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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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As We Like It – Beer

1950's

As We Like It – Beer

As We Like It - Beer

Before the History Channel produced such hard-hitting documentaries about the History of Cheese or the Story of French Fries, trade groups had to rely on themselves if they wanted to promote their industry. Hence came the short As We Like It, an industry trade film that revolves around one of the world’s greatest pastimes, Beer, produced […]

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Ike Re-elected

1950's

Ike Re-elected

Newsreel: Ike Re-elected - 1956

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. – Dwight D. Eisenhower 60 million Americans went to the polls in the US 1956 election to grant Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower another term in the White House. It was a “grave hour of world crisis,” but on […]

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The Civil War

1950's

The Civil War

Civil War - 1954

In this 1954 educational documentary tightly condenses the American Civil War into a snug fifteen minutes. Beginning with John Brown’s revolt at Harper’s Ferry, the film uses artwork, photographs, dramatizations and panoramas of significant locations. As we move from the attack on Fort Sumter to the Battle of Antietam to Lee’s great defeat at Gettysburg, […]

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Art in Italy

1950's

Art in Italy

Newsreel: Art in Italy - 1953

This newsreel is an overview at art in Italy in 1953, specifically at an exhibition in Milan, showing great works of art scaled to fit to  postage stamps by Carrado Mezana. The crowded event displaying the detail and craftsmanship of Mezzana even draws the president of Italy, Luigi Einaudi. Stamps include portrayals of Galileo, Saint Catherine […]

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