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Thanksgiving: Dining Together

1950

Thanksgiving: Dining Together

Thanksgiving: Dining Together

This is a story of a holiday and home. Helping make ready a celebration is part of the fun. Especially for one of the nicest days of the year – Thanksgiving. There is happiness in the air, and the smell of turkey. Mmmmm, that does look good. Thanksgiving is a day for the best of […]

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Newports: On the Beach

1967

Newports: On the Beach

Newports: On the Beach - 1967

Newport Menthols: On the Beach – 1967 A banned advertisement for Newport menthol cigarettes from 1967. Lifestyle advertising at its finest, with perhaps subliminal imagery reinforcing the message. Cigarettes are long, smooth, and sexy. Over a million cases of cancer served.

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The Stranger

1946

The Stranger

Feature Film: The Stranger - 1946

In 1946, Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) of the United Nations War Crimes Commission is hunting for Nazi fugitive Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a war criminal who has erased all evidence which might identify him, with no clue left to his identity except “a hobby that almost amounts to a mania—clocks.” Wilson releases Kindler’s former […]

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Hawaiian Hula Song

1940's

Hawaiian Hula Song

Ana Lani & Ray Kinney: Hawaiian Hula Song w/Steel Guitar - 1940's

Hawaiian Hula Song, a classic. A seductive beauty does the hula while a duo play on guitar and slide. During the last third of the song, the rhythm picks up, becoming swingy. Where Hawaiian traditional and American Jazz meet, practically western swing.  

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Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny

1920's

Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny

Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny - 1920's

Virginia native Zanddervon Beliah Lamb, renamed Bela Lam by Okeh Records, performs the song Poor Little Benny with wife Rose Meadows. With Bela’s brother-in-law Paul and son Alva, they became local favorites near the Blue Ridge Mountain region in the 1920’s, eventually being called to New York City to record six songs. Influenced by the […]

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Trailer: Attack of the Giant Leeches

1959

Trailer: Attack of the Giant Leeches

Trailer: Attack of the Giant Leeches - 1959

From murky underwater caverns ooze monstrous aqua-beasts! Hungering for human victims! “Attack of the Giant Leeches.” Then, out of the swamp’s depths, again appears horrifying, mysterious creatures thirsting for lovers’ blood. What are these giant mutations whose attack on people sends the whole countryside on an endless search? And then, brings them back to life […]

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Louis Jordan: You Gotta have a Beat

1940's

Louis Jordan: You Gotta have a Beat

Louis Jordan: You Gotta have a Beat - 1940's

In this film, Louis Jordan is going to school you on the difference between now and then, between yesterday and today, between the new and the old. Even back in the 1940’s, this ingenious musician, lyricist and performer, Louis Jordan, had it right. To this day, no one still could disagree & Today You Gotta […]

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Martha Davis & Her Spouse

1950's

Martha Davis & Her Spouse

Martha Davis & Her Spouse - 1950's

It’s clear that Martha Davis wears the pants in this relationship. Influenced by the great Fats Waller, she and her husband, bassist Calvin Ponder, who would later play with Earl Hines, performed in nightclubs across Chicago.

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Gordon Terry: It Ain’t Right

1959

Gordon Terry: It Ain’t Right

Gordon Terry: It Ain't Right - 1950's

Gordon Terry performs his hit song ‘It Ain’t Right’ live, backed by the great Billy Mize and the equally talented Cliff Crofford. Another clip documenting the birth of authentic rockabilly.

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A Journey By London Bus

1950's

A Journey By London Bus

A Journey By London Bus - 1950's

Produced by the British Colonial Unit, this film highlights how to get around the city of London in the 1950’s without getting off at the wrong stop.

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