Aqua Frolics – 1940’s

Before SeaWorld and Marineland, the carneys of Wakulla Springs, Florida began training unsuspecting marine life to perform impressive tricks before

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Belo Horizante, Brazil – 1949

Belo Horizante is short documentary produced by The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs in 1949. The OCIAA, established by

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A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars – 1945

1945’s March of Progress, produced by the Key System, a privately owned streetcar system owned by business magnate Francis “Borax” Smith,

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Soundie: Sweet Sue, Just You – 1940s

This short, a swingy rendition of the classic jazz standard Sweet Sue, Just You, includes chorus lines, neat harmonies, and

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Early Settlers of New England – 1940

Early Settlers of New England, an educational film produced in 1940, observes the daily lives of English settlers in the

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Experiments in the Revival of Organisms – 1940

Reminiscent of a David Cronenberg film, Experiments in the Revival of Organisms, distributed by the Soviet Film Agency, is a documentary

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The Havana-Madrid Show – 1941

The Havana-Madrid Show featuring Maya’s Pan-American Orchestra and Carlos and Zedra from 1941.              

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Despotism – 1946

“The State – I am the State.” – Louis XIV In this timeless educational film from 1946, the pernicious mechanics

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Don’t Be a Sucker – 1947

In this anti-fascist film produced by US Military in the wake of WWII, the producers deconstruct the politically motivated social

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