“Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt
This biography of Theodore Roosevelt details the important milestones in his life, growing from a sickly child to the rugged individualist he so proudly became. It includes archived photos from Roosevelts’ experience as a frontiersman, a Dakota cowboy and a colonel in the Rough Riders.
This film also includes the only know recording of Teddy Roosevelt's actual voice.
Early Settlers of New England, an educational film produced in 1940, observes the daily lives of English settlers in the establishment of Naumkeag.
Located along the Massachusetts coast, subsistence in the small village came from fishing, “abandoned” corn and goat milk. As more colonists arrived and the infrastructure built-out, the town was re-christened Salem.
Salem would later be known for contaminated rye fields and witch trials, for which Arthur Miller’s The Crucible would be based.
Thanksgiving in 1951 might not be as different for many today as it was back then.
Bill Johnson’s family can’t afford a turkey this year. Dick, Tommy, Susan and Baby Janet are devastated.
But there is still much to be thankful for, especially in the shadow of what the world was like only a few short years before during World War II. At that time, it was a world of refugees, barbaric oppression, where starvation was rampant and life was cheap.
Starting with a phenomenal live moment where Cab Calloway free-form dances to his orchestra swinging slow & sweet to St. James Infirmary. Then things get rolling.
Home life is tough for Betty, so she hits the road with her friend Bimbo. They venture into a haunted forest and seek refuge in a dark cave. Within, they encounter the alter-ego of Cab and his band, the ghost of a walrus backed by a symphony of skeletons, monsters, and condemned ghouls.
Folk master Pete Seeger narrates Alan Lomax's documentary on the evolution and appreciation of American folk music. Special cameo performances include Woody Guthrie and Brownie McGhee, amongst many others.