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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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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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