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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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Educational Films
by Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980; Pyramid Films, inc
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eye 8,185

favorite 16

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Director, Dick Lester
Educational Films
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British General Sir Richard O'Connor, commander of the Western Desert Forces, reminisces, blaming himself for the "error" of dividing the strength of his troops to help in Greece. Later, the day is won by Montgomery and his troops. A delightful sidelight is the morale-building force of Montgomery's famous hats. British General Sir Richard O'Connor, commander of the Western Desert Forces, reminisces, blaming himself for the "error" of dividing the strength of his troops to...
Topics: The World at war. / Part 8. The Desert, North Africa 1940-1943, World War (1939-1945), World War,...
Educational Films
by Bewley, J. Derek, 1943-; Black, Michael, 1932-
movies

eye 15,016

favorite 74

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Freeway Phobia Summary Demonstrates proper freeway driving techniques. Describes various driving hazards, such as faulty car maintenance, loose objects within the car, badly loaded trailers, inadequate fuel supply and inconsiderate and dangerous drivers. Features cartoon character, Goofy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Seeds, Germination
Educational Films
by McMillan, Bruce. Remarkable riderless runaway tricycle; Evergreen Productions; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
movies

eye 6,897

favorite 16

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Children's films, Bicycles and bicycling, Children's films
A/V Geeks
by Crawley; Mcgraw-hill
movies

eye 2,186

favorite 13

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An overview of the social, emotional, mental and physical changes which occur in the adolescent with suggestions on how adults can help. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Educational Films
by Bird, Lance; Johnson, Tom; Robards, Jason; Hirson, Kate
movies

eye 6,710

favorite 47

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The World of Tomorrow Reel 2 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.), New York World's Fair, Exhibitions, Documentary...
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 6,762

favorite 16

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This video chronicles the logistics of building an orbiting laboratory in space. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, International Space Station
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
movies

eye 100,178

favorite 17

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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how the internet works.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Server, Computer, Internet, Pages, Website, Address, KSNN, Link, Computer Mouse,...
Educational Films
by Goodman, Robert J; Wayne State University. Audio-Visual Utilization Center
movies

eye 34,645

favorite 77

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Traces the various influences which have led to the present street patterns of metropolitan Detroit
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Streets, Detroit, United States, Detroit, United States
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
PeriscopeFilm
movies

eye 2,169

favorite 7

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This footage from just after the 1967 Six Day War begins with footage from an Israeli beach where civilians are seen swimming and relaxing despite the sound of distant shell fire and transport jets screaming overhead. At 1:35 , the Israeli cabinet is seen emerging from an emergency meeting at military headquarters. Golda Meir addresses a camera crew at 2:40 , telling them to film the assembled soldiers. At 3:00 , an Israeli tank is seen on the move and at 3:09 Moshe Dayan is seen, probably in...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Ephemeral VHS
by Fred Levine Productions
movies

eye 23,031

favorite 19

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"An action-packed video with all the awesome earth-moving and road construction equipment your kids love to watch!"-- description from box.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: vhs, construction
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
movies

eye 10,942

favorite 31

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En français / In French À la demande du comité d'histoire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, se rend sur les lieux où des milliers d'hommes, de femmes et d'enfants ont perdu la vie. Il s'agit d'Orianenbourg, Auschwitz, Dachau, Ravensbruck, Belsen, Neuengamme, Struthof. Avec Jean Cayrol et l'aide de documents d'archives, il retrace le lent calvaire des déportés. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death...
Topics: Films From Prominent Directors, Prejudice and Civil Rights., World War II., Germany., French...
LLNL Atmospheric Nuclear Tests
LLNL Atmospheric Nuclear Tests
collection
60
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19,875
VIEWS
collection

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The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second. These are the declassified films of tests conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Topic: lawrence livermore national labs, nuclear tests, atom bomb
Educational Films
by Lincoln Park Zoological Society
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eye 19,107

favorite 5

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Otto:Zoo Gorilla  Summary Takes a .ehind - the - scenes look at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Focuses on the transfer of the great apes to new quarters, a delicate and dangerous process which afforded scientists an opportunity to gather data on the apes.
Topics: Gorilla, Gorilla, Zoos
Educational Films
by National Geographic Society Educational Services
movies

eye 6,108

favorite 28

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Shows tigers stalking, capturing, and devouring prey; marking territorial boundaries; mating; caring for young cubs; languidly resting; and loudly voicing their presence. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Follows Fred Bear as he travels to India in search of Sher Kan, the great Bengal ti./ia mettrays his experiences in the magnificent palace of his highness the Maharaja of Bundi and on the surrounding game trails. Shows him hunting the...
Topics: Tiger, Mammals, Mammals, Tigers, Zoology, Mammals, Tiger
Educational Films
by Bailey Films (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
movies

eye 7,840

favorite 26

comment 0

Second edition
Topics: Glaciology, Glaciers, Glaciers, Glaciology
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
movies

eye 10,989

favorite 41

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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, Children's films
Educational Films
by Marshall, John, 1932-2005; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies

eye 26,068

favorite 18

comment 0

VHS
Topics: N!ai, 1942-, N!ai, 1942-, !Kung (African people), !Kung (African people), Ethnology, Ethnology,...
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
movies

eye 9,622

favorite 0

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San Francisco native (b. 1945) and resident Darrell Rogers remembers the Hunter's Point uprising in the wake of the police shooting of Matthew Johnson.
Topics: Hunter's Point Riot, Hunter's Point, Bayview, uprising, rebellion, 1966, national guard, Mayor...
Educational Films
by Bernstein, Sidney, 1899-; Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980; Blake, Brian
movies

eye 4,279

favorite 44

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Director, 1945 edition, Sidney Bernstein; consultant, Alfred Hitchcock; director, 1985 edition, Brian Blake
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World War (1939-1945), Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World...
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 4,533

favorite 19

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April 1992 . Drugstore Cowboy censored. Eric Clapton, Tears in Heaven (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Black Crowes, NORML-Atlanta, medical marijuana. U2, “Angel in Harlem” (Lady Day). The Cure, “High.” Black Crowes, “Remedy.” Nirvana, “Lithium.” Sherlock Holmes The Woman in Green “Cannabis Japonica.” Redman, “Blow Your Mind.” Keith Richards, “Wicked As It Seems.” Neil Young “Harvest Moon.” Cab Calloway, Bill Bojangles Robinson, Lena Horne, “Stormy Weather.” Ministry,...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Davis, Desmond, 1907-1959, Coronet Films.
movies

eye 1,794

favorite 14

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Tales from Dickens: A Christmas Carol Scenes of Frank Lloyd Wright's home near Madison, Wis., illustrating his basic principle that buildings should blend with their natural surroundings. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage of this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
Topics: Holidays., English Literature., Dickens, Charles
PeriscopeFilm
movies

eye 100

favorite 1

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This 1960s, era color movie opens at Annapolis, Maryland with a view of the capital building. The purpose of the film is to show all of the wonderful sites and tourist attractions of Maryland. Small homes and colonial architecture are seen. The Hammond-Harwood House. The United States Naval Academy 1:00. Student-soldiers march throughout the grounds 1:15. The statue of Tecumseh during graduation week at Annapolis 1:40. A full dress parade on the football field 1:55. The students graduate 2:10....
Topics: 1960s, Tour, Maryland, Easton, Baltimore, Hagerstown, Annapolis, Ocean City, Stock Footage
National Film Preservation Foundation
by Audio Productions Inc.
movies

eye 1,109

favorite 5

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Promotional film introducing self-service long-distance dialing. Showing the prototype service in Englewood, New Jersey,  The Nation at Your Fingertips  demonstrates how direct dial and the new area code system enable callers to make contact instantly without operator assistance. The film ends with a corporate promise to continue the AT&T tradition of technological innovation.
Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
by Time-Life Video
movies

eye 17,219

favorite 127

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The Miracle of Life Reel 1 A documentary which shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Human reproduction, Reproduction
Educational Films
by Walt Disney Productions; Walt Disney Educational Materials Company
movies

eye 11,870

favorite 69

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Water Birds Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Members of several northern California Indian tribes describe their way of life before the imposition of a foreign culture. Explores effects of conventional white-oriented educational programs such as loss of cultural heritage and identity. Native American teachers discuss historical methods of Indian education and ways that both methods and content might be incorporin the mainstream of American...
Topics: Water birds, Water birds
Educational Films
by Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989; Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983
movies

eye 5,098

favorite 39

comment 1

First released in France in 1928
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Short Films., Silent films., Experimental Films., Short Films.
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Darryl F. Zanuck
movies

eye 69,809

favorite 118

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Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the types and treatment of venereal disease follows.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Military Training Film, John Ford
British Pathé
British Pathé
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2,879
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10,970
VIEWS
collection

eye 10,970

Pathé News was a producer of newsreels and documentaries from 1910 until 1970 in the United Kingdom . Its founder, Charles Pathé , was a pioneer of moving pictures in the silent era. The Pathé News archive is known today as British Pathé.
Educational Films
by ABC News; Carousel Films
movies

eye 2,512

favorite 11

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Examines the condition of women in prisons. Shows how women are often treated brutally in prison and explores plans which put women offenders under community surveillance rather than behind bars
Topics: Women prisoners, Women prisoners
Educational Films
by Boleslavsky, Richard, 1889-1937; March, Fredric, 1897-1975; Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962; Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964; Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885. Misérables; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation; United Artists Corporation
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eye 4,455

favorite 15

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Les Miserables Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryAn excerpt from the 1935 feature film of the same title. Based on Victor Hugo's novel. Tells the story of a paroled convict, Jean Valjean, who dedicates his life to helping others. Describes his encounter with police inspector Javert, an encounter which reveals the difference between law and justice. Discusses the system of lighting in television and demonstrates some of the limitations...
Topics: Feature Films-Excerpts, French literature., Authors, French.
PeriscopeFilm
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eye 75

favorite 2

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This black & white film military training film "How to Get Killed in One Easy Lesson" was shown to infantry recruits during WWII. It is part of a series of "Fighting Men" films, designed to reinforce principles taught in field training. In this case, the film focuses on how careless behavior -- leads to death.  Copyright 1943. Opening: Official Training Film - Fighting Men - How to get killed in one easy lesson (:08-:35). American soldiers advance in a jungle, they...
Topics: Fighting Men, WWII, World War II, 1943, Army Ground Forces, Training Film, Stock Footage
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 4,158

favorite 24

comment 0

doctor.who.pirate.signal
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 9,625

favorite 1

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"Real-life fire engines and rescue equipment" -- description from box.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, children's videos, fire engines
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by New York, NY : Learning Corp. of America
movies

eye 5,247

favorite 50

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Teenage Victoria who has a knack for getting into trouble and feels totally misunderstood by her mother, suddenly finds herself back in the forties where she meets her mother as a child, an equally trouble-prone girl.  Relates a mother-daughter relationship using fantasy and based on 'Hangin' Out With Cici,' by Francine Pascal. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: Children's films, Mothers and daughters, Space and time, Children's films
Educational Films
by Rocky Mountain Productions; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
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eye 14,526

favorite 6

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Antonia: a Portrait of the Woman Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents a portrait of Antonia Brico, an internationally known orchestra conductor of the 1930s. Chronicles her founding of a community orchestra and her love of music and life.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Brico, Antonia, Brico, Antonia
Educational Films
by Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 4,007

favorite 61

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Depicts the travels of psychologist Carl Gustav Jung and explains the development of his major theories and concepts. Discusses the collective unconscious, the psychology of types, the psyche in space and time and the importance of myth and intuition to the complete man. Part of a series that examines Jung's life and work, presented by Laurens van der Post, a friend of Jung's for 15 years. Shows how a married couple deals with the birth of their first child. Examines some of the problems and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 99,443

favorite 196

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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 .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Topics: social engineering, puppet chaos
Educational Films
movies

eye 23,941

favorite 20

comment 0

Roots: 3 Part 1 the Slave Summary Explains that the slave rebellion aboard the Lord Ligonier is quickly put down. Tells how the ship anchor./ia metadata rootsKunta Kinte is bought by plantation owner John Reynolds.
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Television broadcasting, Slavery (United States), African...
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 60,363

favorite 441

comment 16

This trippy tribute to our country's 200th birthday was funded by a Bicentennial Project Grant and animated by Vincent Collins who made other psychedelic cartoons. This film was produced by the United States Information Agency -the government's propaganda agency. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: patriotism, propaganda
Educational Films
by Attenborough, David, 1926-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films; Time-Life Video
movies

eye 7,950

favorite 151

comment 2

Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Nature, Nature, Human ecology, Ecology, Nature
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 2,731

favorite 6

comment 1

EB Games Interactive Store Training DVDR 2005
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Educational Films
by CBS News; Carousel Films
movies

eye 1,564

favorite 10

comment 0

Christmas in Appalachia Explains the work of the motion picture cameraman in the production of a feature motion picture.
Topics: Christmas, Christmas, Economic history
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 3,790

favorite 4

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Oct. 1994- Jan. 1995 . The Pretenders, I’ll Stand By You. Buddha Nature. Sir Mix-A-Lot pimp rock coke references. Jamaica Blue Mountain. Nirvana “Drain You,” Cobain discusses heroin, suicide note read by Courtney Love. Proven Innocent, “It’s On.” About one hour into tape is report on ALTERED STATES, A HISTORY OF DRUG USE IN AMERICA, Patricia Tice’s Strong Museum exhibit in Rochester (12-1-94) includes David Musto, David Courtney, racist anti-Chinese opium laws, alcohol...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Kurt Cobain, heroin, opium, rehab
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962. Madeline; United Productions of America; International Film Bureau
movies

eye 7,140

favorite 37

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Madeline Surveys the origins, rituals, and symbols of the major religions of the world, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Mohammedanism (Islam).
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Children, School etiquette, Individualism
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 3,871

favorite 14

comment 1

Nirvana Fecal Matter Demo (1985) (MW Remaster)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Univ Of Mississippi
movies

eye 16,480

favorite 63

comment 10

Shows Mississippi blues singer, Fred Mc Dowell, singing and talking about his blues. Includes scenes of the area which helped to shape his country blues. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Educational Films
by Video Arts Limited
movies

eye 19,568

favorite 34

comment 2

Booklet title: How to run a meeting
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Meetings, Communication in management, Communication in management, Meetings
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions
movies

eye 11,411

favorite 90

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Hollywood: The Golden Years Traces the growth of the motion picture industry from nickelodeon days to the advent of sound. Features such stars as Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Rudolph Valentino, and Greta Garbo, and points out the important contributions of directors such as D.W. Griffith. Includes clips from the Mack Sennett comedies and from the films Flesh and the devil, Wings, and The Big parade. Ends with All Jolson in The Jazz singer, a film important in the beginning...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Educational Film, Film and video, United States (1900-1950), United States (1900-1950), Film and...
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 197,237

favorite 534

comment 15

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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topic: social engineering
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 4,930

favorite 8

comment 0

Great America Smoke-out, "Toxic Zombies" pot farmers sprayed  with herbicide. WWII nostalgia. American Werewolf in London. Sid & Nancy heroin  scenes. Springtime for Hiler, blazing saddles coke. Oakland war on drugs. JFK death 25  yrs. Star Wars the force.Like Father Like Son Dudley Moore takes drug that makes him  an Indian. Soviet TV on drugs. NNTN spoof of Reagan. Amsterdam brothel. La Bamba  Pacoima kilo. Bob Goldthwaite on drugs.  See scans of liner notes for detailed...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, cigarettes, heroin, cocaine
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 35,426

favorite 15

comment 0

This 15-minute video shows the extensive testing procedures applied to the Mercury spacecraft before rollout. It also shows the rollout, launch attempts, and the final launch. A failed launch occurred on November 21, 1960 due to an electrical malfunction, but Mercury-Redstone 1A was launched successfully on December 17, 1960. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mercury
Shaping San Francisco
by Caitlin Manning
movies

eye 25,500

favorite 15

comment 0

The infamous Geneva Towers housing project was imploded to make way for improved public housing.
Topics: public housing, Geneva Towers, implosion
Educational Films
movies

eye 1,769

favorite 8

comment 0

Animated Christmas story. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage of this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
Topics: Animals, Legends & Stories Of., Animal Films., Christmas stories.
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 2,072

favorite 7

comment 0

Hooters Johnny B (drug song), AIDS & Heteros, harmonic  convergence, Wavy Gravy's camp, Back to the Future reefer, steroids, See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
by George Thurman, Chuck Ungar
movies

eye 31,485

favorite 86

comment 25

Kevin, feeling very sad and lonely after spending his first day in a new junior high school meets a young girl on his bus ride home who drops a pencil and suddenly disappears. Is this mysterious young girl a ghost of a girl who died on a bus years before? Why is she so adamant that Kevin learn bus safety rules? Like many films from the late 1970s and early 1980s, this film uses supernatural elements to keep kids' attention. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: school bus society, kids in peril
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
movies

eye 12,334

favorite 1

comment 0

San Francisco native (b. 1945) and resident Darrell Rogers describes how he worked with the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) in the early 1960s during the lengthy anti-discrimination campaigns that targeted the Palace Hotel, supermarkets, Mel's Drive-in, Auto Row, and other locales in San Francisco. It was a time when racial discrimination in employment was the rule in liberal SF.
Topics: CORE, Congress on Racial Equality, picket lines, Lucky's, Safeway, Mel's Drive-in, Palace Hotel,...
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 8,746

favorite 15

comment 3

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
Ephemeral VHS
by Learning Through Entertainment, Inc.
movies

eye 14,732

favorite 16

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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!"
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Children, Potty-training
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Paul Lowin
movies

eye 5,562

favorite 22

comment 1

"...this fun and informative video demonstrates some simple but beautiful ballet movements that you can learn at home..."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Royal Academy of Dance, Sleeping Beauty, juvenile, ballet
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Jean Fritz
movies

eye 11,445

favorite 7

comment 0

"Paul Revere comes to life in this meticulously detailed story of what he did before, between and after his patriotic adventures."
Topics: vhs, ages 7-12, Rex Robbins, Jeff Koeb, Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Prelinger Archives
by Western Electric Company, Inc.
movies

eye 90,002

favorite 110

comment 19

Cartoon showing how sound motion pictures work, produced by a company that was an innovator in the field. Story by W.E. Erpi (pseudonym for Western Electric, Electrical Research Products Inc.). Directors: F. Lyle Goldman and Max Fleischer.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Animation
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 12,250

favorite 72

comment 7

An animated film, in humorous style, which makes the point that dissimilarities between people are not basic but result from superficial environmental influences. Based on the pamphlet 'RACES OF MANKIND' by Ruth Benedict and Gene Weltfish. SPONSOR: United Auto Workers. PRODUCTION CO.: United Productions of America. DIRECTOR: Robert Cannon. WRITERS: Ring Lardner Jr., Maurice Rapf, Phil Eastman. MUSIC: Paul Smith. ANIMATION: John Hubley.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
PeriscopeFilm
movies

eye 3,794

favorite 19

comment 0

The Secret Land is a 1948 American documentary film about an American expedition code-named "Operation High Jump" to explore Antarctica. It won the Academy Award for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. This documentary, filmed entirely by military photographers, recounts the U.S. Navy's 1946-47 expedition to Antarctica, known as Operation High Jump. The expedition was under the overall command of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, no stranger to the Antarctic. This was a large...
Topics: Antarctica, U.S. Navy, Admiral Richard Byrd, 1946
A/V Geeks
by Encyclopedia Britannica
movies

eye 39,118

favorite 8

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Illustrates various roles of the horse in modern life, and traces the development and training of a colt until he becomes a prize saddle horse at three years of age. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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PeriscopeFilm
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This short, silent film from the 1940s features "Glamorous, Exciting Stars" -- pin-ups, dancers and burlesque acts. It was one of many films made during this era which were called "smokers", and ranged from harmless films like this one filled with posing, to more raunchy XXX movies. At  1:22  the film includes a segment featuring Josette, the "darling of the American Army in Africa and Italy" who was "photographed in Oran, North Africa in 1943". Josette...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Achieves a first revolution rendezvous and docking. Includes extravehicular activity with astronaut Richard Gordon attaching a tether to the Agena for station keeping exercises. Points out that the Agena burn propels astronauts Conrad and Gordon to a new altitude record of 739.4 nautical miles with an utterly fantastic view of the earth. Features the first fully automatic reentry in the Gemini Program. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact...
Topics: NASA, Gemini 11
Educational Films
by Ramsgate Films; FilmFair Communications
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With teacher's guide Shows women how to cope with physical assault. Warns against dangerous situations, such as walking alone at night and driving alone, and prescribes several methods of self defense, such as kicks, the heel grind, and the knee lift
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Self-defense for women
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by NBC News; NBC Educational Enterprises
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Producer, Martin Carr
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Topics: Juvenile delinquency, Children, Children, Juvenile delinquency
A/V Geeks
by U S Navy Dept
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Shows how to render necessary assistance in the emergency delivery of a baby. Tells how to determine when delivery is too imminent to risk transportation to a hospital and outlines procedures to follow during and immediately after delivery. 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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The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, drugs, television, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
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Made during the Soviet era, this propaganda / news film starts with the high treason criminal case against Oleg Penkovski, looks into the ravages of alcoholism, the penal system and the rehabilitation and isolation of criminals. It also examines the inevitable question--   why some USSR salaries are higher than others? It does this by discussing the difficulty of various jobs and the living environment of the workers. The next section explains the importance of electricity in production and...
Topics: 1963, Soviet Propaganda, Oleg, Penkovsky, Greville, Wynne, Stock Footage
Educational Films
by Alda, Alan, 1936-; Thomas, Marlo; Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication; MTI Teleprograms Inc
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Women, Women, Women, Women, Women, Women
National Film Preservation Foundation
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A whimsical yet serious-minded look into the future sponsored by the appliance and radio manufacturer. In the “1999 House of Tomorrow,” each family member’s activities are enabled by a central computer and revolve around products remarkably similar to those made by the sponsor. Power comes from a self-contained fuel cell, which supports environmental controls, an automatic cooking system, and a computer-assisted “education room.” Note: Produced in Eastmancolor. Renowned interior...
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Topic: sponsored film
British Government Public Information Films
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Amusing health propaganda trailer on the dangers of sneezing. NHS in 1948. Public health. Colds. Coughs and Sneezes spread diseases, Modern Public Health Campaign Films. Post War era.
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Topics: health, colds, nhs