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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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The Labor of Thy Hands

1950's

The Labor of Thy Hands

The Labor of Thy Hands ... - 1950's

In this vintage promotional film produced by the Jewish women’s group Hadassah, viewers are reminded of the need to develop a skilled workforce in the young state of Israel. Interesting footage of early kibbutzim and Israeli industry are highlighted in this film, with a stress on modernizing the economy and culture, the stress is on […]

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Martha Davis & Her Spouse

1950's

Martha Davis & Her Spouse

Martha Davis & Her Spouse - 1950's

It’s clear that Martha Davis wears the pants in this relationship. Influenced by the great Fats Waller, she and her husband, bassist Calvin Ponder, who would later play with Earl Hines, performed in nightclubs across Chicago.

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A Journey By London Bus

1950's

A Journey By London Bus

A Journey By London Bus - 1950's

Produced by the British Colonial Unit, this film highlights how to get around the city of London in the 1950’s without getting off at the wrong stop.

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Trailer: Bug-o-rama

1950's

Trailer: Bug-o-rama

Trailer: Bug-o-rama - 1950's

This is a humorous gag trailer for a horror movie night that a local US theater ran in the 1950’s, Bug-O-Rama … “Your skin will crawl, your flesh will creep, after you’ve seen our Bug-O-Rama. It’s the show to recommend to your enemies. The unbearable terror may drive them MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD. A licensed […]

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Rosalie Allen: Chime Bells

1940's

Rosalie Allen: Chime Bells

Rosalie Allen: Chime Bells - 1940's

Who doesn’t love a great yodeler? It’s Rosalie Allen, who taught herself to play music as a child in Pennsylvania on her brother’s guitar. Involving herself with radio, she scored her first hit covering Patsy Montana’s “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” In this piece, Rosalie sees her beau off to war, a scenario […]

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