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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Don Ameche. Opening sequence on how people use the phone and why. Alexander Graham Bell contemplates. How to organize your phone business. Excellent montage shots of people on telephone with interesting reactions. In a very clever scene, Don Ameche recreates his 1939 role as Alexander Graham Bell in the famous "Doctor Watson, come here, I want you" scene; he then discusses the future of his wonderous invention, the telephone with Dr. Watson. Watson asks Bell how he is able to foretell...
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Excellent color shots of transportation circa 1950 (car, train, and plane) this film deals with the wonders of long-distance telephone communications. US & World Location shots: White Mountains, New Hampshire (Great Stone Face); man makes long distance telephone call; Mardi Gras, New Orleans; Washington DC (Capitol, Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, Lincoln Memorial); Early inter-office telephone communication; Lazy X Ranch, ?Montana; Columbia River, Oregon, also in Oregon: Cascade...
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Behind the scenes in a 1940s animation studio, showing the making of a Chevrolet advertising cartoon.
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Topic: Animation: Production
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Development of writing and writing tools throughout history.
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Topic: Communication: Writing
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 22
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Presents the case for motion study in the workplace and advises supervisors on how to convince skeptics that it is a good thing.
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Topics: Time and motion study, Gender roles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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How TV works and the promise of its youth.
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Topics: Media: Television, Electronics
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 61
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A simple demonstration of the basic design and operation of a watch, including stop-motion animation showing a watch being assembled from many parts.
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Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Timekeeping
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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RCA Victor presents Sound and the Story, copyright Radio Corporation of America
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Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Consumerism, Media: Phonograph, Perception: Sound
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Animated character "Tommy Telephone" produces a telephone by assembling 433 separate parts.
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Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Communication: Telephone, Animation: Advertising
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by 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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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Introducing the giant four-track tape cartridge, an obsolete consumer recording format that survived for eight years.
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Topic: Media: Tape recording
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by 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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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Introducing stereophonic phonograph records.
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Topic: Media: Phonograph