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Ephemeral Films

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



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A/V Geeks
by S.C. Johnson Wax
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In this proto-infomercial by SC Johnson Wax, we see what looks to be a woman’s TV show on the surface. Women learn fashion tips at the stylish NY Airport’s TWA Terminal, how to tastefully arrange their furniture from influential 1950s designer William Pahlmann , how to care for their house plants and learn how to make goulash with hot dogs by zany actor Walter Slezak (Lifeboat, Treasure Island, Bedtime for Bonzo). And since several of SC Johnson Wax’s products were aerosol based, women...
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Topic: housewives
A/V Geeks
by SC Educational TV Center.
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Nutritional information for rural South Carolinian families.
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Topics: food, nutrition
A/V Geeks
by SC Educational Television
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Explains how parasitic worms can invade your body if you don't wash your hands and you use the out of doors as a bathroom. See also Ro-Revus Talks About Worms
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Topics: parasites, nutrition
A/V Geeks
by Sandler Institutional Films.; AIMS Media.
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Explains the importance of paying attention, asking for help when it's needed, being prepared, developing good study habits and respecting school property.
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Topics: Students -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature, Responsibility -- Juvenile literature, Students...
A/V Geeks
by Schlitz Brewing Company/Centralab/Edlin Film Productions
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So this is Elk Country! Schlitz did a series of sportsman films featuring hunting and fishing in various remote locations. In this film, we see hunters "roughing it" by sitting around the campfire watching a portable television powered by Centralab batteries and drinking Schlitz beer. These films were often shown to men’s organizations. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: Schlitz Brewing, Beer, Centralab, Hunting, Cervidae, Edlin Films
A/V Geeks
by Scholastic Magazines
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A French language teaching film. Presents a dramatization in which a boy and a girl tour a French workshop after their washing machine breaks down.
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Topics: French language -- Films for English speakers, French language.
A/V Geeks
by Screenscope
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Expresses the impact of the space program on the genius of creative artists by presenting the dancing of Edward Villella; space inspired paintings by James Wyeth, Mitchell Jamieson, and Lamar Dodd; interviews with poet Archibald MacLeish and writer William F. Buckley, Jr.; and scenes from film director Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey. Includes appearances by Neil Armstrong, Thomas O. Paine, J. Carter Brown, and Arthur C. Clarke.
Topics: NASA, Apollo, artists
A/V Geeks
by Shell Oil
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Examines the historical development of different helicopter concepts that led to the final practical design, and discusses the helicopter's control mechanisms. 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: helicopter, aviation
A/V Geeks
by Sid Davis
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Presents the daily life of Officer Bryan -- his home, his family, his involvement in different cases and situations. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topic: police
A/V Geeks
by Sid Davis Productions
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Warns boys and girls against becoming victims of sex criminals. Shows the possible perils involved in a 'LOVER'S LANE,' 'BABY SITTING' and a 'PICK-UP' and explains how to avoid the situations. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: sid davis, kidnapping, babysitting
A/V Geeks
by Sid Laverents
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One of the A/V Geek's favorite filmmakers, Sid Laverents, makes an educational film about the life cycle of the butterfly.
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Topic: butterflies
A/V Geeks
by Sinclair Oil
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Ads about Sinclair Gas Stations and Home Heating Oil 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 Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 16 2021 Few Tests of a Child's Intelligence Molds and How They Grow Satellite Freeze Warning Better Breakfasts USA Banking In Action
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch With Devin Orgeron Car Fever Bate's Car : Sweet As A Nut Search for Happiness Why Man Creates
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 9 8 2020 Science Rules the Rouge Ears: Have You Heard the Latest? Pirro and the Lamp Be Someone Special Pipeline to the Clouds
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 9 9 2020 Depots and Warehouses Potato Festival 1951-52 B-1B NASA Space Report 1965 Common Sense Game Psychological Differences Between the Sexes Hopscotch
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Fool And His Money Your Junior High Days Have A Wonderful Evening Goodwill Ambassador Focus on LSD
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Great Annual BathTub Race Are You Ready for Marriage? Jet Roar Personal Health for Girls Breaking Ground College: Your Challenge Occupation Student
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Peer Pressure Robot Revolution Hidden Grievance Of Earphones and Goggles Roller Skate Fever Hand-Me-Downs
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks lunchtime streaming show of 16mm films
Topic: AV Geeks lunchtime streaming show of 16mm films
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 10 22 ep 161
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Marco Polo's Travels (RIP Ed Asner) Sales Building Role Drugs and Beyond Compass for Agriculture
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Apollo 12 footage More Dates for Kay Boy Meets Dog Help Good Morning Mr Johnson Forrester v Forrester
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Fairness Game (silent) Squirrels Are Up. Squirrels Are Down Dream of Wild Horses City Water Supply Copper
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Mammals are Interesting Fire Science Hypnotic Behavior
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Taffy Color Keying in Art and Living Fire Prevention In the Home Carnival Circus
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 10 26 2021
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 03 2021 AVGeeksHMUnknown03 Bookkeeping and You Feeding Cattle Communities Depend on Each Other Otto the Auto OAFurnitureAds
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 477 aired live on Monday, Dec 27, 2021 screening: Animal Camouflage [Bermuda Hearing Aids] Harbor Pilot Major Donn Eisele Men Who Grow Cotton Help Wanted: Secretary ← Previous  |  https://archive.org/details/a-v-geeks-lunch-12-27-2021  |  Next AV Geeks Lunch → https://youtu.be/xhZRSaweNbU
Topics: 16mm, Donn Eisele, NASA, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 481 aired live on Monday, Jan 3, 2022 screening: Le Marche Aux Vaches Black Felt Teaching Boards Noise Youth Dances Shelter - Almost Anyone Can Build A House Editing Synchronous Sound ← Previous  |  https://archive.org/details/a-v-geeks-lunch-1-3-2022  |  Next AV Geeks Lunch → https://youtu.be/z1M1lVnDq_s
Topics: 16mm, sound design, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks lunchtime streaming show of 16mm films
Topic: AV Geeks lunchtime streaming show of 16mm films
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm film daily streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm film daily streaming show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show with Josh Schafer Stoned Revenge of the Nerd.
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm film daily streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm film daily streaming show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks @ Hunt Library 279
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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Topics: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show, 16mm, Louis Nye, Lou Frizzell, Dick Tufeld
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 5 28 2021
Topic: AV Geeks Lunch 5 28 2021
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Understanding Fire Race for Space
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Flying Action Airport in the Jet Age Flight 108
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Gay 90s Live Again For the Next 60 Seconds Biomedicine Rebuilds The Human Anatomy Before Saturn Assorted CB TV commercials Dress for Health
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Story of the New Baby (silent) Here Comes The Circus Consumer Skills: Buying Services Hey Stop That! Planting Our Garden Communications In the Modern World
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Germs and Your Body (silent) Smelling Wind And Their Causes Tic Tock Time Clock Tool Power
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 7 2022 Air Introduction to a RADEF Exercise Violin Maker - In Praise of Hands Control Your Emotions Smoking Personal Pollution Cigarette Ads Thinking Book (with Sidney Poitier)
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 10 2022 Astrodome Footage What Time Is It? Visual Perception Worms We Said We'd Come Back
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 17 2022 Les Bouquinistes City Driving The Sixties Coming Home MLK compilation reel
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 2 4 2022 Home Movies Crip's Fishing Camp Galvenston TX Deadly Spiders White Water/Grey Hair Posture and Exercise 1970s TV Trailers Reel C Aspect - Table Manners Segment (from NCSU) Date with Your Family Good Table Manners
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 3 9 22 Texas Home Movies PNHomeMovies03 Emotional Health AC 1971 Campaign (toe-tapper at the end) Flashover
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 3 18 22 HM: My Fourth Year (ASA-0198_2018-0016.) Adventuring Pups Flags 2 Seatbelt for Susie PSA Reel 12 (up to the rope jumping mime)
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 3 22 2022 Christophers TV Program This is The Life
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 4 5 22 Home Movies Misc (OAHMD2013_1) Commercial Photographer Kiddie Camera (ASC-0046b_2007-0182) Cities of the Web Discovery of Radioactivity Retropsect Family Interview
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 4 20 22 Destruction of a Dam State Services Housefly and Its Control Mr Pounds Farmers Face the Future
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 5 10 2022 Modes for Molars Library A Place of Discovery Speeding your Reading Ski School Part 1 Children in Spring
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 5 26 2022
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 5 27 2022
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show 150 mph Train Test Dental Health How and Why Crafty Animal Caper Good Health Practices Cooking Terms What Do They Mean Burns and Scalds
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show Danger Trail Dolls From Many Lands Battle of the Bugs Citizenship and You Inside Out - Breakup
Topics: 16mm, streaming