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Dec 6, 2021 Crawley Films
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Shows the ways in which medical quacks dupe the consumer and the steps taken by local and federal agencies to protect the public.
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Topic: Medicine: Quackery
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Home movie: 010140: 1920s Chicago family and urban landscapes
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Topics: 1920s, Chicago, bungalow, family, children, urban driving, the El, State Street, department stores,...
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Dec 5, 2021 Hills Brothers Coffee
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Dec 4, 2021 F. S. Wythe Pictures Corporation; Neighborhood Motion Picture Service, Inc
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Silent. Fictionalized account of a family immigrating to the United States.
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Topic: immigration
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Dec 3, 2021 Raymond Lee Ditmars
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Silent. Traces the life cycle of the frog
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Topics: tadpole, frog
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Dec 3, 2021 Raymond Lee Ditmars
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Silent. Looks at blind albino salamanders, European Fire Salamanders and newts in the Catskills.
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Topic: salamanders
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Dec 2, 2021
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To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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Dec 2, 2021 Handy (Jam) Organization
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Building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
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Topics: Infrastructure: Bridges, San Francisco: Infrastructure, Occupations: Ironworkers
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Dec 2, 2021 Coronet Instructional Films
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How exercise will make you healthy and popular.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Exercise
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Dec 2, 2021 Albert (Eddie) Productions
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Shows a seventh-grade class as they view and discuss an animated film which traces human growth from conception to adulthood. Differences in male and female structural development are emphasized. A mixed group of seventh grade youngsters in a class situation view and discuss animated film. The film traces human growth and development of the organism from mating through pregnancy and birth, then from infancy through childhood and adolescence to the adult form. Differences in male and female...
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Dec 2, 2021 William Morris
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Silent. American Legionnaires invade New York for its biggest convention. The veterans of '17 are in town from every state. Broadway surrenders to the multitude. And the does Legion have fun!! Dan Doherty succeeds Colmery as Commander. The parade on Fifth Ave is the biggest ever held. Colorful bands from everywhere. 250,000 of the Legion pass in review. New York's millions turn out to cheer the veterans. On and on-- the thousands pass. On-- into the nineteenth hour.
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Topic: American Legion
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Dec 2, 2021 Raymond Lee Ditmars
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Silent. The American box tortoise, the Madagascar tortoise and the Galapagos, the largest species of the tortoise
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Topic: tortoises
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Nov 30, 2021 Exhibitors Pictures Corporation
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Silent.  Queer (animal) mascots. Trimming beards (harvesting spanish moss) in Louisiana. A skillful worker (spider spinning web) Klickatat River, Washington. (trapping salmon)
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Topics: animals, moss harvest, spider, Klickatat River
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Nov 30, 2021 Bell and Howell Filmosound Library; Floyd Crosby and Robert Ferguson
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Silent. Looks at the nesting of the sea turtle.
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Topic: sea turtles
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Nov 29, 2021 Guy D Haselton
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Silent. Looks at the giant Sequoia trees in Yosemite National Park.
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Topic: Yosemite
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Nov 29, 2021 Guy D Haselton
movies

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Silent. Looks at Yosemite National Park
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Topic: yosemite
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Nov 28, 2021
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Silent, black and white film looks a patriots that formed the United States. "Let us who enjoy the freedom of our own United States pause a few moments and pay tribute to those brave and generous men whose spirit and sense of justice made this freedom possible" 
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Topic: American history
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Nov 27, 2021 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.
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Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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Nov 27, 2021
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Home Movie PA 11022
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Topic: Home Movie PA 11022
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Nov 26, 2021
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0574 PA8278 Swingin' Six
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Topic: need meta
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17 min., color: Mid-1950s holiday to Niagara Falls, with boat trip to the base of the falls, also relaxing on Lake Michigan.
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Topics: 1950s, Niagara, Niagara Falls, Lake Michigan, boating, leisure, modernist architecture, beach...
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Nov 26, 2021
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Home Movie PA 097715
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Topic: Home Movie PA 097715
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Nov 25, 2021 Sherman (L.)
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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Nov 25, 2021
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RP 000967
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Topic: RP 000967
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Nov 25, 2021
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RP 001018
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Topic: RP 001018
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Nov 25, 2021
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RP 000639
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Topic: RP 000639
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Nov 25, 2021
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RP 001031
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Topic: RP 001031
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Nov 25, 2021
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RP 001044
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Topic: RP 001044
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Nov 24, 2021
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Home Movie PA 097842
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Topic: Home Movie PA 097842
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Nov 24, 2021 Ferno (John) and Losey (Joseph)
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A simple, poetic exposition of a child's day at a modern summer camp. The six- to twelve-year-old children have been candidly photographed at work and play as they are encouraged to express their creative instincts and solve their problems independently. Deals with children from two to seven, showing them in activities designed to cultivate self-reliance and independence. In close contact with nature in conditions as primitive as is consistent with safety, the children learn how to live with...
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Nov 22, 2021
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Home Movie PA 097839
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Topic: Home Movie PA 097839
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Nov 21, 2021 Handy (Jam) Organization
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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...
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Nov 21, 2021
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Home Movie PA 097840
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Topic: Home Movie PA 097840
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Nov 20, 2021
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Home Movie PA 097843
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Topic: Home Movie PA 097843
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Nov 20, 2021
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Home Movie PA 097838
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Topic: Home Movie PA 097838
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Nov 19, 2021
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Home Movie PA 096033
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Topic: Home Movie PA 096033
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Nov 18, 2021
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Home Movie PA 097836
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Topic: Home Movie PA 097836
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Nov 17, 2021 Don Robert Catlin
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An interesting salute to the Statue Of Liberty, and America in general.
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Topics: Statue Of Liberty, America: Landmarks
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Nov 17, 2021
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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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Nov 16, 2021 Deane Dickason
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This film appears MOS, but originally had sound and was produced and narrated by the radio world travel radio commentator Deane Dickason. Interesting silent portrait of cultural life in the East Indies during Dutch colonialism. PA8530 Coveted East Indies, The 16mm Koda travelogue, 2 reels, ca. 1938-39
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Topics: Travelogues, East Indies, Netherlands: History and Culture, Indonesia, Colonization
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Nov 16, 2021 Coronet Instructional Films
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Dramatic film offering instruction in basic social graces.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Teenagers
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Nov 16, 2021
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Home Movie PA 097835
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Topic: Home Movie PA 097835
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Nov 15, 2021
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Home Movie PA 010793
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Topic: Home Movie PA 010793
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Nov 15, 2021
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Home Movie PA 096029
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Topic: Home Movie PA 096029
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Nov 14, 2021
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Home Movie PA 096025 
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Topic: Home Movie PA 096025
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Nov 14, 2021
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Home Movie PA 010828
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Topic: Home Movie PA 010828
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Nov 13, 2021 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.
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Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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Nov 13, 2021 Coronet Instructional Films
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Uses the story of teens trying to extend the hours of their "Teen Canteen" as a vehicle for explaining customs, moral codes, and laws.
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Topics: Social guidance, Law, Teenagers
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Nov 12, 2021 Steeg Productions
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Filmed on location at: The Orange Ell, Chestnut Hill Community Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Brethren Coffee House, Church of the Brethren, Glendale, California; Cholmondeley's, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; The Pit, The Ship's Wheel, The Provincial Club, family basements in Racine, Wisconsin.
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Nov 11, 2021
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
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Nov 8, 2021
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001378 001
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Topic: 001378 001
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Nov 4, 2021
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favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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Nov 4, 2021
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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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Nov 3, 2021 Handy (Jam) Organization
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Announcement film introducing the new 1966 Chevrolet models. Skeletal entry
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Nov 2, 2021 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
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Line of children (junior-high-age) entering classroom. Librarians in planning meeting, all women. Kids in front of library display board "Books Away!", showing books attached to little parachutes. Librarian reading aloud to kids Older children making puppets and Viking helmets with horns. Pan over kids listening Some African American kids in all-Black school library -- scenes highly underexposed (could rexfer) Kids rubberstamping books out Black students in library CU Black girl...
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Nov 2, 2021 Nowak (Amram) Associates
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Three short dramatic, open-ended situations designed to provoke discussion in alcohol education programs. Includes "The Party," in which a new boy wants to make friends and offers his house for a party while his parents are away; "The Mother," in which an intoxicated mother picks up her daughter and a friend at a shopping mall and then embarrasses the daughter in front of a boy; and "The Ride," in which younger students are offered drinks by older friends and then...
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Topics: Substance abuse: Alcohol, Teenagers: 1970s, Substance abuse: Drugs
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Nov 2, 2021 Unknown
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Perhaps one of the most disturbing films in the Prelinger collection. Do you really want to see your meat being prepared?
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Topics: Food industry: Meat production, Minnesota (History and culture), Animals: Pigs
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Nov 2, 2021 Horizon Productions Services
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Should the sponsor of a high-school newspaper have the power to determine whether a picture of a student fight should be printed?
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Topics: Social guidance, Censorship
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Nov 2, 2021
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098511
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Topic: 098511
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Nov 2, 2021
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098633
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Topic: 098633
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Oct 29, 2021 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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Classic "slippery slope" narrative of post-World War II stoned slackerdom.
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Topic: Substance abuse: Drugs
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Oct 28, 2021 Handy (Jam) Organization
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Promotional film made for the City of Detroit, an unsuccessful bidder for the Olympic Games. With views of city highways, automobile manufacturing, a diverse population, and social activities, all shot prior to the city's economic decline.
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Topics: Detroit, Michigan, City planning, Race relations
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Oct 26, 2021
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Aftermath of San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906:More views of destruction taken from a vehicle moving east down Market Street
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Oct 23, 2021 Educational Services Incorporated
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Dorothy Montgomery uses a Leybold tube to measure the curvature of the path of the electrons in a magnetic field and thus determine the mass of the electron.
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Oct 23, 2021 Vogue Wright Studios
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Produced by Vogue Wright Studios in collaboration with the George Reuter Organization.
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Topic: industrial film
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Oct 23, 2021
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Tells story of an adolescent who returns home late at night and neglects his school work. Pictures alternate methods of discipline being tried by his parents without success. Attempts to determine how much discipline is good for adolescents. Shows the results of both too little and too much parental control.
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Topic: need keyword
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Oct 23, 2021 Centron Productions
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Why is a high-school girl such a snob?
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Topic: Social guidance
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Oct 21, 2021
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Viewing notes in can state: Summer kids & family Salt Lake City winter Mormon Temple Snowball fights Summer fun
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Topics: home movies, prelinger
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Oct 20, 2021 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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Oct 18, 2021 University Film Foundation
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Women in period costumes demonstrate spinning and weaving as done throughout history
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Oct 16, 2021 U.S. Army
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Military training drama showing how the residents of a barracks convince a sloppy soldier to clean up his act. With many folk songs on cleanliness.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Military, Music: Folk
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Oct 16, 2021 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Traces the course of alcohol through the body; shows the effects of alcohol on the brain; dramatizes the case of a problem drinker, including treatment.
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Topic: Substance abuse: Alcohol
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Oct 16, 2021 Handy (Jam) Organization
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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
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Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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Oct 16, 2021 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Writing, editing and mass production of books.
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Topic: Communication: Books
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Oct 15, 2021
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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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