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Home Movies from the Prelinger Archives. For more information see the Prelinger Archives
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topic: Vintage Erotica
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from tape 0517 PA8151 Burlesque (including Sheree) 016.10, PA6908
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Topic: need meta
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by St. Ives Productions
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eye 167,924

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Bunker Hill, LA - "waiting to be leveled, to make way for a new world of concrete steel and glass" Shows old homes on Bunker Hill, destruction and reconstruction
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by Bray Studios, Inc.
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eye 6,938

favorite 14

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animation of larynx and voicebox animation of vocal chords animation of resonance space when different speech sounds are vocalized
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
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by On Film, Inc.
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eye 206,652

favorite 646

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Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
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Topics: Suburbia, Cold War, Consumerism
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
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eye 777,369

favorite 623

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Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 76 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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by Crawley Films
movies

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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
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Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
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Topic: need keyword
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by U.S. Office of War Information
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U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
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Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
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eye 642,116

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This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
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Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Unknown
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favorite 340

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Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
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Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
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by Unknown
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eye 107,052

favorite 269

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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by MPO Productions
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eye 202,911

favorite 657

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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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001326
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Topic: 001326
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by Barr Films
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Dramatizes the struggles of the men who founded Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America. Explains how Captain John Smith held the colony together during times of starvation and disease, Indian attacks and internal dissension. Tells how Smith is saved from death by the Indian princess, Pocahontas.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Medical Arts Productions
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eye 364,881

favorite 228

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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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movies

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comment 6

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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comment 6

favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies

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Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
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Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 49,339

favorite 371

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PA-2177 ìWonderful Worldî 08:01:14:28 - 08:45:06:23 Color Sound 1959 "Wonderful World" Broad documentary surveying global cultures, lifestyles, emphasizing common human activities, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Parallels in European, American, Asian, South American, Caribbean lifestyles, leisure, hospitality, (racial stereotypes in narration.) Landmarks, history, sports, architecture, travel. Amazingly, everyone drinks Coke - globalism, multinationalism. 08:01:14:28...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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movies

eye 18,983

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0739 PA9033 Time Pulls the Trigger
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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
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favorite 290

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"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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movies

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0696 PA8508 Out of This World
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Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug abuse. Emphasizes the need for helping children make proper choices about drugs. Highlight: JIM NABORS and unidentified woman do operatic duet to "Figaro" with lyrics changed to drug references; Jim Nabors pops pills in the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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movies

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favorite 132

comment 4

favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Vintage Erotica
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
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favorite 187

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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
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Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Highway Safety Films, Inc
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Emphasizes the danger of attacks on children, dramatizing typical approaches. Shows what can be done to reduce the problem by making children aware of it and ready to take precautions when accosted by strangers.
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by On Film, Inc.
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Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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favorite 9

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000745
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: 000745
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
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Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 35 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
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Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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0584 PA8478 Dollar Store #2
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Topic: need meta
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by Ferno (John) and Losey (Joseph)
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Poetic exposition of a child's day at a modern (progressive education-minded) summer camp. Produced by John Ferno and Joseph Losey.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Children, Society: Education, Recreation
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Writing, editing and mass production of books.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Communication: Books
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Promotional film for Westinghouse refrigerator line featuring a system of sticker-like decorations enabling purchasers to style their appliances as they choose. Vague hippie-type flower-power graphics; scenes of mod-dressed middle-class conventional people
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Topic: need keyword
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by Unknown
movies

eye 408,894

favorite 569

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Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 87 reviews )
Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
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by Various
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Simmel-Meservey
movies

eye 122,179

favorite 127

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Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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favorite 118

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Reviews the history of immigration to the United States up to the restrictive law passed in 1924. A dramatized scene in a European steamship office is used to show the economic, political and religious motives for immigration. Contains scenes of Ellis Island and New York City in the early 20th century.
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Topics: Immigration, Diversity, U.S. History: 1900-1927
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Explains steps to take in case of an atomic bomb alert or a bombing without warning at school, in the open or at home. Gives simple explanation of nuclear fusion. 22:22:22 Classic atomic eyeball shot 22:22:50 CU Hands operating a Geiger Counter 22:22:54 CU Students faces 22:22:57 CU Hands on a Geiger Counter 22:23:29 Atomic Scientists doing experiments 22:23:45 Animation of atomic bomb detonating in city 22:24:08 Animation of faceless boy in from of faceless family. In the background a cutout...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Crawley Films, Ltd.
movies

eye 154,603

favorite 162

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Social-sex development of Bill and Mary and how they came to meet, fall in love and marry.
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Topics: Sex education, Social guidance, Gender roles
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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In this corporate-sponsored cartoon, Martian dissidents learn that oil and competition are the two things that make America great.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Oil industry, Advertising: Animation
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by MPO Television Films, Inc.
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favorite 397

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General Motors 1961 Motorama film presenting new cars, appliances and futuristic ideas at their most banal.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Houses and homes: Kitchens
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by Sid Davis
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eye 373,575

favorite 322

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Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 121 reviews )
Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 178

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Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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Mild stag film starring Adele Doleman
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Iowa State Teachers' College
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This idealized story of four years in the life of Kay, Jean, Helen, and Louise evokes the lost world of Iowa State's Home Economics Division in the fifties. When an assembly speaker at the high school talks of girls who studied home economics in college, Kay is smitten. But it is a big thing for someone in her family to attend college. She convinces her parents to make the sacrifice and is so eager to leave that she is packing her bags just minutes after receiving her acceptance letter. There...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 257

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Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by Sutherland (John) Productions in Association With Film Counselors, Inc.
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This animated cartoon follows the adventures of "Colonel Cosmic," a Martian, as he learns that Oil and Competition are the two things that make America great. It is a sci-fi-influenced economic tract on the strengths of Earth-style free enterprise economics, compared to a stagnating Mars under the fist of a certain Mr. Ogg, who centrally controls the Martian economy. In the film, a Martian undercover agent flies from Mars to Earth to learn about the oil industry, and finds that the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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favorite 83

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Boy uses his radio equipment to demonstrate how sound is produced and transmitted.
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Topic: Perception: Sound
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 154

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Promotional film for the controversial Chevrolet Corvair.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topic: Automobiles: Advertising
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favorite 98

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Footage of World Trade Center from a work print
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Topic: need keyword
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by Citizens for Decent Literature
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favorite 30

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the "infection" of "so-called" nudist mags in a community and "abnormal perversions"
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by AT&T
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comment 2

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
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Topic: need keyword
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by University of Oklahoma
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A University of Oklahoma Production. Produced for the Oklahoma State Department of Health in cooperation with the State of Oklahoma Department of Mental Health. Distributed by International Film Bureau. Director: Layton Mabrey. Scriptwriter: Dwight V. Swain. Coordinator: Jim Bragg. Photographer: Wayne Rock. G.F. Mathews, M.D., Commissioner, State Department of Health. Charles F. Obermann, M.D., Director, Department of Mental Health. Psychiatric Consultants: Charles A. Smith, M.D., A.A. Hellams,...
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Topic: need keyword
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by U.S. War Department
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Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
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Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
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favorite 130

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Sid's remake of The Terrible Truth is, in many ways, superior to it, if only because by the mid-sixties there were a lot more ways for kids to get themselves into trouble. This is a warning about the path of casual drug usage leading to "the point of no return" and the user being permanently lost to society. Jeanette is introduced to drugs through her new boyfriend and casually pops pills for the first time. However, she rapidly progresses into more extreme forms of drug usage,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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favorite 46

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0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
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by National Education Program
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Demonstrates the widespread ownership of America's basic wealth and the equitable distribution of national income. With Prof. Clifton L. Ganus of Harding College, Searcy, Ark.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War
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Communicates through a child's eyes the problem of molestation. A little girl is rescued by the police who explain to her how to avoid dangerous situations and how to deal with them when they arise.
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Animated.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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This early nudie-film, showing two naked women lolling around a rocky landscape, is more quaint than erotic. It's not clear what the original purpose was - it appears to be an excerpt from a longer film, and the peculiar title, in combination with the occasional mild nuzzling of the protagonists, suggests some kind of cautionary film about lesbianism. For our purposes, these gentle images of two naked women (one thin, and the other, well, Rubenesque), crossing a meadow picking flowers, climbing...
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by Centron Productions
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favorite 189

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Cindy, a tomboy unsure of her social status, dreams of a party where her fairy godmother gives her etiquette lessons, and wakes up to receive her very own invitation. Filmed in Lawrence, Kansas.
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Topics: Gender roles, Social guidance: Etiquette, Recreation
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Early technology to enable the channel-surfer.
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Topic: Media: Television
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by National Geographic Society
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Studies Brazil, the largest country of South America and its people, industry and customs. Shows Brazil's varied climatic conditions.
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favorite 173

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0723 PA8996 Gags and Gals
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
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favorite 101

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Venereal disease among the young. A short version of Davis's feature film V.D. Excellent stock shots of early-1960s youth culture in Los Angeles. 02:00:16:03 VS of the building of MIDWAY HOSPITAL (modern round and orange building) Another building (hospital and clinic), Southern California street on foreground with palm trees and cars, policeman in front of a building 02:00:31:04 MCU of man in white lab coat, shelves of a laboratory with beakers and jars in foreground, the man is holding a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Vision Associates
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favorite 305

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Loving tribute to America's favorite stimulant.
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Topic: Coffee