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by Castle Films
movies
eye 27.2M
favorite 239
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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.
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Topics: Agriculture: Bananas, Central America
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 13.5M
favorite 34
comment 2
Epic history of industrial medicine in the first half of the 20th century, showing how manufacturers and the medical profession came to terms with one another and culminating in GM's rehabilitation program for returned World War II veterans. Directed by Haford Kerbawy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Medicine: Industrial medicine, Medicine: Occupational health, World War II: Postwar issues
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by Centron Corporation
movies
eye 10.6M
favorite 163
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Young girl's mirror image teaches her fundamentals of good posture.
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Topic: Health and hygiene
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by Unknown
movies
eye 10.5M
favorite 63
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Promotional film for "Nutrilite," a 1950s-vintage food supplement.
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Topics: Agriculture: Food industry: Supplements, Nutrition
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 5.9M
favorite 157
comment 3
Told from the viewpoint of a child, this film emphasizes that children should train themselves in good sleeping habits. In typical "Goofus and Gallant" style, it shows the advantages a well-rested kid has over his poor-sleeping classmate. Dreams are presented as a normal part of sleeping, and there is a funny dream sequence.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Dreams, Sleep
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 5.7M
favorite 48
comment 3
How young children must behave to avoid transmitting germs to one another.
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Topic: Health and hygiene
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 5.4M
favorite 115
comment 13
Ralph learns the five food groups, helping him to eat a balanced diet, and has more fun because of his better health.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Food, Nutrition
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movies
eye 4.8M
favorite 132
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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eye 3.6M
favorite 25
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Presented by: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service and Bureau State Services. Produced by the Communicable Disease Center in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Muscogee Health Department. 0647 PA8739 Babies and Breadwinners
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Topics: Motion Pictures: Government, Health and Hygiene, Medicine: Infectious Diseases
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by Professional Arts, Inc.
movies
eye 3.4M
favorite 86
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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 Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
movies
eye 3.2M
favorite 33
comment 5
Opportunities for employment servicing America's vast motor fleet.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Occupations: Automotive, Car culture: General, Automobiles: Service and repair
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 2.9M
favorite 94
comment 5
Structure of the skin; good cleanliness habits; the proper way to wash; the correct use of soap.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Health and hygiene, Medicine: Dermatology
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by Audio Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 2.6M
favorite 68
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Children as carriers and victims of infections.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Health and hygiene
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2.5M
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by Rick Prelinger
collection
eye 2.5M
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by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
movies
eye 2.5M
favorite 47
comment 6
Elegy to recreation and relaxation in state and national parks.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Recreation, Parks, Nature
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by U.S. Army
movies
eye 2.4M
favorite 54
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Military training drama showing how the residents of a barracks convince a sloppy soldier to clean up his act. With many folk songs on cleanliness.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Health and hygiene, Military, Music: Folk
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by Hardcastle Films
movies
eye 2.1M
favorite 101
comment 2
Hard times in 1950s St. Louis and the social services that aimed to alleviate them.
favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Social issues: 1950s, Social services
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 2M
favorite 41
comment 2
Banking services and procedures in the pre-computer era.
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Topics: Economics, Occupations: Banking industry, Finance
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by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc.
movies
eye 1.8M
favorite 137
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Produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc., in collaboration with Stewart A. Koser, Ph.D, Department of Bacteriology and Parasitology, the University of Chicago, Warren Everote, Producer. 0595 PA8087 Bacteria: Friend and Foe
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Topics: Motion Pictures: In Education, Science, Health and Hygiene
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by University of Southern Califonia (student film)
movies
eye 1.7M
favorite 210
comment 20
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 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 1.3M
favorite 54
comment 13
Gilbert Willoughby is punished for voicing Luddite ideas (complaining about pesky springs) by "Coily," an obnoxious, animated spring who subjects him to the hassles of a springless world.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Physics: Springs, Animation, Technology: Critiques
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 1.1M
favorite 32
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Dramatization of how photographs are transmitted by wire, an exciting new technology in the 1930s.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Wirephotos, Media: Newspapers, Technology
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies
eye 955,565
favorite 44
comment 4
Wartime work of public welfare agencies in the field of nutrition.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Homefront, Nutrition
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 949,867
favorite 103
comment 7
Drama focusing on gluttony and "hidden hunger," where well-nourished people eat poorly and malnourish themselves.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Nutrition, Food, Social guidance
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by Sound Masters
movies
eye 917,361
favorite 66
comment 13
General Motors celebrates production of 50 millionth automobile with a parade through Flint, Michigan.
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Topic: Car culture: Ceremonies
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by Premiere Hardcastle
movies
eye 884,433
favorite 24
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Story by Kensiger Jones, directed by John Kennedy. Produced by Premiere Hardcastle, St. Louis. 0551 PA8484 Always On Call 033.10;
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Health and Hygiene, Medicine: Public Health
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 862,216
favorite 61
comment 4
Actress Gale Storm and family take a road trip in their Chevrolet and review the do's and don'ts of auto traveling.
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Topics: Tourism, Travelogues, Car culture: General
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by Unknown
movies
eye 767,236
favorite 27
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Personal hygiene, 1920s-style.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Health and hygiene
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 734,419
favorite 441
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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
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by National Motion Picture Company
movies
eye 639,616
favorite 81
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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 Unknown
movies
eye 636,382
favorite 24
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Screen ad for instant laundry starch.
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Topics: Advertising: Screen ads, Home economics: Laundry, Starch
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
movies
eye 610,369
favorite 368
comment 75
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.
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Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Tullio Pellegrini
movies
eye 597,904
favorite 107
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 Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 571,464
favorite 145
comment 5
How exercise will make you healthy and popular.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Health and hygiene, Exercise
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movies
eye 525,845
favorite 184
comment 10
Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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movies
eye 462,218
favorite 245
comment 17
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topic: Vintage Erotica
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
movies
eye 458,275
favorite 252
comment 36
Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
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Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies
eye 430,495
favorite 241
comment 36
This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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movies
eye 426,196
favorite 297
comment 28
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
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movies
eye 388,597
favorite 224
comment 26
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
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by Unknown
movies
eye 387,569
favorite 375
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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 Sid Davis
movies
eye 353,124
favorite 249
comment 122
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 Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 350,751
favorite 94
comment 3
Bowling made respectable and appealing to middle-class Americans through modernization and "Populuxe" design.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Recreation, Sports: Bowling, Families
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by Medical Arts Productions
movies
eye 333,948
favorite 167
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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 Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 298,655
favorite 127
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Siblings Don and Sue show how they keep themselves well groomed throughout the school week and for their Friday night dates.
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Topics: Social guidance, Health and hygiene
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by U.S. Treasury Department
movies
eye 295,869
favorite 200
comment 95
Complex and disturbing anti-Japanese propaganda film produced to spur the sale of U.S. war bonds. CONTENT ADVISORY: Explicit racism and extreme violence.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 95 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Japan, Propaganda, World War II: Homefront
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 295,389
favorite 254
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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 ( 51 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Gender roles
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movies
eye 292,197
favorite 186
comment 20
from tape 0517 PA8151 Burlesque (including Sheree) 016.10, PA6908
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 290,790
favorite 126
comment 10
Cinderella relies on a Chevrolet to carry her home by midnight through obstacles and storms.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Animation: Advertising, Folk tales, Automobiles: Advertising
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by U.S. War Department
movies
eye 286,431
favorite 232
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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 ( 21 reviews )
Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Cornell University
movies
eye 272,827
favorite 162
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 Various
movies
eye 263,703
favorite 257
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 228,022
favorite 77
comment 3
Cold War cartoon defending the profit motive against anti-capitalist critics.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies
eye 225,092
favorite 85
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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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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies
eye 220,963
favorite 316
comment 25
In this corporate-sponsored cartoon, Martian dissidents learn that oil and competition are the two things that make America great.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Oil industry, Advertising: Animation
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by Various
movies
eye 213,760
favorite 255
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Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 33 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism
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movies
eye 212,350
favorite 77
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Vintage Erotica
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movies
eye 206,768
favorite 108
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies
eye 204,783
favorite 309
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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.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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by Unknown
movies
eye 204,231
favorite 207
comment 48
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 48 reviews )
Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
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by Centron Corporation
movies
eye 202,401
favorite 56
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An American family unable to afford a Thanksgiving turkey reviews the things for which they feel thankful. This patriotic film is unusual in that it does not link freedom and happiness with the pursuit of wealth. Produced with nonprofessional actors in Lawrence, Kansas. Written by Margaret Carlile (Trudy) Travis.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Patriotism, Holidays: Thanksgiving, Families: 1950s
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 196,264
favorite 312
comment 26
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 Bonica (Joe)
movies
eye 195,848
favorite 207
comment 34
Early atomic weapons testing.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War
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movies
eye 193,712
favorite 74
comment 10
Mardi Gras: Parade of Nor.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
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movies
eye 184,193
favorite 129
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
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by Interlude Films
movies
eye 180,940
favorite 207
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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 WPTZ Motion Picture Unit
movies
eye 179,763
favorite 68
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Mid-Fifties slices of life and landscape in Philadelphia and surrounding towns. With excellent color footage of downtown scenes, neighborhoods, the Mummers Parade, Levittown, factories in Camden, New Jersey, and many other subjects that can no longer be seen. Producer and Director: Cal Jones. Cinematographer: Ralph Lopatin. Writer and Narrator: Dick McCutchen.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topics: Philadelphia, Pa., Cities: U.S., Northeast, Levittown, Pa.
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 179,715
favorite 150
comment 22
Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Communism
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by Unknown
movies
eye 179,179
favorite 22
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Two unhappy-looking dogs, sporting an American flag, pull a dog cart and its juvenile cargo.
favoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Dogs, Transportation: Dog carts, Children
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by Avis Films
movies
eye 177,699
favorite 39
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Nutrition
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 177,642
favorite 69
comment 5
Plea for sustainable land and resource use.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Land use, Environment, Conservation
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 175,166
favorite 59
comment 4
Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by MPO Productions
movies
eye 174,311
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."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 172,555
favorite 131
comment 26
Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of square-dancing cigarettes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Substance abuse: Tobacco, Animation: Stop-motion
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies
eye 172,093
favorite 59
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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