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Amalia Aguila: Afro Mood

1940's

Amalia Aguila: Afro Mood

Amalia Aguila: Afro Mood - 1940's

Exotic burlesque dancer short from the forties, with a faux-Arabian theme. Perhaps something you would have seen in Havana after losing at the casino, pre-Castro. Starring Amalia Aguilar. Saucy.

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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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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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Brazil: Belo Horizante

1940's

Brazil: Belo Horizante

Belo Horizante, Brazil - 1949

Belo Horizante is short documentary produced by The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs in 1949. The OCIAA, established by FDR in 1940, had a stated mission to focus on strengthening ties in defense, economics, policy, and culture between the United States and Latin America. In the film, Belo Horizante is heralded as one of […]

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