmore, the film opens with a Santa Fe train speeding down the track at mark 00:45 as the audience is told, “In all the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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Created by Ronold E. Shanin, who became well known for the African wildlife epics Rivers of Fire and Ice (1968) and Touch the Sky (1974), "Camera Thrills in Wildest Africa" shows Victoria Falls, and the rich wilderness of the interior savannah including elephants, hippos, gazelle, dingos, lions, and more.  At the 2:30 mark is a visit to the Ituri Forest near the Mountains of the Moon, where the Bambuti (aka Mbuti)  pygmy tribe is seen.  An expedition to the Mountains of the Moon is...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
Dec 21, 2021 Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. Long Christmas dinner; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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An adaptation of Thornton Wilder's play about 90 years in the lives of an American family, 1885 to 1975
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Topics: Short films, Plays
National Film Preservation Foundation
Dec 19, 2021 Edison Mfg. Co.
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Family melodrama showing what happens when a successful son tries to celebrate the holidays without his mother. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
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Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
Educational Films
Dec 10, 2021 Chuck Jones Enterprises
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An adaptation of the book by George Selden about a country cricket with unique musical talents which lands in the middle of New York's Times Square where he and his new found friends put his unique musical skills to use and bring joy to the citizens of New York. Read the book here (link) Other films in this series: Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV special) See also: Mowgli's Brothers (TV special) Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (TV special) The White Seal (TV special)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Children's films, Crickets
The Dope Tapes
Dec 10, 2021 Michael Aldrich
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Steroids, drug shootout, FLA coke bust, Crack, Inc. (Detroit), Max  Robinson AIDS, Dairy 1 Hannah in Splash, Bette Davis in Chinatown (1940), Melanie  Griffith Body Double, LSD lab bust, Mayor Berry drugs, Amsterdam pot & sex scene,  Isabella Rossellini Blue Velvet, Reagan subpoena' d Iran-Contra, drunk driving, 1988  review, dogs in space, British heroin, Revenge of Nerds marijuana bonfire, a "brave pill"  for soldiers Buspar, cartoon museum, Agatha Christie hookah...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
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The World at War:12 Whirlwind Bombing, Germany1939 - April1944 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Depicts the horrors and heroism of the bombing of Germany during World War II. Presents actual fi.m footage and a recreation of the events that took place.
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Topics: The World at War:12 Whirlwind Bombing, Germany 1939 - April 1944, Series: The World at War (1973),...
PeriscopeFilm
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This black and white film, Combat Bombing, was filmed as a restricted film in the mid 1940’s and was an official training film for the War Department (which was dissolved September, 1947). Its number was T.F. 1-3466. The film describes and shows actual footage of the various types of bombs used in World War II and emphasizes how the personal are to hit the targets given to them. The film was produced by the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Forces unit. This unit produced film during...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
National Film Preservation Foundation
Nov 28, 2021 Robert J. Enders Inc.
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Civil defense film promoting the well-maintained house as part of America’s line of defense against nuclear attack. Cosponsored by the paint and coating industry’s national trade association and the federal government,  The House in the Middle  uses footage shot at the Nevada Proving Ground (now the Nevada Test Site) to demonstrate how a clean, freshly painted house has the survival edge in the event of a nuclear blast. Note:  Released in 16mm Kodachrome and in black and white. Abridged...
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Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
Nov 25, 2021 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
Nov 16, 2021 Walt Disney Productions
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Tells how a poor church mouse, Amos, guides Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson and assists in writing the Declaration of Independence
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Topics: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
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This is a 1960’s era, color movie about the Grace Line that opens with a married couple speaking on the couch in their home. They are talking about taking a vacation. They discuss going on a cruise. The ships mentioned are the SS Santa Rosa and the SS Santa Paula. The couple visits a travel agent, 2:00 . Sights of NYC are shown, 2:30 . The couple boards the cruise ship, 3:08 . The ship departs, 3:45 . View of ship on the NYC skyline, 4:08 . The couple enters their stateroom, 4:49 . View of NY...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
Nov 12, 2021 Video Arts Limited
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Booklet title: How to run a meeting
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Topics: Meetings, Communication in management
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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
A/V Geeks
Nov 11, 2021 Natl Inst Of Mental Health
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Examines the different ways in which three pupils participate in a high school history class. 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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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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Made in the 1950s, this Atomic Energy Commission film takes place at the AEC's Nevada test site as well as in the adjacent community of St. George, Utah (located over 135 miles distant).  The organization of the tests are shown, emphasizing range safety and procedures, and an explanation is offered as to why the tests are so important to national security.  Various atomic bomb effects are also discussed. The M65 Atomic Cannon, often called Atomic Annie, is shown being tested as part of...
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Topics: Atomic Energy Commision, Nuclaear Tests, Atomic Bomb, Utah, M65 Atomic Cannon, Radiation, Yucca...
The Dope Tapes
Nov 6, 2021 Michael Aldrich
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Touch of Gray, AMA AIDS policy, Sup. Ct. on drinking age, 6 ton  pot bust, docs can tell AIDS partners, teen booze bill, children AIDS, CSN Wasted on the  Way, J. Lennon art, Joni Mitchell Woodstock, Big Sur 1969, Cokenders, AIDS in  prisons, Leonard Pelletier, Russian drugs, Tbilisi, condom machines, The Crack-Up  See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
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Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
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"Created by the F.C.D.A. in 1956, New Family in Town draws on the European experience of the Second World War in a unique way. The quiet life of working class Pleasant Valley is interrupted by the arrival of new neighbors. Recently immigrated from England, the Trombley family causes a stir of interest when the patriarch begins digging a large hole in his backyard. When the rest of community realizes Mr. Trombley is constructing an air raid shelter, they too embrace the spirit of civil...
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Topics: Civil Defense, Nuclear War, Atomic Bomb, Fallout, Fallout Shelter, Radiation, United States,...
A/V Geeks
Nov 2, 2021 Highway Safety Films.
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This film details the techniques used by amateur and professional shoplifters to steal over $6 billion in merchandise annually. Emphasizing how much of this stealing could be prevented ... A convicted shoplifter displays stealing methods under actual conditions and explains how employees could have prevented the thefts.
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Topics: Shoplifting, Retail trade -- Security measures.
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This 1944 black-and-white film is the second part “Castaway” — a Willard Pictures creation for the Bureau of Aeronautics. It continues to follow a downed pilot, who after being adrift at sea for several days finds his way to a dry island. “The hunt for food is on and you’re not overlooking anything,” the narrator immediately explains at mark  00:10  at the pilot walks along the shoreline, picking up snails, scallops, and conch. Sleep envelops the pilot but by mark  1:30  he is...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition