Tom Waits: Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O’Clock Club) – 1976

And now for something completely different … Enjoy Weirdo Video’s interpretation of Tom Waits’ “Pasties and a G-String (At the

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Thomas Edison: Electrocuting an Elephant – 1903

You may know Thomas Edison invented many things, like the lightbulb, sound recording, and the projecting kinetoscope, one of the

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Assignment: Venezuela – 1956

If it was the 1950s, and you worked for a petroleum company, and you were reassigned to Venezuela, you might

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Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners – 1930’s

In this soundie from the early 1930’s, Frank Westphal’s Orchestra performs Sing You Sinners live on WENR Chicago. Westphal, a

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Newsreel: Christmas Around the World – 1950

In this newsreel, the documentary crews from around the world wish their viewers a Merry Christmas. Ah, yes, Christmas 1950.

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Travel Time: Freedomland – 1963

Freedomland U.S.A. (usually just called Freedomland) was a short-lived, themed amusement park in the Baychester area in the northeastern part

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What Makes Us Tick – 1952

An animated, idealized illustration of how the stock market works, produced lovingly by the New York Stock Exchange in 1952.

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Belo Horizante, Brazil – 1949

Belo Horizante is short documentary produced by The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs in 1949. The OCIAA, established by

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