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A Day in the Death of Donny B

1969

A Day in the Death of Donny B

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 him, his family, people in the neighborhood, functionaries in the system, however, know what’s in store . . . The degradation of junkie-life. A surprisingly non-sanctimonious anti-heroin film, this 1969 cautionary tale uses a docudrama motif […]

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California the Golden

1930

California the Golden

California the Golden - 1930

If you were taking a sea cruise from the Eastern Seaboard to the West Coast via the Panama Canal, this might be the film you’d see before disembarking in San Diego, Los Angeles, or San Francisco. An exquisite travel film documenting the magnificent landscape and locales of pre-WWII California, this film showcases classic school California, […]

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Subject: Narcotics

1951

Subject: Narcotics

Subject: Narcotics - 1951

A declassified vice squad training film, Subject: Narcotics, produced in the 1950’s, takes an unflinching look at the lifestyle of heroin users during. Made in the pre-rock & roll era, the junkie flophouse depicted here resembles a scenario more out of beatnik novel than the more glamorous goth-punk facade we’ve become accustomed to today.  

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Around the World in New York

1960's

Around the World in New York

Around the World in New York - 1960's

This short travel promotional film Around the World in New York was produced in the early 1960’s. In Around the World in New York, the City becomes more than Manhattan but a world of various cultures and traditions. Our tour begins in the Lower East Side in the street markets near the Puerto Rican barrios. […]

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As We Like It – Beer

1950's

As We Like It – Beer

As We Like It - Beer

Before the History Channel produced such hard-hitting documentaries about the History of Cheese or the Story of French Fries, trade groups had to rely on themselves if they wanted to promote their industry. Hence came the short As We Like It, an industry trade film that revolves around one of the world’s greatest pastimes, Beer, produced […]

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Alaska: A Modern Frontier

1948

Alaska: A Modern Frontier

Alaska: A Modern Frontier - 1948

Although overseen by an associate professor of geography at Indiana University back in 1948, one could easily be forgiven for making the mistake of coming away from Alaska A Modern Frontier with the message Drill, baby, drill. Nearly a decade before its annexation as a state, this short film professes the new land rush in […]

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Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape

1958

Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape

Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape - 1958

Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape is a marketing film targeting retailers and salesmen about the tsunami of new stereo products that would flood the market in 1958. Let Bob Baggs, Marketing Manager of RCA Victor’s Radio and Victrola Division, take you on a journey through the miracle of 2-in-1 RCA Victor Stereo Orthophonic High Fidelity […]

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The Civil War

1950's

The Civil War

Civil War - 1954

In this 1954 educational documentary tightly condenses the American Civil War into a snug fifteen minutes. Beginning with John Brown’s revolt at Harper’s Ferry, the film uses artwork, photographs, dramatizations and panoramas of significant locations. As we move from the attack on Fort Sumter to the Battle of Antietam to Lee’s great defeat at Gettysburg, […]

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