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by MPO Productions
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eye 178,632
favorite 405
comment 29
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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by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
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eye 124,924
favorite 167
comment 15
"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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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 117,893
favorite 222
comment 31
Romp through the futuristic landscape of the Seattle World's Fair, centered in the Bell System pavilion.
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Topics: World's Fairs: Seattle, 1962, Communication: Telephone, Futurism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 103,021
favorite 64
comment 4
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 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 80,700
favorite 120
comment 17
Frightening civil defense procedure film aimed at Cold War-era elementary school students.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 74,933
favorite 162
comment 31
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 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 57,526
favorite 51
comment 6
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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movies
eye 36,791
favorite 40
comment 7
Soldiers prepare themselves, just in case the big one hits.
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 33,619
favorite 65
comment 8
A young man sketches a generic human (ÂMr. ManÂ) who takes us back through history to show us how humans developed a need to communicate and the devices to do so. Then shows us how telephones enable the modern mid-Sixties world. Part-animated by the master John Hubley. Directed by Jean Yarbrough. Educational Research and Story: W.H. Schneider. Animation: John Hubley. With Wright King (Uncle Bill); Pat Cardi (Jimmy); Pam Ferden (Susie); Richard Webb (Police Captain).
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Animation, 1960s
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by Murphy (Owen) Productions
movies
eye 32,953
favorite 49
comment 1
Employee orientation film for telephone company workers explaining structure and corporate values of the Bell System. With excellent footage of communications workers and everyday life, in Technicolor.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Occupations: General, Occupations: Electronics
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by Unknown
movies
eye 29,635
favorite 30
comment 12
Three TV commercials; one set in St. Louis, Missouri, another on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, and a quick review of telephone history.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Advertising: Television commercials, St. Louis, Missouri
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by Transfilm
movies
eye 28,321
favorite 24
comment 4
History, technology and 1950s-era practice of the telegraphy business.
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Topic: Communication: Telegrams
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by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
movies
eye 27,473
favorite 32
comment 2
Telecommunications workers in the analog era.
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Topics: Occupations: Communications, Communication: Telephone, Communication: Telegraph
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by Unknown
movies
eye 25,833
favorite 25
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History of telephone development from 1877 to 1935.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Infrastructure: Information
A/V Geeks
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eye 25,451
favorite 95
comment 6
Introduction to the basic scientific principles of using a manned space platform in helping explore the universe. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: yesterday's tomorrow today, SPACE!
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by Pathescope Pictures
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eye 22,137
favorite 18
comment 3
Postwar expansion of telephone service made possible by development of microwave radio transmission and the transistor.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Infrastructure: Information
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by Sound Masters
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eye 19,312
favorite 18
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Automation in the telephone industry dispenses with operator long distance dialing to complete calls faster.
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Topic: Communication: Telephone
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by Audio Productions, Inc.
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eye 18,253
favorite 13
comment 2
Instructional film for telephone operators.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Occupations: Communications, Gender roles
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by Wilding Picture Productions
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eye 11,679
favorite 23
comment 12
Instructional film for telephone business office cashiers (tellers) who interact with the public, with a heavy dose of period sexism.
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Topics: Occupations: Clerical, Occupations: Customer service, Communication: Telephone
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by Christophers, The
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eye 10,263
favorite 18
comment 5
Drama showing the reactions of citizens of a small town to the construction of a nuclear energy plant in their community, and their acceptance of the peaceful aspects of atomic energy.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Peaceful uses, Sustainability, Rural life
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by Audio Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 8,439
favorite 20
comment 2
Instructional film for telephone operators emphasizing on-the-job cooperation.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Occupations: Communications, Gender roles
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by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
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eye 6,412
favorite 10
comment 6
A telephone technician explains to two young boys how different types of communication foster links and interdependence between people.
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Topics: Communication: General, Interdependence, Sociology
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by Christophers, The
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eye 5,857
favorite 10
comment 1
Drama showing the reactions of citizens of a small town to the construction of a nuclear energy plant in their community, and their acceptance of the peaceful aspects of atomic energy.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Peaceful uses, Sustainability, Rural life