Drugs: A Day in the Death of Donny B. – 1969

Poor Donny B. . . . Forever wandering the streets looking for that fix to end all fixes. Those around

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Newsreel: Satchmo Swings the Congo – 1960

This newsreel from 1960 accounts of the genius Louis Armstrong’s fateful trip to Africa.            

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Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize: Tell Him No – 1959

Billy Mize and Cliff Crofford’s harmonies for “Tell Him No” typify the Bakersfield Sound. From a local television broadcast out

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So They Tell Me – 1919

So They Tell Me, circa 1919, skewers the top headlines of its day, the World War I era. Crude animation

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Jimmy Wakely: You Are My Sunshine – 1940’s

In this clip, western-swing act Jimmy Wakely & the Sunshine Girls perform “You Are My Sunshine.” Jimmy Wakely was a

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Amalia Aguila: Afro Mood – 1940’s

Exotic burlesque dancer short from the forties, with a faux-Arabian theme. Perhaps something you would have seen in Havana after

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A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor

Stage, radio and film star Eddie Cantor puts on a classic vaudeville routine including a few jokes in between breaking

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Newport Menthols for Hunters – 1960’s

[Paraphrased] A hunter turns to his friend and says, ‘These menthols suck.’ The other hunter explains the reason. Satisfaction is

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Coney Island – 1940’s

Coney Island, “the place where merriment is king!” Take a trip 75 years back in time. SEE masses of New

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