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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 Malone, Adrian, producer, director; Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974, writer, narrator; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Producer and director, Adrian Malone; writer and narrator, Jacob Bronowski
Topic: Human genetics
Educational Films
by McCrea, Graydon. drt; Tamarack Films
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Intended audience: Ages 15 through adult
Topics: Gwich'in Indians, Kutchin Indians, Indians of North America
Educational Films
by Media Guild; Thames Colour Production
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eye 330

favorite 6

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Executive producer, Catherine Freeman ; producer/director Geoff Dunlop
Topics: Middle East., Society., War
Educational Films
by Media Guild; Thames Television, ltd
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Shows how technicians measure, mold and fit artificial limbs. Discusses how design requirements for function, comfort and appearance are coupled with principles of high performance, realiability and light weight
Topic: Artificial limbs
Educational Films
by Miller, Allan; Bookspan, Martin; Baron, Samuel, 1925-1997; Buswell, James, 1946-; Davenny-Wyner, Susan; Eddy, Timothy; McCoy, Seth; Paul, Thomas, 1934-; Roseman, Ronald; Taylor, Janice; Wyner, Yehudi, 1929-; Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Cantatas. Selections; Bach Aria Group; Lutheran Film Associates; Bach Aria Festival and Institute (3rd : Stony Brook, N.Y.)
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eye 550

favorite 2

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Samuel Baron, music director and flutist ; James Buswell, violinist ; Susan Davenny-Wyner, soprano ; Timothy Eddy, cellist ; Seth McCoy, tenor ; Thomas Paul, bass ; Ronald Roseman, oboist ; Janice Taylor, alto ; Yehudi Wyner, continuo ; Artist Fellows of the Institute
Topics: Composers., Music.
Educational Films
by Modern Language Association of America; Center for Applied Linguistics; Teaching Film Custodians
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eye 322

favorite 5

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With work paper
Topics: Languages, Modern, Language and languages
Educational Films
by Morash, Russ. drt; Irving, John. aus pro; Currier, Terrence P, 1934- nrt; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division
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eye 1,640

favorite 9

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Narrator, Terrence Currier
Topics: Pueblo Indians, Excavations (Archaeology), Archaeology
Educational Films
by National Council for the Social Studies. Audio-Visual Committee; Teaching Film Custodians, inc
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eye 355

favorite 4

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With teaching guide
Topic: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Educational Films
by Nielson-Ferns (Firm); Inter-video Productions; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films; Noranda Mines Limited; Raymond/Taffner Company
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eye 626

favorite 2

comment 0

French version released in 1974 under the same title
Topic: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
Educational Films
by Pett, John; Thames Television, ltd
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eye 747

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The series Destination America explores the making of the American nation through the influx of successive generations of European migrants. Deals with the migration of Germans to the United States, initially as religious and political refugees. Their dream of building a German society within America was largely shattered by two world wars
Topics: Germans, Emigration and immigration
Educational Films
by Porter, Edwin S; Niver, Kemp R; Thomas A. Edison, Inc; Library of Congress. Motion Picture Section; Pyramid Film & Video
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eye 831

favorite 8

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Produced by Thomas A. Edison Company
Topic: Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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eye 350

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Documentary
Topics: Labor and laboring classes, Documentary television programs
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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eye 256

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Anthony Quayle
Topics: Art, Chinese, Music, Chinese, Chinese poetry, Documentary television programs
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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eye 598

favorite 9

comment 0

Documentary
Topics: Science and industry, Documentary television programs
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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eye 382

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Documentary
Topics: Marriage, Documentary television programs, Manners and customs
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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eye 1,393

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Documentary
Topics: Documentary television programs, Civilization
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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eye 440

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Documentary
Topics: Labor and laboring classes, Documentary television programs
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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Documentary
Topics: Documentary television programs, Population
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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eye 498

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Anthony Quayle
Topics: Communism, Documentary television programs, Civilization, Manners and customs, Politics and...
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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eye 443

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Documentary
Topics: Documentary television programs, Manners and customs, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989; Time-Life Video
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eye 352

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Documentary
Topics: Law, Documentary television programs, Manners and customs
Educational Films
by RKO Radio Pictures; Teaching Film Custodians; Instructional Films Inc
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Presented by members of the motion picture industry
Topics: Motion picture industry, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Radiotelevisione italiana; Texture Films, inc
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A study of the neo-realistic film in post-war Italy. Includes excerpts from films by deSica, Rossellini, Antonioni, and Moravia, and interviews with their directors
Topics: Motion pictures, Realism in motion pictures
Educational Films
by Russell, Frederic Arthur, 1886-1973. Textbook of salesmanship; Beach, Frank Herman, 1895-1967; McGraw-Hill Book Company; Transfilm, Inc
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Making that Sale Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryMethods of closing difficult sales and the need for effective followups are presented. The demonstration should be clear, the prosp.ct should be answered and valid selling points should be stressed. Correlated with 'A TEXTBOOK OF SALESMANSHIP' by Russell and Beach. Peter F. Drucker combines drama and discussion in order to point out ways in which executives can better utilize their time...
Topics: Sales personnel, Selling
Educational Films
by Satie, Erik, 1866-1925. arr; Guerrasio, Guido. drt; Bernacchi, Adriano. pht; Texture Films
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617 feet
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989, Ernst, Max, 1891-1976, Miró, Joan,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Schaffer, Beverly, director; Turcotte, Shirley; National Film Board of Canada
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eye 1,579

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Editor, Sidonie Kerr ; cinematography, Joan Hutton
Topics: Incest, Incest victims, Sexually abused children
Educational Films
by Scott, Peter Ridsdale; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
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eye 325

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Producer, Edward Barnes; director, Peter Ridsdale Scott; narrator, Valerie Singleton; editor, John Bush; photographer, Ian Hilton
Educational Films
by Shepherd, Jack. Adams chronicles; Coe, Fred; Mosel, Ted; Tolan, Michael. Narrator; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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eye 640

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Presidents, Politics and government
Educational Films
by Shepherd, Jack. Adams chronicles; Coe, Fred; Mosel, Ted; Tolan, Michael. Narrator; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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eye 648

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Monroe doctrine, Presidents, Diplomatic relations
Educational Films
by Shepherd, Jack. Adams chronicles; Coe, Fred; Mosel, Ted; Tolan, Michael. Narrator; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Presidents, Politics and government
Educational Films
by Steel, Tom; Thames Television, ltd
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Summary: One in a series of eight films that traces the history of America as a nation of immigrants. With a population that includes two million Jews, New York is the biggest Jewish city in the world. Many are the children and grandchildren of people who fled Eastern Europe before World War I and came to the city's Lower East Side. Though no longer persecuted, most still lived in extreme poverty, working in thousands of sweat-shops in appalling conditions. All were determined that their...
Topics: Ethnic Groups., Immigration and emigration., Jews., #NAME?, Cities and towns- U.S.
Educational Films
by Steel, Tom; Thames Television, ltd
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eye 2,080

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Director, Tom Steel
Topics: Emigration and immigration, Irish Americans
Educational Films
by Stevens, Richard cmm; Philps, Michael; de Mattos, Ron. fme; Lockwood, Vic. pro; Twyman, Roger. pht; Broadway, Mervyn R. sde; British Broadcasting Corporation; Open University
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eye 511

favorite 5

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787 feet
Topics: Communication, Language and languages, Animal behavior
Educational Films
by Streep, Meryl; Time-Life Video
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eye 882

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Terminally ill, Sex (Psychology), Love
Educational Films
by Streep, Meryl; Time-Life Video
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eye 430

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Health insurance, Sick, Estate planning, Wills, Finance, Personal
Educational Films
by Streep, Meryl. cmm; Wartes, Burleigh. pht; Van Dyke, Peter. sde; Schilling, Richard W. pro; Tapper, David A. pro; Pollard, Samuel D. fme; Gare, Pam. prm; Time-Life Films
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eye 277

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Note: Censorship rating: General
Topics: Stress (Psychology), Sick, Critically ill, Chronic diseases, Interpersonal relations, Cancer
Ephemeral VHS
by TA-DUM Productions
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eye 2,559

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Children's musical concert. Features the songs "Dance in Your Pants", "Dinosaur Dip", "Gotta Hop", "Miranda the Panda".
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by TCI Tele-communications,Inc
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eye 1,069

favorite 4

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"Preview Interactive" Program guide for a remote control for digital cable
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by TMW Media Group
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eye 313

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"Uncover the countless ways in which Central and South American civilizations have influenced the U.S....from language to medicine, from food to manufacturing
Topics: vhs, teen viewer, Central American culture, South American culture, ancient civilization, manifest...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by TRUST, Inc
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Explores reasons behind the loss of confidence in the American judicial system. Solutions are proposed by individuals working in the field 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
Topic: Criminal justice, Administration of
Educational Films
by TVOntario
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eye 242

favorite 8

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Explains how the three major religions of the Middle East are differentiated into various smaller sects which compete for influence and souls. Seventh in a series of fourteen programs originally shown on television Intended audience: Junior high school through college students A foreign film (Canada)
Topics: Sects, Religion
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp
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(Available for public performance.)
Topics: Petroleum industry and trade, Social history, Social conditions
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Allegiance, Identity (Psychology), Identity, Politics and government
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topic: Politics and government
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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eye 427

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Administrative and political divisions, Politics and government
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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eye 318

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Islamic civilization, Civilization, Islamic
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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eye 241

favorite 1

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel-Arab conflicts
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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eye 204

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Title from data sheet
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
movies

eye 269

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Families, Social conditions
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Islam, Islamic civilization, Civilization, Islamic
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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eye 187

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Title from data sheet
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation. Films & Video
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Title on container: The Middle East, beyond the headlines lies understanding
Topics: Revolutions, Politics and government
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Mideast Productions, Ltd; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Host, Richard Bulliet
Topics: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Religion
A/V Geeks
by TWA
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eye 384

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Odd newsreel made for TWA (perhaps to be shown on flights?) with news pieces about gold, Exxon transporting oil from the Valdez to San Francisco, Free-style skiing and the Citicorp Center skyscraper in NYC.  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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: gold, oil, skiing, skyscraper
Educational Films
by TYO Productions, Inc
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eye 309

favorite 5

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Biting commentary, set to square dance calls, on the non-humanizing aspect of education
Topic: Education
Ephemeral VHS
by Take It MediaGmbH
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"Official Battle Of TheYear 1999 Video Documentation."  Breakdance Crews include: Bag of Trix, Five Amox , Fresh in Attack, South African Allstars et.al.
Topics: vhs, DJ Swiftrock, DJ Leacy, Studio 17, Hip Hop
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Tamilee Webb
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"Tamilee Webb is an internationally recognized physical fitness expert...She consulted with sports training experts, Dr. Peter Francis and Dr. Lorna Francis, to create this program designed especially for teens."
Topics: vhs, Teen Workout, Physical Fitness
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Tapper Productions
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eye 521

favorite 5

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Dramatizes American history and the struggle for human dignity through an adventure story of two young English boys who came to the American Colonies in 1750 as indentured servants
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Bound for Freedom, Educational Film, American Revolution (1775-1783)
Educational Films
by Tapper Productions
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favorite 4

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Dramatizes American history and the struggle for human dignity through an adventure story of two young English boys who came to the American Colonies in 1750 as indentured servants
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Bound for Freedom, Educational Film, American Revolution (1775-1783)
Educational Films
by Tashlin, Frank
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eye 7,265

favorite 13

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Daffy Duck protects his war-time salvage yard from a Nazi goat
Topic: Animated films
Educational Films
by Tashlin, Frank. 'possum that didn't; Pterodactyl Productions; BFA Educational Media
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With study guide
Topics: Opossums, Animal films, Animated films
Ephemeral VHS
by Tatum Video
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eye 165

favorite 0

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"Come ski the slopes with Olympic and World Champion BILLY KIDD. No matter what your age or ability level - beginner, intermediate or advanced - BILLY KIDD will help you ski 100% better by teaching you the techniques and skills of world class racers."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, skiing
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Taylor, John, 1914-1992. drt; Moore, John, 1907-1967. aus; Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. cmp; British Transport Commission. Film Unit; International Film Bureau
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eye 604

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With commentary
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Civilization
Educational Films
by Taylor, Paul, 1930-; Steeg Productions; Harris Communications
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eye 288

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Paul Taylor and Company: An Artist and his Work (1968) Shows the traditions and customs of middle-class Chinese life, with emphasis on the struggles of an American-educated Chinese man to support and educate his large family. Depicts the purchase of food and a family luncheon, the children of the family at play and at school, the delight of Chinese children in the visit of the monkey-man, the respect for elders, and a trthe Temple of Heaven.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Taylor, Paul, 1930-, Dance, Dancers, Choreographers
Educational Films
by Tazewell, Charles. The littlest angel
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eye 2,793

favorite 29

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Based on the book of the same title by Charles Tazewell Tells about a lonely little angel and his humble gift to the Christ child 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
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Christmas stories, Children's literature, Animated photography
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Teaching Film Custodians
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eye 315

favorite 3

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Martin Luther (1970) -- excerpt A dramatization of the life and work of Martin Luther from the time of his taking the vows of the Augustinian monastic order, through his ordination as a priest, his self doubts, his opposition to the selling of indulgences, the posting of his ninety-five these, his debate at Leipzig with John Eck, papal excommunication, the burning of the papal decree and concluding his refusal to recant before the Diet at Worms.
Topic: Luther, Martin, 1483-1546
Educational Films
by Teaching Film Custodians
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eye 541

favorite 3

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Presents the setting of London in 1600 as playgoers cross the Thames to the Globe Theatre in Southwark. Describes the location, audience, players, construction, and conventions of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Twelfth night (Shakespeare, William), Theater
A/V Geeks
by Teaching Films
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eye 1,160

favorite 9

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Boy on 1940's airplane; inside the hangar; crews working on propellers; plane on runway; inside the control tower; pilot with charts; crew and food service boarding airplane; checking landing gear; fueling the plane; baggage on conveyer belt; propellers spinning; engine smoking; man viewing plane from control tower; pilots in cockpit; airplane taking off; view of airport from sky; view of plane in flight. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Educational Films
by Teale, Edwin Way, 1899-1980. Autumn across America; Hobel-Leiterman Productions; Xerox Films
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eye 1,462

favorite 9

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Autumn Across America Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Travels across the continent to observe the changes in nature that autumn brings. Stresses the dependence of every living species upon other living spec./ia mr survival.
Topics: Autumn, Natural history, Conservation of natural resources
Educational Films
by Teale, Edwin Way, 1899-1980. Wandering through winter; Hobel-Leiterman Productions; Xerox Films
movies

eye 6,721

favorite 154

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Wandering Through Winter Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Uses close - ups of animals in their natural habi./ia metadata wanderingthroughwinter --appbrings to the country. Shows winter as a time of migration and hibernation, a constantly recurring drama of nature.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Winter, Natural history
Ephemeral VHS
by Technical and Modernity Inc.
movies

eye 431

favorite 2

comment 0

Karaoke versions of A Foggy Day, Somebody Loves Me, Moon River, Some Enchanted Evening, Red Roses For a Blue Lady, Strangers in the Night.
Topics: vhs, karaoke
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
National Film Preservation Foundation
by Ted Steeg Productions
movies

eye 582

favorite 10

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Film promoting consumption of coffee in youth-oriented coffee houses. Accompanied by a folk music sound track,  Coffee House Rendezvous  profiles seven coffee houses located near churches and college campuses and illustrates the wholesome activities that occur in these public places. Note:  The film was made as part of the “Think Drink” campaign mounted by the Coffee Information Service, whose objective was to turn 17- to 20-year-olds into coffee drinkers. Produced in Eastmancolor. The...
Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
by Tektronix, inc., Beaverton, Or. [from old catalog]
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eye 420

favorite 7

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Topic: Cathode ray oscillographs
Educational Films
by TeleCulture
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Son transforms a dull piano lesson into a cheerful but strenuous group effort, and the boy dupes Father into a surprise finale
Topic: Comedy
Educational Films
by TeleCulture
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Originally released as Vater und Sohn: Das Gespenst (The Ghost) A ghost manages to scare the wits out of a park full of strollers, including Father. One of several essentially silent vignettes based upon the wordless cartoons  Father and Son  ( Vater und Sohn ) byn Erich Ohser (pseudonyrm: E. O. Plauen) .  View also: "Father & Son: The Good Samaritans" (LINK) About the source material: Father and Son was a generally wordless comic of five or six panels, in which the mustached...
Topics: Vater und Sohn, Erich Ohser, E. O. Plauen, silent film, german, comedy, ghost, Comedy