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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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Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004 Chris Carlsson
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favorite 3

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"Diamond Dave" Whitaker recites his Digger poem
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Diamond Dave Whitaker, Diggers, counterculture
Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004 Chris Carlsson
movies

eye 2,329

favorite 2

comment 1

Lifelong Bernal Heights resident George Will describes growing up in the marshland near the Old Clam House on Bayshore Blvd. in the 'teens.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Islais Creek, wetlands, Bernal Heights
Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004
movies

eye 14,733

favorite 21

comment 2

scenes of Japanese-Americans being shipped out of the Fillmore on their way to "internment".
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Japanese Internment, WWII, war crimes
Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004 Mary Ellen Churchill
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eye 2,612

favorite 0

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Alliance for the Rank and File activists in Local 2 HERE led a strike against Zim's Coffeehouse chain.
favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: strike, restaurant workers, Local 2
Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004 Mary Ellen Churchill
movies

eye 2,415

favorite 3

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A rank and file member of Local 2 denounces the rampant corruption and anti-democratic practices of the union leadership under Joe Belardi.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Union democracy, rank and file, corruption
Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004 Chris Carlsson
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eye 2,946

favorite 0

comment 1

Artist Mona Caron describes the meaning of her mural along the newly christened Duboce Bikeway.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: murals, Duboce Bikeway, Mona Caron
Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004 John Fulbright
movies

eye 1,906

favorite 1

comment 4

How a shrine to Shiva emerged in Golden Gate Park in the form of a cement pylon.
favoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Shiva, Golden Gate Park, religion
Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004 Mary Ellen Churchill
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eye 5,038

favorite 2

comment 1

Alejandro Murguia, who fought in the 1978 Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, describes the role San Francisco played in the uprising.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Sandinistas, Nicaragua, Bernal Heights
Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004
movies

eye 7,864

favorite 12

comment 1

Sped-up trip eastward along the old Sutro Steam railroad from Cliff house back towards the then-empty Golden Gate.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Golden Gate, Lands End, railroad
Shaping San Francisco
May 10, 2004 Biotic Baking Brigade
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eye 3,909

favorite 0

comment 1

Mayor Willie Brown is hit with 3 pies by activists of the Biotic Baking Brigade at a "Clean-up" event in Bayview/Hunter's Point.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Willie Brown, Biotic Baking Brigade, pie-throwing
Shaping San Francisco
Jun 22, 2004 Chris Carlsson
movies

eye 8,770

favorite 3

comment 0

Artist Pele DeLappe describes her encounter at age 15 with Frieda Rivera (Kahlo), sitting around painting and smoking cigarettes together, while Diego Rivera was painting the San Francisco Stock Exchange mural (c. 1930)
Topics: Frieda Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Pele DeLappe
A/V Geeks
Aug 10, 2004
movies

eye 17,255

favorite 68

comment 8

This film shows us possible reasons that Cathy might not be eating breakfast every morning, but ultimately asks that we, the audience, "stop the projector and discuss". There's another film in this series, "Why Not Snack?" which deals with snacking (obviously). I've found that most of the school films that discuss nutrition are sponsored by a dairy organization. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: nutrition, dairy
A/V Geeks
Sep 2, 2004
movies

eye 30,619

favorite 99

comment 11

Teens Bud and Jack, eager to get some alcohol from the liquor store, ask the adult to buy it for them. Instead, the adult tells them a story of three teenagers who learn the hard way that "alcohol is a violent narcotic. In true Sid Davis form, the story ends with one innocent teen being killed and one who becomes an alcoholic bum, leaving the others to deal with guilt from their night of reckless abandon To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: evil alcohol, juvenile deliquency, kids in peril, sid davis
A/V Geeks
Sep 2, 2004
movies

eye 8,955

favorite 33

comment 8

Lou Rawls plays Naval recruiter trying to lure the young black whos tired of the limited work opportunities available to him or her. While the Navy did offer more opportunities to minorities than the civilian world, this film exploits the dissatisfaction the many minorities felt regarding racial equality in the workplace. Music is by Port Authority the US Navy's Soul Band. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topic: military
A/V Geeks
Sep 2, 2004
movies

eye 7,421

favorite 44

comment 7

Young Tommy sneaks around and discovers that his parents work hard to take care of him and his messes. After watching them slave and toil, he learns that he should be "a real member of his family team," so he can get a bigger allowance. Films like this tried to introduce kids to the idea of being a productive member of society. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: social engineering
A/V Geeks
Sep 2, 2004
movies

eye 27,395

favorite 53

comment 8

Made for home economics class, this is a primer on sensible food shopping. We learn to read canned food labels and get a glimpse at the mysterious grading system for various foods (and may understand why food grades are no longer advertised unless they are Grade A). Many of this films messages are still poignant today, especially since supermarkets are designed to encourage impulse buying. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topic: home economics
A/V Geeks
Sep 2, 2004
movies

eye 9,278

favorite 19

comment 7

Part of a film series on typical types of automobile crashes and their causes, this films starts with a goofy sequence with Bonnie and Clyde-type characters. Like many films made to address social woes (drugs, teen pregnancy, shoplifting) drivers education films were often cautionary tales where people were punished for their mistakes. The challenge of these films was to get their audiences to identify with the characters and situations on the screen. Especially hard were teenage audiences who...
favoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: driver education
A/V Geeks
Sep 2, 2004
movies

eye 17,708

favorite 46

comment 9

While attempting to show us the common hazards which cause workers to lose their balance, this film has more slapstick than most Three Stooges shorts - the films hero fall down more than thirty times. Its not clear whether the film was meant to be funny as workers probably were laughing at this poor schnook more than learning from his mistakes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: work safety
A/V Geeks
Sep 2, 2004
movies

eye 103,905

favorite 429

comment 30

Anita Bryant (famous Florida orange juice and anti-gay spokeswoman) narrates this film that tries to simplify its drug abuse message with an analogy of kids putting together a contraption out of Lego blocks. Although the metaphors often don't make sense, the visual impact of the film is stunning and could easily be quite popular with individuals consuming illicit drugs. Also, like most anti-drug films, this could be a tempting introduction to drugs for some youths yearning to escape their...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Topic: drugs
A/V Geeks
Sep 2, 2004
movies

eye 6,190

favorite 45

comment 3

This film was made for teachers as a reminder that learning disabilities and less-than-ideal home environments can affect students' performance and behavior. While this film was supposed to foster compassion for these children, some scenarios are so troubling and overdramatic that they could invoke a teacher's pity, thus allowing troubled students to pass onto the next grade without learning anything. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: social engineering
A/V Geeks
Sep 2, 2004
movies

eye 12,464

favorite 28

comment 7

A public service announcement warning of quack medical devices.. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: avgeeks, PSA
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 8,683

favorite 29

comment 5

The makers of Soapy the Germ Fighter are back to teach other things to keep us healthy. Young Jim and Judy learn about proper eating, keeping clean, proper rest and good toilet habits. The enthusiastic narrator reminds us not to be bashful or silly about bathroom habits and that we should go whenever we feel like it. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: personal hygiene, talking soap
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 4,696

favorite 13

comment 5

Perhaps that Cajun-sounding employee has a bigger problem than what he keeps griping about and now the union is involved. What a mess! What is a foreman supposed to do? To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: workplace politics
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 12,970

favorite 48

comment 8

This quirky film educates young drivers to try to share the road with bicyclists. We follow the growth of Lisa from a pig-tailed bicyclist to a teen driver who now must tolerate unpredictable bike-riders. GM likes bikes too! It's narrated by Jim Stringer - who did much of the music for Centron Films in the late 1970s and 1980s. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: driver education, traffic safety
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 22,379

favorite 52

comment 10

Like many other Centron venereal disease films, Innocent Party focuses on the morality and emotions associated with venereal disease rather than the medical aspects. The actual mechanics of syphilis transmission are only briefly mentioned let alone prevention via condom use, yet the shame and anguish are clear for all to see. This film echoes the common theme found in many venereal disease films - that premarital sex leads to VD. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: venereal disease, public hygiene
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 6,408

favorite 33

comment 6

Bill Duncan gets a Health Department citation for having a rusted-out garbage can. He talks to his buddy at the Health Department and learns that his neighborhood is filled with rats, disease carrying mosquitoes and neighbors who are eager to blame these problems on each other. These were common problems in suburbs where the health departments didn't always have the resources to intervene. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: public hygiene, suburbia
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 30,011

favorite 113

comment 16

This cautionary tale was aimed towards young, thrill-seeking teens. The exciting car chase at the end of the film may have glamorized joy-riding to students more than actually demonize it. If nothing else, the film reveals the primary perpetrator of auto thefts - bored, horny boys. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . Test
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: driver education, juvenile deliquency, kids in peril
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 37,170

favorite 115

comment 20

Tom gets in trouble when his mother finds a joint in his room. Instead of punishing Tom, his father challenges him to learn more about marijuanas evil effects on society. Nobody gets killed in this Sid Davis film, yet Tom still learns a harsh lesson after being mugged by druggies and learning that his best friend sells pot to school children To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topics: drugs, juvenile deliquency, sid davis
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 6,542

favorite 26

comment 5

This film uses a childs curiosity about animals to convey its messages. Young Helen learns that she cleans herself just like her cat Kitty does. Unfortunately, Helen doesnt pick up on the fact the Kitty doesn't like to be groped by a room full of grimy school children. Films featuring animals and young children are usually as torturous to watch, as they were to make. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: personal hygiene
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 100,248

favorite 203

comment 35

The rude, clumsy puppet Mr. Bungle shows kids how to behave in the school cafeteria - the assumption being that kids actually want to behave during lunch. This film has a cult following since it appeared on a Pee Wee Herman HBO special. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 35 reviews )
Topics: social engineering, puppet chaos
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 123,804

favorite 101

comment 14

While this films producers should be applauded for their sensible approach in teaching parents how to talk to kids about sex, the awkward reading of cue cards and embarrassing situations will produce nervous giggles among even the most jaded audiences. This film was produced by some of the pioneers of sex education whose ideas are still being challenged by school boards today. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topic: puberty
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 7,423

favorite 39

comment 7

This film illustrates that conflicts and experiences we have as kids help build healthier and richer personalities as adults. So fight early and fight often. Films like these helped define to students what was considered normal behavior. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: mental hygiene
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 3,797

favorite 11

comment 5

An older employee responds appropriately when he is told that the big promotion is going to a younger, more educated employee. Heres another film in the Calvin management series that provides no answers, but lets you decide which is the best way not to promote the old guy. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: workplace politics
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 13,736

favorite 59

comment 6

This film, aimed at food factory employees, lays on the heavy melodrama to make its point about the food safety. Guilt, assembly lines of food products and a dramatic soundtrack make this an A/V Geeks favorite. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: work safety, assembly line
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 197,875

favorite 563

comment 16

In hopes of keeping kids' attention, social engineering films would often use supernatural elements to make their points. In this film, we see a magic talking mirror that reflects bratty kids as clowns. Most of the misbehaving kids understand how their behavior is disruptive and make amends. Surprisingly, one kid doesnt care if he is a "clown" and continues being a jerk probably for the rest of his life. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topic: social engineering
Educational Films
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 7,205

favorite 34

comment 8

In a departure from Sid Davis' traditional "kids in peril" scenarios, this film introduces us to Skipper - a bigoted dog who doesnt like the "funny looking' diverse neighborhood kids that his owner is playing with. Skipper also has problems with the neighborhood dogs, but learns his lesson when he accidentally gets covered in poster paint. Even though this film is awkward and the message is forced, it is one of the first made for young children that addresses the problems of...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: social engineering, kids and kritters
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 23,569

favorite 66

comment 18

Young Billy Martin has to learn that being clean isnt the same as being a sissy. One night, a giant, talking cake of soap wearing tights and a puffy-sleeved shirt assures him of this fact. This film, like many personal hygiene films, taught kids about germs and what to do to avoid them in case their parents neglected to do so. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topic: personal hygiene
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 248,727

favorite 156

comment 29

This film was made to instruct police officers on the basics of childbirth and to show them an actual birth - mostly so they wouldn't panic or pass out when confronted with such a scenario. WARNING! The poor acting by actual police officers and doctors and low production values in this film make the live birth scene even more shocking than others from this genre. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: police training, miracle of birth
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 11,819

favorite 33

comment 5

This remake of a 1953 film attempts to teach youngsters to see and be seen before crossing the street. The kid, played by Brian Forster, starred on Partridge Family a year later. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: traffic safety
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 11,362

favorite 30

comment 7

While trying to address the problems of gossip in the workplace, this film does an excellent job of offending everyone involved the overreacting manager, the nosey secretary and the chattering female grapevine participants. Shown to audiences nowadays, you can see folks flinch every time a female employee is referred to as a "girl." To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: workplace politics
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 35,760

favorite 103

comment 14

With such a provocative title, this film illustrates some of the perceived problems a supervisor might face working with women, but ultimately demonstrates where the real problem lies. The irritated supervisor in this film shows up again in The Grapevine. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: workplace politics, gender issues
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 13,828

favorite 32

comment 7

Young Frank Taylor loathes working at a shoe store, but discovers that he is doomed to hate any job unless he changes his attitude. After a motivational lecture by his high school guidance counselor, Frank looks forward to working the rest of his life selling shoes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: career counseling
A/V Geeks
Sep 5, 2004
movies

eye 13,232

favorite 64

comment 7

This film prepares elementary school kids for the harsh lessons of junior high: You will no longer be the smartest or best athlete. Your carefree days of the teacher holding your hand are over. Your friends will leave you to befriend more interesting kids. You can be an individual by following the interests and clothing styles of the popular people. And finally, you are responsible for remembering your own gym locker combination. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: social engineering
A/V Geeks
Sep 10, 2004
movies

eye 18,433

favorite 130

comment 11

Proto-claymation goes awry with talking teeth and a demonic tooth decay character. A food group hoe-down highlights the importance of good nutrition to help maintain healthy teeth. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: dental hygiene, dancing clay, animation
A/V Geeks
Sep 10, 2004
movies

eye 25,879

favorite 119

comment 12

The disembodied voice shows up a lively party and manages to make everybody feel bad about drinking by having them play the "National Drinking Game" - a quiz to help determine if a person is an alcoholic. NOTE - This clip has a complete film countdown along with a "china girl" (not a girl of Chinese origin, but a clip of an attractive girl used by film processors to ensure that colors - such as skin tones - are being accurately duplicated). To license this film and get a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: PSA, evil alcohol
A/V Geeks
Sep 10, 2004
movies

eye 8,795

favorite 25

comment 6

A humorous spot dispelling the myth that alcohol's effects can be reduced by eating food. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: driver education, evil alcohol
A/V Geeks
Sep 10, 2004
movies

eye 7,665

favorite 22

comment 4

This public service announcement urged North Carolina voters to vote against a law giving individual counties the ability to allow "liquor by the drink" (the ability to serve an individual liquor drink). The measure passed in 1978, but even today (2004) some counties in North Carolina forbid the sell of alcohol - including wine and beer - leading some natives to quip that N.C.'s state motto should be "First in Flight, Last in Liquor". To license this film and get a higher...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: evil alcohol, PSA
A/V Geeks
Sep 11, 2004
movies

eye 14,071

favorite 42

comment 8

A cautionary film for convenience store owners about underage alcohol sales. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topic: happy alcohol
A/V Geeks
Sep 11, 2004
movies

eye 7,435

favorite 20

comment 6

A partially-animated, humorous short that illustrates how drinking alcohol can impair one's judgement when driving. Animation by Pat Oliphant To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: evil alcohol, driver education, animation
A/V Geeks
Sep 15, 2004
movies

eye 13,204

favorite 78

comment 8

Our animated hero questions his sanity after blowing his top and driving his car into a police station. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: animation, mental hygiene
A/V Geeks
Sep 15, 2004
movies

eye 7,533

favorite 20

comment 9

An odd comedy skit/salespitch for Seven Crown liquor for bar owners. While this film doesn't have a proper title, the tail leader says "Seagrams Nightmare". To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: happy alcohol
A/V Geeks
Sep 29, 2004 Robert Clampett
movies

eye 109,413

favorite 93

comment 10

Private Snafu learns about the hazards of enemy booby traps the hard way. This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios - employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling's music. To license this film and get a higher...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: military, animation, Private SNAFU
A/V Geeks
Sep 29, 2004
movies

eye 45,498

favorite 47

comment 7

Private Snafu imagines the good times his family is having back home while he's stationed in the Arctic. Technical Fairy First Class shows that even his family is helping with the war effort - his dad building tanks, his mom planting a Victory Garden, Grandpa riveting battleships, and his girl joining the WAC's and even the family's horse is pitching in. This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: military, animation, Private SNAFU
A/V Geeks
Oct 1, 2004
movies

eye 57,402

favorite 61

comment 22

Detonation of the hydrogen bomb. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
A/V Geeks
Oct 1, 2004
movies

eye 3,122

favorite 7

comment 3

Details what the medical crew needs to look for when inspecting living and working spaces on a ship. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: military, public hygiene
A/V Geeks
Oct 7, 2004 U S Office Of Civil Defense
movies

eye 18,410

favorite 54

comment 6

Teaches the individual how to take care of his medical and health needs in time of disaster when medical assistance might not be readily available. Presents instructions on radioactive fallout and shelter. Discusses the effects of radiation on people and emphasizes protective procedures against radiation. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: civil defense, atomic war
A/V Geeks
Oct 11, 2004
movies

eye 9,651

favorite 38

comment 6

A cautionary film for parents and teachers that dramatizes actual situations in which youngsters meet both positive and negative attitudes toward their questions. Suggests effects on their personalities of each type of attitude. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: mental hygiene
A/V Geeks
Oct 11, 2004
movies

eye 4,562

favorite 13

comment 3

A film made for police, firemen and first responders to alert them to special care that needs to be taken when rescuitating a laryngectomee - a person whose larynx has been removed, usually due to cancer. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: rescuitation
A/V Geeks
Oct 19, 2004
movies

eye 6,367

favorite 21

comment 3

A recruiting film for seaman suggesting they pursue a career in electronics. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: military
A/V Geeks
Dec 1, 2004 Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration
movies

eye 5,672

favorite 11

comment 2

Emphasizes the need of quick action when breathing has stopped. Outlines the basic principles of positioning the victim for artificial respiration, proper resuscitation techniques and shock treatment. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: rescuitation
A/V Geeks
Dec 1, 2004 Bob Osgood
movies

eye 19,797

favorite 45

comment 2

"Sets In Order", a magazine devoted to square dancing, created this film to attract new audiences. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: dancing
A/V Geeks
Dec 4, 2004
movies

eye 15,897

favorite 131

comment 9

Deals with one of the major problems facing school administrators in every part of the country. Designed to make students realize that vandalism is dumb. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
A/V Geeks
Dec 6, 2004
movies

eye 27,358

favorite 76

comment 20

Santa magically creates a Punch and Judy puppet show to the delight of children at a Christmas party. WARNING! Parents may wish to watch this before exposing innocent eyes to the comic brutality of a Punch and Judy puppet show from the late 1940s - including some very non-PC scenes. Punch & Judy professor/historian Geoff Felix describes the film: The value of this film is that it is a record of a performance by George Prentice whose Punch and Judy show achieved great popularity in Variety...
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Topics: Santa, puppet chaos, senseless violence
Shaping San Francisco
Dec 30, 2004
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It depicts the Art Attack staged on Friday, June 18, 1999 called "Wall Street West is All Tied Up!" which happened on Montgomery Street between California and Pine Streets at apx. 12:25 p.m.
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A/V Geeks
Jan 5, 2005
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A fascinating look at how milk chocolate is made. This film came to the AV Geeks archive by way of a Pennsylvania public school film library. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: assembly line, food
A/V Geeks
Jan 10, 2005 Vera Pickard
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From the "Developing Your Personality" filmstrip series, we see Pete Harvey conquer his fears of trying a new thing - swimming. This ZIP file contains each individual frame as a separate TIFF.
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Topic: filmstrip
A/V Geeks
Jan 13, 2005
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Little Steve wishes that he didn't have so many siblings. But when he dreams that his siblings all go away, is he really happy? This ZIP file contains each individual frame as a separate TIFF.
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Topic: filmstrip
A/V Geeks
Jan 30, 2005
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Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles The American Social Health Association was always experimenting with new ways to educate the public about venereal disease. They helped produce the first VD education film, "Fit to Fight", in 1918 in order to educate soldiers being shipped abroad to fight in the first World War. Although this popular TV public service announcement...
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Topics: venereal disease, PSA, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
A/V Geeks
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Feb 26, 2005 Internet Archive
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The A/V Geeks Film Archive is an ephemeral film collection curated by Skip Elsheimer. What started as a hobby more than ten years is now a lifetime commitment. His collection has grown to over 30,000 films gathered from school auctions, thrift stores, closets and dumpsters. He presents themed film shows in his home base of Raleigh, North Carolina and he's taken his shows on the road across the United States. Films from Skip's archive have been released on DVDs. For more information about A/V...
Topic: Moving Images
Shaping San Francisco
Shaping San Francisco
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Feb 26, 2005 Internet Archive
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Highlights of the people's history of San Francisco are featured in these short video clips: footage from just after the 1906 Quake , views of the 1917 Ironworkers Strike , Mayor Rossi's speech during the 1934 General Strike , Harvey Milk's last words , scenes from the "White Night Riot's," and a look at a 1991 Anti-war Demonstration are just a few of the many eclectic pieces that make up this collection. Click for more informaton on the Shaping San Francisco project. Click to listen...
Topic: Moving Images
A/V Geeks
Mar 15, 2005
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Shows how a gold-mantled ground squirrel at Crater Lake National Park has learned to solve problems connected with getting food. Illustrates how an animal can learn to find food that is hidden from view or out of reach. This is one of the AV Geeks favorite films, mostly because Squeak is somewhat of a working class hero who, in spite of what obstacles "the Man" puts in his way, always perseveres. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes,...
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Topics: animals, wexler
A/V Geeks
Mar 17, 2005
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We learn about bus safety from a young girl who is a self-professed "Bus Nut." Emphasizes the danger of horseplay while waiting for a school bus, the dangers of running in front of a school bus without clear signal from the bus driver, and the correct way to enter a school bus. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topic: school bus society
A/V Geeks
Mar 18, 2005
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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
A/V Geeks
Mar 18, 2005 George Thurman, Chuck Ungar
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Kevin, feeling very sad and lonely after spending his first day in a new junior high school meets a young girl on his bus ride home who drops a pencil and suddenly disappears. Is this mysterious young girl a ghost of a girl who died on a bus years before? Why is she so adamant that Kevin learn bus safety rules? Like many films from the late 1970s and early 1980s, this film uses supernatural elements to keep kids' attention. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
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Topics: school bus society, kids in peril
A/V Geeks
Mar 18, 2005 Darryl F. Zanuck
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A Hollywood-produced melodramatic short that deals with prophylaxis, diagnosis and clinical treatment of syphilis. Discusses follow-up treatment, sources of infection and community control. Unfortunately, this is edited version which is missing the graphic syphilis sores on male genetalia and the demonstrations on how to use condoms. (I say "unfortunately" because those scenes give the film a different tone than the milder version you'll see here. Still looking for a full copy of...
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Topics: venereal disease, public hygiene