Poultry on the Farm - 1937

Welcome to Farmer Brown’s poultry farm, where he raises chicken, ducks, geese and turkeys.  

Visit the chicken coop where the head rooster rouses his harem of hens for breakfast.  White leghorn chickens lay an abundance of eggs which need to be incubated for healthy chicks to be born.

Take a look within the shell as the chick develops over time, pecks its way through and grows from a downy baby chicken to a full-size adult within 2 months.   

Farmer Brown has some Plymouth Rock chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys, as well.

Let's Talk Turkey - 1955

“Turkey – a dish that adds grace to every table!”

In this vintage cooking film, resident chef Marie Gifford shows how to prepare a turkey, not just for a 1955 Thanksgiving, but for turkey to enjoy 365 days a year.  

No longer do you need to be burdened by New York dressed turkeys, paying for and disposing of extra unneeded parts like the head or the feet.  

With the miracle of modern freezing technology, and developments at the FDA’s experimental laboratories in Beltsville, Maryland, you need only “pay for the meat you can eat.”  

Edgar Allen Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart - 1941

Edgar Allan Poe's classic The Tell-Tale Heart, written in 1843, was produced in 1941 and directed by Jules Dassin, a one-time assistant to Alfred Hitchcock.

The film explores the visceral guilt a treacherous worker feels after he murders his boss in cold blood.  

He cannot escape his conscience as the mundane world around him suddenly heightens his anxiety after having committed the ultimate crime.

Casper the Friendly Ghost: There's Good Boos To-Night - 1948

Casper the Friendly Ghost: There's Good Boos To-Night - 1948

Underwater Cemeteries of South Asia - 1950's

The underwater cemeteries of South Asia and how they came to be.

Trailer: Bug-o-rama - 1950's

This is a humorous gag trailer for a horror movie night that a local US theater ran in the 1950's, Bug-O-Rama ...

"Your skin will crawl, your flesh will creep, after you've seen our Bug-O-Rama. It's the show to recommend to your enemies. The unbearable terror may drive them MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD. A licensed exterminator will be on duty at all performances. But just in case, bring your own bug powder. Watch out! The bugs are coming."

Trailer: The Deadly Mantis - 1950's

In some cases, the Praying Mantis eats its sex partner ...

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