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Sporting the Mountains to the Sea

1950's

Sporting the Mountains to the Sea

Sporting from the Mountains to the Sea - 1951

A fresh snow blankets the slopes of Mount Hood in the Cascades as a snowplow pushes through. But that is no obstacle to American ingenuity. The Skiway, a carriage on high wires, wisps the adventurous skiers to the peak, dropping them off at Timberline Lodge built in 1937. Meanwhile at the Cypress Gardens Raceway in […]

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Football: Amos Alonzo Stagg

1950

Football: Amos Alonzo Stagg

Football: Amos Alonzo Stagg - 1950

In this newsreel, we visit Amos Alonzo Stagg, one of the most influential figures in American sports. Celebrating his 95th birthday, Stagg is inundated with fan mail congratulating him on this momentous milestone. Stagg was an actual team member of the very first All-American football team of 1888. Remarkably, he was also a star baseball […]

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World Football Crown

1937

World Football Crown

World Football Crown - 1937

As the Bears would return to the World Football Crown in 1937, the burgeoning Redskins withstood the challenge with a newly signed rookie from Texas Christian University, a quarterback by the name of Sammy Baugh. Slingin’ Sammy Baugh, as he would come to be known, was particularly notable for his forward pass, a somewhat unusual […]

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Stanley Kubrick’s Day of the Fight [Edited]

1950's

Stanley Kubrick’s Day of the Fight [Edited]

Stanley Kubrick's Day of the Fight [Edited]

Day of the Fight shows Irish-American middleweight boxer Walter Cartier during the height of his career, on the day of a fight with middleweight Bobby James, which took place on April 17, 1950. The film opens with a short section on boxing’s history, and then follows Cartier through his day, as he prepares for the […]

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Olympics in Tokyo

1960's

Olympics in Tokyo

Olympics in Tokyo - 1964

A short newsreel recounting the Olympics held in China’s uneasy neighbor Japan. Over 60 years ago, notice the absence of over-the-top corporate sponsorship and the lack of steroid enhanced wins.    

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Flagellants of Nocera Terinese

1960's

Flagellants of Nocera Terinese

Flagellants of Nocera Terinese - 1960's

Every seven years in the town of Nocera Terinese, Italy, a mysterious rite hundreds of years old still takes place to this day. On Good Friday, Flagellants from the surrounding villages perform the ritual of the battenti. In this tradition, the participants embed shards of glass in pieces of cork, then forcefully drive the makeshift […]

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Stanley Kubrick: Day of the Fight [Original Version]

1950's

Stanley Kubrick: Day of the Fight [Original Version]

Stanley Kubrick: Day of the Fight [Original Version] - 1951

The Day of the Fight is the primary touchstone from which Stanley Kubrick’s unique cinematic style would evolve. Like the battling man-apes during 2001‘s Dawn of Man sequence, The Day of the Fight depicts a man’s struggle to survive the elements of a disinterested, sometimes hostile world. The Day of the Fight is a short newsreel documentary that tells the story […]

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Lady Life Guards

1930's

Lady Life Guards

Lady Life Guards - 1930's

Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is just a click away with our next short feature, Lady Life Guards, produced during the 1930’s.

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