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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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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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Hamburg Red Light District

1960's

Hamburg Red Light District

Hamburg Red Light District - 1960's

Let us reminisce of beer celebrations held nightly during the 1950’s and ’60’s in the Teutonic hamlet of Hamburg. A phenomena that grew from a chronically disaffected population of post-war Germany, you may never see so many irretrievably plastered people in one place at one time ever again. It is in the legendary Rathskellers of […]

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Colt 45 Malt Liquor

1960's

Colt 45 Malt Liquor

Colt 45 Malt Liquor - 1967

Before Colt 45 was associated with Billy Dee Williams and “that dynamite taste,” the famed Malt Liquor was once marketed towards the suburban white-collar middle class alcoholic demographic, a type whom nothing seems to faze. Introduced to the beer drinking public in 1963 by the National Brewing Company, Colt 45 was developed to compete with […]

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Dr. Heard’s Fire Magic

1950's

Dr. Heard’s Fire Magic

Newsreel: Dr. Heard's Fire Magic - 1953

The story of fire told through magic – Fire Magic – that’s entertaining and educational, too. The magician is Dr. Llewellyn Heard who likes to play with fire. A research chemist, he studies oil processes and products. Some of the products, this rubbery grease for instance are most unusual. But the principle subject of his […]

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