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Hair Dress Through The Ages

1950

Hair Dress Through The Ages

Hair Dress Through The Ages - 1950

In this lighthearted documentary, a news announcer fumbles his way through reporting on the history of hairdressing. Not surprisingly, it begins in France, on the Dordogne River, many thousands of years ago. A caveman, annoyed with long hair that interferes with his work, uses a fishbone to keep his hair in place. It is perhaps […]

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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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Drug Addiction

1950's

Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction - 1951

The film Drug Addiction, produced in 1951, is yet another salvo in the relentless campaign to conflate hard drugs with cannabis. A puff of pot is simply a one way ticket to hell.

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Heavenly Bodies

1920

Heavenly Bodies

Heavenly Bodies - 1920

HEAVENLY BODIES Gravitation.  The Moon. Constellations. One great riddle of the world was solved when Sir Isaac Newton discovered what holds the worlds in their places. When an apple fell at his feet, he began to wonder why everything “falls to the Earth” and never in another direction. And then it came to him: “What […]

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Girls Beware

1960's

Girls Beware

Girls Beware - 1961

Girls Beware, a follow up to Boys Beware, is another cautionary tale produced by filmmaker Sid Davis, intended to be shown to middle and high school students in the early 1960’s to warn them of predatory boys who seek to take advantage of them.

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Zip Code with the Swingin’ Six

1960's

Zip Code with the Swingin’ Six

Zip Code with the Swingin' Six - 1960's

As the American communities and cities grew in the mid-twentieth century, so did the complexity of managing the immense mass of mail posted each day. The postal service needed a new process in which to map a package to it’s recipient. From this was born the Zip Code system. In this educational film aimed at […]

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Birds of Prey

1930's

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

In this documentary from 1938, examined are the various types of owls, vultures and hawks that inhabit North America. With footage in the field that any Audubon Society member would admire, observe birds of prey in their natural habitat as they hunt for food and feed their young. Often nesting in high places like trees […]

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Navajo Canyon Country

1950's

Navajo Canyon Country

Navajo Canyon Country - 1954

Produced in 1954, Navajo Canyon Country takes both a historical and anthropological look in examining the traditional lifestyle of the Navajo community. The film visits contemporary, working homes inhabited by this Southwestern tribe of the US. Not far from the modern world of skyscrapers and motorways, the canyons of northern Arizona and New Mexico, is […]

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Magic In The Air

1950's

Magic In The Air

Magic In The Air - 1950's

Magic in the Air, produced in the 1950’s, takes a deeper look at the process of television transmission including the technique and technology that still informs broadcasting in the 21st century. As the sold out, big game is about to begin, you think to yourself, “If I only had a ticket.” Thanks to the miracle […]

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Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me

1960's

Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me

Ask Me, Don't Tell Me - 1961

“Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me,” produced in 1961, promotes the Northern California branch of the Youth for Services program which worked to transform juvenile delinquents in San Francisco into productive members of the community. Written by veteran San Francisco journalist George Dusheck, “Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me” was co-written and directed by esteemed cinematographer David Myers. […]

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