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Are You Popular?

1947

Are You Popular?

Are You Popular? - 1947

“Are You Popular?”, an educational film produced in 1947, discusses dating etiquette and how the wrong moves can destroy your reputation. You don’t have to be like Jenny, who parks in cars with boys at night, to be popular. In fact, Jenny’s not popular because she’s grown to have a reputation for being easy. Try […]

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Esso Extra

1950

Esso Extra

Esso Extra - 1950's

Everyone likes that little something extra … A dozen rolls and the baker tosses in an extra one to make it a baker’s dozen. The butcher throws in an extra bone for the bow wow. Every locality has a different name for it. Way down in east in New England they call it ‘something to […]

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Achievement U.S.A.

1950's

Achievement U.S.A.

Achievement U.S.A. - 1955

Produced for the auto industry in 1955, Achievement U.S.A. portrays an optimistic look at Flint, Michigan as GM celebrates the production of their 50 millionth automobile.

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A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars

1940's

A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars

A History of SF & Oakland Streetcars - 1945

1945’s March of Progress, produced by the Key System, a privately owned streetcar system owned by business magnate Francis “Borax” Smith, lays out a selective albeit fascinating historical view of a growing California. Take a trip from the early years of Spanish missions and Gold Rush boomtowns to the modern era, where cities like San Francisco […]

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