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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 black & white film, made by Ziv for broadcast on TV in the 1950s, is a compilation of newsreel footage about varying topics. No copyright but this is circa the early 1950s. Opening titles: Yesterday's Newsreel. Title: 1928-1929 - Holiday for Hoover (:10-:37). In November 1928, President-elect Hoover embarked on a ten-nation goodwill tour of Latin America. He delivered twenty-five speeches, stressing his plans to reduce American political and military interference in Latin American...
Topic: Stock Footage
One of the "Yesterday's Newsreel" TV show episodes from the early 1950s, this film uses segments from the defunct General Newsreel Co. Opening titles: Yesterday's Newsreel (:06-:26) Title: 1931 - Round the World in 4 Days. Wiley Post and Harold Gatty. In 1931, Gatty served as navigator, along with pilot Wiley Post, on the flight which set the record for aerial circumnavigation of the world. Plane takes off, the plane is a Lockheed Vega 5B monoplane, named the Winnie Mae. Plane flies...
Topic: Stock Footage
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War Film 50, an industrial incentive movie titled “Yankee Noodle” shows how and what the ‘American Noodle’ has been able to create in wartime and in peace. The first innovative example is a washing machine ( 1:37 ) crafted from old wheels, hacksaws, nuts, bolts and improvised tools that could be used anywhere. Next, we see an old grappling hook, ropes and grenade launcher being used to blow mines ( 1:53 ). Another example is how a parachute was used to help land a plane with only one...
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Released in 1944 for the home market by Castle Films, "Yanks Invade Marshall Islands!" is a silent newsreel showing attacks on Roi and Namur in the Marshalls chain as part of the Battle of Kwajalein. At 1:03, raids by B-24 Liberators are made on Japanese airfields and other strongholds. At 1:59, battleships and cruisers deliver a barrage against shore positions. At 2:54, D-Day on Kwajalein, as the Marines head into landing craft and onto the beach. At 4:02, a huge cloud of smoke...
Topics: Yanks, Marshall Islands, Invasion, 1944, Castle Newsreel, Kwajalein, January 1944, Stock Footage,...
Love our channel? Help us save and post more orphaned films! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Even a really tiny contribution can make a difference. Subscribe and consider becoming a channel member https://youtu.be/ODBW3pVahUE This WWII film, one of a series of newsreels produced by Castle Films, shows 1944's Operation Hailstone -- the U.S. Navy's assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor" -- the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the...
Topics: Periscope film, Stock Footage, Imperial Japanese Navy, Chuuk Lagoon, Trukhaniv Island, Operation...
This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 86) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode begins with footage of the United Kingdom’s Queen Mary, wife of King George V. She climbs into a carriage during a celebration of her wedding anniversary (01:00). She stands by her husband as he speaks to nurses who just returned from World War I. She stands for a review...
Topic: Stock Footage
This 1951 Jam Handy Film features the invisible man "Mr. X" as he learns about the new 1951 Chevrolet car models. The opening titles are printed in beautiful cursive over a car silhouette.  The camera tracks in on a new car seen through a window.  Two Chevrolet personnel are shown in a dealership office, shadows fall in a venetian blind pattern (0:34).  They discuss the many types of people they’ve sold cars to, each with a ‘special reason’ for buying Chevrolet.  “I wonder...
Topic: Stock Footage
#50434 Your Career As An Aeronautical Engineer Your Career As An Aeronautical Engineer is a short educational film on what the career path of an aspiring aeronautical engineer looks like. The film covers such topics as meeting with a high school counselor to take key courses, what the course of study in a university’s college of engineering looks like, the different degrees one can pursue for a job in the field of aviation, and what a professional aeronautical engineer can do with their...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Made in the U.K. by the Royal Film Unit, this 1940s hygiene film focuses on dental care. At :51, an expectant mother is shown visiting a clinic and looks at an x-ray of her fetus where the teeth are clearly shown forming in its skull. At 1:26, the mother is shown picking up bottles of milk, cheese, and vegetables as well as cod liver oil and orange juice -- all of which the narrator claims will help produce strong teeth. At 1:54, a boy is examined by a dentist who works on him with a drill. At...
Topics: Your Childrens Teeth, Teeth. Dental Care, 1940s, Dentist, Brushing, Filling, Stock Footage
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This late 1950s black-and-white film about the Youth for Service program sponsored by The American Friends Service Committee Inc. of Northern California. Youth for Service was an inter-racial inter-faith organization founded by Carl May in 1957 that enabled youth to serve the community doing volunteer work projects. A group of 1950s dressed white teenage guys, one in a letter jacket, stand on a corner. A woman passes by and they watch her walk.  A group of black teenagers stand on a corner...
Topics: Youth, 1950, Northern California, American Friends Service Committee, Stock Footage
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Made in 1946 to commemorate 20 years of the Strategic Air Command, this silent film shows the various aircraft used to carry atomic weapons.  It begins with images of the B-29, which carried the first and only atomic bombs  ever used in anger and which served as nuclear weapons platforms in 1946-47.  The B-50 is shown at the 1:40 mark, and this modified version of the B-29 served until 1955 in this role.  Next, the F-84 Thunderjet is shown, in service from 1950-57.  At the 2:45 mark these...
Topic: Stock Footage
This 1951 black and white film was created to show dealers and salesmen how to demonstrate and sell the new Mullins dishwasher. It was sponsored by Youngstown Kitchens and produced by Jam Handy. Actors Constance Ford and Donald Curtis play the main two characters. The scene opens with an executive signing papers at his desk and pacing holding a file. His trademark statue of a woman holding a bow and arrow talks to him and magically turns into a real woman (:37- 5:00 ). Her first trip is on...
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"Pacific Adventure: A True Story of the Sea" is a Kodak Informational Film, produced by Mattco Associates, documenting the voyage of a 65-foot yacht across the South Pacific. The Thane left Tahiti on 26 October 1965 and arrived in Panama on 12 January 1966. The story is filmed and narrated by Don Null, and begins in Tahiti (00:15), where three strangers arrive at the airport (00:44): Wallace “Wally” Smith, Doctor Harold Hartl, and Mark Gross. These three answered an ad in a...
Topic: Stock Footage
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"Pacific Adventure: A True Story of the Sea" is a Kodak Informational Film, produced by Mattco Associates, documenting the voyage of a 65-foot yacht across the South Pacific. The Thane left Tahiti on 26 October 1965 and arrived in Panama on 12 January 1966. The story is filmed and narrated by Don Null, and begins in Tahiti ( 00:15 ), where three strangers arrive at the airport ( 00:44 ): Wallace “Wally” Smith, Doctor Harold Hartl, and Mark Gross. These three answered an ad in a...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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1972-73 are busy years for NASA. Mariner 9 maps the entire surface of Mars, and Pioneer 10 returns the first closeup pictures of Jupiter. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, lunar exploration, Mariner 9, Pioneer 10, Jupiter
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Examines Voyager I and II, as they were launched toward Jupiter and Saturn. Each spacecraft carried a copper record which was intended to serve as a greeting to other life forms. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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A brief overview of NASA technology during the years of 1979 and 1980. Some of the highlights include Voyager’s flyby of Jupiter, Pioneers flyby of Saturn, building of the space telescope, preparations for the first shuttle flight, re-entry of Skylab, launch of SOLARMAX and many NASA spin-offs. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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With the premier flight of the shuttle Columbia in April, 1981, the era of the reusable space transportation system began. Seven months later Columbia was spaceborne again. Three more shuttle flights followed in 1982. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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During 1972-73 Mariner 9 mapped the entire surface of Mars and Pioneer 10 returned the first close-up pictures of Jupiter. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA
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In its 25th year (1983) NASA maintains its momentum of achievement. Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the Solar System. Challenger, the second shuttle in a fleet of four, embarks on its first flight in April 1983. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, Pioneer 10
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The beginning of NASA in 1958 and its early programs are highlighted. Because of a launch success rate of less than a third, NASA starts a quality control program. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Although a fledgling organization, NASA reaches several milestones in 1960-61. There are two highly successful unmanned orbital flights, the world’s first weather and passive communications satellites, and two manned suborbital flights. This video is part of the NASA at Work series produced by Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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This video is part of the 25 Years of Progress series produced by the Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Mercury
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Part of the 25 Years of Progress series produced by Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo
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During 1964-66 two-man Gemini space flights provided scientists and astronauts with invaluable information and experience. The soft landing of Surveyor I on the moon in 1966 paves the way for a manned Lunar Landing. This video is part of the 25 Years of Progress series produced by the Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Gemini, Surveyor
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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In 1967, during a preflight test of the Apollo spacecraft, a fire erupts in the command module which kills three astronauts. As a result of the tragedy, the Apollo spacecraft is redesigned. In 1968 the Apollo program gains momentum with four flights: two unmanned and two manned. Apollo 8 astronauts circle the Moon 10 times. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo 1, Apollo 8
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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In 1969 the first men land on the Moon. With the beginning of the seventies, NASA pursues its research in aeronautics and satellite technology. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Apollo
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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The Apollo-Soyuz mission marks the first joint US/USSR space mission. Two Viking spacecraft land on Mars and conduct the first extensive search for life on that planet. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo-Soyuz, Viking
Educational Films
by Robert Youngson Production; Carousel Films
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Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Syd Chaplin
Topics: Comedians, Comedy films
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Y2K Family Survival Guide - With Host Leonard Nimoy
Topics: Leonard Nimoy, Y2k, VHS
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Yankee Do: A Story of Sea Power is a 1960s Navy film promoting the new nuclear USS Enterprise and giving viewers a look at life aboard the Navy’s attack carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. Most of the film is filmed aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1962 during a cruise to and through the Mediterranean that included NATO exercise assignments, which provides the context for the film’s story: A Scottish NATO Exchange Officer is spending a year with the U.S. 6th Fleet. The film opens with...
Topics: 1960, Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, Yankee Do, US Navy
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Created by the Western Massachusetts Electric Company "Pioneering with Power" presents an early view of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station.  It was by most accounts a very successful power plant -- at one time Vermont Yankee supplied nearly one-third of all electricity consumed in Vermont, contributing significantly to the environmental quality of the state's electric portfolio, which had the lowest carbon footprint of any state in the nation. In 1954, a consortium of 11 New...
Topics: Nuclear Reactor, Atomic Power, Yankee Nuclear Power, Nuclear reactor, Atomic Physics, Nuclear...
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One of a series of the General Newsreel Company offerings, this episode of "Yesterday's Newsreel" features various segments. First, the French Fleet is shown. It’s 1913 as the new elected President of France Raymond Poincare is seen reviewing the fleet ( 1:10 ). The President is shown with Monsieur Baudin, the nation’s Minister of the Navy ( 1:20 ), who gets a satisfying look at his battle ships and destroyers. After the war in 1914, then there is peace and another war with the...
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Assembled from the General Newsreel Co.'s holdings, this issue of Yesterday’s Newsreel provides film clips of news highlights. This piece is episode 62 and it is narrated by Tom Hale, Roger Owens and an un-named female narrator in the fashion section. It features the first visit to America by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw in 1933 with his wife, Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (:40). It includes a speech he gave in his garden ( 1:05 ) where he discussed the desire people have to renew...
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This “Yesterday’s Newsreel” film offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens with the devastating 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (mark  00:30 ) and we see “on the spot pictures of the most talked of disaster in our history,” including buildings engulfed in flames structures left in ruins on the ground. In scenes nine years later (mark  01:33 )...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 111) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode begins with a look at the steel and coal strikes in 1919 and 1920. Steel workers walk out of a mill in Chicago. In the neighboring city of Gary, strikers watch after an explosion occurs inside a steel mill. Gary Mayor William F. Hodges stands with Army General Leonard...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. 1920 Presidential Nomination. Democrat delegates arrive in San Francisco for the 1920 convention to name a candidate to oppose Republican Warren G. Harding.  Politician William Jennings Bryan and Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels attend. Members of the Women’s National League arrive in...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Break for Freedom 1929. Prison buildings burn during the riots at the Colorad State Penitentiary in Canon City. National Guardsmen arrive with 75 millimeter guns. Gutted cellblock #4 is shown, with its knocked walls that secretly held guns. The courtyard destruction is shown (:39- 1:59 ). Stars...
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This black & white film is an episode of the early TV show "Yesterday's Newsreel", which drew on the archives of the General Newsreel Co. and added contextual narration.   It was aired on television in the early 1950s. Opening titles: Yesterday's Newsreel. Title: 1931 - Serbian Shake-up! (:07-:41). Worst earthquake in Serbian, March 8, 1931, donkeys roam, crumbled homes, destroyed buildings. Animals wander. Stunned sheep. Survivors, children, tents. A child eats. People work...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 61) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The newsreel begins with footage of the destruction caused by an earthquake in the Balkans on 8 March 1931 (00:45). Buildings and homes in towns like Valandovo and Gorovo are reduced to rubble. Homeless families wait in makeshift camps; children sit around a fire and eat. In Belgrade...
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Created from the archives of the General Newsreel Co., "Yesterday’s Newsreel" aired on television in the early 1950s. This episode features the 1933 revolution in Cuba (:39). It opens with a bird’s eye view of Havana and President Gerardo Machado y Morales (:48). Morales had consolidated his power as a popular revolt struck out against him (1:04). Railway cars and buses stood idle as turmoil broke out (1:09) and the military had split allegiances with officers siding with the...
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This “Yesterday’s Newsreel” film offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode begins with 1933’s Holy Year (mark  00:30 ) as Pope Pius XI celebrates the liturgical feast along with Roman Catholic faithful at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. The event is followed by scenes of a 1930s “Floating Cabaret” in the waters off Long Island, as...
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Based on the holdings of the defunct General Newsreel Co, Yesterday’s Newsreel was a TV series that actual vintage news footage with modern narration. This episode begins with 1917-1950 State of Israel (:40). Great Britain's General Allenby (:49) had played a major role in the capture of northern Palestine and the Jordan Valley. The Balfour Declaration had declared the Jewish people would have a national home. Jewish settlers arrived in Palestine ( 1:05 ). The land was difficult to utilize...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features ten segments of historic highlights. Albert Lebrun (:39). Lebrun is reelected as the President of France by the French National Assembly in 1936 (:44- 1:36 ). The 14th of July, 1939, is Bastille Day, and large Paris crowds celebrate its 150th anniversary ( 1:37 - 2:22 ). Lebrun and his wife are shown at Windsor Castle with King...
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This black & white educational film is a newsreel about varying topics. No copyright but this is circa the early 1950s. Opening titles: Yesterday's Newsreel (:08-:27). Title: 1917-1950 - Angels of Mercy.  1917 - women from the Red Cross feed men who are leaving for war. Men sit and eat at a table. France, Red Cross ambulances. Cars drive across  bridge. At hospitals in England, Red Cross women nurse the wounded. Men on crutches race. A tug of war between men and the women. Red Cross...
Topic: Stock Footage
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One of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels" -- an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection, features seven segments of historic highlights. The first segment “America’s Idol” (:29) looks at Babe Ruth, at the plate in 1914 and two years later pitching for Boston (:38- 1:01 ). In Chicago, he bats for War Bonds ( 1:06 ). Ruth is featured with his daughter on his farm in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He chops wood to keep in shape as an outfielder in 1920 for the...
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One of a series of television programs made by Ziv Productions from the General Newsreel Library, this episode of Yesterday's Newsreel begins with “Wings of Commerce” ( 1:31 ). In which we see planes like those which had seen service in World War I by the Lafayette Escadrille sold by the government as surplus as daredevils and barnstormers use them for stunts. Across the Atlantic, Europe's most enterprising air men launch travel between London and Paris ( 1:45 ). In open cockpits,...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Battle for Britain 1940 (:28). Hitler walks out of a building with his entourage. He looks through binoculars at the White Cliffs of Dover. In London, sandbags are piled to the second floor of a building (:58). An air-raid shelter is shown at Buckingham Palace ( 1:10 ). London’s children...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 82) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode opens with George Lewis “Tex” Rickard looking over the fight contract between Jess Willard and Jack Dempsey. He looks at plans for a stadium, and footage shows men building the stands near Toledo, OH, site of the match. Jess Willard climbs into a car, then he is shown...
Topics: Yesterdays Newsreel, Tex Rickard, Boxing, Everglades, Highway, Stock Footage
This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Charles Evans Hughes 1916-1941 (:29). Attorney Hughes was the Republican candidate for President in 1916, shown with his wife. He lost to Woodrow Wilson, who served a second term. (:32-1:17). In 1920, he wins a case for striking mine workers. President Harding makes him the Secretary of State...
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Based on the holdings of the defunct General Newsreel Co, Yesterday’s Newsreel was a TV series that actual vintage news footage with modern narration. This episode begins with the Crown Prince of Sweden. In Gothenburg, Sweden in 1926, Gustavus Adolphus (:49) and his princess are boarding a ship headed for Atlantic crossing. The prince is shown taking a photograph of the captain ( 1:07 ) and his landing in New York ( 1:13 ). Lead by Grover Whalen, city dignitaries greet the pair and the prince...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights.  Capitol of Glamour 1905-1950 Hollywood Henry Ford and Thomas Edison demonstrate the 1888 movie camera (:43-1:00). The 1910 hills and orchards of Hollywood are panned. Workers pick fruit from trees (1:01-1:07). Producer Al Christie sets up a stage in 1911 for his Nestor Studios, first in...
Topics: Yesterdays Newsreel, 1950s, 1950s, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Stock Footage
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Created from the General Newsreel Co.'s archives, YESTERDAY'S NEWSREELS was an early TV show. This episode begins with "Freedom's Documents", showing the 1920 display of the Declaration of Independence and other documents. The first draft of Constitution is displayed. 29 years later ( 1:13 ) in New Jersey the Freedom Train is shown in 1949. Here’s the Bill of Rights ( 1:33 ). President Lincoln's address ( 1:41 ) with words of hope. Next, an escape artist - the "handcuff...
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One of a series of historic newsreels first released by the General Newsreel Company, this episode features various segments. First, President Franklin Roosevelt is seen on September 11, 1937 visiting Hudson River State Hospital on nurses’ graduation day in the first year of his second term as President ( 0:40 ). Here he narrates a funny story about his experiences ( 1:20 ), bursting out laughing in the faces of the nurses, and receiving a thunderous applause. At mark 2:19 a Bank for Bathers...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. The Fall of Poland 1939 (1:12). Civilians dig trenches in the publics parks in Poland (1:15-1:39). The troops are mobilized. On the Baltic Sea, Poland’s fleet is ready to fight (1:40-2:14). German propaganda pictures show officers plotting against Poland, followed by Nazi bombers, artillery...
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This film is one of the Yesterday's Newsreels, an early television series which ran from 1948 to 1950 and was produced using the holdings of the defunct General Newsreel company. The series presented original newsreel footage with a contemporary narrative. This episode begins with the segment “1933 Men Behind the President” (:44) and it shows FDR’s white house staff of 1934. Beginning with the President (:48) among his crew and then to Ed Starling (:58) of the secret service. Following is...
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Episode 62 of “Yesterday’s Newsreel” provided viewers “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens with a look at Irish playwright and critic George Bernard Shaw (mark  00:42 ). We see assorted footage from different periods of his life, including a lengthy speech beginning at mark  01:20 . Detail regarding the sinking of a captured German ship by the US Navy in...
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This B&W television episode of YESTERDAY'S NEWSREEL features eight segments of historic highlights, voiced by Tom Hale unless otherwise noted. The first segment “Finlandia” begins with Finland’s independence from the Russian Federation on April 13, 1918 (:44). Baron Carl Gustav Mannerheim reviews his troops in Senaatintori Square (:45- 1:07 ). In Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau Jr. accepts a check from Finland on its WWI debt ( 1:40 - 1:58 ). In 1939,...
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This B&W television episode of YESTERDAY’S NEWSREEL features eight segments of historic highlights. The first, U.S. Fleet Dividing (:28) opens with a view of the New York Hudson Bay harbor in June, 1919 as sailors return home from WWI (:37). The flagship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) leads the way (:45) as other ships follow. Admiral William S. Sims, commander over all U.S. naval forces in Europe, emerges to join his family ( 1:05 - 1:17 ). Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels ( 1:20 )...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. The French Foreign Legion 1912 (:20- 4:20 ). General Antoine Hure rides into the streets of Morocco with his battalions of French and Moroccan troops following, some on horseback and some foot soldiers. The group gathers in the desert with a large number of camels before being sent off. The...
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Based on the holdings of the defunct General Newsreel Co, Yesterday’s Newsreel was a TV series that actual vintage news footage with modern narration. This particular episode begins with the years 1912 to 1946 and the title is ‘A Military Man’. Douglas MacArthur (:41) was a West Point graduate since 1913. He is then shown on a military expedition to Veracruz, Mexico as a Captain and among comrades including Franz Von Papen ( 1:02 ). General John BlackJack Pershing recognizes MacArthur...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features ten segments of historic highlights. Dollfuss Shot! (:29). Engelbert Dollfuss, the dictator of Austria, waves to a crowd on May 1, 1934 and signs a pact with Mussolini (:30- 1:04 ). Dollfuss was assassinated July 25, 1934 by Austrian Nazis. His death mask is shown ( 1:05 ), followed by thousands mourning him in Vienna ( 1:06 - 1:18...
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Assembled from the General Newsreel Co.'s holdings, this issue of Yesterday’s Newsreel provides film clips of news highlights.   The first segment shows the German invasion of France in 1940 including the assault on portions of the Maginot Line by artillery (:30). Parts of the shattered line are seen at 1:00 as German troops head towards Metz ( 1:46 ). These are mechanized forces supported by horses and infantry. At 3:55 , French prisoners are seen walking to camps while German troops pass...
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This black & white film is part of the short-lived TV series "Yesterday's Newsreel", which can on TV in the 1950s. It consists of material from the General Newsreel Co. Opening titles: Yesterday's Newsreel. Title: 1919-1934 - The Happy Warrior (:06-:45). Alfred Emanuel Smith, New York Governor, an American politician, he stands near a crowd. He has returned to New York City, he walks down the street. He shakes hands with the Ohio Governor, James Cox. Smith served four terms as...
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Yesterday's Newsreel 0:12, Television highlights of the news of yesteryear, Graf Zeppelin Circles the Globe with the voice of Tom Hale 0:31, Zeppelin Shipyard 0:41, Dr. Hugo Eckner invited Commander Charles Rosendahl 55:21, Lady Hay and Stow away 1:12, Graf Zeppelin airborne over the Atlantic 1:22, round the world travel, Dr. Eckner is the engineer on the round the world trip, cheers from German crowds 1:53, Reichstag 1:57, Flies nonstop over Russia and Siberia, Graf reaches Japanese airspace...
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Yesterday's Newsreel 0:12 , Television highlights of the news of yesteryear, Graf Zeppelin Circles the Globe with the voice of Tom Hale 0:31 , Zeppelin Shipyard 0:41 , Dr. Hugo Eckner invited Commander Charles Rosendahl 55:21 , Lady Hay and Stow away 1:12 , Graf Zeppelin airborne over the Atlantic 1:22 , round the world travel, Dr. Eckner is the engineer on the round the world trip, cheers from German crowds 1:53 , Reichstag 1:57 , Flies nonstop over Russia and Siberia, Graf reaches Japanese...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Golden Eaglets 1919-1950. Girl Scouts in uniform show their allegiance hand gesture. Founder Juliet Low looks up at the camera in 1919. An early group of Girl Scouts march in formation. A Girl Scout blows a bugle in front of tents. Girl Scouts weave baskets. The Girl Scouts have their camping...
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Assembled from the General Newsreel Co.'s holdings, this issue of Yesterday’s Newsreel provides film clips of news highlights. Segments include 1936 Fashions at :14, featuring various hats for women including derbies and turbans. At 1:02 , a sports segment shows the National Tennis Doubles Championship of 1933 featuring Frank Shields, Lester Stoefen, Frank Parker and George Lott. At 1:51 the 1927 Belmont Stakes, observed by Al Smith of New York. At 2:37 , images of German troops and Panzer...
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This episode of “Yesterday's Newsreel” is from the early 1950s television series that combined original General Newsreel Company footage with contemporary narratives. It begins with Tom Hale announcing it is “the television highlights of the news of yesteryear” (:13). The film starts in 1920, the first World War had ended, yet as specified by the Treaty of Versailles (:50) Allied troops remained to patrol waters. These are actual shots of the American Marines policing water ways between...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features seven segments of historic highlights. Italian-Ethiopian War 1934-1946 (:39- 3:22 ). Italian King Victor Emmanuel III inspect graduate officers on horseback followed by tanks following the same difficult course. Actual footage of Italy attacking Ethiopia in tanks is shown. General Graziani watches as his troops penetrate the valley....
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This episode of the “Yesterday’s Newsreel” — an early TV show that used footage from the defunct General News library — offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode opens with “The Japanese-Chinese War” of the 1930s (mark  00:32 ) and scenes of combat footage and a look of Japanese advancement including one on the Great Wall of China (mark ...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features seven segments of historic highlights. King Edward VIII Abdicates 1936 (:42- 4:13 ). Shown are newspaper headlines, King Edward VIII reviewing his troops, and a photo of Wallis Simpson. He is shown in one of his early appearances in full military regalia and parts of a speech are heard. The crowds hold anti-abdication posters. His...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 30) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode starts with a segment on England’s King Edward VIII, the king who was never crowned. King Edward VII climbs into a carriage with his wife in 1908. The young Prince of Wales officiates his first ceremony (01:34), congratulates Allied leaders after the surrender of the...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 124) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode opens with a short bio on King Gustav V of Sweden. Footage shows a young Gustav standing in a box, presumably overlooking the funeral procession of Oscar II in 1907. Viewers see Gustav making awards at the 1912 Olympics, visiting a cathedral with wife Queen Victoria in...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. Leopold of Belgium 1926-1950. Crown Prince Leopold III waits as Princess Astrid of Sweden arrives by ship to be his bride. They wave from a balcony. Belgium mourns the accidental death of King Albert, making Leopold the new King and Astrid Queen. He rides by on horseback. The white flag of...
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