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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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The story of the little fir tree which is cut down and trimmed on Christmas Eve is retold in a modern American setting, with an unusual background of Christmas carols.
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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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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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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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 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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A study of the plant and animal life found in a jar of ordinary pond water. Illustrates and explains the difference between microscopic plants and animals; between one-celled and many-celled organisms; the meaning of colonial organization; and the various processes of food-gathering, digestion and reproduction.
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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Made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, this film shows the steps in the process of producing educational films, including scripting, shooting, editing and capturing of sound.
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Topic: Motion pictures: In education
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Dramatization of important military events and imagery of the places where they occurred.
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Topic: U.S. History: Civil War
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Shows the world of dinosaurs and prehistoric monsters of a million years ago, and includes a battle between two giant creatures. Based on Conan Doyle's story. 07:31:57 MCU Tiger on the prowl 07:32:06 More tiger shots 07:32:40 London (?) 07:34:14 Prehistoric bird 07:34:39 MCU Pterodactyl with prey 07:35:57 Real dinosaur 07:36:37 Dinosaur eats - man in foreground 07:36:58 Dinosaur 07:37:03 CU Dinosaur eating 07:37:10 Another dinosaur - T Rex 07:37:13 First dinosaur 07:37:16 Tyrannosaurus Rex...
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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 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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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Banking services and procedures in the pre-computer era.
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Topics: Economics, Occupations: Banking industry, Finance
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Explains the mysteries of sound recording on film.
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Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Motion pictures: Projection
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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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 Handy (Jam) Organization
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Introducing stereophonic phonograph records.
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Topic: Media: Phonograph