Drug Addiction – 1951

The film Drug Addiction, produced in 1951, is yet another salvo in the relentless campaign to conflate hard drugs with

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3rd Ave. El – 1950’s

What is a 3rd Ave. El? It’s the elevated train that used to run up and down Manhattan until the

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Stanley Kubrick’s Day of the Fight – 1951

Day of the Fight shows Irish-American middleweight boxer Walter Cartier during the height of his career, on the day of

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Amos Milburn: Bad Bad Whiskey – 1955

Originally from Texas, Amos Milburn moved to Los Angeles and soon became a fixture in the Central Avenue music scenes

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Joe Maphis: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke – 1959

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (and LOUD, LOUD music) performed by Joe Maphis & wife Rose Lee, LIVE in 1959. Maphis.

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The Three Suns: Beyond the Blue Horizon

On the other side of the musical spectrum, here is the organ-accordion-guitar combo The Three Suns. Composed of Al &

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The Terrible Truth – 1950’s

In this Cold War era anti-drug film, the point is, if you smoke marijuana, you are destined to become a

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Hamburg Red Light District – 1950’s

Let us reminisce of beer celebrations held nightly during the 1950’s and ’60’s in the Teutonic hamlet of Hamburg. A

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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

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The (Watts) Towers – 1957

A color documentary which examines the creation of the Watts Towers and the Italian immigrant and visionary Sabato Rodia who

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