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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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Produced in the 1940s, this wonderful movie takes you back to an era when flying was fun. Grab your trunks, prop off your plane & head for the beach. Members of the Long Island Aviation Club are shown headed out on a flying field trip. (The Club was based in Hicksville, but eliminated after World War II with the development of Levittown.) Gyrocopters, bi-winged stunt planes and amphibian planes that land near Wall Street in New York City for commuting.   The film also contains rare footage...
Topics: 1940, Civil Aviation, Gar Wood, Flying Clubs, Piper Club
A/V Geeks
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In this episode of Liftoff to Learning the astronauts of STS-58 show how the unique microgravity environment of Earth orbit is used for scientific experiments. They explain how the rules of scientific experimentation and safety that apply to research on Earth also apply to astronauts in space. The program is intended for grades 5-8. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, STS-58, Spacelab
Educational Films
by Handel Film Corporation
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Subjective camera techniques at historic sites trace the life of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, statesman, scholar, and sage. From the Americana series
Topic: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Educational Films
by WNDT (Television station : Newark, N.J.); Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Composers: the "American" Tradition University students illustrate, by using student photographs, old and new theories of photography and how to combine them for best results.
Topic: Composers
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Scenes of hamsters living under semi-natural conditions. Illustrates initial courtship and pairing, digging or burrow system with two nest chambers, and the mother's care of the young for approximately two weeks post partum
Topics: Hamsters, Animal behavior
Educational Films
by Braverman Productions; Films Incorporated
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Pictures six women--Katherine Graham, Virginia Apgar, LaDonna Harris, Shirley Chisholm, Nikki Giovanni, and Helen Reddy, who discuss a wide range of topics all of which point to a new attitude and a new image that women have of themselves
Topics: Women, Self-perception
Educational Films
by University of California, Los Angeles. Media Center
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Directed by N.E. Collias
Topics: Weaverbirds, Birds
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Science news you can use! This 60-second video explores why the sky is blue for grades 3-5.
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Por qué las palomitas de maíz explotan?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Agua, Extensión, Vapor
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 15
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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What is the Aurora Borealis?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Solar Wind, Charged Particles, Gas, Television, TV
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Examine the human physiologic changes that occur in astronauts while they are in microgravity and see how the human body re-adapts to Earth’s environment. This video Features astronauts from STS-51 explaining research conducted aboard the Space Shuttle that examined the six physiological systems (the heart, lungs, blood, muscles, cells and the immune system). To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, STS-51, physiological systems
Educational Films
by Wilkie, James W
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A reflection on the hazardous life of a trout before it is caught. Shows some of its predators, including insects, birds, otters, and ducks
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Topic: Trout
Educational Films
by Bryan, Sam; International Film Foundation
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Produced by Sam Bryan
Topic: Travel
PeriscopeFilm
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Made by Westinghouse in 1938-39, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair" is an American film directed by Robert R. Snody produced for the company's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair. (NOTE: our print of this film is not complete, and represents only half of the original movie. Our apologies but we thought it worth sharing nevertheless.) "The Middleton Family" illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the...
Topic: Stock Footage
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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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 Micheal Aldrich
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Ed Rosenthal Trial, Marijuana Logs, WAMM bust 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 Michael Aldrich
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Ed Rusenthal  Trial, Marijuana Logs, WAMM bust, NYC, Bush, Golden Gate Bridge Security, Ground Zero See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, DOPE, Drugs, Bay Area
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
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"Presents the stories of two immigrants--one who came legally, the other who did not--as well as commentary from immigration policy experts" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, immigration
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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Few San Francisco neighborhoods have gone through as dramatic a change as Dogpatch. East of Potrero Hill, once an industrial neighborhood making warships, steel, sugar, rope, and more, where flimsy wooden structures teetered on long-gone hills, the area has had an arts renaissance that is now giving way to high-end condos, the encroaching medical/biotech industry, and even more grandiose plans for highrise development. A microcosm of San Francisco’s history from the 1860s to the present....
Topics: Irish Hill, Potrero, Dutchman's Flat, Dogpatch, Noonan Building, Shipyard Trust for the Arts, Tubbs...
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Press conference with the crew of STS-51 describing mission highlights. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-51
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Press conference with the crew of STS-46 describing mission highlights. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, STS-46, space shuttle
A/V Geeks
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Press conference with the crew of STS-42 describing mission highlights. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-42
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining the technology of the computer mouse.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Computer Mouse, Opto-Mechanical Device, Light, Motion, Signals, Computer, Cursor
A/V Geeks
by Churchill Films
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Great animations of circulatory stuff. Closeups of blood moving. Boys play wrestle! Describes the need of the body cells for food and oxygen, for the disposal of waste products and for rest and excercise. Shows how blood returns from the capillaries to the heart through the venous system and how the chambers of the heart pump the blood through the arterial system to the capillaries. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have...
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Topic: circulatory system
Ephemeral VHS
by 22 Films
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Boston Public Schools' home reading program.
Topics: vhs, children, reading
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
by Centron Corp
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Dramatizes the story of a high school boy who finds difficulty in meeting and carrying through his responsibilities. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topic: emotional maturity
Topics: VHS, NOWCO - The New NOWCO Product Preview and Shrink Film Packaging Trade Secrets Video
A/V Geeks
by Bell System / audio Production
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For telephone linemen (and other telephone company employees) to avoid unsafe activities - such as using a blowtorch to unfreeze a manhole, etc. Uses narration and still photos to illustrate the activities. 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
by Virgina State Department of Education
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How modern convenient shopping results in a growing trash problem.
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Topics: avgeeks, garbage
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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Rethinking 1968: What Happened, How Has It Shaped Us? Rarely has the entire globe seen such a far-reaching revolt as the revolutionary upheavals of the 1968-70 era, whose effects continue to reverberate for better and worse through to our time. Join critical analysts and participants  Judy Gumbo, George Katsiaficas, Mat Callahan , and  Carlos Muñoz  for a provocative historical inquiry.  Co-hosted by PM Press .
Topics: Protest, social movements, feminism, women's movement, Yippies, Black Panthers, Chicano Moratorium,...
Ephemeral VHS
by Nebraska ETV/Great Amwell
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Children's poetry dramatizations.
Topics: vhs, poetry, educational, children
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
by Irvmar Productions
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Shows how children meet and correctly cope with situations calling upon them to remember each of the safety rules they have been taught. 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
by Coronet
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Raises the question of spirit and sportsmanship when a high school basketball team plans retaliation against a rival school. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archives. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topic: school spirit
A/V Geeks
by Fred A Niles
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We step through an exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry that looks at sound and how our body receives it. Ultimately, its a promotional film for Hammond but its fun nonetheless. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archives. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topics: organ, sound
Ephemeral Films
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No. 11-324 Official Training Film
Topic: Ephemeral Film
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Discusses the life of the Pacific salmon and describes the commercial fishery activities involved in taking it from the sea and putting it into a can for use as a healthful, protein-rich food on the family talbe. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topics: salmon, canning
PeriscopeFilm
by Castle Films
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U.S. propaganda newsreel from World War II (WWII) featuring amazing footage of the air sea battles that raged near the Marshall Islands. Featured ships are: the battleship USS Texas, the submarine USS Wahoo, the cruisers USS San Francisco, and USS Boise. Also includes footage of fleet manuevers of PT Boats, destroyers, aircraft carriers, battleships and L1 and G1 blimps on anti-submarine patrol.
Topic: World War II (WWII) propaganda film.
A/V Geeks
by National Broadcasting Company.; United States. Navy.; Lucerne Films.
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Victory at sea Episode 2. Pictures Hawaii and Japan in 1941. Tells how the Japanese sought ways to secure the oil of Southeast Asia. Describes the rendezvous of the Japanese in a hidden harbor in the Kurile Islands, assembling the Pearl Harbor striking force.
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Topics: ww2, japan, pacific, navy
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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On activities of youth. in the out-of-school program of the NYA in New Mexico. Spanish crafts are practiced at Albuquerque (Mountain Park Recreation center), Cienega, Las Vegas, and Jemez Springs. Boys work with wood and tin and girls weave and embroider. Other activities include tennis court construction, restoration of kivas, school construction, and furniture making. Shows recreational activities at the camps. National Archives Identifier: 37240 Local Identifier: 119.19 Creator(s): Office...
Topics: Archaeology, Handicraft, Motion pictures, New Mexico, Students, Work
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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On NYA centers in Georgia and Alabama. Reel 1, Negro boys feed chickens and pigs, plow with tractors, landscape grounds, and repair dormitories at centers in Boligee, Ala., and in Dorchester, Ga. Girls prepare and serve meals, weave baskets, and make mattresses. Reel 2, boys construct chairs in a woodworking class at an Atlanta high school. Shows home economics classes, radio instruction, and shoe making courses at Georgia State College Girls cook meals, make dresses, and attend nursing classes...
Topics: Georgia State College (Atlanta, Ga.), Home economics, Landscape, Livestock, Motion pictures, Work,...
Ephemeral VHS
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Undated video of a lecture on meditation technique.
Topics: vhs, meditation
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Early New York Films
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Parade of Horses on Speedway
Topics: New York, New York City, NYC, Early films, Early films of NYC
Ephemeral VHS
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Topics: VHS, Nintendo64 Majoras Mask - Banjo Toole Preview
Ephemeral VHS
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"An easy to follow program using the Mensendieck System, the revolutionary European method of back care." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, back pain, fitness, mensendieck system
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
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Explains the principles of jet propulsion and Newton's third law of motion. Shows various types of jet engines, jet airplanes in flight and their advantages and disadvantages. Uses animation to explain the basic operation of the jet engine. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit...
Topic: Stock Footage
A/V Geeks
by Encyclopedia Britannica
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Pictures the struggle between the aspirations of the colonists for self-government and the need for a strong central government. Describes the creation of the first legislative body in the New World. Reveals the role of tobacco in the colony's economy. 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
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: jamestown, colony, american history
A/V Geeks
by Walter J Klein Company
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A pharmacist talks about high blood pressure. Little scenarios with customers. Mutton chop sideburns and platform shoes.
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Topics: Medical Ethics., Bioethics.
A/V Geeks
by Walter J. Klein Company.
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Describes North Carolina's numerous public and private golf courses and the many tournaments which are held in the state each year.
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A/V Geeks
by Public Health Service
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Hospitals for disaster, Packaged disaster hospitals. 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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Ephemeral Films
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A 1966 British documentary about the visit of Mohammad Ayub Khan to Britain.  Produced by British Pathe News for the Central Office of Information.
Topics: Short film, 1966, 1960s, Documentary, Travelogue, Central Office of Information, Government film
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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Part of the "Ecology Emerges" oral history interviews covering the last 50 years history of Bay Area ecological activism, from conservation to environmental justice. Karen Pickett was an early participant in the Berkeley Ecology Center, worked on its early recycling effort, later set one up at Merritt College, and more recently has been a staffer for the Bay Area Coalition for the Headwaters. She's been part of the Earth First! movement too.
Topics: ecology, Ecology Emerges, recycling, Berkeley Ecology Center, Headwaters, Earth First!
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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An interview with Carole Schemmerling, cofounder of the East Bay Urban Creeks Council. The interview was in Berkeley at her home, part of the "Ecology Emerges" collection of oral histories, investigating the arc of conservation to environmentalism to ecology, environmental justice and finally, social justice.
Topics: ecology, environmental justice, Urban Creeks Council, urban waterways, daylighting creeks, water...
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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Oscar Grande is an organizer with PODER in San Francisco's Mission District, an organization dedicated to environmental and social justice.
Topics: Environmental justice, ecology, urban agriculture, economic growth, transportation, urban gardens,...
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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Nikki Henderson, executive director of People's Grocery in Oakland, sits down to add her story to our Ecology Emerges series of interviews, tracking the arc of ecological activism from the early conservation movement to the environmentalism of the late 1960s and early 1970s, through the radicalizing direct action ecologists and finally to the environmental and social justice activists of the early 21st century.
Topics: ecology, Ecology Emerges, urban agriculture, economic growth, environmentalism, environmental...
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Por qué son las burbujas redondas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Carga, Positiva, Negativa, Agua, Molécula, Atracción
PeriscopeFilm
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An official film made by the War Department, Highballing to Victory is a short US propaganda movie made toward the end of World War II about the importance of material and transportation in the war effort.  The movie includes an emphasis on the story of tires, which proved vital for the war effort.  At the 5:50 mark tire "casualties" are seen with tires damaged or destroyed in accidents, from wear, or combat.  A B-24 crash is seen at 6:40, and other aircraft making ground loops and...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Highballing To Victory, Film
PeriscopeFilm
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This black and white film about Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz contains graphic WWII footage. Ocean waves roll as a destroyer’s guns fire at Japanese ships. Nimitz boards to salutes (:17- 1:01 ). 1942, Japanese footage shows its Pacific fleet protected by airplanes. Japanese soldiers practice fighting with bayonets attached. Japanese General Tojo attends a party where Japanese and Nazi swastika flags hang on the wall ( 1:02 - 2:12 ).   Nimitz boards. Crew move torpedoes across the desk ( 2:13...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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Produced by Sun Dial Films Inc. in the 1960s, Traditions Old, Traditions New (MN-10365e) is a U.S. Navy film that shows viewers how the Navy is adapting to the times with a new Guided Missile Destroyer, also referred to as a DDG ship. The film opens with a shot of a statue in the National Cemetery at Arlington, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and national monuments in Washington, D.C. Sailors get off a bus at Norfolk, VA and board the new DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd, a Charles F. Adams-class...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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The 1960s television program LEADERSHIPS SPEAKS featured prominent members of the U.S. military, speaking about defense and other issues. Here Vice Admiral William F. Raborn presents views on leadership to Howard K. Smith. At the time Raborn had risen to public attention through his work developing the Polaris missile system and leading the project to build and deploy it. The complex, high tech Polaris system was innovative in the way it was managed because it was developed in record time, and...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Rescued from the garbage bin of Rockwell International's defunct facility in Los Angeles, this silent film (which once had a soundtrack -- but we didn't find one in the dumpster so this is shown silent) features footage of the B-1 Bomber mock-up and General Dynamics' YF-16 Fighting Falcon prototype. The B-1 mock-up fuselage shown was made almost entirely of wood and debuted in 1971. At 3:10 engineers and U.S. Air Force maintenance crew are shown examining the mock-up and demonstrating how the...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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War Film 50, an industrial incentive movie titled “Yankee Noodle” shows how and what the ‘American Noodle’ has been able to create in wartime and in peace. The first innovative example is a washing machine ( 1:37 ) crafted from old wheels, hacksaws, nuts, bolts and improvised tools that could be used anywhere. Next, we see an old grappling hook, ropes and grenade launcher being used to blow mines ( 1:53 ). Another example is how a parachute was used to help land a plane with only one...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
In The Air Force Story’s “Chapter XVI: Maximum Effort, October 9, 1943” (SFP 263-16), viewers see how a coordinated attack on multiple German targets (Marienberg, Anklam, Gdynia, and Danzig) is carried out by several divisions of the U.S. Air Force. The film begins with shots of the B-17s and B-24s of the 8th Air Force Bomber Command in England. General Frederick Anderson briefs the Operations Command personnel on the upcoming mission (01:44). Anderson and his officers look at maps and...
Topic: Stock Footage
The Federal Civil Defense Administration presents Role Of The Warden In The H-Bomb Era (TB-27-3), a 1955 educational film that reviews the duties of the block or community warden in the event of a hydrogen bomb attack. The film was considered important to make because while the public had been led to believe that an atomic bomb attack might be survivable, few believed that a hydrogen bomb could be, and as the film points out "civil defense must begin at the grass roots". The film...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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This black & white educational film is about the Native Americans working at a Southwest Mission. This was an Arthur Barr Production from 1965.   Opening titles: a Native American turns a book that has the credits on it - MISSION LIFE, Alta, CA 1776 (:10-:46). A Native American rings a bell. A Monk writes. Sheep graze in Alta, CA. Fertile grass and plants. Hands touch squash. A Native American eats fruit from the branch. A Monk blesses a Native American at a Mission. A Monk writes. The...
Topics: Catholic Mission, California, Southwest, Mission Life, 1965, Churches, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most comprehensive looks at the Pacific Campaign on land, sea and air. In 24 separate 30 minute episodes, "Crusade" journals the War through tons and tons of basically uncensored stock footage, along with the timeless voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis.  This episode of Crusade in the Pacific, "MacArthur Returns to the Philippines" examines the effort to retake the...
Topics: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chester W. Nimitz, Douglas MacArthur, Philippines, Battle Of Leyte Gulf,...
PeriscopeFilm
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Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most comprehensive looks at the Pacific Campaign on land, sea and air. In 24 separate 30 minute episodes, "Crusade" journals the War through tons and tons of basically uncensored stock footage, along with the timeless voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis. This episode of Crusade in the Pacific looks at U.S. and British interests in the Pacific prior to World War II including...
Topic: Stock Footage
Made for the home market during WWII, this black & white silent film shows news events in the year 1943, focusing on WWII. It was edited by Leslie Winik. Opening titles: News Thrills of 1943 (:07-:11). Title: Allied Victory in Tunisia. General Montgomery discusses the final push with his men. He stands and talks as the men smile. General Eisenhower visits Montgomery for a council of war. The two shake hands. Gabes falls to the British as rockets are fired, explosions abound. A parade...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This brief film from 15 September 1948 shows Major Richard L. Johnson landing at the end of a record-setting flight of the then-new North American Aviation F-86A-1-NA Sabre, 47-611. Johnson set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record Speed Over a 3 Kilometer Course, flying the sixth production North American Aviation F-86A-1-NA Sabre at Muroc Air Force Base, California (renamed Edwards AFB in 1949). Note the gun port doors on this early production aircraft. They opened in...
Topics: US Air Force, Major Richard L. Johnson, World Record Speed Flight, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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THE LAST CLEAR CHANCE   is a 1959 American short film produced and directed by Robert Carlisle. Sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad, Last Clear Chance is a safety film intended to warn young drivers to be careful at railroad crossings. The film's cast consists of William Boyett, Harold Agee, Mrs. Harold Agee, Tim Bosworth, William Agee, Christine Lynch, and Lou Spraker. Written by Leland Baxter, the film was shot in parts of Idaho. Wondsel, Carlisle & Dunphy Inc, based in New York City,...
Topics: 1959, Union Pacific Railroad, The Last Clear Chance, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This 1960s era home movie is a true rarity because it was shot with sync'd sound track. It shows the Rose Parade, including Vice President Richard Nixon as Grand Marshall.   This film is one of a large series of Rose Parade films in the Periscope Film LLC archive. The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Parade presented by Honda, is part of "America's New Year Celebration" held in Pasadena, California each year on New Year's Day (or on Monday, January 2...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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Made during the Apollo program, “Guidance and Navigation” is an official NASA film produced circa 1968 detailing those sophisticated and advanced systems that would take man to the lunar surface. Mark  01:45  shows us mission control in Houston, Texas, where engineers work in front of giant computers where they will monitor the pre-programed flight plan and modify as needed. Astronauts are also shown taking manual readings using a sextant at mark  03:00 . Following an animated portrayal...
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Presented by NASA, ALL SYSTEMS GO is a 26 minute film that was created in March, 1963 about the construction, testing, and documentation of the Gemini III Spacecraft. It also touches on the Project Mercury test launches and failures that resulted in the success of Gemini. The spacecraft shown in this film eventually culminated with the flight of Astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young.  It ended up being the ninth manned United Space spaceflight under NASA's direct control, and was also the...
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The AIDS Tapes
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Nightline, AIDS, A National Town Meeting, AIDS & Minorities, IVDU, June 1987. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
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Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
This episode of the U.S. Air Force's news magazine "Air Force Now" shows the USAF of the 1980s (probably 1983), with its main focus being NATO and the Soviet threat in Europe. At the start of the film the new, high tech AWACS aircraft is shown in operation, also known as the Boeing E-3 Sentry. This is an American airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Boeing as the prime contractor. Derived from the Boeing 707, it provides all-weather surveillance,...
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