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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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This WWII film "Pacific Menace" was produced as part of the industrial incentive program by the War Department. Intended to be shown to workers at naval aircraft, munitions and supply factories and shipyards, it was "Dedicated to the Workers Who Supply the Navy’s Fighting Needs."  This black and white film recounts the US involvement in the war effort against Japan and specifically the Battle of Luzon in the Philippines, and then tells the story of how an American airbase...
Topics: Pacific Menace, WWII, US Naval Digest, 1945, Luzon, Philippines, China Front, Stock Footage
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This is a 1970s era, color movie made by Boeing, describing the use of the 747 aircraft to carry cargo using the baggage area below the main deck. As the narrator states, the 747 is essentially an aerial train, airlifting people and goods and mail across an entire continent between breakfast and lunch. The 747 prototype aircraft is shown at :30. The future is here - now. Boeing 747. Packaged Profits. Lower Compartment Cargo System. The purpose of the film is the highlighted technology that went...
Topics: Packaged Profits, Cargo Capacity, Boeing 747, Jet Aircraft, Lower Compartment, Stock Footage
Made by the Central Office of Information, Foreign and Commonwealth Office — the UK government's marketing and communications agency -- "People in the Sky" shows the state of UK passenger air travel in the late 1970s and demonstrates its advance since 1914. Initially viewed as a daredevil adventure for the wealthy, plane flights were now available to all walks of life. The film opens with a shot of passengers asleep on a British Airways Flight creating an image of trust and...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This late 1960s documentary recaps the 1966 solar eclipse expedition off the coast of Brazil and Argentina by members of the Atomic Energy Commission and scientists of the University of California’s Los Alamos, Sandia, Lawrence Livermore, and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory. The mission also featured a new innovative hydraulic tracking system used on several of the telescopes. The film opens with telescope footage of the Sun, including the solar corona, and photographs of the...
Topics: Solar Eclipse, Photo, Photography, NC-135, 1960, 1966, Stock Footage
Fortuna Films Corp. Productions presents a 1950’s era, black and white movie called, Pin-Up Girl, by Russell Patterson. Va-va-voom!  Pin-up girls in the movie are Leona Fredericks, Ruth Sitarr, Dorothy Partington (who was featured in Life Magazine during the war posing with clothes made out of stamps) and Hollywood actress Carol Ohmart, 00:46. Directed by Hudson Faussett, photographed by Charles Beeland and narrated by Alan Prescott. The movie was produced by J. Caswell Martin. The movie...
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This color educational film from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is about the construction of a coal burning plant in Paradise, KY. Known as the Paradise Fossil Plant, it operated from 1963 through 2017. The film was copyright in 1964. Opening: Fire, water, they make steam. Title: Tennessee Valley Authority presents "Power From Paradise" (:08-:51). Power lines. A woman plus in a device. A cow is being milked, aerial factory shot. Aerial field. Western Kentucky, the Green River....
Topic: Stock Footage
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Narrated by Alexander Scourby and directed by Lt. Frank Peele and written by Peele and Robert Sibley, this 1978 U.S. Navy film, "Pride Runs Deep" was produced on behalf of the Chief of Naval Operations. It presents an in-depth look at the life of a submariner, from missile and torpedo exercises, to mess and recreation. It explains in great detail the difference between fast attack submarines and Polaris ballistic missile submarines. The film was formally called SITREP 13, with...
Topics: Pride, 1978, Ballistic Missile, Attack Submarines, US Navy, Groton, 1978, Stock Footage, Periscope...
This rare, silent film made by the 6571st Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico shows some of the pioneering medical research work done with primates. Some of the research at the USAF Missile Development Center was  part of the space program and intended to establish whether monkeys or chimps were suited for spaceflight, and where "Chimponauts" Enos and Ham were examined after their historic flights. Films of this type were not widely disseminated...
Topic: Stock Footage
Want to support this channel and help us preserve old films? Visit https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Browse our products on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YILTSD "Problem Drinkers" is a 1950s era, black and white movie that reviews the problem of alcoholism and examines possible solutions to this enduring social ill, including Alcoholics Anonymous. The film opens with the bartender pouring alcohol into a glass next to a bucket of ice. Crowded bar scene 1:00. A drunk woman cries 1:12....
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This is a 1960s era, color movie about the Procurement process and the pitfalls one may face if procedures and schedules are not followed including espionage and spying. The movie opens with a man trying to separate to nails that are bent and intertwined. It’s a Chinese puzzle. Understanding classification. Procurement and the Chinese puzzle. Presented by the division Of Classification. US Atomic Energy Commission. The purpose of the movie is to show how when schedules aren’t followed,...
Topics: Chinese Puzzle, 1960s, US Atomic Energy
This Royal Army training film "Provision and Replenishment of Petrol in the Field" examines the logistics, movement and delivery of gasoline. The film is part two of a two part film, but unfortunately we have been unable to locate the first half of the film.  At 1:03 a fuel tank is shown full, which is how all vehicles should be in the morning. At 1:24, the division's petrol unit is shown bivouacked. At 1:43, canisters of oil and petrol / gas are shown in a lorry or truck. The trucks...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Shot over a period of 25 years by one cameraman Roy Creveling, "Paradise Ditch" shows the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal. After the canal was no longer useful as a means of transportation, 60 miles of it was preserved as a park. The film contains rare and historic footage of the infrastructure of the canal including a canal boat graveyard (4:30), bridges built for mule teams to travel across, locks, and more. The film also has historic footage of the canal in operation...
Topics: Delaware, Pennsylvania Canal, Lehigh River, Stock Footage
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This 1949 TV show "Paradise Island" is one of 26, 15-minute episodes produced by Jerry Fairbanks, Inc. It stars Danny O'Neil and Anne Sterling and features Everett Hoagland and his orchestra. "Paradise Island" was the first musical series produced for television, and to save money it used a lot of original songs. Over the course of its run, 90 songs and 26 musical productions were performed. The 15-minute format, which press materials indicated was the equivalent of...
Topics: Paradise Island, 1949, Musical, TV Show, Danny O Neil, Anne Sterling Everett Hoagland, Stock...
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This black & white educational film is about U.S. Paratroopers training. This is circa 1943.  Opening titles: The United States Government presents Paratroops (:08-:22). Paratroopers in the sky. Paratroopers march. Paratroopers train, they climb and jump. A practice chute on the ground. A drop from a 200 ft tower as a test (:23-1:36). Men review a parachute and learn how to pack one. How to time a jump is practiced on the ground. A practice drop from a tower, close to the ground...
Topic: Stock Footage
Pearl of the Orient is a short film from International Film Distributors, Inc. (likely from the 1950s) that gives viewers a quick tour of the Hong Kong Island. The film opens with a shot of a ferry in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor. Viewers see junks with Hong Kong’s sky scrapers in the background. Cars drive past the pier where commuters leave the ferry and walk to the high-rise towers for work. The film shows Victoria City, dubbed the Wall Street of Hong Kong (01:54), a municipal parking...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Postcards From Dalmatia is a colorful 1960s travel film promoting tourism along the coast of what is now Croatia and Montenegro. The film opens with titles printed over painted scenes and a buoyant folk song.  Notable crew includes cinematographer Arthur Wooster, director Adrian de Potier, and narrator James McKechnie.  A busy train station is crowded with tourists (0:33).  The film cuts to a small cruise ship, the S.S. Jadrolinija, bound from Venice for islands off the coast of...
Topics: Postcards, Dalmatia, 1960s, Croatia, Montenegro, Stock Footage
Made in 1913-1914 for the Pacific Electric, this silent motorman and conductor training film was rescued from destruction by Robert Warr and Wally Shidler. Only about ¼ of the original production survived, but what does remain provides an intriguing look back on the early days of the Los Angeles streetcar system. At 1:35, a crossing with a defective automatic flagman is shown, and a multi-car trolley with 500 class units almost hits a passing Model T. The location is near present-day Venice...
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This silent newsreel footage shows the opening of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. The Exposition was held in San Francisco. The Panama–Pacific International Exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco, California, U.S., from February 20 to December 4, 1915. Its stated purpose was to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, but it was widely seen in the city as an opportunity to showcase its recovery from the 1906 earthquake. The fair was constructed on a 636...
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This silent film features the 1938 Pacific International Air Races and the Cleveland National Air Races.  While the National Air Races are well known, the Pacific International is more obscure. These races were backed by a group of businessmen in the San Francisco Bay Area and directed by James Rowan Ewing, with  total prize money of  $25,000.  Opening: Pacific International Air Races Oakland California May 28-29-30, 1938 (:10). Sign reads: Pacific International Air Races Oakland Airport...
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This 1938 film entitled "Croisière d'escadre" / "Squadron Cruise" provides a rare look at the French Navy prior to WWII, before it was decimated by both the Royal Navy and its own leaders -- in both cases to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Axis. The film was made with assistance of Lt. Camille Blot, a recipient of the Order of Legion of Honor (21st june 1946) of the Blot family of naval officers the members of which are still serving in the French Navy,...
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 This 1938 film is entitled "Croisière D'escadre" / "Squadron Cruise". This is Part 2 of the film. Part One can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/NHb11WlDRkM 0:08 Hand, tracing the line from Casablanca to Agadir 0:23 Cruisers at anchorage by Agadir 0:35 The Port of Agadir and the fort. 0:42 An officer steps down and takes a light boat to the shore. Algéria heavy cruiser in the distance and, possibly, a French navy «  rapid supply ship  » «  ravitailleur rapide  »...
Topics: 1938 Pre WWII, French Navy, Documentary, Toulon Heavy Squadron Cruise, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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“Men of the Alps” is a 1939 black-and-white education film from the General Post Office Film Unit that focuses on life in Switzerland and the Swiss Alps. After a few scenic views, we quickly learn about Swiss men’s reputation as excellent marksmen (mark  01:00 ) in the footsteps of national hero William Tell— while Swiss women prefer to focus on being church-goers. As the camera pans across beautiful mountain scenes, the narrator explains that the mountains also make the growing of...
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In this “GI Movie Weekly” from Fistic Film (likely from 1939), viewers are treated to the historic fight on 4 July 1919 in Toledo, OH, where young boxer Jack Dempsey faced off against the World Heavyweight Champion Jess Willard. The film opens with a few highlights from 1919, including a young Prince of Wales observing the surrender of the German Fleet, Theodore Roosevelt speaking to an audience shortly before his death, and Babe Ruth posing in his New York Yankees jersey. The film then...
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Produced in 1945, "On to Tokyo" is a cautionary film made by the U.S. Army Pictorial Service. Featuring Chief of Staff George Marshall, the film speaks to the troops who won the war against Germany about the absolute necessity to defeat the Japanese. "They think we will grow tired of war," says Marshall, "and call it quits...our purpose is to crush Japan just as quickly as we can." To do this, Allied forces must be redeployed as soon as possible, and sent to Asia...
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This animated film presents the theories of ionization as they are applied to gas filled or vacuum tubes. It was produced by the Division of Visual Arts of the U.S. Office of Education (:14). It opens with a display of a vacuum diode in which electrons are emitted by a cathode (:43) and attracted by a positively charged anode (:44). The number of electrons depend on the amount emitted from the cathode, the potential difference between the anode and the cathode and the negative space charge from...
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This black & white educational film is about the newly independent Philippines. This was made circa 1947. Opening: The March of Time - Forum Edition - The Philippine Republic (:07-:35). A map of the Philippines. Devastation after WW2. The people start to rebuild after the war. July 4, 1946, Independence Day in the Philippines. People in a marketplace. Women work and children sit atop a water buffalo. General Emilo Aguinaldo, after fighting with the U.S. against Spain, was captured by the...
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Released in 1948 by Paul White and directed by William Winter, "Pearl of the Orient" tells the story of the Philippines as it rose from the disaster of WWII to become a modern nation. The film is notable as it contains native music and songs recorded in the field, along with footage of Filipino arts and crafts including weaving. At  1:12 , modern Manila is shown, still bearing many scars of war but appearing bustling and full of life. Starting at  1:30 , rural life in the mountains...
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Report From Mexico, produced by Trident Films, is a 1951 film that shows the work of the Evangelical churches proselytizing in predominantly Catholic Mexico. The film features footage of rural Mexican communities, predominantly classrooms and spaces used for church services. The film beings in Mexico City, where President of Union Theological Seminary Dr. Noonan sits behind a desk (00:55). He greets two Americans who have arrived to see the work of the Protestant churches in Mexico. The film...
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Dating to 1951, WASHINGTON CLOSE-UP is the pilot episode of an an early public affairs television show that ran on the DuMont Network. Hosted by veteran radio broadcaster John B. Hughes, who holds up a plastic donkey and elephant to symbolize the Democratic and Republican Parties, the show was intended to present news fairly and impartially (so what else is new?). This episode looks at world government, the threat to U.S. sovereignty, and a gag rule that emerged as part of the Cold War. At 1:27...
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This black and white film from 1952 is the first in a training program series for retail salesmen called Destination: “Dotted Line”, presented by the Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors Corporation. The film depicts the “Men of Pontiac” at work inside the Pontiac factory, which was founded in Pontiac, Michigan. The film captures smoke billowing from a huge manufacturing plant followed by close-ups of moving metal factory parts, steely cogs in a giant machine (:44-1:00). The General...
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Encyclopedia Britannica films presents, Iran. In collaboration with Professor William Haas, produced by Kenneth Richter. This is a 1952, black and white film. The film is narrated. The purpose of the film is to explore the great history of Iran but appreciating its recent developments in technology and education. The people of Iran look to the mountains for water 1:18. A map of the Middle East is shown with countries surrounding Iran. To the west there is Turkey, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. To the...
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This black & white educational film, one of the syndicated "March of Time" TV show episodes, is about the incoming President Eisenhower and his new cabinet. This was made in late 1952 or early 1953.  Opening titles: The March of Time. The US Capitol building. Our host talks to the camera, Mr. Westbrook Van Voorhis. Blank commercial slate. The March of Time: The Men Around Eisenhower (:09-1:13). The office next to the oval office inside the white house. Title: 1789. Painting of...
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Dating to 1953, "Paris the Ageless City" was produced by Arthur Wolfe, released by Young America Films and made by the Centron Corporation.  The film shows the City of Light in the post-WWII era, with its tree lined avenues, cobble stone streets, bikes, taxis, and buses.  The Seine River, Notre Dame, Sacre Couer cathedral, the Louvre (2:30),  and many other sights are shown. Special treatment is given to the Eiffel Tower starting at the 6:15 mark. It includes shots from the Tower...
Topics: 1953, Paris, France, Travelogue, Eiffel, Ageless City, Post WWII Era, City Of Light, Stock Footage
This short 1953 government film shows the work of the Tanjong Karang Irrigation Scheme, a reclamation project in Selangor, Malaya (Malaysia), converting the sponge-like terrain of the swamps created from flooding of the Bernam River into cultivatable rice paddies. The film opens with a shot of people milling around in a square in Malay. Sacks of rice are loaded off ships at the docks in Malay (00:37), as the country imports rice. An aerial view shows the swampland area in Selangor that borders...
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This historic, silent footage from December 10, 1954 shows a medical exam on Col. John Paul Stapp, conducted after a ride on the Sonic Wind rocket sled test at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The exam shows some of his injuries which included broken blood vessels in his eyes (also known as a red out ), and bruising and skin abrasions on his shoulder and torso. These tests were intended to examine the human body's ability to withstand rapid deceleration and G forces.  It was on December...
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Made in the 1950s by the March of Dimes, REMEMBER ME is a poignant reminder of the polio crisis that gripped the United States in the 20th Century. Made just after the Salk vaccine had been developed, the film attempts to remind the audience of the suffering of infantile paralysis victims, and continue to fund the fight against the disease. It also encourages the audience to respect the abilities of these children and adults and not their disabilities. At 1;44, a man is seen typing with his...
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This 1959 film from Pan American World Airways gives viewers a look at the people, architecture, and natural wonders of Central America and Mexico. The film opens with shots of flowers, volcanoes, jungles, a cobblestone street leading to an old colonial church, and what appears to be Mayan ruins. A Guatemalan woman weaves fabric (02:16). On an island off the coast of Panama, people play music and women sew. A man harvests bananas and then uses donkeys to haul them away. A Pan Am Clipper flies...
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This 1961 black and white film “The Cotton Belt - Yesterday and Today” was produced by the Indiana University Audio Visual Center. A woman stands at an ironing board and irons cotton clothing (:34).   Fields of cotton are shown. A bole is spread apart up-close to show how it can stretched and then spun into threads and woven into cloth (:44- 1:10 ).   Cotton seeds are dumped into a cattle trough ( 1:12 ). A ladle scoops Snow-kreem Vegetable Shortening into a pan on a stove ( 1:15 ).   A...
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This 1962 color film about Ireland is one of a series of Pan Am New Horizons travelogues. It is narrated by Ed Stokes and produced by Movietonews, Inc. It begins with a colorful ‘focus leader’ for the film operator (:06-:50). The film opens with snippets of Ireland (:51). The New Horizons credits are shown ( 1:23 ). A Pan American Boeing 377 Jet Clipper flight arrives and the crew and passengers disembark ( 1:48 - 2:00 ). A couple leaves the passport office in a Austin-Healey Sprite ( 2:02...
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This color educational film is about Copper, how to mine for it and its uses. It was made in 1962 and features footage shot at Phelps-Dodge mines.   Opening titles: US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Mines presents COPPER: THE OLDEST MODERN METAL (:12-:55). The ancient symbol of enduring life is also the modern symbol of copper. Liquid flows through a mine. A solid piece of copper that has been formed through human means. Copper pieces going through production. Copper wire being formed. The...
Topics: 1962, Phelps Dodge, Copper Mining, Smelting, STock Footage
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This 1964 color travelogue film visits Hollywood, Yosemite, and San Francisco in California, as well as Las Vegas in Nevada. It was produced by Columbia Pictures Corporation for Pan American Airlines (:10) and is voiced by Canadian actor Paul Maxwell. Shown are Pan American Boeing 707 Jet Clippers (:28) at LAX. Many 1960s vehicles are shown in the opening sequence (:52), including passing the Theme Building at LAX ( 1:09 ). Swimmers in 1960s bathing suits enjoy the hotel pool ( 1:30 )....
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This 1965 color film on Argentina is one of a series of Pan Am New Horizons travelogues. It is a F.D. and I.L. Kay and Film Authors Production and narrated by Duncan Pirnie. A Pan American Jetliner lands and passengers disembark (:50- 1:02 ). The film opens with a bird’s eye view of Buenos Aires ( 1:04 - 1:27 ). A square is full of pigeons ( 1:28 ) outside the subway station ( 1:32 ). A traffic cop blows his whistle and directs traffic ( 1:34 ). Busses and cars drive past ( 1:35 - 2:00 ). A...
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This 1968 color film travelogue “Fiesta! A Central American Holiday” by Pan Am was written by Lee R. Bobker, nominated for his documentaries, and produced by Vision Associates. A map highlights the seven countries of Central America (:08-:49). The film begins with a Carnival parade. Colorful flags, floats, painted people, clowns, dancers, and drummers pass the camera (:50- 2:14 ). Villagers come to pray and swing incense at Santo Tomas Church and bring their items, including blankets, wood,...
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This NASA film introduces astronaut Major William A. Anders, who served aboard Apollo 8. At :42, Anders is shown in a classroom with Buzz Aldrin and an unidentified lecturer. At :58, Anders participates in a geology field exercise. At 1:14, the Anders family house is shown near El Lago, near the Manned Space Flight Center in Houston, Texas. At 1:23, Anders is shown working out in a gym, and using a punching bag. At 1;48, Anders is shown in a series of quick cuts of astronaut training, including...
Topics: 1968, Apollo, Astonaut, William Anders, Official Nasa Film, NASA, Space, Stock Footage, Periscope...
Made during the Nixon Administration, this film shows the review of the U.S. Navy and the Atlantic Fleet by President Richard M. Nixon. The film begins with images of the President awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. The date was May 17, 1969 and the event was Armed Forces Day. The recipients of the Medal of Honor were CWO Frederick E. Ferguson and Sp4c. Thomas J. Kinsman. Nixon states that, "This is Armed Forces Day, and all over...
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Dating to 1974 or 25 years after the end of the Chinese Civil War, THIS LAND THIS PEOPLE presents a portrait of Taiwan, Republic of China, revealing it as a modern, dynamic nation. The film takes time to show various scenic wonders as well as high tech industry in Taipei and beyond. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!  See something interesting?  Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing...
Topics: 1974, Taipei, Republic Of China, Chinese, China, Stock Footage
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“A City, Gone to Sea,” is a circa 1972 film discussing the cruise ship Spirit of London. (At the time the vessel was being operated by P&O Cruises). At mark  00:24 , Pulitzer Prize-winning travel writer Stanton Delaplane (who is credited with introducing Irish coffee to the United States) is introduced as the narrator with an explanation that he would be sharing some of the things he saw and wrote about while on a cruise. British cruise ships, Delaplane explains, are all about service,...
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Showcase ’65 is a short marketing film from P&O Orient Lines made for travel agencies to update them on what is in the 1965 sales kit in an effort to continue growing the sea travel business. The film opens with shots of a cruise ship at sea and people walking through a city. A man walks into a travel agency and looks at brochures for sea-travel vacation voyages (01:26). The film then shows the handbook for P & O’s 1965 cruises. George Turner, vice president for marketing, speaks to...
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Created by North American Aviation to bolster employee morale in the 1960s, "The Mustang Story" tells the story of the long-range P-51 fighter aircraft in WWII, while also demonstrating how North American is meeting the challenge to create the Minuteman ICBM. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was conceived, designed and built by North...
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P.L.94-142: Equality of Opportunity Shows that angular momenta add vectorially. Demonstrates the phenomenon of precession and shows that a torque applied perpendicular to the angular momentum of a wheel causes the wheel to process smoothly. Features Aaron Lemonick of Pinceton University.
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This silent footage dates to the time of the Martin P6M Seamaster flight test program, with the prototype YP6M featured. At 5:17 you will see this incredible amphibian take off. After a brief flight it lands at 8:30 . It's unclear but it's possible this may have been the aircraft's maiden flight. At 11:00 the aircraft is brought on shore on a dolly. You can see how it would be mated with this device at 13:40 . The Martin P6M SeaMaster, built by the Glenn L. Martin Company, was a 1950s strategic...
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This silent footage dates to the time of the Martin P6M Seamaster flight test program, with the prototype YP6M featured. At the start of the film you will see this incredible amphibian in the air on a test flight. The aircraft is seen taxiing at :58 and then starting high speed taxi runs. At 5:00 , the Seamaster's retrieval dolly is seen being positioned. At 5:16 the cockpit area of the aircraft is seen indicating it is "Ship 9", but it is unclear what this means since only five...
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This silent footage dates to the time of the Martin P6M Seamaster flight test program, with the prototype the third P6M-2 production aircraft featured.  At the start of the film you will see this incredible amphibian in the air on a test flight. The aircraft is seen being moved to the water at :28, and then performing engine run up tests. At 2:12 are nice shots of the plane on its cradle. Starting at about 3:30 are high speed taxi runs. At 7:59 what might be the maiden flight of the aircraft...
Topics: P6M Seamaster, Amphibious Strategic Bomber, Flight Test, Stock Footage
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This silent short, "The Big Red Cars" shows interurban trolley cars of the Pacific Electric Railroad. It was shot by Leo Caloia, a municipal worker who shot short films in his free time, including some of the earliest motion picture footage of Marilyn Monroe. Some of these films were marketed by a company called World in Color Productions for the home market. At :34, shots of 1950s Los Angeles with car 1535, also known as a "blimp". Car 1519 is shown at 1:31. At 2:08 the...
Topics: Pacific, Electric Railroad, The Big Red Cars, Los Angeles, Trolley Car System, Stock Footage
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This short, silent film shows "The Big Red Cars" of the Pacific Electric railroad in Los Angeles. It was shot by Leo Caloia, an amateur cameraman who filmed many subjects in Southern California in the mid to late 1940s. The start of the film shows interurban trolley car 1535 on Long Beach Blvd. This "blimp" car was typically mated with 1537.   Car 1519 is seen at 2:08 and 1529 at 3:21.   The Los Angeles-to-Long Beach passenger rail line was the longest-serving of all the...
Topics: Pacifi, c Electric Railroad, Long Beach Line, 1940s, Los Angeles, California, Stock Footage
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This silent film shows a special "boosters club" trip on the Pacific Electric Railroad in Los Angeles. Combination car #1375 is shown at :11 at a carbarn, most likely the downtown Pacific Electric Building,   flanked by #1225 and #1612 (:21). At 3:25 interurban car 1200 (lead car in the 1200 class) rumbles by. At 4:01 car 1375 is shown parked. At 5:41 Pacific Electric city car #103 -- with Highland displayed in the destination box -- is shown. The Highland railroad station is visible...
Topics: Los Angeles, Pacific Electric Railway, Boosters Club, Trolley trip, Red Cars
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“Pacific Enemy Number Two Malaria” is a 1944 training film that outlines the way the United States military fought malaria in the islands of the South Pacific during World War II. “Pacific enemy number one — the Jap — has been blasted out,” the narrator says at mark  00:50  as we watch peaceful scenes from a Pacific island. Yet another threat remains — the mosquito (mark  01:04 ), “whose tiny bite can mean malaria.” Illustrative footage is shown as scientists take blood...
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This 1960s color travelogue film was produced for Pan American. Narrated by actor Paul Stevens, Coleman Productions. The silhouette of a hugging couple contrasts against sunset. The peaks of South America are shown. Water rushes through rocks (:47-3:12). The rooftops of Caracas, Venezuela are below. The National Pantheon and skyscrapers are panned. Women in 1950s white one-piece bathing suits approach the pool. Waiters bring drinks to sunbathers. A picnic couple dip shrimp in cocktail sauce...
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The jet age allowed Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) to promote worldwide tourism via its airline. The company’s New Horizons series advertised these intercontinental flights to such locations as Uruguay, one of the world’s purest democracies.” This 1965 color film opens with a montage of scenes from around the South American country as the narrator briefly tells us about the discovery of the country in the 1500s and how modern travelers are encouraged “to pause (and) take in the...
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This is a 1960’s era, color movie. It is presented by Pan Am. It is written and Directed by Lee Bobker. The name of the movie is Wings to Italy. The movie opens with images of the sea and of ancient ruins of Roman architecture – it is produced by Vision Associates. Image of Italy on the map, 2:50. Various cities on the map are highlighted, including the island of Sardinia, 3:09. Images of St. Peter’s 3:50. Image of La Pieta statue, 4:03. Trevi Fountain, 4:15. The Spanish Steps, 4:31....
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"Overnight To Nassau" is a 1940s promotional film by Pan American World Airways, marketing the short flight times on Pan Am’s fleet of DC-3 Clipper Ships to a variety of destinations. In this film, Pan Am boasts that a trip around the Caribbean is now “as close to your home as your Sunday afternoon picnic ground” with the clipper ship. However, the plane shown in this film is Pan Am’s DC-3 (the DC-3 fleet operated 1937-1948). People board Pan Am’s DC-3 ( 00:18 ) in...
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This 1948 travelogue about New York City is part of Pan American Airways “Wings to…” series, directed and photographed by Charles Beeland. The film opens with a long advertisement for Pan Am. Clipper ships are contrasted to close-ups of these Boeing 377-10-26 Pan Am Jet Clipper: Golden Fleece, Mayflower, Hotspur, and Invincible, with world routes graphically mapped (:28- 2:52 ). The skyline is seen as the airplane approaches and lands at New York Airport. Passengers in 1948 clothing and...
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This 1948 travelogue about New York City is part of Pan American Airways “Wings to…” series, directed and photographed by Charles Beeland. The film opens with a long advertisement for Pan Am. Clipper ships are contrasted to close-ups of these Boeing 377-10-26 Pan Am Jet Clipper: Golden Fleece, Mayflower, Hotspur, and Invincible, with world routes graphically mapped (:28-2:52). The skyline is seen as the airplane approaches and lands at New York Airport. Passengers in 1948 clothing and...
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NOTE: the film actually starts at 1:15 . Before that is a long Pan Am leader. Pan American Airlines’ short promotional film Israel, directed by famed filmmaker Andre de LaVarre, presents a marketing campaign for Pan Am vacations. The film begins with a Pan Am travel agent assisting a customer with finding a trip, and the customer selects a brochure for Israel. Over the credits are images of a Pan Am four-engine airplane, probably a DC-4. The film then cuts to scenes of the Negev Desert (...
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This color film from the late 1960s was produced for Pan American by Dynamic Films. It features six European cities: Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Florence, The Riviera, and Paris. We begin in Lisbon, Portugal ( 1:46 ), a city with over 2,700 years of history. A fisherman and his son walk through the Old Quarter to the harbor ( 1:47 - 2:38 ). Buckets of fish are transferred in baskets to shore each morning ( 2:47 - 3:02 ). A cable car moves up the street ( 3:25 ). Fishermen hoist a sail and head out to...
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This 1960 color film on Hong Kong when it was a British Colony and Singapore is one of a series of Pan Am New Horizons travelogues. It is narrated by Ed Stokes, edited by F.D. Kay, and produced by Movietonews, Inc. It begins with a colorful ‘focus leader’ for the film operator (:06-:50). We see various quick shots of the countries (:51), followed by The New Horizons credits (:51- 1:40 ). People are hand-pulled in rickshaws who weave in and out of cars on the very colorful streets of Hong...
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Pan Am India is a 1960 promotional travel film produced by MovieToNews, Inc. Sorry it's not in English but I think you can get the idea anyway! The short documentary is about travel to India in 1960 via Pan American Airways and documented the unique culture, architecture, and daily life of Indian residents. The narration of the film is in Japanese (?). The film featured lovely, eye-catching clips, including: one of a man resembling Gandhi (mark 0:25 ), then starting at mark 1:33 , an aerial...
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This 1960 color film on Japan is one of a series of Pan Am New Horizons travelogues. It is narrated by Ed Stokes and produced by Movietonews, Inc. It begins with a colorful ‘focus leader’ for the film operator (:06-:21). It opens with shots of the head of the Great Buddha statue in Kamakura (:22), Mount Fuji (:29), Himeji Castle (:34), and cherry trees in blossom (:38). A bird’s eye view of Tokyo is shown and the Pan American Jet Clipper taxis in ( 1:15 - 1:40 ). Western wear is the norm...
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This 1960s color film about Portugal is one of a series of Pan Am New Horizons travelogues. The film opens with scenes of Lisbon, the capital (:25). A toddler chases pigeons in the square (:50). Flower sellers have colorful displays ( 1:08 - 1:18 ). Hieronymites Monastery was begun in 1502 ( 1:29 - 1:40 ). The Monument of the Discoveries was built for the 1940 World Exhibition ( 1:48 ). A Pan American Jet Clipper arrives and the crew and passengers disembark ( 1:50 - 2:12 ). People dine at...
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This 1960 color film on Thailand is one of a series of Pan Am New Horizons travelogues. It is narrated by Ed Stokes and is produced by Movietonews, Inc. It begins with a colorful ‘focus leader’ for the film operator (:06-:50). It opens with a monk sitting on a rock overlooking the landscape below, followed by quick images of the Wat Pho Complex ( 1:00 - 1:18 ), a woman performing a traditional dance ( 1:19 ), and a kite dancing in the sky ( 1:30 ). The New Horizons credits are shown ( 1:30...
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This 1960 color film about Australia and New Zealand is one of a series of Pan Am “New Horizons” travelogues. It is narrated by Ed Stokes and produced by F.D. Kay. It begins with a colorful ‘focus leader’ for the film operator (:00-:50). A bird’s eye view is given of the Great Barrier Reef (:51- 2:23 ). Sydney is the largest and oldest city. The Harbour Bridge is a large single-span bridge ( 2:24 - 2:42 ). Heavy traffic and many pedestrians in late 1950s clothing are shown ( 2:43 -...
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This black & white educational film is about the country of Scandinavia (which covers Denmark, Norway and Sweden). This was made in 1962 as a promotional film for Pan Am Airlines.   Opening titles: Wings to Scandinavia (:08-:28). A man ski jumps, followed by another with shots of a jumbo jet interspersed. A man water skis down a hill into water. A man stands on a roof. Ships in a harbor, city hall, flowers, people, cars. Norway is a constitutional monarchy, Norway's King salutes on a...
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This 20-minute film shows the highlights of Pan Am Airlines' "Pan Am Makes the Going Great" global ad campaign in 1969. Featuring animation by Henry 'Hank' Syverson, a cartoonist and illustrator, who contributed cartoons regularly to The Saturday Evening Post" and many other magazines in this era. At the time these ads were made the Pan Am account was managed by J. Walter Thompson, and global in reach. This reel contains TV, radio, and print advertising samples. Pan American...
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This 1971 color film about the South Pacific islands of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and American Samoa is one of a series of Pan Am Airlines travelogues. It is produced by Film Services Limited. It opens with a montage of flying over a dry region. A close-up of a lizard head and flicking tongue are followed by other lizards (:08- 1:13 ). A native man startles a kookaburra and passes two kangaroos and an emu ( 1:14 - 1:45 ). Cowboys pause for a meal before herding cattle through the brush (...
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