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by 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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by Knickerbocker Productions
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A teenage girl reflects on her emotional growth, remembering episodes in which her love, fear, anger were not always under control, and decides not to go "park" with her boyfriend.
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Topics: Social guidance, Psychology, Sex education
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by Moss (Paul F.)
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Depicts ants as social creatures living in complex societies. Shows ways they control their environment. Ken Smith sez: This is probably the most genuinely entertaining of all the John Kieran's Kaleidoscope films. The poor ants are anthropomorphised to the nth degree; we even hear The Wedding March when the queen and her drone fly away from the nest. Kieran's patter has never been more meandering; he sounds like a befuddled uncle narrating home movies. Clumsy but enjoyable. PESTILENCE (ANTS) VS...
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by Audio Productions, Inc.
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Though this sex education film concentrates on presenting the anatomy and physiology of human reproduction in sober medical terms, its release kicked off a controversy in many American cities and towns over the legitimacy of sex education in the public schools. The film is narrated from the point of view of an adult who tries to decide how to answer his son's natural questions about sex and reproduction. With excellent diagrams of the reproductive process.
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Topics: Sex education, Biology: Reproduction, Families
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by Crawley Films
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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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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
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Delightful musical made to promote color telephones as a decorator accessory in the home.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Consumerism, Houses and homes
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by Crawley Films
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How far can young people go in petting and still stay within the bounds of personal standards and social mores?
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Topics: Sex education, Teenagers, Social guidance
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by Centron Productions
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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 American Documentary Films, Inc.
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The Regional Planning Association of America's plea for community chaotic cities and urban sprawl. Directors: Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke. Script: Henwar Rodakiewicz, from an outline by Pare Lorentz. Commentary written by Lewis Mumford. Narrator: Morris Carnovsky. Photography: Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke, Jules V.D. Bucher, Edward Anhalt, Roger Barlow and Rudolph Bretz. Editor: Theodore Lawrence. Music: Aaron Copland.
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Topics: Sustainability: 1930s, City planning, Regionalism
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
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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 Medical Arts Productions
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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
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Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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by Sid Davis
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Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
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Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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One of the best examples of post-World War II social guidance films, with examples of "good" and "bad" girls, proper and improper dating etiquette, courtesy to parents, and an analysis of what makes some people popular and others not. A scream and a sobering document of postwar conformity. Director: Ted Peshak. Cinematography: Bill Rockar. Writers: Robert Chapin and Patricia Kealy. Editor: George Wilbern. Educational adviser: Dr. Alice Sowers, Director, Family Life Institute...
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Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, 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.
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Topics: Economics, Oil industry, Advertising: Animation
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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 Archer Productions, Inc.
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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.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation