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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
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Educational Films
by Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951; Contemporary Films, inc., New York. [from old catalog]
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Re-creates the life of Michelangelo (1475-1564), viewing the places he lived and worked. Examines his masterpieces-- "David," "Moses," the Medici monument, the "Last Judgment," and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Also includes works of da Vinci, Giotto, and Botticelli. Presented by Robert Flaherty, narrated by Fredric March, and produced by Curt Oertel. Academy Award winner.
Topics: Sculpture., Italy., Europe-History, 1492-1789., Artists., Art, Renaissance and Baroque.
Educational Films
by National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films (U.S.)
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eye 8,802

favorite 152

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Uses demonstration - experiments in water and glycerine to illustrate boundary layer concepts and phenomena. Demonstrates fusion welding from operation and adjustment of the welding equipment to multipass fusion welding of heavy steel plate. Uses animation and live action to show the proper torch, rod movement, and weld puddle control techniques.
Topics: Fluid dynamics, Boundary layer
Educational Films
by Frasconi, Pablo, director; Salzer, Nancy, director; Filmakers Library, inc
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eye 2,597

favorite 13

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Studies the ecological history of the American grasslands, describing the destruction of the grasslands by man and the present-day realization that the land has to be protected.
Topics: Urban renewal, Gentrification, Documentary films
Ephemeral VHS
by Apple Computer, Inc.
movies

eye 491

favorite 1

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Guide to photographing QuickTime VR panoramas.
Topics: vhs, quicktime vr, virtual reality, software, photography
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
movies

eye 4,291

favorite 22

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Tolstoy's brilliant tale of Czarist Russia about the plight of a woman caught in an archaic social situation make this a compelling love story with Greta Garbo, Fredric March, and Basil Rathbone
Topics: Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910, Anna Karenina (Motion picture), Literature
Educational Films
by 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
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
movies

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favorite 50

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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)
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Topics: Children's films, Crickets
Ephemeral VHS
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"Real-life fire engines and rescue equipment" -- description from box.
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Topics: vhs, children's videos, fire engines
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Education Development Center; National Institute of Education (U.S.)
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With teacher's guide and resource book
Topics: Teenage girls, Adolescent psychology, City and town life
Ephemeral VHS
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Pole Position is an animated cartoon series produced by DIC Entertainment. The name Pole Position was used under license from Namco, who held the rights to the name due to the video game Pole Position. The show sought to capitalize on the popularity of the video game. However, there is very little in common between the game and the show. Pole Position ran for 13 episodes on CBS in 1984 as part of their Saturday morning children's programming line-up, and later returned in reruns for a few...
Educational Films
by Lincoln Park Zoological Society
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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, Zoos
PeriscopeFilm
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eye 3,038

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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
Educational Films
by McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980. Medium is the massage; National Broadcasting Company; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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Issued in two parts
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Topic: McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980
Ephemeral VHS
by Sirius Thinking Ltd.
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favorite 14

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"Visit a family of special lions who live in a library where characters pop off the pages, vowels sing, and words take on lives of their own."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, reading, children
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
movies

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On the surface, this film may seem like an average science film about time and space, but like most of films from the Moody Institute of Science, there is an ulterior motive. The films host Irwin Moon had an interest in science as a child and later incorporated that interest into his life as a pastor. He would tour the country giving his Sermons of Science where the marvels of science provide the visible evidence of a Divine plan of creation. His work with GIs during World War II showed him the...
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Topic: religion vs. science
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
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Mowgli's Brothers is a 1976 television animated special directed by American animator Chuck Jones. It tells a story about a human baby called Mowgli who is adopted by jungle wolves, from whom he learns about love, justice, and the jungle code of loyalty. He must eventually assert his humanity to save his wolf parents from a tiger's malevolent influence. A largely faithful adaptation of the first chapter of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book ,  it originally aired on CBS on February 11, 1976. ...
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Topics: Children's films, Wolves, Jungles
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
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A story about a white seal named Kotick who learns how to get along in his Arctic environment during his herd's first migration. For elementary grades Other films in this series: Mowgli's Brothers (TV special) Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (TV special) See also: The Cricket in Times Square (TV special) Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV Special)
Topics: Seals (Animals), Children's films, Animal films
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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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.
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Dope, Baseball Drugs, Music Videos, Desperately Seeking Susan, Kids and Drug Abuse, The Color Purple, Geraldo Rivera on Drug Testing, Midnight Express, The Breakfast Club, Traci Lords, Moscone Law, January - May 1986. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Baseball Drugs, Music Videos, Desperately Seeking...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
movies

eye 1,280

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The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

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June 1994 . Robocop dope, riot control spray. Calloway, Hi De Ho. Koop, war on smoking, Koop not want tobacco prohibition, airlines cut ventilation, origin of AID, future of medicine, hemophiliacs infected by blood, future drugs as addictive as cocaine. MTV special Gangsta Rap, spread crack, Snoop Dog. Chained Heat 2, Brigitte Nielson honks a line of coke. Christina playmates in Jamaica. Beastie Boys, You Gotta Fight for Your Right (to Party). Kris of Hole (Courtney Love’s band) dies of...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Discusses the problems that arise when food intake is not coordinated with energy output, examining both obesity and anorexia nervosa. Shows how the body stores and uses food, the effects of prenatal and early childhood diet, and psychological influences on eating habits.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Obesity, Anorexia nervosa
Educational Films
by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
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Follows anthropologists Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
Topics: Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-, Yanomamo Indians
Educational Films
by Fleming, Victor, 1889-1949; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; MGM/UA Entertainment Co
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Treasure Island Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryStevenso./ia metadataale of a small boy's adventures amid a band of treasure - seeking pirates, in which Magoo plays the rascally long John Silver. Presents a film record and analysis of the triumphs of the Axis powers during the first phase of World War II. Shows how Nazi Germany and Japan conceived and carried out their plans for world conquest and explains how Allied indecision and...
favorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: English Literature., Children's Stories.
Ephemeral VHS
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"...the wildebeests favorite feeding grounds and the place where they give birth...to reach these fertile lands of the Serengeti, they must once more cross the treacherous, predator-filled waters of the Mara River.
Topics: vhs, African Wilderness, Sand River
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
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This 1974 film is dedicated by the Chlorine Institute to the public interest. It is specifically intended to assist firefighters and other emergency services. The techniques demonstrated are appropriate for emergency use; different circumstances might require modified or additional procedure. The information is drawn from sources believed to be reliable. The Institute, its members any organizations cooperating in the development of this film, jointly or severally, cannot be responsible for how...
Topic: Stock Footage
Early New York Films
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Early films from New York
Topics: NYC, New York, Early films
A/V Geeks
by Modern Learning Aids
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PSSC Physics Films Series Presents a study of the extension of senses to deal with very short time intervals. Timing devices--moving cameras, pen recorders and an oscilloscope--are shown and explained. 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
by Pyramid Films, inc
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Producers, David Adams, Mike Hoover; director and writer, Mike Hoover
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Topic: Mountaineering
Ephemeral VHS
by Fred Levine Productions
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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.
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Topics: vhs, construction
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
National Film Preservation Foundation
by Audio Productions Inc.
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First breast-cancer-awareness film released for wide distribution. Promoting self-examination as an early detection technique, the film shows women how to check for breast cancer symptoms. Note:  The ACS reported 1,300 prints in circulation in the first year of release. The film was said to have reached 1 million women over the age of 35. Also distributed in a 16-minute version. Revised version,  Time and Two Women , released in 1958.
Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
by ABC News; Carousel Films
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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
Topic: Women prisoners
Educational Films
by Walt Disney Productions; Walt Disney Educational Materials Company
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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...
Topic: Water birds
PeriscopeFilm
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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...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Massacre, War Crime, China, World War II
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Joey, Educational Film, Deacon, Joseph John, Children with disabilities,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Darryl F. Zanuck
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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.
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Topics: WWII, Military Training Film, John Ford
Ephemeral VHS
by 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
Educational Films
by Time-Life Video
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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.
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Topics: Human reproduction, Reproduction
Orgone Archive
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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
Topic: orgone archive
Educational Films
by Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980; Pyramid Films, inc
movies

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Director, Dick Lester
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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End of Olmpics - skaters, Steve Kubby, Barry Bonds. 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
The Dope Tapes
by Masterpiece Theatre
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An international Emmy winner about the narcotics trade. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Masterpiece Theater, narcotics, Traffik, Europe
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
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Dating to 1965, this documentary film "The Decision to Drop the Bomb" takes a look at the most difficult decision in President Harry Truman's term in office: the decision as to whether or not to use the newly-developed atomic bomb against Japan. The film was produced by Fred Freed for NBC-TV  and narrated by Chet Huntley. The film begins the moment that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies in office. The new president, Harry S. Truman, has only served in office for a brief time....
Topics: Bomb, 1965, Chet Huntley, Hiroshima, Atomic Bomb, Stock Footage
A/V Geeks
movies

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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 .
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Topics: patriotism, propaganda
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 12,018

favorite 5

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Spanish immersion language instruction video for young children.
Topics: vhs, educational videos, spanish language instruction
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
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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).
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Topics: Children, School etiquette, Individualism
Educational Films
by Gullahorn-Holecek, Barbara; Dee, Ruby; WGBH Educational Foundation; Ambrose Video Publishing
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favorite 19

comment 0

Narrated by Ruby Dee
Topic: Anthropological ethics
Shaping San Francisco
by Chris Carlsson
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In February 2020, Pluto Press published Hidden San Francisco: The Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories by Chris Carlsson. This video, on San Francisco's storied "Freeway Revolt," is the 5th of a baker's dozen of "stops" (there are 85 "stops" in four themed chapters, and an additional 44 "stops" in five walking tours in the appendix) turned into short videos. I hope it will whet your appetite for both buying the book (available at...
Topics: freeway, freeway revolt, Sue Bierman, Embarcadero Freeway, Central Freeway, Malvina Reynolds,...
Educational Films
by Kilbourne, Jean; Cambridge Documentary Films
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eye 5,737

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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Women in advertising, Children in advertising, Sex in advertising, Advertising
Shaping San Francisco
by Caitlin Manning
movies

eye 26,316

favorite 15

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The infamous Geneva Towers housing project was imploded to make way for improved public housing.
Topics: public housing, Geneva Towers, implosion
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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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
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favorite 15

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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.
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Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Carousel Films; CBS News; CBS reports (Television program)
movies

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Producer and writer, David Lowe; reporter, Charles Kurait
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Topic: Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Educational Films
by National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana. University. Audio-Visual Center. [from old catalog]
movies

eye 4,763

favorite 34

comment 0

Topic: Sex instruction
British Pathé
British Pathé
collection
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11,787
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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 Harris, Hilary; Contemporary Films/McGraw-Hill
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favorite 12

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Presents the most important relationships and events in the lives of the Nuer, Nilotic people in Sudan and on the Ethiopian border. Demonstrates the vital significance of cattle and their central importance in all Nuer thought and behavior
Topic: Nuer (African people)
Drive-In Movie Ads
movies

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favorite 48

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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
by National Broadcasting Company; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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favorite 53

comment 0

With teacher's guide
Topics: Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, Architecture, Modern
PeriscopeFilm
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favorite 25

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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
Educational Films
movies

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favorite 41

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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,...
PeriscopeFilm
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Shot by a member of combat camera named Edwin C. Udey who was tasked with making a documentary about the field treatment of wounded, this silent footage was taken during the Battle of Saipan in 1944. Unlike most of the censored footage you will see from WWII, this material from the combat zone is quite raw. It is hard to watch without becoming emotional, seeing so many brave, young men who have been subjected to the horrors of battle. At :28 a Marine examines a Japanese emplacement or hole and...
Topics: Raw Combat Footage, Saipan, WWII, World War II, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
movies

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favorite 4

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Created in 1961 by the Highway Safety Foundation and Safety Enterprises, Inc., MECHANIZED DEATH is a legendary driver's education scare film that underscores the dangers of speeding and reckless driving. Made in an era when automobiles lacked the kind of modern safety features and crash-resistant designs that we take for granted today, and featuring bloody accident footage supplied by the Ohio Highway Patrol, "Mechanized Death" reveals the highways and byways as nightmarish avenues of...
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
by 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...
Educational Films
by Young, Jeff; Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Jüdische Frau
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favorite 11

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Short films, Jews in Germany
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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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
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Sex in Today's World (1968) Traces the development of human sexual identity from prenatal sex hormones to external influences of family and society. Jerome Kagan, professor of developmental psychology at Harvard, discusses how children acquire gender and role identity. Includes interviews with teenagers, homosexuals, and other with regard to the sexual standards of society.
Topics: Social Change., Sex Education., Human Sexuality.
Educational Films
movies

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favorite 63

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'Now Is the Time' featured actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis doing in-studio readings from the passionate writings of American Negroes as cameras caught on-location illustrative and impressionistic films of Philadelphia Negroes. A unique anthology of American Negro attitudes from the earliest days of subservience to current times of heightened self-respect." Includes footage of a church service, elderly women, children playing, decayed apartment buildings, protest marches and rallies, lunch...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Poetry, African Americans
Educational Films
movies

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favorite 94

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The World at War 20 -- Genocide, 1944-1945 Summary Examines the genocide of six million Jews who were massacred during the war years from 1941 to 1945 by Hitler and his known and unknown accomplices. Explains that genocide accompanied Hitler's rise to power and became an operating policy of the Nazis in dealing with Jews.
favoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: The World at War 20 -- Genocide, 1944-1945, Series: The World at War (1973), World War II...
Drive-In Movie Ads
movies

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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Snack Bar Mom (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :33 Sound: Yes Color Description: 1950s color film that opens with announcer asking a mom why she should cook for the family when they can be fed at the drive-in snack bar. Next is a boy walking down the food bar with a pizza box. A shot of two prepared hot dogs with extras, pizza, coffee, sodas, then shots of the family eating their food (chicken?) in an open convertible at the drive-in. No music This clip is...
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Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, intermission, snack bar, hot dogs, soda, coffee, pizza,...
Ephemeral VHS
by Arrigo Boito
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A presentation of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend.
Topics: vhs, opera, Faust, San Francisco Opera
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by McGraw-Hill Book Co.
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View From Space A graphic insight into the world of space photography. Includes footage showing the physical aspects of the earth and explains how man has profited from these photographic efforts. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary A graphic insight into the world of space photography. Includes footage showing the physical aspects of the Earth and explains how man has profited from these photographic efforts.
Topics: Educational Film, Space sciences, Space (Astronomy), Earth, Astronomical photography
A/V Geeks
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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
Drive-In Movie Ads
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All the popcorn and candy at the snack bar. Complete intermission film. Suggestion: insert clip between two movies when making a double feature dvd.
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Topics: drive-in, intermission
Ephemeral VHS
by Jeanette Jurado, Ann Curless, Gioia
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"Discover for yourself just how Expose has enticed and entertained its legion of admirers over the years...."
Topics: vhs, "Come Go with Me", "Tell Me Why", "Seasons Change" etc.
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX