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Perversion for Profit

1965

Perversion for Profit

Perversion for Profit - 1965

This moral decay weakens our resistance to the onslaught of the Communist masters of deceit — George Putnam, narrator, Perversion for Profit Now, you might ask yourself ‘Why this sudden concern? Pornography and sex deviation have always been with mankind.’ This is true. But, now, consider another fact: never in the history of the world have […]

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Betty Boop and the Little King

1936

Betty Boop and the Little King

Betty Boop and the Little King - 1936

Is it any wonder that the first alternative comic book artists like R. Crumb and Kim Deitch give immense credit to Max Fleischer, animator of Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Bimbo the Dog, Popeye, and Superman? Fleischer’s cartoons definitely have a surreal feel about them, lending themselves to psychedelic inspiration.  

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Take Me Back to Oklahoma

1940

Take Me Back to Oklahoma

Feature Film: Take Me Back to Oklahoma - 1940

  Bob Wills’ feature film debut including performances with Leon McAuliffe and Tex Ritter. Bob Wills is one of the most important musicians in the history of 20th century country music. The King of Western Swing, Wills’ songs have become an influential part of the repertoire of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, […]

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Marihuana

1936

Marihuana

Feature Film: Marihuana - 1936

Dwain Esper’s 1936 scare film Marihuana, written by his wife Hildagarde Stadie, an obvious expert on the subject.

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The Labor of Thy Hands

1950's

The Labor of Thy Hands

The Labor of Thy Hands ... - 1950's

In this vintage promotional film produced by the Jewish women’s group Hadassah, viewers are reminded of the need to develop a skilled workforce in the young state of Israel. Interesting footage of early kibbutzim and Israeli industry are highlighted in this film, with a stress on modernizing the economy and culture, the stress is on […]

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Hawaiian Hula Song

1940's

Hawaiian Hula Song

Ana Lani & Ray Kinney: Hawaiian Hula Song w/Steel Guitar - 1940's

Hawaiian Hula Song, a classic. A seductive beauty does the hula while a duo play on guitar and slide. During the last third of the song, the rhythm picks up, becoming swingy. Where Hawaiian traditional and American Jazz meet, practically western swing.  

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Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny

1920's

Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny

Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny - 1920's

Virginia native Zanddervon Beliah Lamb, renamed Bela Lam by Okeh Records, performs the song Poor Little Benny with wife Rose Meadows. With Bela’s brother-in-law Paul and son Alva, they became local favorites near the Blue Ridge Mountain region in the 1920’s, eventually being called to New York City to record six songs. Influenced by the […]

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