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Sporting the Mountains to the Sea

1950's

Sporting the Mountains to the Sea

Sporting from the Mountains to the Sea - 1951

A fresh snow blankets the slopes of Mount Hood in the Cascades as a snowplow pushes through. But that is no obstacle to American ingenuity. The Skiway, a carriage on high wires, wisps the adventurous skiers to the peak, dropping them off at Timberline Lodge built in 1937. Meanwhile at the Cypress Gardens Raceway in […]

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News Sketches by Max Fleischer

1940's

News Sketches by Max Fleischer

News Sketches by Max Fleischer - 1944

“News Sketches by Max Fleischer” is a short cartoon created by famed animator Max Fleischer with an irreverent take on bizarre stories “drawn from the wires of the Associated Press.” As the news ticker types away, Fleischer literally illustrates the stories with pen and ink before our very eyes. Using a combination of stop motion […]

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Aqua Frolics

1940's

Aqua Frolics

Aqua Frolics

  Before SeaWorld and Marineland, the carneys of Wakulla Springs, Florida began training unsuspecting marine life to perform impressive tricks before a paying audience. Take Aqua Frolics, for instance, a short entertaining review of the growing popularity of water sports from the 1940’s. And could you blame the captive seals and dolphins for gladly tolerating […]

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