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A Visit to Santa – 1953

1950's

A Visit to Santa – 1953

A Visit to Santa - 1953

Tour the home of Santa Claus in this vintage, amateur-produced cult classic, A Visit to Santa from 1953 by Clem Williams Films. After Mom puts the Dick and Ann to sleep in their bunkbeds on Christmas Eve, they wonder aloud if Santa Claus ever received their letter. Santa, sitting in a Naugahyde chair in his […]

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Frog Jumping Tournament of Calaveras County

1950

Frog Jumping Tournament of Calaveras County

Frog Jumping Tournament of Calaveras County

Celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, later celebrated in Mark Twain’s famous story, the International Frog Jump gets underway at Angels Camp, California. The croakers bare such distinguished names as Winnie and Clem from England, a Canadian jumper, Thames River Tom, fed on vitamins made from genuine Canadian maple […]

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Your Fight Against Fear

1950's

Your Fight Against Fear

Filmstrip: Your Fight Against Fear - 1950s

Your Fight Against Fear To fear is natural.  Some fears protect us; some fears harm us. No matter how hard we try, we do nots seem to be able to drive some fears away. Fears persist every time we face new situations or challenges. Puppies respond by hiding when they are threatened. What are some […]

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Cab Calloway: Minnie the Moocher

1950's

Cab Calloway: Minnie the Moocher

Cab Calloway: Minnie the Moocher - 1950's

Performing his signature number, Cab Calloway sings Minnie the Moocher in this performance from the 1950’s. As ever he adds a few surprises like the sexy shadow dancer gyrating in the background and a new spin on his familiar scat singing. Born in New York State with a middle class upbringing, Calloway’s parents pushed him […]

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Snowbound on Donner Pass

1950's

Snowbound on Donner Pass

Newsreel: Snowstorm strands dozens on Donner Pass – 1952

Just because you’re snowed-in here-and-now doesn’t mean you wouldn’t have been in similar circumstances there-and-then. In this case, the passenger train “City of San Francisco” has been stranded in over ten feet of snow after a blizzard within the legendary Donner Pass. The travelers survived this journey, unlike their fabled predecessors, the legendary Donner Party […]

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America’s Presidents

1950

America’s Presidents

America's Presidents - 1950's

In this educational film from the 1950’s, a laundry list of America’s Presidents shows where the nation came from and where it was going at the brink of the Eisenhower era. After hearing the short, and often sanitized, description of each US leader, one wonders how this film might have continued to Nixon, Carter, Reagan, […]

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Trailer: High School Hellcats

1950's

Trailer: High School Hellcats

Trailer: High School Hellcats - 1958

Teenage girls … Tantalizing … AND Terrorizing! Gang Leader:  There’s a gang … And I’m the boss! Schoolgirl:  Oh. I see. HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS Teacher:  Biologically speaking, it’s a primary importance that men should want to mate. Class:  Hey, that’s cool!  Yeah!  Woo hoo! Schoolgirl:  What should a girl do?  Join up with a gang, […]

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Arctic Ice Cap Adventure

1950's

Arctic Ice Cap Adventure

Newsreel: Arctic Ice Cap Adventure - 1957

ARCTIC ICE CAP ADVENTURE From the forbidding frontier of the arctic icecap at the top of the world, come rare films made by a task force of army engineers. Amid eternal snow and cold, military and civilian personnel are finding out how to erect settlements on the icecap. How to conquer an area vital to […]

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