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Let’s Go Bowling

1950's

Let’s Go Bowling

Let's Go Bowling - 1955

FOREWARD This motion picture is dedicated to the millions of Americans who have shown, through their selective patronage, that they appreciate outstanding surroundings in which to enjoy their bowling. The Members of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America aim to promote the high standards of cleanliness and conduct, and all-around excellence of environment, that have […]

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Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me

1960's

Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me

Ask Me, Don't Tell Me - 1961

“Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me,” produced in 1961, promotes the Northern California branch of the Youth for Services program which worked to transform juvenile delinquents in San Francisco into productive members of the community. Written by veteran San Francisco journalist George Dusheck, “Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me” was co-written and directed by esteemed cinematographer David Myers. […]

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Art Is …

1970's

Art Is …

Art Is ... - 1971

“Art is … ” produced in 1971 by the Associated Councils of the Arts is a documentary that delves into the real meaning of art. What is art? There are many ways to express it, many ways to define it, and no single answer. Ask the artist or a person on the street. We each […]

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Turkey in the Straw

1920's

Turkey in the Straw

Turkey in the Straw - 1920's

In this rare clip from the late 1920’s, an unknown group of musicians perform the American classic “Turkey in the Straw,” which dates back to the 19th century. A mesh of Irish and other folk melodies, “Turkey in the Straw” was popularized in early musical minstrel shows in the 1920’s. As its recognition grew, it […]

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VW Bug: Design

1960's

VW Bug: Design

VW Bug: Design - 1967

It’s 1967. A classic Volkswagen Bug cruises the streets of Milan, Italy.  It parks, and two smartly dressed business men get out. The narrator begins, “Some time ago, the Volkswagen people went to see one of Italy’s most famous automobile designers.” As if it were a moment lifted from a Federico Fellini film, a stylish […]

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A Word To The Wives

1950's

A Word To The Wives

A Word To The Wives - 1955

Presented by the Woman’s Home Companion, “A Word to the Wives … ” was produced in 1955 to promote the modern dream kitchens that were becoming en vogue in the contemporary American home. Despite the pandering melodramatics, “A Word to the Wives … ” in fact was performed and produced by an impressive cast and crew. […]

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Edison’s Elephant

1900's

Edison’s Elephant

Thomas Edison: Electrocuting an Elephant - 1903

Red leicester smelly cheese cream cheese. Jarlsberg fromage frais cow pepper jack chalk and cheese airedale fondue manchego. Brie parmesan port-salut croque monsieur bavarian bergkase.

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Assignment: Venezuela

1950's

Assignment: Venezuela

Assignment: Venezuela - 1956

Port-salut pepper jack jarlsberg. Camembert de normandie cheese and biscuits danish fontina parmesan cheesy feet mascarpone cheese slices halloumi. Emmental boursin chalk and cheese.

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Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners

1920's

Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners

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 native to Chicago, began his career as a pianist-for-hire in vaudeville around 1910. It was during his time on the circuit that the up-and-coming performer met the great singer Sophie Tucker who hired him as […]

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Christmas Around the World

1950

Christmas Around the World

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. It was remembered so well. As the spirit of Christmas unites all humanity men and women everywhere reaffirm their faith in the brotherhood of man. The News Magazine of the Screen presents, from around the […]

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