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Subliminal Hamburgers

1960's

Subliminal Hamburgers

Drive-In: Subliminal Hamburgers - 1960s

Drive-In: Subliminal Hamburgers – 1960s You see what I see? I see a beautiful hamburger. I bet it’s a clue. Yeah, I bet. We better memorize it. I don’t think we’ll have to memorize. The hamburger is winning. Boy! My mouth’s watering. Let’s go!

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Greenwich Village Sunday

1960

Greenwich Village Sunday

Greenwich Village Sunday - 1960

Take a stroll through the streets, parks and neighborhoods that make up Greenwich Village. Before Washington Square became the NYU undergrad film school back lot, the area was known for its street art, spontaneous hootenannies, poetry jam sessions and neighborhood fairs. Take a walk around the Village before it became too cool for you.  

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American Gothic Cornflakes

1960's

American Gothic Cornflakes

American Gothic Cornflakes - 1960's

Amazing to think that professional people got paid to cook up masterpieces such as Gothic American Cornflakes. But are times really different today, forty years later? The recipe is quite simple, really. Take one part cornflakes, one part current youth culture cliche, throw in a little General Mills dough, then marinade in Madison Avenue saccharin and […]

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What’s to eat?

1960's

What’s to eat?

What's to eat? - 1960's

What’s to eat? What’s to drink? Good food galore … Quick as a wink … Ice cream bars! It’s the handy way to enjoy smooth, rich, creamy ice cream.  Get some!

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Newport Menthols for Hunters

1960's

Newport Menthols for Hunters

Newport Menthols for Hunters - 1960's

[Paraphrased] A hunter turns to his friend and says, ‘These menthols suck.’ The other hunter explains the reason. Satisfaction is only available to guys like them by choosing Newports. If the world only knew …

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Around the World in New York

1960's

Around the World in New York

Around the World in New York - 1960's

This short travel promotional film Around the World in New York was produced in the early 1960’s. In Around the World in New York, the City becomes more than Manhattan but a world of various cultures and traditions. Our tour begins in the Lower East Side in the street markets near the Puerto Rican barrios. […]

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How to Live in a City

1960's

How to Live in a City

How to Live in a City - 1964

Have you ever wondered what makes some cities better than others? In public access television pioneer George C. Stoney’s ‘How to Live in a City,’ the argument is that it all depends on the quality of the public space. New York City folk singer and architectural critic Eugene Raskin guides us through unique locales which […]

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Television Code Seal of Good Practice

1960's

Television Code Seal of Good Practice

Dick Cavett: Television Code Seal of Good Practice - 196

In this public service announcement from 1967, Dick Cavett assures television viewers that the channel they are are now watching follows the Television Code of Practice. “Kids are impressionable. That’s why here, at this station, we watch the programs and commercials your child watches carefully. He may see bad guys, but not in the role […]

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