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by Rick Prelinger
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favorite 353
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topic: Vintage Erotica
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by Unknown
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eye 39,473
favorite 163
comment 1
Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
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Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by St. Ives Productions
movies
eye 112,843
favorite 12
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Bunker Hill, LA - "waiting to be leveled, to make way for a new world of concrete steel and glass" Shows old homes on Bunker Hill, destruction and reconstruction
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by U.S. War Department
movies
eye 311,687
favorite 300
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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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies
eye 259,165
favorite 101
comment 25
U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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eye 232,334
favorite 115
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Vintage Erotica
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eye 414,964
favorite 297
comment 26
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
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eye 311,487
favorite 232
comment 21
from tape 0517 PA8151 Burlesque (including Sheree) 016.10, PA6908
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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by Medical Arts Productions
movies
eye 347,222
favorite 202
comment 23
Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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eye 450,188
favorite 378
comment 28
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
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favorite 0
comment 0
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
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eye 470,489
favorite 335
comment 36
Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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eye 184,511
favorite 338
comment 9
Vintage erotic dance video showing a woman named Sheree dancing first in a tiger-print outfit, then in a bikini.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by On Film, Inc.
movies
eye 174,933
favorite 489
comment 26
Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Suburbia, Cold War, Consumerism
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
movies
eye 117,455
favorite 153
comment 21
Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Williams (Clem) Films
movies
eye 99,045
favorite 87
comment 51
Santa Claus rides in a parade and walks kids through a relentless department-store Christmas display. Filmed in Pittsburgh.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 51 reviews )
Topics: Christmas, Santa Claus, Consumerism
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eye 216,545
favorite 137
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies
eye 234,528
favorite 410
comment 25
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 Techfilm Studio, Moscow
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eye 624,812
favorite 428
comment 80
This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 80 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 755,234
favorite 528
comment 77
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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 77 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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movies
eye 195,930
favorite 169
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
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by MPO Productions
movies
eye 187,564
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comment 30
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."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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movies
eye 537,515
favorite 217
comment 9
Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
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Topic: need keyword
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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by Tullio Pellegrini
movies
eye 608,421
favorite 139
comment 10
Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: san francisco, amateur film, widescreen, Cinemascope, pasta1
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by Simmel-Meservey
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eye 106,552
favorite 91
comment 23
Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families
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by Unknown
movies
eye 215,866
favorite 274
comment 50
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 50 reviews )
Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
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by Sid Davis
movies
eye 363,939
favorite 292
comment 122
Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 122 reviews )
Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies
eye 64,404
favorite 438
comment 3
Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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by Castle Films
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eye 27.2M
favorite 311
comment 13
Complete presentation of the banana industry from the clearing of the jungle and the planting to the shipment of the fruit to the American markets.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Agriculture: Bananas, Central America
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by Wilding Picture Productions
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eye 31,737
favorite 79
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Salt, its extraction and uses in national defense, industry, agriculture, and the home. A feast of late-1950s imagery of everyday life, culture and industry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Salt, Occupations: Mining
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 213,827
favorite 405
comment 26
Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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by U.S. Office of War Information
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Narr. by Milton S. Eisenhower, director of the War Relocation Authority. An historical record of the transfer of Japanese residents from the Pacific Coast to the American Interior as carried out the the U.S. Army and the War Relocation Authority. 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens. Special attention given to possibility of sabotage & espionage. "Japanese themselves cheerfully handled the enormous paperwork involved." Alludes to the auctioning...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Interlude Films
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A group of children, all wearing ape masks, rides their bicycles to the park for a picnic. Along the way, all but one are eliminated for violating basic bike safety rules. This strange film was narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Script and Direction: Dale Jennings. Photography: Max Hutto. Art Direction: Ralph Hulett. With Dick Hutto, Janice Powell, Lucie Hagens, Ralph Hulett, Clyde L. Johnson, Dave Hembree, Colleen Hutto, Charles Hagens, Kevin Lindsay, Dan Whitehead, Don Moody, Diane Chambers,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 47 reviews )
Topics: Bicycles, Safety: Bicycle, Animals: Apes
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
movies
eye 125,074
favorite 102
comment 9
Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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by Iowa State Teachers' College
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This idealized story of four years in the life of Kay, Jean, Helen, and Louise evokes the lost world of Iowa State's Home Economics Division in the fifties. When an assembly speaker at the high school talks of girls who studied home economics in college, Kay is smitten. But it is a big thing for someone in her family to attend college. She convinces her parents to make the sacrifice and is so eager to leave that she is packing her bags just minutes after receiving her acceptance letter. There...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Unknown
movies
eye 399,294
favorite 485
comment 85
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 85 reviews )
Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
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by Crawley Films, Ltd.
movies
eye 146,476
favorite 142
comment 9
Social-sex development of Bill and Mary and how they came to meet, fall in love and marry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Social guidance, Gender roles
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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favorite 305
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This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 37 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 49,387
favorite 118
comment 12
Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
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Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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eye 39,463
favorite 26
comment 2
Animated.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 131,751
favorite 232
comment 59
Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film "Democracy" can be found here.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 59 reviews )
Topic: Political science
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 61,467
favorite 60
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Animated character "Tommy Telephone" produces a telephone by assembling 433 separate parts.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Communication: Telephone, Animation: Advertising
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 106,725
favorite 183
comment 14
Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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eye 76,561
favorite 69
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 53,002
favorite 9
comment 5
Plymouth Division, Chrystler Corporation presents Sailing Along, produced by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Automobiles: Advertising, Automobiles: Engineering
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 121,941
favorite 304
comment 31
Romp through the futuristic landscape of the Seattle World's Fair, centered in the Bell System pavilion.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 31 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: Seattle, 1962, Communication: Telephone, Futurism
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eye 17,163
favorite 38
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Various
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favorite 326
comment 33
Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 33 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 186,889
favorite 196
comment 22
Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Communism
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by De Vry School Films, Inc.
movies
eye 18,928
favorite 80
comment 1
Possibly some shots to be logged. Boy turning around with ball in hand, shot both in and out of his POV. How a boy can make a refractive telescope. Reflecting telescope. Make-believe trip to the Moon by airplane The planets
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Crawley Films
movies
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favorite 128
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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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by Various
movies
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favorite 322
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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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favorite 156
comment 11
Mild stag film starring Adele Doleman
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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favorite 66
comment 5
Illustrates the design process involving in making a new car - the Mustang.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Cornell University
movies
eye 279,555
favorite 206
comment 8
Lively children illustrate the results of good nutrition, affection, and intelligent care.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Health and hygiene, Agriculture: Food industry: Meat, Nutrition
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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favorite 391
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Classic instructional film for teen daters, presented here in the rare (but incomplete) Kodachrome version.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Dating, Gender roles
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by Calvin Communications
movies
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favorite 188
comment 45
The ultimate generic industrial film, built around every script and visual cliche.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 45 reviews )
Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Sponsored, Humor
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 126,968
favorite 104
comment 28
Promotional film for the controversial Chevrolet Corvair.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topic: Automobiles: Advertising
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 303,041
favorite 296
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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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 52 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Gender roles
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favorite 87
comment 20
A kinescope of the John F Kennedy and Richard M Nixon presidential debate.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Professional Arts, Inc.
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A Right to Health, Neighborhood Health Centers in Profile. A Production of Professional Arts, Inc. in San Mateo, CA for the Office of Health Affairs and Office of Economic Opportunity. Directed and Produced by David W. Parker, PhD, Written by Parker and William J. Bicknell, M.D., shot and edited by Peter P. Drowne, narrated by Earle Marsh, M.D. 0726 PA8850 Right to Health, A
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Health and Hygiene, Medicine: Public Health
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 38,093
favorite 250
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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...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by University of Southern Califonia (student film)
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Imaginative film showing how automatic gadgets in homes and workplaces alienate people from one another.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topics: Technology: Critiques, Automation, Consumerism
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by Presented by James S. Perkins in collaboration with Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth & Dr. Ralph M. Barnes
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Essentially a summary of work analysis films which were taken by Frank B. Gilbreth between 1910 and 1924 showing a number of industrial operations from which the motion study technique was developed.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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comment 0
Home Movie PA 097836
Topic: Home Movie PA 097836
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eye 50,176
favorite 21
comment 2
0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
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favorite 57
comment 3
Writing, editing and mass production of books.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Communication: Books
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by National Motion Picture Company
movies
eye 647,449
favorite 171
comment 3
Health film using unusual imagery and metaphors to impart lessons in hygiene.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Health and hygiene, Children, Medicine: Infectious diseases
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by Dudley - Official Films
movies
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favorite 2
comment 0
An educational film about the State of Utah.
Topic: Utah
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by Centron Corporation
movies
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favorite 217
comment 9
Young girl's mirror image teaches her fundamentals of good posture.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: Health and hygiene
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by On Film, Inc.
movies
eye 71,479
favorite 156
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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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry