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Take Me Back to Oklahoma

1940

Take Me Back to Oklahoma

Feature Film: Take Me Back to Oklahoma - 1940

  Bob Wills’ feature film debut including performances with Leon McAuliffe and Tex Ritter. Bob Wills is one of the most important musicians in the history of 20th century country music. The King of Western Swing, Wills’ songs have become an influential part of the repertoire of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, […]

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Louis Jordan: How Long Must I Wait for You

1940

Louis Jordan: How Long Must I Wait for You

Louis Jordan: How Long Must I Wait for You - 1940's

Louis Jordan performs “How Long Must I Wait for You” with his Timpany Five. Considered by some to be no more than a long running novelty act, back in the day he battled Chick Webb and conceived lyrics with wit that rivals Dylan or any modern-day rapper.

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Independence Day

1940

Independence Day

Independence Day 1940

Strike up the band. Let’s celebrate the great day on which the Declaration of Independence was signed … July 4, 1776 … Be happy … Be glad we are living in the good old USA. Land of the free .. Home of fair play July 4th, 1940. PS: Get Well Soon.

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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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Our Bill of Rights

1940

Our Bill of Rights

Our Bill of Rights - 1940

“A sturdy tree of liberty with shade for all.” – Benjamin Franklin Although artistic license is taken in dramatizing the events, much of the “dialogue originates in the correspondence of the principals.” Experience a nation being planned and made for the first time in world history. We join the momentous occasion in New York City […]

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Bob Wills: Good Old Oklahoma

1940

Bob Wills: Good Old Oklahoma

Bob Wills: Good Old Oklahoma

In this clip, from the B Western “Take Me Back to Oklahoma,” Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys croon in perfect harmony ‘Oklahoma we love you’ in an upbeat version of “Good Old Oklahoma” with Wills’ signature backup calls. Riding with Tex Ritter, they sing together ‘Calamity Kate.’ But, clearly, the King of Western Swing […]

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Tiger Lady

1940

Tiger Lady

Burlesque - Tiger Lady

An authentic 1940’s Burlesque Girlie Film. A lady dressed in a tiger outfit freeform dances to a lone piano. Check the costume change 1/3 the way through.  

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Photographic Studies in Hypnosis

1940

Photographic Studies in Hypnosis

Photographic Studies in Hypnosis - 1940's

Hypnosis. Subconscious Suggestion. Somnambulism. In this film Professor LF Beck of University of Oregon conducts a live experiment in hypnosis on an obviously pliant participant. Upon watching it, one viewer recently called the film sadistic, like some sort of proto-Ludovico Treatment slouching towards Clockwork Orange. To modern eyes, he could be seen as a latter […]

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