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Feature Film: Sex Madness

1930's

Feature Film: Sex Madness

Feature Film: Sex Madness - 1938

“This man wants your daughter!” – Sex Madness Sex Madness is director Dwain Esper’s 1938 follow up to his 1936 masterpiece Marihuana. Burlesque show girls and midnight ramblers play Russian roulette with the dangers of Syphilis. From the original movie poster: “Our crowd of boys was out for a good time.” “She sought Big Thrills […]

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3rd Ave. El

1950's

3rd Ave. El

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It’s the elevated train that used to run up and down Manhattan until the mid-1950’s, when it was decommissioned and turned into scrap metal. Despite this, you can still experience the trip through New York City that vanished over half-a-century ago, not only from the overhead view of the train window, but through the actual […]

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Burlesque: 20th Century Vamp

1940's

Burlesque: 20th Century Vamp

Burlesque: 20th Century Vamp - 1940's

This one’s a classic pulled out of the attic – an authentic burlesque film. It was likely shown in basements hosting stag events, bachelor parties, and moose lodges across America during the 1940’s.  

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Photographic Studies in Hypnosis

1940

Photographic Studies in Hypnosis

Photographic Studies in Hypnosis - 1940's

Hypnosis. Subconscious Suggestion. Somnambulism. In this film Professor LF Beck of University of Oregon conducts a live experiment in hypnosis on an obviously pliant participant. Upon watching it, one viewer recently called the film sadistic, like some sort of proto-Ludovico Treatment slouching towards Clockwork Orange. To modern eyes, he could be seen as a latter […]

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The Enemy Agent & You

1960

The Enemy Agent & You

The Enemy Agent & You - 1960's

This Cold War counter-spy instructional film was created to convince government officials traveling with top secret info to watch their backs. Watch hapless G-men get seduced  by treacherous Soviet she-spies.

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Despotism

1940's

Despotism

Despotism - 1946

“The State – I am the State.” – Louis XIV In this timeless educational film from 1946, the pernicious mechanics of despotism are broken down. Through illustrated charts, we can determine analytically where our community stands within a scale with Democracy on one end and Despotism on the other. These conditions are affected by the […]

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None Such Coffee

1930's

None Such Coffee

None Such Coffee - 1934

What?! Keeping the coffee in the icebox? Yes, Mr. Jones, it’s a new kind of coffee roasted by a new secret process. Hence, this new None Such Coffee has a different flavor, a flavor preserved by vacuum packing, the flavor retained by refrigeration after the jar has been opened. Just taste it. You can’t miss […]

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This is Coffee!

1960's

This is Coffee!

This is Coffee! - 1960's

In the mid-1960s, The Coffee Brewing Institute produced This is Coffee! And so, the Institute whisks us off to a coffee dreamworld. Pouring beans dissolve into coffee grounds that are filtered through water in a percolator. This is coffee! Visit the coffee fields where pickers start a bean’s journey from bush to cup. This is […]

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